Curricular Practical Training


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Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an employment option available to F-1 students that may be an internship, cooperative education job, a practicum, or any other work experience that is either required for your degree (as defined in the course catalog) or for which academic credit is awarded.

CPT Eligibility

  • must have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis for one full academic year
  • your employment must be an integral part of your degree program
  • your job offer must be related to your major or field of study

Please review the CPT Online Workshop. Note that this is a workshop through the Twin Cities Campus, but the general information is the same. You will apply for your CPT by contacting UMD International Student Services.

For CPT application forms, please click here.