Optional Practical Training

Seminole State Students

OPT is temporary (1 year) employment for practical training which must be directly related to the student's major of study. The student must be "in status" for at least one academic year and complete an application. at least three months prior to completion of study. Students can apply 90 days before graduation and up to 60 days after your graduation date. OPT must be recommended by DSO in SEVIS and adjudicated by USCIS. Students are required to work full-time and must obtain a position within 90 days.

In order to start the process and obtain the OPT application, talk to your International Advisor.


Cindi Hunter

International Student Office
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773
Student Center (building SC), 2nd Floor 407.708.2936

International Student Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Virtual appointments only. Please email us to schedule. Virtual appointments only. Please email us to schedule.