III. Off-Campus Employment: Optional Practical Training (OPT)
F-1 students approved for standard post-completion optional practical training based on a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field that appears on the DHS STEM Desinated Degree Program List can apply to USCIS for a one-time 17-month extension of post-completion OPT (for a total eligibility of up to 29 months).
17-Month Extension of OPT Student Check List
17-Month Extension of OPT Application Form