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SEVP Ask the Experts Webinar: Form I-983

October 19, 2016

The SEVP Ask the Experts Webinar: Form I-983 aired on October 19, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT. During the webinar, SEVP representatives provided an in-depth look at the Form I-983, “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students,” highlighted resources available on Study in the States, and answered pre-submitted and live questions from stakeholders. This webinar was designed for DSOs, students on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) OPT, and STEM OPT employers. If you missed the webinar, a recording is available below.

Provide your feedback on this webinar through the Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey.

Meeting Materials

Access a copy of the webinar presentationtranscript and hyperlink appendix.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the Form I-983, download this FAQ document.


SEVP hosts its stakeholder webinar series using the Adobe Connect platform. To ensure your browser supports Adobe Connect, read the Adobe Connect Quick Start Guide. Recommended web browsers for viewing stakeholder webinars are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

All webinars are recorded live per the date and time listed above. SEVP uploads a recording of the webinar following the live event. Advanced registration is not required.


SEVP produces a variety of webinars to help the academic community better understand and comply with the rules and regulations that govern the school certification and international student life cycles. These webinars primarily include three types of presentations:

  • SEVP InFocus Webinars—provide seasonal program updates
  • SEVP Ask the Expert Webinars—focus on specific, trending topics and include a live question and answer session with subject matter experts
  • SEVP Special Report Webinars—discuss hot topics or breaking program news