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SPRING 2016 Semester

  • Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SUMMER 2016 Semester 

  • From May 16 through August 26, 2016 - Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm

FALL 2016 Semester

  • Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advisor-on-call (AOC) times:

Appointments are available on a walk-in basis. 

  • Monday - Friday 11:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

For general inquiries send an e-mail to: lescis@syr.edu.

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SEMINARS SCHEDULE

  • All seminars are held at the Slutzker Center for International Services. Please arrive 15 minutes before the indicated time.
  • Practical Training Seminars: 1st and 3rd Wednesday and 2nd Friday of each month. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Seminars begin at 3:00p.m. Optional Practical Training (OPT) Seminars begin at 3:45p.m.
  • Practical Training Step 2: Mondays from 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. and Thursdays from 10:00a.m. to 12:00 noon.

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Visit campus online! Take a walking tour with our virtual tour guide to explore the sights of our beautiful campus. Visit the Quad, academic buildings, the Carrier Dome, and more. Begin tour.

Bird Library also offers a virtual tour highlighting library places, services and collections. Web, slide show and video versions are available.

News and Announcements

Extended CPT/OPT  Processing Times - updated April 26

The Slutzker Center will continue to process CPT & OPT applications four days a week through June 3, 2016:

Mondays:  3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays:  3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:  3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To ensure the fastest processing time we recommend that you attend an CPT or OPT Seminar, follow the application process on our website and make sure you have all your documents completed with the appropriate copies together before coming in to process your OPT/CPT.

You may apply for OPT up to 90 days before your program completion date and up to 30 days following your completion date. USCIS can take 60-90 days to process your OPT application SO APPLY EARLY!

STEM OPT Update

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a new regulation providing for an extension of practical training for qualifying F-1 students who obtained degrees in STEM fields.  The benefits of this regulation are scheduled to go into effect May 10, 2016.

For details on this, review the information available at the US government website’s STEM OPT Hub.

Some of the changes to the STEM OPT extension include:

  • F-1 students with degrees in government approved STEM fields will be able to apply for 24 months of additional OPT if they have a job or job offer from an E-Verify employer and meet all other required criteria.
  • To be eligible for the 24 months of the STEM OPT extension, F-1s and their employers will need to prepare and submit as part of the application a formal training plan on  Form I-983.
  • Students approved for STEM OPT and their employers will have increased reporting requirements.
  • F-1 students currently on the 17-month STEM OPT extension whose EADs expire on or after October 8, 2016 may be eligible to apply for an additional 7-month extension if they meet all other required criteria, most importantly, that they have at least 150 days remaining of their current STEM OPT.

F-1 students who obtained a degree in a government approved STEM field in the last 10 years, regardless of immigration status held at that time; AND have since completed a degree in a non-STEM field; AND are currently on post-completion OPT may be eligible to apply for a STEM OPT extension based on that prior degree if they meet all other required criteria. 

More information can be found on our STEM extension page.

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