OPT requirements on F1 visa delayed


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Hello everyone!

I am a student for a 1-year STEM Masters program in the US, which is set to start at the end of March. I am yet to receive my visa and it looks like it will not be granted until May or June according to the consulate. My college has allowed for online attendance, so I can attend classes remotely.
I am curious about the implications of this situation regarding the OPT (Optional Practical Training) rules, which state that I must be present on an F1 visa for one academic year. If I am unable to obtain my visa until July or August, will I still be eligible to apply for OPT after graduation?
Any insights or advice would be greatly appreciated!