OPT Reporting


How to Complete OPT Reporting

Go to the iHawk website 

  1.  with your KU Online ID.
  2. Go to F-1 Practical Training and select “OPT (Post-Completion)".
  3. Complete and submit the appropriate report. You can submit the same E-Form multiple times as needed.
  • If you are a performing artist reporting multiple gigs, or a self-employed business owner/contract worker, here are some reporting TIPS for special categories.


  • For KU Online ID and login questions, contact KUIT directly.
  • For OPT reporting requirement questions, review the OPT webpage section on Post-Comp OPT Reporting Requirements first. If you still have questions, email iss@ku.edu with "OPT Reporting Question" in the subject line.


Employers (for 17-month STEM OPT students only)

Please initiate the process of reporting the termination or departure of an employee who is on the 17-month STEM extension OPT, by emailing ihawk@ku.edu. Please provide the following in the email:

  • Subject: "Employer Report (STEM OPT Employment Termination/Departure)"
  • Body of email: Employee’s full name and date of birth.  Your name and email address.

Once we receive your email, we will send you an E-Form to complete the report for termination or departure.

Any questions, email iss@ku.edu with "Employer OPT Reporting Question" in the subject line.

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