In order to apply for OPT, a student must do the following:
1. Review the OPT eligibility article to be sure they are eligible
2. Be within 90 days of their program end date
3. Request for an OPT I-20 here
Once a student requests an OPT I-20, a DSO will send them their updated I-20 along with the instructions and necessary paperwork for the OPT application.
The application details will only be sent out with the updated I-20, not any earlier.