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Job Placements Services
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is temporary employment authorization for F-1 visa non-immigrant foreign students in the United States while they are enrolled in a college-level degree program. The training should be directly related to your major field of study—paid or unpaid. CPT is authorized by the ISS office.
“Practical training” can include:
- Internship experience (paid or unpaid)
- Cooperative (co-op) education experience
- Practicum participation
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Pre-completion OPT (OPT that is done prior to program completion) can be authorized either part-time (up to 20 hours per week) or full-time (20 hours or more per week). Whether you are granted part-time or full-time authorization depends on the request you submitted on your OPT application and is reflected on your Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Pre-completion OPT can be paid or unpaid training related to your major field of study.