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Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

CPT for UMN Students on F-1 Visa

Are you looking for the ISSS CPT Online Workshop? Go to MyISSS to get started.

The information here is for UMN international students on F-1 visas who:

  • Want to know more about CPT,
  • Have started the ISSS CPT Online Workshop, and/or
  • Want to know the basic steps to apply for CPT.

The information is also for students who:

  • Have applied for CPT in the past and need some basic reminders, and/or
  • Are currently in their CPT period and want to change, add, remove employment.
All students who wish to apply for CPT must complete the ISSS CPT Online Workshop before submitting their application. Reviewing the information on this website will not fulfill your application requirements.

What do you want to know?

Basics of CPT Steps to Apply for CPT Special CPT Situations

Want to know the difference between CPT and OPT? Review our CPT/OPT comparision chart to learn more.