Optional Practical Training (OPT)

F-1 students are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training after completion of one full year of academic coursework. Students must be in active SEVIS status and making normal progress towards a degree completion.

OPT is available for a total of 12 months at any given academic level. Training completed concurrently with academic study will reduce time available after the degree is awarded. For this reason, students normally prefer to complete OPT following the completion of their degree. An application fee is assessed each time you apply for OPT.

OPT Information

Additional questions may be addressed to Justin jlampley148421@troy.edu.

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