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Optional Practical Training 24-Month STEM Extension

Information for Alumni CURRENTLY in their initial 12-month period of Post-Completion OPT. Additional information on STEM OPT is available at DHS's STEM HUB.

Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences alumni who are currently in their initial 12-month period of post-completion OPT may be eligible to apply for a 24-month STEM OPT extension if employed by an E-Verify employer in good statnding with USCIS. The below handouts provide specific application instructions. Alumni may contact the Immigration Services Office at with any questions or when they are ready to submit their STEM OPT application materials:  

STEM OPT Application Checklist & Instructions
STEM OPT Acknowledgement & Request Form
Form I-983 Training Plan

Optional Practical Training - Report OPT EmploymentH1B "Cap-Gap"