Online OPT Workshop

All F-1 international students planning to work in the United States with Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon completion of their degree are REQUIRED to either complete the Online OPT Workshop or attend an in-person OPT Workshop no earlier than 12 months prior to their estimated graduation date.

This Online OPT Workshop consists of several sections, each with a quiz at the end of the section. You are required to review each section in the given order and answer 100% of the quiz questions correctly before you can review the next section.

Once you have reviewed all sections and have passed all of the quizzes, you will be asked to complete an Acknowledgement of Understanding page. On the Acknowledgement of Understanding webpage, you will have to review several important statements and then enter your UIN to confirm that you understand the information presented. After finishing with the Acknowledgement of Understanding, you will have completed the Online OPT Workshop. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided.

Your progress with the Online OPT Workshop is recorded at the end of each quiz or at the end of each section with no quiz. You can complete the whole Online OPT Workshop in several sessions. If this is your first time accessing the Online OPT Workshop, you must first register for the Online OPT Workshop. Once you have registered, you may log in to the Online OPT Workshop using your Net ID and password to resume and access your record.

After you complete the Online OPT Workshop, you will still have access to all of the content and quizzes. You are encouraged to review the Online OPT Workshop again at any time to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information. You have the option to edit the degree level indicated in the registration form in order to view content that applies to that particular degree level.

If you have questions about the Online OPT Workshop, please contact International Student Services at iss@tamu.edu with Subject: Online OPT Workshop.

Access the Online OPT Workshop

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YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE ONLINE OPT WORKSHOP REGISTRATION PAGE DURING YOUR FIRST LOG-IN. YOU WILL NEED TO USE YOUR TEXAS A&M NETID AND PASSWORD TO LOG IN TO THE ONLINE OPT WORKSHOP. TO CLAIM YOUR NETID, VISIT THE Aggie Computing Gateway. YOU WILL NEED YOUR UNIVERSAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (UIN) TO ACTIVATE YOUR NETID.