OPT Reporting (OPT and STEM Extension)

This page is relevant only to F-1 students on Post-Completion or STEM OPT Extension.

Reporting
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Post-Completion OPT Reporting Requirements

During the period of post-completion OPT, students are limited to 90 days of unemployment total. Use the form described below to report any employment, interruption in employment, or other changes.

Report OPT employment and any other changes listed below within 10 days.

This includes:

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How to Report During Post-Completion OPT

Before you begin

If your change of address is the only update you have to report now, please follow the instructions on our Changing Your Address page to submit your new address.

If you are reporting other changes as well, you're ready to report below.

Ready to Report?

Don't submit a report until:

  • you have received your EAD card and 
  • your OPT start date has passed

If you try to login to report earlier, you will receive an error message.


 

Step 1.

Login to Compass with your UNI and password to submit your report.

Please click the appropriate link below to access the Post-Completion OPT report form:

Not sure of your campus? Check our campus school list.
Need help using Compass? Learn more on our Compass User Guide.

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STEM OPT Reporting Requirements

You and your employer have specific STEM OPT reporting obligations throughout your STEM OPT training period.

STEM OPT Reporting

How to Report STEM OPT

Reporting STEM OPT
Step 1

Gather your documents and information

Types of STEM OPT Reports

Step 2

Login to Compass with your UNI and password to submit your report.

Please click the appropriate link below to access the STEM OPT report form:

Not sure of your campus? Check our campus school list.
Need help using Compass? Learn more on our Compass User Guide.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Government guidance recommends that you maintain evidence — for each job — of the position held, proof of the duration of that position, the job title, contact information for the your supervisor or manager, and a description of the work.

It is best to obtain a signed letter from your hiring official, supervisor, or manager stating how your degree is related to the work performed.

Review the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website for guidance on this policy.