POST-OPT Tutorial

Post-Completion OPT Online Workshops

Please note that the information in this tutorial is for general purposes only as information pertaining to Post -OPT changes frequently. For any questions regarding Post-OPT, we strongly encourage you to meet with your international student advisor during advisement walk-in hours or email your advisor to schedule an appointment before completing the OPT steps.

All F-1 student who will be applying for POST-OPT must follow the following procedures. There are three steps to the POST-OPT application process:

STEP 1: Student must view the POST-OPT the Part I - (Online instructions for F-1 students). You may view Part II- Submitting Your Application to USCIS, however, you may want to review this again when you are ready for Step 3.

STEP 2: Students will submit the POST-OPT request form along with the required documents to the IESC office ONLY through email at The request form and documents are required to obtain POST-OPT recommendations by IESC.

STEP 3: Student will pick up POST-OPT I-20 (and documents) from the IESC office. Student will mail the POST-OPT Packet to the appropriate USCIS Lockbox facility. Student must view Part II– (Submitting Your Application to USCIS) for instructions on how to put their application packet together.

Post OPT Part I

Post OPT Part II