Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F‐1 students

OIS is currently accepting Summer Curricular Practical Training (CPT) applications. The period of employment for a Summer CPT cannot begin earlier than May 8, 2016 and must end no later than August 16, 2016.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of employment authorization* used by students in F‐1 status who wish or need to engage in off-campus employment in their field of study when it is a required component of their curriculum, integral to their thesis or dissertation research (e.g., collecting data or testing hypotheses in a real world industry environment) or part of a cooperative education program in their field of study. Please consult the OIS CPT webpage for eligibility requirements, the application process, and other important information.

To begin the CPT process, applications are submitted by the student to the Career Development Center (2100 Pullen Hall). After review, these are forwarded to OIS for final approval and authorization. The student will receive an email if additional materials are required and/or when the new CPT I-20 is processed, which normally takes 5 to 10 business days from the day OIS receives the materials.

Applications for both full- and part-time Summer CPT can be submitted until Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

*All international students must receive authorization prior to beginning work at an off-campus location.