International Student Services

May 26, 2020

Spring Graduates: ISS Final Quarter Checklist

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

  • Do you plan to stay in the U.S. to work after graduation? Apply for OPT now; allow three to five months processing time.
  • Travel plans after graduation? Review the 60-day grace period information and consider current COVID-19 travel information. You cannot reenter the U.S. in F-1 status after your final quarter ends. Make sure you have reviewed and understand the travel rules, risks, and restrictions.
  • Review the full final quarter checklist.

Students who apply for OPT:

The travel rules after graduation for OPT applicants depend on several factors: the status of your OPT application and whether you have a job/training offer. International travel with a pending OPT application is not advisable. For more information, please see the Travel and OPT guidelines.