Wayne State University

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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How do I determine the begin date of my post-completion OPT?

You have a grace period of 60 days beyond the completion of your program. Your post-completion OPT start date must begin within this grace period. For example, if you complete your program on August 31, your start date can be between September 1 and October 30.

Note that your OPT application must be received by the immigration office before the completion of your degree/program.