OPT STEM Extension I-20 Request
Eligibility Criteria for the OPT STEM extension:
  • Students who have already been approved for 12 months of post-completion OPT
  • Who have earned a degree in a field included on the U.S. Government's list of qualifying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields
  • Who are employed in or have a job offer for a job directly related to his/her field of study
  • Who are working for or have a job offer from an employer that is enrolled in the U.S. Government's E-Verify program
    • If you are not sure if your employer is E-Verified, you can check Participating Employers. (Note: All employers that are displayed in the search results are E-Verified, despite what is noted in the 'E-Verify Employer Agent' column. If an employer is not E-Verified, they will not display in the search results.)
  • Be within 90 days of their post-completion OPT end date
Please Note: All of the above criteria must be met for a student to be eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

If you have any questions, please email iss@uwsuper.edu or call 715-394-8138.

Note: If you have already started a request, do not start a new one. Please go to your User Home Page to continue working on your existing request.