Valid F-1 status & currently on post-completion OPT
Within 90 days of your OPT end date
Graduated with a bachelor’s degree or higher in a STEM field (based on CIP/Major code on your I-20)*
No previous STEM Extension (at the same education level). You are allowed a maximum of two lifetime STEM Extensions
Your employer is enrolled in E-Verify
Employed in a paid position related to your STEM degree that is at least 20 hours/week
Be able to complete the I-983 training plan with your employer
*You may be eligible for the STEM extension even if your most recent degree is not STEM-related. To qualify you must have received your prior STEM degree from a SEVP-certified school within 10 years of applying for the STEM extension. The STEM degree must be on the STEM-Designated Degree Program list at the time you apply for the STEM extension.