Pre-Completion OPT is rare, we will mainly focus on post-completion OPT.
OPT Start Date
Fall Graduates: earliest start date is December 24; latest start date is February 21.
Application Processing Times & Choosing OPT Start Date
I-Center = up to 2 weeks
USCIS = 3-6 months
Submit Online OPT Request
Online Recommendation Form
First get advisor's recommendation and then click submit.
File your OPT Application with USCIS
File your Online I-765
Complete All Required Sections
Upload Required Documents
CVS, Walgreens or target, they will take photos for you.
Once you submit, you will get a confirmation.
After OPT Approval
Starting Your Employment in the USA