Navigating the CPT Process

Students working together.

CPT: Curricular Practical Training is a type of work-authorization used for F-1 students to complete off-campus training experiences.

Facts about CPT

1.       CPT is not a pathway to employment.

2.       Students must complete 1 academic year at a U.S. institution to be eligible.

Am I Eligible?

The International Student Services (ISS) website is the best resource for information on the CPT process. You will be able to see if you are eligible on their site.  If you have any specific questions they will be your best resource for information.  They are located at 210 Talbert Hall. 

Steps to CPT