Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Undergraduate students must contact the Career Services to sign up for co-op before being authorized for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).  Graduate students who are required to have immediate participation in a CPT program are waived from the one academic year of full-time enrollment.  The International Advisor may authorize an F-1 student to participate in the training that is an integral part of an established curriculum.

The academic advisor must indicate to the International Advisor the reason for the CPT, specifying the dates, the location of the site and the name of the company (please contact the International Office at (203)392-6821.  All CPT authorization paperwork must be done before the student starts the CPT employment.  If the student engaged in cumulative 12 months or longer full-time CPT, he or she will become ineligible for OPT.

Engagement in CPT employment without the International Advisor's approval is a violation of status.