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OPT/CPT

OPT- Optional Practical Training

F1 Students may apply for Pre Completion OPT or Post Completion OPT as part of their F1 students benefit if you have maintained your legal status for at least one full academic year.   

F1 Students under Standard post completion OPT may apply for STEM Extension if they graduated with STEM eligible degree program at JSU.

Pre Completion Example           Post Completion Example           STEM Extension Example 

OPT Reporting

F1 students are required to report employer information in timely manner. Any changes in employer information should also be reported immediately.

Click Here to report regular OPT. F1 students will be issued another I-20 once employment information is received. It is student’s responsibility to make sure that they get the updated I-20.

Click Here to report STEM OPT. F1 students will be issued another I-20 once employment information is received. It is student’s responsibility to make sure that they get the updated I-20.

CPT- Curricular Practical Training

For Students:

F1 Students may apply for CPT if you have maintained your legal status for at least one full academic year.  CPT must be an integral part of an established curriculum, directly related to the major area of study or is required to meet graduation requirement for that major.

To apply for CPT (click here)

For Academic Advisor and Co-Op Advisor:

To approve CPT request, advisors click following respective form

  • CPT recommendation form - Academic Advisor (click here)
  • CPT recommendation form - Co-Op Advisor (click here)
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