Zoom Logo

Work Authorization for F1 Students - Shared screen with gallery view
Devashree Jhaveri
23:27
Hey to be in contact add me on Insta @djhaveri
Elaine wan
23:40
Hi
Suman Kaur
23:48
Hello all, I am from San Francisco.
Kathleen_ArtU
23:52
Hello, students! Thanks for joining us! If you have not already, please say hello in the chat box and let us know where you are joining from. :)
Kathleen_ArtU
23:59
Important: Students, as I mentioned earlier, when typing in the chat, please click the drop down next to the “To:” field and select “Everyone” (or “Panelists and Attendees” for those on an older Zoom version) so that other students can see your question/comment, which will help connect the replies provided by our panelist/presenters. Thanks!
Achiraya Vaidhayakarn
24:48
Hi from Bangkok, Thailand!
Julia Mochizuki
24:50
Hello! I live in Oakland :)
Camille Sitter
25:09
Hello I’m from Geneva in Switzerland
Kathleen_ArtU
26:32
Students: The links and contact info that I will enter are just for you to bookmark if you want. It will also be accessible in the chat messages when I send out the recording tomorrow. You will also get a copy of this presentation. Thanks!
Kathleen_ArtU
26:46
International Student Services:Email: intlservices@academyart.eduPhone: 415-274-2208Website: https://www.academyart.edu/admissions/international-student-resources/
Kathleen_ArtU
28:17
Various Job Opportunities: https://academyart.sodexomyway.com/contact/employment
Kathleen_ArtU
28:34
Resident Assistants (RAs) & Senior Resident Assistants (SRAs): https://my.academyart.edu/students/housing/ra-employment
Yilong Jiang
33:32
Any limit for MA GPA?
Drishti Bajla
34:28
Can you give information about CPT under OPT-Stem? Is there any 11 month or 12 month limitations for eligibility for STEM-OPT?
Devashree Jhaveri
34:33
I am in bfa fashion designing .. what kind of work can I apply for? Can it be at fashion stores like macys?
Devashree Jhaveri
35:12
@Drishti Bajla.. nice question.. I want to know about that too
Aaddya Sarkar
36:40
Does this method work for internships?
Kathleen_ArtU
36:49
Friendly Reminder (since i still see a mix): Important: Students, as I mentioned earlier, when typing in the chat, please click the drop down next to the “To:” field and select “Everyone” (or “Panelists and Attendees” for those on an older Zoom version) so that other students can see your question/comment, which will help connect the replies provided by our panelist/presenters. Thanks!
Nar Derin Genc
37:14
do we need to take the internship class?
Nar Derin Genc
37:27
is it mandatory?
Philbertha theodora
37:47
Is AAU will help to apply the CPT or do I need to apply by myself?
Jennie Le
38:21
I submitted my I-20 OPT request last Wednesday and haven’t received any follow up email about the issuing process. It’s stated in the email within 3 business days. What should I do now since I need to apply for OPT asap?
Kathleen_ArtU
38:44
Email: intlservices@academyart.edu
Parshwa Shah
38:54
I am MA student completing in this December. When should i apply for opt
Kathleen_ArtU
39:30
Students, we will have Q&A after the presentation. Thanks for your patience!
Drishti Bajla
39:48
-Can you give information about CPT under OPT - STEM? Is there a 11 month or 12 month limitations for the eligibility for STEM - OPT?
Yunzi Wang
40:11
Can I use OPT for internship after I graduate?
Nar Derin Genc
42:20
So we need to take the internship class in order to apply for cpt or do I need to take the class if I am eligible for it then try to find an internship? Can you please explain it furthermore I'm little lost.
Cherry Cha
43:12
@Jennie you will get OPT I-20 today
Cherry Cha
43:40
@yilong MA GPA 2.5 higher
Minkyoung Jo
44:00
How soon should I apply for OPT? The moment the last semester starts?
Nar Derin Genc
44:16
Does freelance work apply for OPT time?
Cherry Cha
44:56
@Drishti CPT is before you graduate ; OPT/STEM is after you graduate
Minkyoung Jo
45:55
Can you only get an OTP when you already have an offer to work?
Cherry Cha
45:57
@Devashree If your major is fashion, you may work at Macy;s, we need to review your offer letter for CPT.
Cherry Cha
46:38
@minkyoung you need to get an offer first for CPT
Kathleen_ArtU
47:11
OPT tutorial: https://my.academyart.edu/content/dam/assets/pdf/int-stud/opt-online-tutorial.pdf
Drishti Bajla
47:28
Yes I Understand but for OPT- STEM eligibility you can only work 11 or 12 months during CPT so I want to know the exact time period?
Kathleen_ArtU
47:29
Download and complete most current I-765: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-765.pdf
Aicha Modi
47:35
Does STEM allow you to extend opt?
Drishti Bajla
47:58
Yes it does 24 months extention
Eugene Nam
48:15
What is stem
Drishti Bajla
48:55
Majors that come under science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Yashika Tejwani
48:59
How can we extend opt?
Yashika Tejwani
49:09
If we have just 1 year
Kathleen_ArtU
49:26
Complete the OPT I-20 Request Form and upload your completed I-765 for review: https://my.academyart.edu/aau-forms/international-admissions/opt-i-20-request-form
Lianlian Ma
49:32
Hi , I submitted my OPT I-20 Request at 24th September. But I still haven't received any updates about the process.
Cherry Cha
50:21
@Yiwen as long as you maintain your F-1 status, yes, you may apply for CPT with expired visa
Pannasee Singhakham
50:28
Hi, I am an IAD MA student.In case, I have to go back to my country during OPT or STEM program to renew my visa before entering the States. (When I apply for an F-1 visa, I will get only one year visa) What type of visa do I have to apply for? because during that time I will be no longer in student status.
Devashree Jhaveri
50:45
My one year academic f1 status ends in may 2022.. when do I apply for CPT
Shiny Fernandes
51:22
What does it mean to apply opt online ?Isn’t it the same as filing the I-765?
Cherry Cha
52:03
@minkyoung during Fall/Spring semester, you need to work 20 hours per week.
Minkyoung Jo
52:20
The link for online submission didn’t come through in the chat
Cherry Cha
53:20
@Parshwa you may start to apply for OPT now
Yunzi Wang
53:28
If I haven't found a job, my application for OPT is going to be declined by USCIS?
Kathleen_ArtU
54:14
Email: intlservices@academyart.edu
Yunzi Wang
56:55
My employer has to be an e-verified company If I want to apply for OPT, right?
ShiXiang Wang
57:12
I am in my 1st MA semester can I apply to a CPT for an internship during summer break next year?
Kathleen_ArtU
58:21
You should upload your EAD when completing the OPT Employment Report Form: https://my.academyart.edu/aau-forms/international-admissions/opt-reporting-form
Cherry Cha
58:27
@Nar Derin you must find an internship first and register for class once you are qualified.
Kathleen_ArtU
58:59
Email: intlservices@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
59:34
SEVP Portal: https://sevp.ice.gov/opt/#/login
Nar Derin Genc
59:57
My F1 Visa expires on jun 2022 and I will be graduating May 2022, Do I need to get a new visa or what do I need to do for OPT?
Cherry Cha
01:00:56
@minkyoung 90 days prior to your program ends
Ombretta Minkue Meye
01:01:04
Hi I will graduate in my major at the end of 2021 but I would like to apply to another major for the spring semester 2022. Can I still apply for the OPT?
Kathleen_ArtU
01:02:21
AAU Career DevelopmentEmail: careerdevelopment@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
01:03:18
JCB Insurance Solution: https://student.jcbins.com/726
Cherry Cha
01:03:33
@Nar Derin yes, you may do freelancing while on OPT
Cherry Cha
01:04:17
@Raj if your major is not STEM, you may apply for change of status, please consult with an immigration lawyer
Parshwa Shah
01:04:49
Can you tell me about MAVNI program anything
Pornkamon Wacharakitti
01:05:23
For clarification, Do I have to receive confirmation for the internship position from the company first then apply for CPT?
Kabelo Petsana
01:05:59
Hi can I apply for an OTP visa more then 90 days before the end of my last semester?
Cherry Cha
01:06:18
@minkyoung you need to apply for OPT and wait for the EAD card, then you can start to work
Magdalena Metrycka
01:07:30
My last semester is going to be Spring 2022. I would like to get some work experience in the US after I grafuate. Should I apply for OPT or CPT and when?
Nar Derin Genc
01:08:19
My F1 Visa expires on jun 2022 and I will be graduating May 2022, Do I need to get a new visa? what do I need to do for OPT or does the ead card gives me the right to stay here?
Kathleen_ArtU
01:08:45
E-verify: https://www.e-verify.gov/
Hye Ryung Jo
01:09:07
How late can I choose the start date of my OPT after graduation?
Devashree Jhaveri
01:09:09
Which majors come under STEM?
Cherry Cha
01:09:28
@Yuzi yes, you may work on contract jobs on CPT/OPT
Kathleen_ArtU
01:09:54
•Accessibility Department: https://www.academyart.edu/campus-athletics/accessibility/Email: accessibility@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
01:09:59
•Academy Resource Center: https://www.academyart.edu/campus-athletics/academy-resource-center/Email: arc@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
01:10:04
•Accounts Receivable: https://www.academyart.edu/finances/Email: ar@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
01:10:09
•Career Development: https://www.academyart.edu/campus-athletics/student-resources/career-services/Email: careerdevelopment@academyart.edu
Drishti Bajla
01:10:11
Can u give information about the CPT under OPT- STEM? What are the limitations i.e 11 months or 12 months for the eligibility for OPT-StEM relatedCan I travel during my OPt if my F1 visa has expired? Can I apply for a Visa extension during my OPT?For Visa extension, do I need to be registered for the particular semester that I am extending for or just a general registration of classes?
Yiwen Sun
01:10:16
Repost: could I apply for cpt/work/intern if my F-1 visa has expired but have I-20 authorized to stay? And can I apply for opt again after my MFA end if I’ve applied it before (after my BFA) but decided to enroll in MFA later instead of working at the time (so it just expired)?
Kathleen_ArtU
01:10:20
•EAP Department: https://www.academyart.edu/campus-athletics/international-student-academic-resources/Email: intlservices@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
01:10:25
•Health Insurance: https://www.academyart.edu/campus-athletics/student-resources/health/Email: healthinsurance@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
01:10:29
•Student Services: https://www.academyart.edu/campus-athletics/student-resources/Email: studentservices@academyart.edu
Cherry Cha
01:11:08
@Drishti if you don't work for full time CPT for 1 year, it does not affect on OPT/STEM
Yilong Jiang
01:11:34
Any limit of GPA for CPT of ma? not short-term
Kabelo Petsana
01:12:05
Can I apply for an OTP visa more then 90 days before the end of my last semester ?
Cherry Cha
01:12:12
@jingwei OPT is given once per degree level
Minkyoung Jo
01:12:20
Since only 20 hours is allowed, does the mean I can’t be an RA and also take the internship class?
Pannasee Singhakham
01:12:29
In case, if I have to go back to my country during OPT or STEM program to renew my visa before entering the States. (When I apply for an F-1 visa, I will get only one year visa) What type of visa do I have to apply for? because during that time I will be no longer in student status.
Hye Ryung Jo
01:12:39
I’m graduating on Spring 2022, can I still apply for internship after graduation (summer 2022)? If yes, do I need to do with OPT or can I apply for CPT?
Kalpak Deshmukh
01:12:42
I am graduating in Fall 2021, should I start applying for OPT?
Cherry Cha
01:13:07
@lianlian current processing time is 3-6 months
Kabelo Petsana
01:13:14
Can I apply for an OTP visa more then 90 days before the end of my last semester?
Drishti Bajla
01:13:42
Can I travel during my opt if my F1 visa has expired? Can I apply for a Visa extension during my OPT?For Visa extension, do I need to be registered for the particular semester that I am extending for or just a general registration of classes?
Yunzi Wang
01:14:03
Do I have to find a job already before I apply for OPT?
Cherry Cha
01:14:12
@lianlian if you submitted OPT I-20 request form online, please make sure to get a confirmation email from school, if not, please submit again.
Yashika Tejwani
01:14:18
Is there any way to extend opt if my course allows 1 year OPT ?
Nar Derin Genc
01:14:21
If I wanted to start my masters and my f1 is expired do I need to go back to my country to renew my visa or can I do it in the US?
Nikoline Christiansen
01:14:25
I think I missed it, but when should I apply for my CPT? And do I need a job to get my CPT accepted on your end?
Pornkamon Wacharakitti
01:14:32
For clarification, Do I have to receive confirmation for the internship position from the company first then apply for CPT?
Nan Xiao
01:14:32
Do I need to change my sponsor’s F2 I-20 form and how? Thank you
Shiny Fernandes
01:14:44
Other than mailing the OPT packet do I need to fill any other forms on the USCIS website ?
Nar Derin Genc
01:14:46
So we need to take the internship class in order to apply for cpt or do I need to take the class if I am eligible for it then try to find an internship? Can you please explain it furthermore I'm little lost.
Yilong Jiang
01:15:02
How long is the short-term cpt?
Hyejoon Hwang
01:15:41
Do I have to be accepted to an internship before I register internship class?
Cherry Cha
01:15:50
@devashree you may apply for CPT in May 2022
Alice Jung
01:15:53
I recently applied for OPT, and found I missed few informations... Since I haven't received any message from USCIS to resubmit, can I send the corrected documents by my self? Or should I inform international student center?
Kabelo Petsana
01:16:17
What charges should I expect to pay for when applying for my OPT visa/ will I only pay for the application fee when applying for the OPT?
Cherry Cha
01:16:17
@shiny, for OPT, you can mail the application to USCIS or fill out the form online.
Ombretta Minkue Meye
01:16:19
Can I apply for my OPT knowing that I graduate in fall2021 but I would like to apply for another major just for the spring semester 2022?
Minkyoung Jo
01:16:21
Since only 20 hours is allowed, does that mean I can’t be an RA and also take the internship class?
Yilong Jiang
01:16:32
How long is the short-term cpt
Drishti Bajla
01:16:45
For Visa extension, do I need to be registered for the particular semester that I am extending for or just a general registration of classes?
Kalpak Deshmukh
01:17:00
Where can I access the presentation shown in the webinar?
Pannasee Singhakham
01:17:16
I will graduate in Spring 2022. I have only one class left in Spring 2022. Is that going to affect my OPT registration?
Cherry Cha
01:17:19
@Yunzi for OPT, your company doesn't need to be E-verified
Kathleen_ArtU
01:17:20
@Kalpak: I will email the recording link and presentation by end of day tomorrow
Kalpak Deshmukh
01:18:00
@kathleen_ArtU Thank you.
Runna Huang
01:18:39
does it mean I need to get employed before 90 days after my graduate, otherwise I have leave US.
Cherry Cha
01:18:43
@Parshwa as far as know, MAVNI is for US military, we don't have the info for that.
Yunzi Wang
01:18:47
I would like to clarify my questions. Do I have to have job offers already before I apply for OPT? I
Soobin Choi
01:19:00
Is it possible apply STEM OPT 3D modeling major?
Cherry Cha
01:19:38
@Yilong CPT for credit, GPA 3.0 for short term, GPA 2.5
Hye Ryung Jo
01:19:40
I’m graduating on Spring 2022, can I still apply for internship after graduation (Summer 2022)? If yes, do I need to use OPT or can I still apply for CPT?
Yashika Tejwani
01:19:47
Is there any way to extend opt if my course allows 1 year OPT ?
Minkyoung Jo
01:19:50
Since only 20 hours is allowed, does that mean I can’t be an RA and also take the internship class?
Yunzi Wang
01:19:58
If I haven't found any jobs, can I apply for OPT?
Drishti Bajla
01:20:54
For Visa extension, do I need to be registered for the particular semester that I am extending for or just a general registration of classes?
Kathleen_ArtU
01:21:23
International Student Services:Email: intlservices@academyart.eduPhone: 415-274-2208
callista faustine
01:21:24
If the internship is unpaid, do i still need to apply for cpt?
Cherry Cha
01:21:25
@Nan if you have a question about F-2, please contact us. intlservices@academyart.edu
Nikoline Christiansen
01:21:30
When should I apply for the CPT? (Didn’t get an answer on my previous question)
Nan Xiao
01:22:04
@cherry Thank you.
Runna Huang
01:22:25
How many days the OPT give me to get employed after my gaduate?
Nar Derin Genc
01:22:29
Does OPT hav to be paid job or can it be volunteer work as well? Like for a non-profit etc?
Cherry Cha
01:22:30
@Yijun, if you become a O1visa holder, please contact us, so we can update your student status.
Cherry Cha
01:23:12
@Alice, please contact us
Cherry Cha
01:23:28
@Kabelo, now the I-765 fee is $410.
Chieh Wang
01:23:30
How long does it normally take to get the CPT I20 document after submitting the certificate of job offer?
Drishti Bajla
01:23:45
For Visa extension, do I need to be registered for the particular semester that I am extending for or just a general registration of classes?
Cherry Cha
01:24:03
@Kalpak, you will receive this webinar recording by email.
Kabelo Petsana
01:24:51
What fees should will have to pay for when applying for my OPT visa/will I only have to pay for my OPT application?
Kalpak Deshmukh
01:25:36
Is there webinar available for O1?
Pannasee Singhakham
01:25:37
I will graduate in Spring 2022. I have only one class left in Spring 2022. Is that going to affect my OPT registration?
Minkyoung Jo
01:26:33
Since only 20 hours is allowed, does that mean I can’t be an RA and also take the internship class?
Drishti Bajla
01:26:39
No I am asking a particular question. I have the checklist For Visa extension, do I need to be registered for the particular semester that I am extending for or just a general registration of classes?
Cherry Cha
01:26:50
@Runna you must find an employment before your 90 days unemployment ends.
Hye Ryung Jo
01:27:06
I’m graduating on Spring 2022, can I still apply for internship after graduation (Summer 2022)? If yes, do I need to use OPT or can I still apply for CPT?
Cherry Cha
01:27:21
@Callista as long as you are on program, and you are qualified, you may apply for CPT before your program ends.
callista faustine
01:28:12
Is it legal to work without issuing a CPT if it’s an unpaid job?
Cherry Cha
01:28:16
@Wenli, if your green card gets approved, please send us a copy, so we can update your student group
Pannasee Singhakham
01:28:40
Thank you so much for answering my question!
Lianlian Ma
01:29:08
Thank you!
Cherry Cha
01:29:15
@Drishti you need to register for upcoming semester to get a travel signature
callista faustine
01:29:22
Thank you for answering my question
Kabelo Petsana
01:29:24
Will I only have to pay for my OPT application
Devashree Jhaveri
01:30:09
Thank you so much for this webinar
Cherry Cha
01:30:32
@Chieh it normally takes 3 business days to get CPT I-20.
Cherry Cha
01:31:10
@Hyeryung before graduate; CPT, after graduate; OPT
Nar Derin Genc
01:31:13
How long it takes to get the cpt?
Drishti Bajla
01:31:15
Thank you
Ombretta Minkue Meye
01:31:23
Thank you !
Yunzi Wang
01:31:27
Thx
Kathleen_ArtU
01:31:31
Thank you to those that attended today, and to those that will watch this recording! Thank you to Polly, John, Jamie, and Cherry for the great presentation, advice, and valuable contacts/links! Enjoy the rest of the Fall semester students and be well!
Nar Derin Genc
01:31:31
Thank you so uch!!
Kathleen_ArtU
01:31:33
International Student Services:Email: intlservices@academyart.eduPhone: 415-274-2208Website: https://www.academyart.edu/admissions/international-student-resources/
Yiwen Sun
01:31:34
Thank you
sakshma shetty
01:31:39
Thank you
Kalpak Deshmukh
01:31:46
my majors code is 10.0304 is it STEM approved
XIAOFANG SU
01:31:47
Many thanks!!
Kimi Kurata
01:31:47
Thank you so much!
Shien Gai
01:32:14
thankyou!
Aaddya Sarkar
01:32:14
Thank you. So much