What happens after my OPT or STEM OPT ends?
If you successfully complete your OPT or STEM OPT period, you receive a 60-day grace period. The grace period begins the day after the end date on your EAD card.
You must take one of the following actions during your grace period:
- Depart the United States before your grace period ends.
- If you have received admission to a new degree program, you will need to complete all required paperwork and transfer your I-20 to to your new school.
- If you have received admissions to a new degree program at UWB, you will need to talk with ISS so that we can update your I-20 before your grace period ends. You will be required to show current financial documents that show funds to support your first year of study in your new program at UWB.
- Change to another type of non-immigration/immigration status to remain lawfully in the United States.