Posted On: May 18, 2011 by Cornerstone Law Group

Additions to STEM-Designated Degree Program List

On May 12, 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree classifications. F-1 students with STEM designated degrees are eligible for a 17 month extension of optional practical training (OPT). To be eligible for the OPT extension, the student must have received a degree included on the STEM-Designated Degree Program List. The last version of the list was published in April 2008 and the newly revised list with the additions indicated in bold print can be found at http://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stem-list-2011.pdf.