Optional Practional Training (OPT) is an employment opportunity available to eligible F-1 students. OIS has created the following resources to help students learn more about this option.
Pre-Completion and Post-Completion OPT
STEM OPT Extension
Application Aids and Reminders
- Sample I-765
- Sample I-983 - for STEM only
- I-983 Instructions - for STEM only
- USCIS Application Reminders
Networking and Pitt Connections
- OPT: Basic Information and Application Process
- OPT: Maintain Status
- OPT: After OPT
- OPT: STEM Extension
Throughout the year, OIS presents to different schools across the Pitt campus on OPT. To find upcoming presentations, please visit the OIS Events page.