Center for International Services & Programs

Curricular Practical Training

What is Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is defined as employment which is an integral part of an established curriculum, including "alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any type of required internship  or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school. " Source: [8 CFR 214.2(f)(10)(i)]. CPT is available only prior to the completion of you degree program and you must have a job offer at the time of application. CPT employment may not delay completion of the academic program.

  • Types of CPT
  • Part-Time vs Full-Time CPT 
  • Eligiliblity Criteria
  • CPT and Full-Time Enrollemtn Requirement
  • Documentation Needed to Apply
  • Submitting Your Request for CPT Form I-20
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Address Notification Requirement
  • CPT and Unpaid Internships
  • CPT Workshop Schedule