Read more about CPT on Study in the States website, www.studyinthestates.dhs.gov.
Basic facts about CPT:
- Training relates directly to the student’s major area of study.
- Training is an integral part of the school’s established curriculum.
- Designated school official (DSO) must authorize CPT in SEVIS, and the authorization prints on the student’s Form I-20.
- Occurs before the student’s program end date as listed on the Form I-20.
- Authorization is for one specific employer and for a specific period of time.
- Student must secure the training opportunity before CPT can be authorized.
- CPT must be authorized before the student can begin work.
- Student can have more than one CPT authorization at the same time.
- One year of full-time CPT eliminates a student’s eligibility for OPT (Optional Practical Training)
- CPT includes work that is both paid and unpaid.
- Students in the first year of their program are ineligible for CPT.
- Students in the first year of their program may work for Hebrew College.
- Students who want to be approved for paid CPT (or work at Hebrew College) must apply for and receive a US social security number.
Note that you must remain a full-time student regardless of the number of hours you are doing CPT.
In order to request authorization for CPT, please fill out and submit this form. It will be directed to one of Hebrew College’s Designated School Officials. You will be notified via email if the CPT is approved.
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