Please note International Students cannot work on or off campus without prior approval.
CPT is an alternate work/study internship, work experience education or any other
type of required internship or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers
through cooperative agreements with the school.
OPT is temporary employment for practical training directly related to the students'
majors upon completion of programs.
|Types of Optional Practical Training:|
|While school is in session
(pre-completion practical training)
|A student may work up to 20 hours per week while attending a program of study;|
|Vacation Period Practical Training||A student may work up to 40 hours per week during the summer vacation or during the break between semesters;|
|Post-Completion Practical Training.||A student may work up to 40 hours per week after the completion of an associate degree or certificate only. Student must apply through the DSO before the end of his or her program or request will be denied by USCIS. A student is allowed to submit an application for OPT 90 days before the end of the academic program.|
International students with F1 status who believe they are eligible for practical training or work based on economic hardship must see the DSO at the ISO office for approval of employment request and for information on how to complete the appropriate paperwork.