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Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is defined as alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the University of Central Florida. CPT gives F-1 students the possibility to work off-campus. It may be required or optional, but it must be a related and integral part of the student's academic program. CPT is typically done on a part-time basis (up to 20 hours per week) during the school year and on a full-time basis (over 20 hours per week) during vacation periods. Eligibility for CPT must first be determined by an ISC immigration adviser and then authorized prior to students beginning employment.

Please review the Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) Application Checklist and Agreement. You will need to make an appointment with an International Services Center immigration adviser and have items below completed and prepared before the meeting. You will also need the job offer letter details listed in the form prior to meeting with your Office of Experiential Learning Faculty Coordinator.

Visit the International Affairs and Global Strategies (IAGS) website for more information about the application process.