Can I participate in full-time CPT during the semester?
CPT is meant to complement your degree program and not interrupt the progress of your degree. A student who applies for CPT must be able to show that they are enrolled full-time for the semester in which they are requesting work authorization. CPT approved during a semester will be approved for part-time (up to, but no more than, 20 hours/week) unless the CPT request is for the IPSS or DPMI course. For these two courses, CPT is approved full-time for the term in which they are taken.