Students with majors in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are eligible for a 17-month extension, or a total of 29 months of OPT work authorization.
- Application for the 17-month STEM extension is similar to the initial OPT application (including the $380 application fee); however, there are additional steps required. Please contact an international student adviser for more details.
- The 17-month STEM extension is available only once in a student’s lifetime.
- Please review the reporting requirements for students on the 17-month STEM extension.