How many hours can I work on CPT?

Employment is limited to 20 hours per week during the regular semesters.  In the summer, CPT

can be full time (more than 20 hours per week).  

When can I begin working?

You can only begin employment if you have received authorization (see 3rd page of your I-20) from Student Services after submitting the following documentation (see application instructions):

 

When am I eligible for CPT?

You are eligible for CPT if you have the following:

 

What is Curricular Practical Training?

Curricular practical training (CPT) allows you to work off-campus in employment that is an integral or important part of your curriculum.  This can include formal internships with employers who have a cooperative agreement with MIIS or other types of practical experience.  Each CPT application is reviewed and approved based on the connection between the proposed work and the academic program.  The authorization process requires letters from both your potential employer and the  Academic Advisor.

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