CPT work authorization may only be granted to the internship/employment directly related to the student’s major area of study and only if the student is otherwise eligible.
Student Self-Check Preliminary CPT Eligibility:
( ) I am in a degree seeking program
( ) The information on my current I-20 matches my current degree level and major(s)
( ) I have always maintained my F-1 status
( ) I have completed one full academic year of full-time study
( ) My CGPA is above 3.0. If your CGPA is below 3.0, please check with your department about your eligibility for CPT
If you answer "yes" to all questions listed above, you may be eligible to apply for CPT. ISSS will verify your eligibility after you submit your CPT application.CPT Application Process Flow Chart