Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is defined as employment which is an integral part of an established curriculum, including: “alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school.” Source: [8 CFR 214.2(f)(10)(i)].  

CPT is available only prior to the completion of your degree program and you must have a job offer at the time of application. CPT employment may not delay completion of the academic program. Curricular Practical Training in not a means of simply gaining employment eligibility or a stepping stone to be able to work until Optional Practical Training begins.

Registration for the Winter 2023 CPT Workshop

CPT Workshop: Click and view the CPT Workshop Presentation

CPT Virtual Workshops: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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Passcode: 874083

Friday, January 20, 2023
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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
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Passcode: 255152

Friday, April 7, 2023
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Passcode: 847029

CPT Forms and Resources

Office of International Affairs

108 - The Union at Dearborn
780 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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Phone: 313-583-6600
Fax: 313-583-6725