Internships - Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Students must submit all completed and accurate paperwork for CPT no later than 15 business days (3 weeks) before the start of the semester.

When preparing the required documents, keep in mind that your academic advisor and internship employer will also need to complete paperwork.

We recommend starting the CPT process at least 2-3 months before the start of the internship.

CPT Basics

What is CPT?  
Eligibility for CPT  
The Two Types of CPT: Required  
The Two Types of CPT: Integral  
When Should I Apply for CPT?  
Will CPT Affect OPT (Post-Completion Work Authorization)?  

CPT Process

Step 1 - Academic Process  
Step 2 - Employment Process  
Step 3 - CPT Authorization Process  


There is no class available for me to use with CPT, and employment is not required for my degree.  
Do I need to request CPT for an unpaid internship?  
I was an F-1 student at another school before coming to WT. Am I eligible to apply for CPT immediately?  
What Start and End Dates Should I Put?  
I want to do CPT over the span of two semesters. May I enroll in just one CPT course?  
Do I need CPT authorization if my employment will be on campus?  
When I apply for CPT, how should I indicate that I will be working remotely?