CPT Changes for International Students Effective Autumn Quarter 2021

We have some exciting changes coming to Curricular Practical Training with ISS. Over the past year, our advising team at ISS has discussed many of the challenges and compliance issues that occur for F-1 students related to their Curricular Practical Training experience. Therefore, we have updated our CPT policy and practice to ensure students are maintaining status and engaging in training as specified in the F-1 regulations.

Starting autumn quarter 2021, we will begin processing CPTs to better ensure compliance.

  • ISS will only approve CPT for one quarter at a time.
  • Students must be enrolled in CPT credits at the time of the CPT request to receive CPT authorization.
  • Students must provide an employment offer letter when they submit an CPT request to ISS. (See website for a sample letter.)

We’ve updated our CPT website and CPT form to clarify the CPT process and requirements for students.

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach Eli Heller (He/Him)