Below are detailed instructions on how to fill out the OPT Recommendation Request form if you are applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT). The only items highlighted on this form are those that students commonly have questions on or are confused about. Please review each item carefully to ensure your your form is filled out correctly. Each item discussed is highlighted in the image as to where it appears on the actual OPT Recommendation Request Form. We recommend you fill out the pdf online and then print the form to sign it once completed. Be sure to sign the form in blue ink.