Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Request

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This form is to request a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Internship Authorized I-20. Note that if you have any holds on your student account, we may not be able to assist you until all holds are removed.

Before requesting a CPT Internship Authorized I-20, review criteria listed below:

  • Present in the U.S. in valid F-1 status at the time of application.

  • If the internship is required by the academic program, students may engage in the internship as early as their initial quarter. Otherwise, students must be enrolled on a full-time basis for three consecutive quarters (one academic year) at a DHS-approved school without gaps in enrollment such as Post-Completion OPT. We may ask for unofficial transcript from previous institution. 

  • Registered for a credit-bearing internship class unless the training is required for by the academic program.

  • Have an internship offer letter.

Once your request is ready, we will send an email to your UWT email account. Allow 5 business days for processing. 

 

Please indicate your internship company's address. (Street Number and Name) (Apt. Number) (Town or City) (State) (Zip Code)
CPT can start as early as the day after the previous quarter has ended. ISS can only approve CPT for today’s date or a future date.
For continuing students, CPT can be authorized until the day before the following quarter starts. If students like to continue with CPT for the following quarter, they must receive a new authorization. For those graduating and engaged in CPT during final quarter, CPT must end by the Friday of finals week.
Part-time is up to 20 hours/week. Full-time is more than 20 hours/week.
If you use full-time CPT authorization for 365 days, you will lose eligibility for OPT.
Template
RE: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Internship Authorization for <<Name of the Student>>
 
I am an academic advisor of the above student. The student <<is/ is NOT>> currently in good academic standing. The student <<is/is NOT>> making normal and satisfactory progress in <<his/her>> degree program. 
 
The student is expected to complete <<his/her>> educational objective by <<autumn/ winter/ spring/ summer>> quarter, 20XX.
 
The proposed Curricular Practical Training is <<required for the student’s degree program/ is an optional but integral part of the established curriculum and related to the student’s major area of study>>. 
 
I certify that the student has been registered to <<course number and title of the internship course>> for <<number of credits>> during  <<autumn/ winter/ spring/ summer>> quarter, 20XX.* 
 
*course registration is not required if the internship is required for the student’s degree program. 
 
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