Carnegie Mellon University
November 30, 2020

Spring 2021 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Sessions

If you are planning to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) during Spring 2021, it is mandatory that you attend one of the following OPT Sessions with the Office of International Education (OIE).  We cannot schedule individual advising appointments to provide this information, so plan to find a session that will fit your schedule.

Spring 2021 OPT Sessions will be held on the following dates:

Dates Start Time Location
Friday, January 22, 2021 9:00AM EST Zoom Meeting
Monday, January 25, 2021  3:30PM EST Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:00AM EST Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:00PM EST Zoom Meeting
Students must register for a session in advance.  To register, log in to your Handshake account and register for the event “OPT Session”. Prior to attending the session, you must read through the OPT instructions

Join the Zoom Meeting at Least 10 Minutes Early!
As always, you can find OPT information, the Academic Advisor form, and slides on the OIE website – along with other dates to register for an OPT session in Handshake

*Students in J-1 status who are expecting to complete their program this semester should read the handout on 
Academic Training and schedule an appointment with their J-1 Alternate Responsible Officer (an OIE advisor if CMU issued your DS-2019) if you have additional questions.