University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

F – 1 Students

F-1 Work Options

Comparison of CPT and OPT

International students often have these questions:

  • Is CPT only for required internships?
  • Is CPT part of OPT?
  • When does CPT eliminate my chance for OPT?
  • What is the difference between CPT and OPT?

Review the following spreadsheet for more information. If you have issues reading it here or wish to print the chart, you can also access it on Google Drive.