Carnegie Mellon University
August 28, 2017

Fall 2017 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Sessions

If you are planning to apply for OPT this semester, 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 ahead to find a session that will fit your schedule.  

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).

Fall 2017 OPT sessions will be held on the following dates:



September 6

Cohon University Center, McConomy - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

September 12

Cohon University Center, McConomy - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

September 13

Cohon University Center, McConomy - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Students must register for a session in advance.  To register, visit OIE's page on The Bridge and follow these instructions:

  1. Select “Sign In” in the top right-hand corner. Click “Office of International Education” and then “Events”.
  2. Choose the session that best fits into your schedule.
  3. RSVP for the session.

Prior to attending the session, you must read the OPT instructions and have your academic advisor complete the OPT recommendation form. Bring this complete packet to the OPT session, along with the USCIS Form I-765.