On Campus Work
F-1 and J-1 students are permitted to work on campus up to the last day of their final enrolled term. Please notify your employer that you can no longer work on campus from this date.
Optional Practical Training (F-1) Academic Training
Optional Practical training is work authorization after graduation for F-1 students. You must attend an OPT workshop before making an appointment to apply for OPT.
Academic Training (J-1)
Academic Training is work authorization for J-1 students. Check with your program sponsor or government sponsor if you are allowed to participate in this. (Please refer to our employment sections for details)
If you wish to pursue another degree at VU please make sure a new I-20 or DS-2019 is issued to you within the grace period.
If you wish to pursue a degree at another institution please refer to the SEVIS transfer out procedures. Your SEVIS record must be transferred out and a new I-20 and DS-2019 must be obtained within the grace period (60 days for F-1, 30 days for J-1).
If you are going to change your immigration status, the application must be filed within the grace period. While your application is pending, you may be able to remain in the U.S.
If for any reason you cannot graduate as planned and your I-20 or DS-2019 is expiring, please see an OIP advisor immediately.