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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

2 Types of Practical Training

NOTE: See PPT slide - Lucas is working on a table that shows the differences - like the one they have at Stanford.  (PDF)

Practical training is divided into 2 training options:

  1. Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  2. Optional Practical Training (OPT)

CPT

Curricular practical training requires that the training must be related to your major and part of your academic program of study while you are enrolled in school. CPT is authorized by the International Student Center (ISC).

OPT

Optional practical training allows more flexibility. The training must still be related to your major, but it does not need to be part of your academic program of study. You can take the training either during or after your course of study. OPT must be approved by USCIS.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
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