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OPT Application Instructions

These OPT instructions are for international students who plan to graduate. 

This is the time to start the OPT application process. Ideally, your materials will be in 60 days before graduation.

To learn more about OPT, please visit International Services.

E-mail is preferred but if you would rather use the mail, please send to:

Office of International Services
E-301 Martin Hall
Box 345714
Clemson, SC 29634-5714

After your OPT application documents has been processed, the international office will issue a new I-20 with OPT recommendation on the third page. With this, you will submit the necessary paperwork and payment to USCIS.

If there are questions about this process, please contact