Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

If you are graduating in the next two semesters, you will need to sign up and attend a mandatory OPT workshop. This workshop is intended to provide graduating international students with important information in regards to OPT, go over the application process and answer lingering questions.

You will need to attend one workshop, in full (no coming late or leaving early), and only after attending the workshop will you be able to turn in the OPT packet and be recommended OPT from ISSS advisors.

How to Register

Workshop registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis; therefore, if a workshop becomes full, you will receive an email to choose a different date. Summer graduates should attend the workshops later in the semester - April at the earliest. 

You will receive an email to confirm your attendance at a workshop. A few days before the workshop, we will send you an email reminder that will include the location of the workshop

Register for an OPT Workshop

Contact Us

International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)
Williston Hall

Phone: 815-753-1346
Fax: 815-753-1488
Email: isfo@niu.edu

Hours: 8 a.m.-noon (pick up and drop off only)
All advising and other questions are by appointment only.

Request An Appointment