Optional practical training is defined as employment related to your field of study. It is authorized in variable increments, deducted from the maximum of one year of fill-time optional practical training, and is available in the following variations:
Optional practical training following completion of your studies. It should be applied for BEFORE you complete your studies.
Optional practical training before completion of your studies. This includes:
1. Practical training during the annual vacation.
2. Practical training following completion of all course requirements for the degree except the thesis or equivalent, or
3. Practical training while school is in session, provided that employment does not exceed 20 hours per week.