OPT 24-Month STEM Extension

**There is a new online application for STEM OPT. You can download the OPT/STEM Checklist in the instructions below.**

Detailed information for students and employers can be found on the DHS Study in the States OPT STEM Hub.

STEM Reporting Form: OPT Reporting Form

USCIS OPT Processing Times

24-Month STEM Extension OPT Reporting Requirements

There are significantly more reporting requirements while STEM OPT. Please see our During the F1 OPT/STEM OPT and Unemployment During OPT/STEM OPT page for more information regarding your requirements during the STEM Extension. This includes updating your personal or employment information, as well as how to comply with special STEM 6-Month validation and Annual Evaluation requirements.

Please see our OPT Reporting page for more information on:
Changing Employers While on STEM OPT
Making edits to a STEM Employer and Reporting Material Changes to your I-983
6 Month Validation Reports and Evaluations

Contact Us:

Ivanhoe International Center
South Dakota Mines
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
WhatsApp and Google: 1.605.388.2003
Skype: sdsmt.international

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