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Work Authorization Information

Severe Economic Hardship

  • Student must have been enrolled full-time at Bellevue University on an F-1 visa and must have maintained his or her status for the past academic year.
  • Student must be currently enrolled full-time (except for the summer vacation period).
  • Student must not be less than full-time the previous semester without previous authorization by a Designated School Official.
  • Student must apply through the Designated School Official at Bellevue University and through USCIS.
  • Student must not currently be placed on Academic Warning, Probation or Suspension.
  • Undergraduate students must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 and graduate students must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Requires an application fee to USCIS.
  • Applications are available below or in the International Programs Department.
  • Economic Hardship Application Instructions

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

  • Student must have maintained his or her status at Bellevue University for the past academic year.
  • Student must apply for OPT through the Designated School Official at Bellevue University and through USCIS at the BEGINNING of the student’s last academic session.
  • Student must apply before the last date of the student’s last classes to be eligible.
  • Requires an application fee to USCIS.
  • Applications are available below or in the International Programs Department.
  • OPT Application
  • OPT Student Update Form
  • OPT Extension Application

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

  • Please refer to the comprehensive CPT Guidelines and Application Form for information on the CPT authorization process and internships.  
  • CPT Authorization

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