F-1 students are allowed to remain in the United States for up to 60 days after either completion date on their I-20 Form or their completion of program of study, whichever comes first, or to transfer to another institution. Basically, after completing F-1 status at an institution, F-1 students have four options:
Contact your International Advisor to verify your eligibility to stay in the U.S. after completion of studies.
Note: The 60-day grace period cannot be used to file for OPT. An OPT application must be completed prior to graduation or student's program completion date.