COVID-19 FAQ for International Students and Visiting Scholars

International Education & Global Engagement
  • Ending STEM OPT
    Report the end your OPT at any time by completing the OPT Employment and Address Update Form.

    Grace Period
    F-1 students who complete their OPT period successfully until the end of their Employment Authorization Card (EAD) have a 60-day grace period. During the grace period, students must prepare to depart the U.S., gain a new F-1 status, or change to another immigration status.

    A Transfer out Request Form must be submitted to CIE within the grace period if you plan to start a new academic program at a school other than CSULB.

    H1-B Cap Gap Extension

    ​In response to COVID-19, the university is transitioning to alternate delivery of classes. Click here to learn more.