Authorization Procedure and Application Packet

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Authorization Procedure
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  1. Student consults OISS for eligibility regarding F-1 status;
  2. Student consults Academic Department for academic eligibility before obtaining job offer;
  3. Student obtains official job offer letter stating employer contact information, responsibility, pay rate, beginning and ending dates (must be in future) and working hours per week;
  4. Student gets CPT Employer Agreement completed and signed by employer;
  5. Student submits completed CPT Application FormEmployer Agreement and job offer letter to Academic Dean/Chair/ Graduate Program Director/Undergraduate Academic Advisor for evaluation and approval;
  6. Student is registered in a corresponding course for the practical training that will appear on the transcript; for summer registration, student should attach proof of tuition payment to avoid automatic deregistration due to non-payment. 
  7. AFTER registration, student submits approved CPT ApplicationEmployer Agreement , Job Offer Letter and summer tuition payment receipt to OISS;
  8. OISS processes CPT authorization on SEVIS and issues new I-20 that bears CPT dates, employer info and statement of CPT as an integral part of the curriculum;
  9. Student may ONLY start working AFTER new I-20 is issued.
  10. Student receives grade/credit for CPT on transcript to be granted by Academic Department.
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Complete CPT Application Packet
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