OPT and STEM Portal

F-1 OPT regulations require you to report information to the GW International Services Office (ISO) on your post-completion OPT and STEM activities within 10 days of beginning your activities and within 10 days of any change in your activities. This includes reporting specific address, employment, and unemployment information. When you report this information to the ISO, we will send it to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) so that we can help you maintain lawful F-1 status while you are under GW visa/immigration sponsorship. 

OPT and STEM Reporting E-Form - Student Process 

  1. Go to the  “ISOGateWay
  2. Under “Full Client Services for Students & Scholars” click the BLUE Login button and login with your UserID and password
  3. On the left hand menu, choose “F-1 Practical Training” and then choose “ OPT”
  4. Click on “OPT Employment Report”
  5. Complete the OPT Employment Report E-Form. Once completed, hit “Submit”   NOTE: Please submit the complete employer mailing address and do not forget to tell us your start date!
  6. Once your E-form is submitted the ISO will review your request and within 10 business days you will receive a response from the ISO.