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SEVIS, SEVP Portal Updates – OPT Cap Gap Date Extended – H1B Lottery Selected ?

In CPT| OPT| On-Campus by Kumar1481 Comments

There have been lot of frantic discussions on the blog with various sorts of information from students who have called help desk, talked to DSOs, what they see in SEVIS. There have been some recent changes with SEVIS and recent launch of SEVP Portal this year that make some of these changes automatic. Let’s look at the details. Background : …

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Complete STEM Degree Programs list for 24 Month OPT Extension by DHS

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To attract and retain International students talent in America, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on May 11th, 2012  announced expanded list of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math )  designated degrees that qualify for 24 month OPT (Optional Practical Training) Extension. Background : The STEM Designated Degree Program list is a complete list of fields of study that DHS …