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If you are graduating in December, NOW is the time to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).  OPT is a 12-month work authorization for students in F-1 Status.  To apply for OPT you must submit an application to USCIS and the processing time can take up to three months.  The Office of International Services suggests that you begin your application process very soon in order to choose the best start date for your employment.  For more information, please look at the following resources:

Optional Practical Training Instruction Video

Optional Practical Training Information

Optional Practical Training Request form

If you have any questions, please email: visas@miis.edu

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