International Frequently Asked Question

Does my program of interest qualify for OPT and what is the estimated cost and duration of the program?

You can visit our Program Costs and Details Page to see which certificate programs support F-1 status and OPT. You’ll also find the estimated cost and units for each program.

To qualify for OPT, international students must study for a minimum of 3 consecutive quarters (approximately 8 - 9 months) and enroll in a minimum of 12 units each quarter. Students may take less than 12 units in their final (usually 3rd) quarter to complete a certificate with the International Student Advisor's approval.