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Oklahoma State University

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) defines Curricular Practical Training as employment that is an “integral part” of a student’s course of study. This work authorization is granted by a DSO (Designated School Official) for an F-1 student to complete an internship that is an academic component of the student’s degree program.

 

 

How to apply

Step1: Read the instruction and presentation file, and fill out the documents

The instruction file includes "Academic Advisor Confirmation form", "Adviser’s Letter Sample", and "Offer/Employment Letter Sample".

CPT Presentation File

OSU CPT Application Instructions (Updated on 04-12-2021)

Step2: Fill the form below

CPT Application Form

To submit the CPT application you will need to upload the following documents:

  • Academic Advisor Confirmation Form
  • Adviser’s letter (see example of the recommendation letter below)
  • Offer/Employment letter
  • Copy of the internship class enrollment

Step 3: Wait for email notification that the ISS office has issued your CPT I-20. 

You may collect the CPT I-20 in the ISS office. Please allow up to 10 business days to process the CPT  I-20.