Students must submit to their DSO an annual self-evaluation about the progress of their STEM OPT training experience. The first evaluation is due 12 months after the STEM OPT start date, and the second and final evaluation is due at the end of the 24 month period. This Evaluation is Page 5 of the Form I-983.
This is a separate and additional requirement from the 6-Month STEM Validation Report. If you need to submit your 6-Month Validation Report, please fill out the 6-Month STEM Validation Form.
Please note that the self-evaluation is also required at the end of any STEM OPT employment, in addition to the 12 and 24 month marks from the start date of the STEM extension. If you need to submit a self-evaluation based on ending employment, please fill out the STEM Change Employer Form.