Services for International Students and Scholars


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Employment News

USCIS Releases Updated I-765 and other Forms

On 12/23/2017 USCIS published updated forms at . USCIS did not give prior notice to stakeholders regarding this change. USCIS is strongly encouraging immediate use of these forms, however, USCIS will accept prior versions of forms until February 21, 2017.


Employment Information Sessions for Spring Semester

OGS is now hosting information sessions to assist students who are considering applying for post-completion OPT, CPT, STEM/Cap-Gap and AT. Students should pre-register to guarantee a seat. Unregistered attendees may show up but are not guaranteed entry. Registration links and more information can be found on OGS event page. Dates and locations are below:

Monday, January 23rd 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Blackman Auditorium – OPT

Monday, January 30th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, McLeod Suites – CPT

Monday, February 06th 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Student Center Ballroom – OPT

Wednesday, February 8th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, McLeod Suits – STEM OPT and Cap-Gap

Wednesday, February 15th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 333 Curry Student Center – AT – Register here

Tuesday, February 21st 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Blackman Auditorium – STEM OPT and Cap-Gap – Register here

Friday, February 24th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Ell Hall 312 – AT – Register here

Monday, February 27th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Student Center Ballroom – CPT – Register here

Tuesday, February 28th 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, McLeod Suits – OPT – Register here

Tuesday, March 14th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 104 West Village – AT – Register here

Wednesday, March 29th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, McLeod Suites – CPT – Register here

Thursday, April 13th 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Student Center Ballroom – CPT – Register here

Thursday, April 13th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, McLeod Suites – OPT – Register here

Wednesday, April 19th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, McLeod Suites – STEM OPT and Cap-Gap- Register here

Friday, April 21th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, McLeod Suits – CPT – Register here


For students planning to apply for STEM OPT extension:

Under the new STEM OPT extension regulations, if a student uses a staffing or temporary agency to place them in a training opportunity, the agency cannot complete and sign the Form I-983 “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students”. Only the E-verified employer that provides the actual training relevant to the students STEM degree is authorized to sign and complete the Form I-983. This means that if a student uses a temporary agency that places them in short-term training opportunities with several different employers, the student will need to complete a new Form I-983 for every new training opportunity with each employer. Please see DHS website for more information.

USCIS Updates Filing Fees

USCIS filing fee for OPT/STEM OPT applications (Form I-765) will change, effective December 23, 2016. The new fee will be $410 (the current fee is $380). Please note: the current fee ($380) is still in place until December 23, 2016. Please see USCIS web site for more information.

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