You can do part-time or full-time CPT during your final semester only if you meet all of the following requirements:
- You are enrolled for traditional, on-campus credits that are required to earn your degree (including dissertator credits)
- Your on-campus course enrollment is for the full duration of the final semester
- The CPT end date does not go beyond the date that final grades are due for that semester (in most cases, your I-20 end date), or your current I-20 end date, whichever date is earlier.
It may be difficult to do CPT outside of the Madison area during your final semester, especially for students in a coursework only degree program (no thesis/dissertation requirement). If you have a practical training offer outside of Madison, you must submit a copy of your on-campus course syllabus to show your in-person meeting times. Students in dissertator status may request an exception to the physical presence status if it is supported by their academic advisor.