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DHS/USICE RIN: 1653-AA64 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: Optional Practical Training for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students With Prior STEM Degrees 
Abstract: Through this change in regulation, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to enable F-1 nonimmigrant students on post-completion optional practical training (OPT) to qualify for the 17-month extension based on either a prior STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) degree or the most recent degree granted if in a STEM field. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214.2(f)   
Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101    8 USC 1102   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Katherine H. Westerlund
Acting Section Chief, SEVP Policy, Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Potomac Center North, STOP 5600, 500 12th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20536-5600
Phone:703 603-3400