Federal regulations state, Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is defined to be an internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school.
You are required to use this form to request authorization to accept OFF-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT (paid or unpaid) as it relates to practicums, internships, or practice experience courses. Once the form is submitted it will be reviewed and once approved
you will receive a new I-20 showing the employer and the CPT approval. CPT must be authorized each semester. The dates of CPT authorization are limited to align with semester enrollment dates.