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Curricular Practical Training
CPT Admission and Application Information
To be eligible for Curricular Practical Training, an F-1 student must meet the following basic requirements:
Additionally, only students in majors that require an internship for their curriculum are eligible for CPT. See the list below to see if your major qualifies you to apply.
All of the following information must be provided to International Affairs (IA) for CPT authorization to be given. Please expect a processing time of three to seven days for IA to complete the authorization. Processing of a CPT application cannot begin until all of the following documentation has been submitted:
The job offer letter must contain the following information:
Beginning work without authorization from the Immigration and Naturalization Service or IA is a serious violation of F-1 status.
Please be aware that a social security number is not an authorization to accept employment off-campus.
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