Maintaining Student Status - STEM OPT Extension / Ending STEM Employment and Maintaining STEM OPT Benefit
Ending STEM Employment and Maintaining STEM OPT Benefit
Follow this procedure if you are ending your employment with a STEM employer but want to maintain your STEM OPT benefit.
Upon approval, ISS will issue an updated I-20.
Click the link below to complete the STEM OPT Employer Update Form and upload your Final Evaluation (Page 5 of Form I-983). Please note the following:
- View Final Evaluation Guidelines
- This is a self-evaluation and should not be written by the employer.
- The evaluation start and end date should reflect the employment dates during the STEM OPT period.
- The evaluation should be signed by you and the signatory designated on page 4 of the I-983.