STEM Extension Eligibility

STEM Extension Eligibility

Generally, eligibility to apply for the STEM OPT Extension is based on your degree, your job and your employer. Additionally, you must currently be on active 12-month post-completion OPT and have not exceeded 90 days of unemployment. F-1 students are eligible for the STEM OPT Extension only once per STEM degree and become eligible for another STEM OPT Extension after completing another qualifying degree at a higher level, with no more than two STEM OPT Extensions possible.