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F-1 STEM Extension OPT Reporting Form

Students pursuing a 24-month STEM Extension must adhere to rules and requirements during the STEM period, including significant reporting obligations to ISO. At all times, our office must have accurate information regarding your activities and reliable contact information. Updates must be submitted within 10 days of any change. Additionally, students are required to submit annual evaluations and semi-annual validation reports, every 6 months. The form below will allow you to report most required information easily and quickly. Upon receiving the form by email, ISO will update your SEVIS record accordingly. However, if the information provided is incomplete or inaccurate, this will create delays for your required SEVIS reporting.

If there is a substantive change to your Form I-983 Training Plan for STEM OPT Students or if you will begin training activities at a new employer or work site, an updated copy of this document must be submitted to ISO within 10 days of the change. Annual evaluation reports must also be submitted on the Form I-983. Updates should be scanned and emailed to ISO at

Failure to maintain qualified employment could result in the termination of your SEVIS record, based on STEM Unemployment Limits. If your STEM Extension OPT will expire or you will no longer maintain your F-1 status through University of Rochester, please use the Student Departure Form to notify us of your plans.


STEM Extension Reporting Form 

Identification (Required)
(Please list your name as it appears on your I-20)
Reporting Purpose

check all that apply
US Residential Address
Employment Details (for verification ONLY)

Primary address/work location reported below MUST verify through US Postal Service:



In your own words, briefly describe how the employment relates to your major area of study (1-3 sentences are sufficient).
Additional Information


Alternative STEM Reporting Shortcuts:

Student Departure Form: To report a change in immigration status or plans to depart the U.S. (either during or following completion of STEM authorization period).
Form I-983 Training Plan: To submit annual evaluation details OR report a change in STEM employment details.
Email to To provide additional documentation OR report an employer's failure to provide appropriate STEM training.