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OPT Workshop

Graduating F-1 students interested in applying for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) are invited to attend an introductory workshop before submitting an OPT request to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) or application to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The Post-Completion OPT Workshop covers essential information about the benefit such as eligibility requirements, application process, and timeline. Students will leave with an understanding of how and when to apply for OPT. Students may attend an OPT Workshop whenever the interest sets in, however, it’s recommended to attend with enough time before the end of the program of study. 

  • Friday, February 2, 2024  from 12pm-2pm
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 5pm-7pm
  • Monday, April 8, 2024 from 2pm-4pm

Location: Thornton International House Conference Room/ZOOM

OPT Workshop Highlights

Hybrid Format: You can attend the session in-person at the Thornton International House or online via Zoom.

  • Friday, February 2, 2024 from 12pm-2pm

          Zoom link:   Meeting ID: 838 2805 4104 

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 5pm-7pm

         Zoom link: Meeting ID: 864 5945 5701 

  • Monday, April 8, 2024 from 2pm-4pm

         Zoom link:  Meeting ID: 852 1534 5177 

If you are attending virtually, make sure to have your Zoom set up with your Texas State email. Familiarize yourself with accessing and logging into Zoom. You can log in to Zoom here: (click on "Get Support" button for more details on setting up your device).

  • General information about OPT regulations.
  • Application timeline and expectations.
  • How to prepare your documents for a successful OPT application.