Curricular Practical Training for F-1 Students


You must have ISSS's CPT authorization on your I-20 before you are allowed to work on CPT. This website includes information about how to request adding CPT to your I-20.

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

  • Want to know more about CPT and off-campus work,
  • Have started the ISSS CPT Online Workshop, and/or
  • Want to know the basic steps to apply for CPT before taking the online workshop.

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.

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Last updated: January 17, 2023