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Student Exchange and Visitor Program Releases Handout About CPT

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.

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