Information for Current International Students
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Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Under the prior rules, an F-1 student could be authorized to receive up to a total of 12 months of practical training either before (pre-) and/or after (post-) completion of studies.
For instructions on the I-765 application: Instruction PDF
For current students about to graduate, you may request a letter to be sent to your family, inviting them to the commencement ceremony. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to request a letter.
Current students may seek a reduced course load (of at least 6 semester hours) for one of the following reasons: Academic Difficulties, Medical Conditions, or Completion of Course Study. A student who drops below a full course of study without the prior approval of the DSO will be considered out of status. On campus employment pursuant to the terms of a scholarship. fellowship, or is deemed to be part of the academic program of a student otherwise taking a full course of study.
Certain International students may seek to extend or change their status to another non-immigrant status. F-1 students may use this form to apply for reinstatement. Please follow the guidelines.