OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
Curricular Practical Training
Curricular Practical Training is any internship or co-op that is required by and/or integral to a student’s academic program. At Wesley, an internship taken for credit, in association with an academic course, is considered Curricular Practical Training (CPT). CPT authorization is required for all internships, regardless of whether the internship is paid or unpaid.
The U.S. government requires that all F-1 international students apply for and receive CPT authorization prior to starting any off-campus job/internship. Therefore, in order for an F-1 international student to participate in any internship component, the student must apply for—and receive—his/her CPT authorization before starting the internship. A student whose application is approved will receive a new Form I-20 with the CPT authorization listed on page 2.
The following lists the steps you must take to apply for CPT authorization at Wesley. You can download these instructions for offline reference here.