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International Frequently Asked Question
How do I qualify for OPT with UCSC Extension?
To qualify for OPT with our programs, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have finished or be on track to finish a professional certificate program
- Be completing a minimum of 3 consecutive quarters of full time study (12 units per quarter, except in the final quarter)
- Be on valid F-1 status at the time of applying for OPT.
You can learn more about OPT requirements by visiting our Internships & OPT Page.