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24-Month STEM Extension
Optional Practical Training (OPT) Tutorial

Students are asked to complete this tutorial before contacting the Office of International Education (OIE) with questions regarding the STEM OPT Extension application process.  After completing the tutorial, you should have the information you need to begin the process of applying for the extension.

 The purpose of this tutorial is to inform students about the process of applying for the STEM OPT Extension.  Due to USCIS regulations, only a select population of students qualifies for the STEM OPT Extension.  We will cover eligibility requirements, expectations, and required documentation.  The information contained on our website is provided as a service to the international students, faculty, staff, employees, and administrators of Wichita State University, and does not constitute legal advice on any immigration, tax, or other matter.  Our goal is to provide useful information, but we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website or any associated site.  As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. Neither Wichita State University nor the Office of International Education (OIE) is responsible for any errors or omissions contained in this website, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.

Please read through each and every page carefully.  Understanding and adhering to the instructions in this tutorial is a necessary and critical step towards applying for the extension.

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