Curricular Practical Training

Overview of CPT

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of work authorization that allows students to gain practical experience in their field of study as long as the practical training is “an integral part of an established curriculum” [8 CFR 214.2(f)(10)(i)].

Note: You do not have work authorization until you have received an updated I-20 from ISAP with CPT authorization on the second page.

You must obtain work authorization before starting any employment.

For more information regarding CPT, please visit the Portal.