Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

Are you an F-1 student who wants to participate in an off-campus internship? Do you want to gain work experience before graduating? Join the Curricular Practical Training workshop and learn the eligibility requirements, resources on-campus, …

CPT Information for Campus

What is Curricular Practical Training (CPT)? Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of temporary employment authorization for F-1 student visa holders. CPT allows for off-campus practical workplace training, including employment, internship, or practicum–paid or unpaid. The position description must be directly related to the student’s major field of study. The purpose of CPT is…

CPT During the Fall & Spring Semesters

You may request authorization for part-time or full-time CPT. At all times, you must continue to make satisfactory progress toward completing your degree program. Satisfactory progress is defined by each school/college or department. Definitions can be found in the Guide. You must continue to maintain valid F-1 status. This includes enrolling full-time during the fall…

CPT Eligibility

Who Can Apply A degree-seeking F-1 student who: Has been enrolled full-time for one full academic year Academic year = Consecutive Fall and Spring semester enrollment A transfer student who transferred their I-20 SEVIS record to UW-Madison may qualify A UW-Madison student who changed education levels and was issued a “change of level” I-20 (not…