Academic Department

F1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Via the Academic Department

Our office holds CPT workshops each semester, please see Our Calendar for upcomming sessions 

Definition
  • Immigration regulations define CPT as training programs that are an integral part of an established curriculum; defined as alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education or any other type of required internship/practicum, which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school.

  • The ‘training’ may be required for a particular course but the course does not need to be a requirement of a particular program of study.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete part one of the  CPT Through Academic Department Form.
  2. Have academic advisor complete part two of the form and submit to the ISSO for approval.
  3. Allow 5 business days processing time for the new I-20 authorizing CPT employment in the U.S.