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24 Month STEM OPT Reporting

You must continue to report to ISS throughout the 24 month STEM OPT period. Please read carefully the following reporting requirements:

  1. Email a copy of your STEM EAD to International Student Services
    Once your STEM OPT is approved and you receive a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD) please email a copy of it to OPTSTEM@rit.edu Please be sure to include your name and University ID in the subject of your email.
     
  2. Report your employment by clicking on the button below:

                        

    Please note that if you change employers you will also need to email a new Form I-983 to OPTSTEM@rit.edu

    SEVIS 6 Month STEM Validation
    SEVIS requires validation of your continued employment every six months. ISS will notify you directly by e-mail when the SEVIS 6 Month STEM Validation is due. You must respond to this email within 48 hours to confirm your address and employment information.
     
  3. Mark your calendar to submit special Annual STEM OPT Reports


     

    Form I-983 Annual Evaluations
    You must submit two self-evaluations signed by your employer during the 24 Month STEM Extension. You will receive an automated e-mail reminder 30 days before each Annual Evaluation is due.

    Annual Evaluation #1: Complete “Evaluation of Student Progress” on page 5 of the Form I-983 and submit it to OPTSTEM@rit.edu at the end of your first year of STEM OPT.

    Annual Evaluation #2: Complete “Final Evaluation of Student Progress” on page 5 of the Form I-983 and submit it to OPTSTEM@rit.edu at the end of your second year of STEM OPT.

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