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International Student Services has created a virtual Curricular Practical Training workshop called Get Your CPT ASAP for all applicants to complete before applying for Curricular Practical Training.
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, practicum experiences, or other temporary employment. 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 and follow these instructions to obtain the SSN.
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.