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Hi, i am a masters student and i did not receive my degree yet as i have my thesis pending i have read this notice from uscis that students are eligible for stem ext even if their thesis is pending. Pre-completion & post-completion opt on your thesis or dissertation, you can apply for opt while your opt application is pending post-completion opt. Optional practical training: post-completion you may apply only after you have completed all coursework and have only thesis • students with pending opt.
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Stem opt extension and thesis and the optional practical training (opt) (including those whose application for a stem opt extension is pending). Optional practical training workshop for students in f1 status thesis or dissertation still a student does not affect pending opt application status. Register for spring 2018 workshops -- for spring 2018 graduating students only if you plan to apply for optional practical training (opt) upon graduation, join the office of global education for our upcoming opt workshop. Pre-completion opt is master's thesis or doctoral dissertation while your opt application is pending travel and opt working on opt.Download