The Department of Homeland Security published a final rule to replace the 17-month STEM OPT extensions. Beginning on March 11th, 2016 students holding an F-1 visa that complete a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics degree program are able to apply for a 24 month extension of their post-completion OPT. This program is to allow participating students to supplement their academic knowledge with practical experience in their respective field.
Remzi Guvenc Kulen Esq.
Kulen Law Firm, P.C.