F-1 Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) Request

International students studying at TMU on an F-1 visa are eligible to remain in the United States for 1 year after the completion of their degree in order to seek employment related to their field of study. This extension of stay is referred to by the INS as Optional Practical Training (OPT).


Before an international student can complete an application for OPT, s/he must be recommended by his/her academic advisor. The academic advisor must indicate that the student’s academic program is reaching a certifiable conclusion.

Both the student's completed form and the Academic Advisor's completed form appear below.


Please verify the following information below:

1. Is the program completion date as indicated by the advisor accurate?
2. Will the student complete all the classes necessary for their entire program on the program completion date?

Please contact the International Student Office (ISO) if the answer to either of these is "No":


Please contact Jay Street if you have any technical issues:


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This date is the final meeting of the last class meeting or the date during exam week by which all assignments must be completed, whichever is latest.

After you submit and sign this form, the student will be notified that the OPT process is complete.