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Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training authorization is available to F-1 students who would like to take part in off-campus internships relating to their degree programs. The internship must either be required by the student's degree program or the student must receive course credit for the internship. The internship may be either full time (over 20 hours per week) or part time (20 hours per week or less). Please note that an internship is defined as supervised employment of limited duration, with education and experience being its primary function. Full-time, continuous, benefits-eligible employment is not appropriate for an internship.

Office of International Affairs -  CPT Regulations Handout

Fall 2017 Semester - CPT Dates

Start Date Range: 07/29/2017 - 08/25/2017

End Date Range: 12/09/2017 - 01/10/2018

If graduating in the Fall 2017 semester, CPT end date cannot be later than 12/15/2017

Deadline to apply for CPT for the Fall 2017 semester: 08/23/2017


Spring 2018 Semester - CPT Dates

Start Date Range: 12/09/2017 - 01/17/2018

End Date Range: 04/28/2018 - 06/01/2018

If graduating in the Spring 2018 semester, CPT end date cannot be later than 05/11/2018

Deadline to apply for CPT for the Spring 2018 semester: 01/15/2018


Application Documents for Undergraduate Students

CPT Undergraduate Application

Employer Letter Format


Application Documents for Graduate Students

CPT Graduate Application

Employer Letter Format

Sample Letter from Major Professor