F-1 students may be eligable for a 12-month employment authorization called Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT opens up an opportunity for students on an F-1 visa to remain in status for an additional twelve months after graduating to gain practical experience in their field of study.Eligibility for OPT
Time to depart the US, start a new academic program or change your status
Time before you graduate to process an OPT application
Time is takes ISSC to process your OPT request.