Salisbury University - Center for International Education
F-1 Visa Status
Options after graduation (end of course of
study) or OPT
Students who have maintained F-1 student
status and completed their program (either course of study or
OPT) have the following options:
- Depart the U.S. within 60 days
of completing the course of study or OPT.
- Continue in F-1 status by
pursuing further F-1 studies either at the same institution
or another school.
- Apply for standard post-completion
optional practical training no later than 60 days
after completing the course of study.
- Apply to change status to another nonimmigrant
classification no later than 60 days after completing the
course of study.