Optional Practical Training

CPT vs. OPT

4 Main Differences between CPT and OPT

When you are an international student and you want to gain financial freedom (hashtag workworkwork) and/ or work experience, you have two options: the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and the Optional Practical Training¬†(OPT). Both are quite similar, although there are some differences and restri... »

OPT tips

Tips For Applying Optional Practical Training

Here are top 10 tips for applying Optional Practical Training (OPT): Apply early. OPT should be applied early since you do not need to have a job in order to apply. This will save the time and resource during rush hours. You should also choose your start date wisely since you are not allowed to work... »

OPT Application

HOW TO APPLY FOR OPT

Before you apply for OPT, you should choose your start date as follows: Post -completion Your start date should be within 60 days of the date of completion of your degree program Pre -completion The start date should be selected early basing in mind that your application will take 6 to 8 weeks to be... »

OPT Requirements

Understanding OPT Eligibility & Requirements

Are you an international student currently pursuing your degree in the United States? Do you still want to remain in the US and apply your theoretically acquired concepts into practical knowledge? If your answer to both questions is yes, then you are the right person to read this. Practical training... »