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CPT F1 International Students UFIC International Student Services January 28, 2013.

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1 CPT F1 International Students UFIC International Student Services January 28, 2013

2 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)  What is CPT?  Eligibility for CPT  CPT Regulations  CPT Limitations  Applying for CPT  CPT Registration Requirements  Questions

3 What is CPT?  Curricular practical training is an integral part of an F-1 student’s established curriculum which allows them to engage in experiential training in any type of required or optional internship or practicum experience.  CPT is done DURING your degree program (before you graduate)  You are still an F1 visa holder while on CPT

4 Eligibility for CPT  To be eligible, you must have:  Been enrolled as a full time (12 credits undergrad, 9 credits grad) student for at least one full academic year of study (fall and spring semesters only*)  Maintained legal immigration student status  Be enrolled accordingly for CPT internship credits  Been formally offered and accepted an internship *summer semesters are considered vacation time for international students and do NOT count toward full academic year of study.

5 CPT Regulations  CPT must be:  An “integral part of established curriculum”  Required of all students, or  Optional for specific course or curriculum track  An official internship or practicum experience – meaning your department must be willing to assign credits in order for your ISA to authorize the CPT  DURING your degree program (BEFORE graduation; you cannot extend your academic stay for CPT, unless your department REQUIRES the CPT at the end of your coursework)

6  Authorized for a specific employer, location and period approved in SEVIS  Can be approved for part-time (20 hours or less) or full-time (over 20 hours)  Is available *up to* 12 months (full-time) for each higher degree level earned.  WILL cause you to LOSE your OPT if you exceed 12 months or more of full-time CPT  Part-time CPT, does not count toward 12-month CPT maximum CPT Regulations, continued

7  You are allowed to do CPT for *up to* one year, but  It will only be authorized per semester  You MUST be registered accordingly before it can be authorized  You cannot be enrolled full-time and be on full-time CPT  This means that if you are on full-time CPT, you can only enroll in a maximum of :  UNDERGRADS  4 credits or less, including CPT credits [ 1 CPT (required), 3 Online/EDGE (optional)]  GRADS  6 credits or less, including CPT credits [3 CPT (required), 3 Online/EDGE (optional)] CPT Limitations

8  GRADUATE Students on Assist/Fellowships:  You cannot be on an assistantship and have a FULL time CPT.  You can have a PART time CPT if and only if the hours on CPT and the hours of your assist/fellowship TOTAL 20 hours or less per week  For Example: .50 FTE = 20 hours, therefore NO part time CPT allowed .33 FTE = 13.2 hours, therefore additional 6.8 hours of CPT allowed .25 FTE = 10 hours, therefore additional 10 hours of CPT allowed CPT Limitations, continued

9 QUESTION: Do I need to contact my International Student Advisor BEFORE I can work? LocationSemester Work Hours Per Week* 20 Hours or Less Over 20 Hours ON Campus FallNo YES SpringNo YES SummerNo OFF Campus Fall YES Spring YES Summer YES * Hours per Week ON Campus is Friday to Thursday * Hours per Week OFF Campus is usually Monday to Friday (check with employer)

10  Make an appointment!  Call or to schedule an appointment to meet with your International Student Advisor  Complete the required steps BEFORE your appointment  Register appropriately for CPT credits  Complete the CPT Application Form  Get the Departmental Recommendation Form completed by your Academic Advisor/Department  Obtain formal offer letter from your internship on the employer's letterhead, stating the location of the internship, the length of internship including start date and description of duties Instructions & Forms: Applying for CPT

11  Register for appropriate CPT credits  Full-time CPT for GRADUATE students:  3 credits fall and spring, 2 credits summer  Full-time CPT for UNDERGRADUATE students:  1 credit each fall, spring, and summer semesters  Part-time CPT for GRADUATE students:  1 credit each fall, spring, 2 credits summer  (included in the total full-time enrollment requirement)  Part-time CPT for UNDERGRADUATE students:  1 credit fall, spring, and summer semesters  (included in the total full-time enrollment requirement) CPT Registration Requirements

12 CPT Registration Requirements, continued C P T Registration Requirements Full Time C P T Part Time C P T Undergraduate Student Fall Must register for at least 1 internship credit hour Must register for a full course load of which 1 credit must be CPT Spring Must register for at least 1 internship credit hour Must register for a full course load of which 1 credit must be CPT Summer Must register for at least 1 internship credit hour Graduate Student Fall Must register for 3 internship credit hours Must register for a full course load of which 1 credit must be CPT Spring Must register for 3 internship credit hours Must register for a full course load of which 1 credit must be CPT Summer Must register for 2 internship credit hours

13 CPT Questions?

14 Contact Your International Student Advisor! A-CD-JK & L Patricia AlbaEthel PorrasSteve Ghulamani M-QR-VW-Z Candice DeBose-TysonJessica KellyMartine Angrand


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