CPT/OPT Workshops & OPT "Priority Processing"
OISS will hold several workshops on off-campus work authorization for F-1 students during the spring semester. For more information and a complete list of workshops, please see http://oiss.rice.edu/studentwork.
In addition, OISS is offering "Priority Processing" for early OPT applications for students graduating in May. If you submit the first part of your OPT application to OISS (i.e. Degree Completion Verification Form, I-765 & Statement of Understanding) by February 3rd, we guarantee that you can get a priority OPT I-20 pick-up appointment on the week of February 13th, which is the earliest time USCIS will allow you to send in your application. You definitely want to take advantage of this opportunity if
1. You would like to start your OPT employment soon after graduation, or
2. You would like to travel internationally between graduation and starting your OPT employment.