F1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations state that Curricular Practical Training (CPT) must be directly related to the major and an integral part of an established curriculum.
CPT is defined as "alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school." Thus, CPT for F-1 students is intended to provide work experience in situations where the work serves as an integral part of a student's academic program, prior to completion of that program.
- Information about eligibility
- Information about criteria
Application and Authorization
- Information about process
- Link to Skidmore form
- Link to OAA credit for internships
- Link Social Security Section