International Student and Scholar Services

STEM Extension Reporting Requirements

While the Center for International Studies will continue to maintain and update your SEVIS record, it is your responsibility to report the required information related to your OPT.

When do you need to submit a STEM Extension update?

STEM OPT Reporting Requirements (pdf)

How do I report my STEM Extension updates?

There are some updates that you will need to submit through the SEVP Portal:

  • Physical home address
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number

There are other updates that you will need to submit through the CIS Reporting Site:

  • Employer information

How do I set-up my SEVP Portal account?

You will not need to set-up a new SEVP Portal account if you maintain the same SEVIS ID that you did for your OPT.

How often do I need to log into my SEVP Portal account?

You must continue to maintain an active SEVP Portal account—which involves logging in to the portal every 90 days and updating your password.

If you get locked out of your SEVP Portal account you must do the following:


  • Subject: SEVP Portal Account Reset
  • Text: Last name, First name, Tech ID, SEVIS identification (ID) number, personal email

For further assistance:

6-Month and 18-Month Report on STEM Extension

12-Month Self Evaluation

Final Evaluation

Changes in Employment

Change of Status while on STEM Extension

Maintaining an Active SEVP Portal Account

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