Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics’ STEM designated degree programs provide interdisciplinary technical and mathematical skills and are designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
F-1 students (nonimmigrant academic student visa) can apply for a 24-month extenstion of their Optional Practical Training (OPT) if they:
- Receive a STEM degree
- Are employed by employers enrolled in the E-Verify system
- Have received an initial approval of Post-Completion OPT employment authorization related to such a degree
Students must apply for the 24-month OPT extension prior to the expiration of their Post-Completion OPT. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) accept 24-month OPT Extension applications as early as 120 days before the expiration of a Post-Completion OPT.
STEM Designated Degree Programs in the College of Computing & Informatics include:
Please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed information and assistance on OPT.