Students with current 17-Month STEM OPT Extension

Students with an approved 17 month OPT STEM Extension are no longer able to submit applications to USCIS to extend their employment authorization for an additional 7 months. The application deadline, set by USCIS, was August 8, 2016. If you failed to submit your application to USCIS by this date, you are not eligible for an additional extension at this time.

You can continue to work until the end date on your current Employment Authorization Document (EAD). You must continue to follow the rules for the 17 month OPT STEM extension, including reporting your employment to NJIT through the Highlander Pipeline