For students on the Reynolda Campus, approval for CPT is granted by ISSS (International Student & Scholar Services).
STEP 1: Obtain an offer of employment. Make sure the offer letter is signed and printed on official letter head from the employer. Submit your letter and supplemental documentation by uploading them in the online application (e.g. emails from your recruiter, printout of original job description from employer or application website)
The letter and supplemental documentation must contain the following:
- Brief description of employment
- Contact information of employer representative
- Address of place where student will be working
- Estimated number of hours per week
- Employment start date
- Employment end date
STEP 2: Meet with your academic advisor prior to requesting the CPT Recommendation, a requirement of the CPT Application. In order for your application to be processed by ISSS the advisor must confirm that the proposed employment is integral to your course of study and that course credit will be earned upon successful completion of the curricular training (or that an internship component is required for all students pursuing the degree).
STEP 3: Once the application is reviewed, processed, and approved by ISSS an updated I-20 form will be issued page 2 of the new I-20 will include:
- CPT Approval
- CPT Start and End Dates
- CPT Employment Location