Applying for OPT

ISSO is thrilled to provide our Optional Practical Training (OPT) Basics Workshop on demand! Please review the video below to learn more about what OPT is, when you should apply, and how to maintain your status while on OPT. We recommend that you watch this video when you are starting to think about OPT, as it gives you a good overview of the entire process. It will take you approximately 25 minutes to view the entire video.


As you are preparing to apply for OPT, we recommend that you watch these short instructional videos to help you prepare your OPT application and guide you how you maintain your status while on Optional Practical Training. You are required to view all 7 of the following videos and gather the required documentation before your OPT application appointment with your ISSO student advisor.