OPT Application

Please complete this form to receive a new I-20 for the purpose of applying for optional practical training (OPT). You are not able to begin your OPT employment until you've received an EAD card from USCIS and the start date on the EAD card has been reached. 

This number is on the front page of your I-20. You will find it above bar code. This number begins with N.
Please provide an email address, other than your MIIS email address, where you can receive emails. Once you start working, we will send regular emails with important information for students on OPT. The email address provided is where we will send these emails.
Please provide the name of your advisor in the Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS). Your application for OPT will be considered complete once your advisor certifies your expected graduation. OIS will contact your advisor by email to provide this verification.
Please indicate the date that you would like your OPT to begin. You may choose a start date within 60 days of your program end date. Please remember that it takes USCIS approximately 70 days to process your OPT application.