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Work experiences which are an integral part of an academic program are considered "curricular practical training." These experiences may include alternate work/study programs, internships, cooperative education, and practicum experiences. To be eligible for CPT, students must receive course credit or be in a recognized co-op program.
If you do not have a Social Security number you will need to apply for one. The staff in ISS is happy to help you with this process. The first step is requesting a Social Security letter from our office. Please use this form.
It is important to keep your address updated in SIS while you are on co-op. How to update your address in the Student Information System (SIS)
How to Apply for Curricular Practical Training
When this information is received an ISS advisor will create a new SEVIS I-20 with CPT Authorization on it. You will receive an email in two to three days when the new I-20 is available.