Post-Completion OPT

Post-Completion Optional Practical Training may be used before or after graduation.  Read more to find how Post-Completion OPT is used in different circumstances.

New: Required OPT Workshop

All students applying for post-completion OPT are required to watch a series of videos providing an overview of the OPT application process and maintaining status while on OPT.

Students must also complete a quiz on UB Global to review what they learned before they can submit a request for an OPT I-20.

USCIS Fee Increases

USCIS's premium processing fee will increase to $1685 starting February 26, 2024 for I-765 applications.

USCIS's OPT (I-765) application fee will increase to $470 for online filings starting April 1, 2024. Paper OPT filings will increase to $520.