Fall 2016 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Sessions-Office of International Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fall 2016 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.  

Note: OPT applications can be filed with USCIS 90 days prior to program completion or within the 60 day grace period following program completion.  OIE strongly recommends applying before completing your program because normal processing time is 75 to 90 days.

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 2016 OPT sessions will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on the following dates:

DATE

LOCATION

September 2

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, McKenna/Peter/Wright Rooms

September 8

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Rangos 1

September 12

Cohon University Center, 1st floor, Connan Room

September 20

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Dowd Room

September 28

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Rangos 1

October 3

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Rangos 1

October 11

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Rangos 2

October 21

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Rangos 1

October 24

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Rangos 1

November 3

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Rangos 3

November 8

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Rangos 3

November 14

Cohon University Center, 1st floor, Connan Room

November 22

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, McKenna/Peter/Wright Rooms

November 30

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Dowd Room

December 6

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Dowd Room

December 12

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Dowd Room

December 20

Cohon University Center, 2nd floor, Dowd Room

 Students must register for a session in advance.  To register:

  1. View the OPT sessions by logging in.  Click “Log In” in the top right-hand corner.  You must then 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 should have your academic advisor complete the OPT recommendation form.  Bring this complete packet to the OPT session along with the USCIS Form I-765.  You may also wish to review the OPT power point slides.