Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the OPT Workshop will be delivered online as an asynchronous presentation in Blackboard for you to review at your convenience. When we receive your registration we will add you to the Blackboard OPT workshop site and you will receive an email to confirm.

  • This workshop is intended to provide graduating international students with important information in regards to OPT, go over the application process and answer frequently asked questions.
  • It is mandatory that you complete this workshop before an OPT I-20 will be issued by ISSS.

How to Register

Click on the registration button below and provide the requested information. Select "Blackboard" as the delivery method from the drop-down box and submit.

You will receive a confirmation email upon completion.

Register for OPT Workshop

Contact Us

International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)
Williston Hall

Phone: 815-753-1346
Email: isss@niu.edu

Staff Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Walk-in Appointments

No scheduled appointment needed in these hours

10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.