Curricular Practical Training
CPT Process and Policy
International Student Services has implemented a new CPT process as of 2.17.17 which requires all international students who would like to particpate in an off campus work experience to have their work experience reviewed and approved by the Office of Career Development.
Students must throughly read and follow the required steps outlined in the CPT packet. Failure to abide by the requirements of CPT could result in termination of the I-20 and SEVIS record.
CPT Packet for all international students: CPT PACKET
Federal Labor Laws have determined that a person will need work authorization for a paid or unpaid work experience,internship, or training. This means if an F-1 student is going to work off campus, that person will need to receive work authorization prior to beginning the experience.
To throughly understand the impact of unauthorized work you must read FDU F-1 International Student Work Authorization Policy
Metro students CPT applications are only accepted during ISS Walk-In hours.
For any questions please contact the ISS office on your campus.