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STEM Extension of Optional Practical Training

Certain F-1 students who receive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees may apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT).

An F-1 student currently engaged in 12 months of post-completion OPT who has been awarded a degree in a STEM field as it is listed at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved STEM Designated Degree Program List and works for an E-Verify employer may be eligible to apply for the STEM extension.

If you believe that you qualify for the STEM extension, click the "Request STEM OPT Extension" button to begin the request process.  

Log into the DuqGlobal International Student Portal to begin this request.