Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Students may apply for and participate in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) during the academic year. CPT allows you to work in training programs that are an “integral part of an established curriculum.” Examples of CPT are internships or practicums that are clearly identified and described in the course catalog or that are included on the Graduate Study Plan. To qualify as CPT, the training program must either award academic credit or be required by your degree program. You must be enrolled in at least 3 UAF credits to receive CPT. If used for graduate research having a direct impact on the thesis or project, credits may be thesis or research.
4. International Student Advisor meeting. The ISA will review the offer and recommendation. If there are questions regarding the appropriateness of the request fulfilling the “integral part of the established curriculum,” the ISA will discuss this with the academic advisor. On approval, the ISA will process a SEVIS Form I-20 with the CPT endorsement. The student will be provided with a complete copy of the application file.