Curricular Practical Training Updates from the Federal Government
On July 3, 2019, the Student Exchange and Visitor Program released a new handout about Curricular Practical Training. You can find it here.
The main points of the handout include:
- CPT is not a subsitute for Optional Practical Training. The two work authorizations are different in nature and are not interchangeable.
- CPT must be an integral part of the school's established curriculum in direct relation to a student's major. CPT cannot be used in relation to a student's minor or for general graduation requirements.