Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Checklist for International Students

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is temporary employment directly related to an F-1 student's academic program. CPT gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience through an internship or off-campus training.

CPT Categories

  • Part-Time Training – Employment for 20 hours or less per week
  • Full-Time Training – Employment for more than 20 hours per week

CPT Application Requirements

To apply for CPT, you must provide the following:

  • An employment letter from your employer
  • The Advisor's Curricular Practical Training Recommendation Form signed and completed
  • The CPT Authorization Request Form signed and completed
  • Updated degree plan signed by your advisor that indicates the course for which you will obtain CPT credit
  • A copy of your most recent I-20, I-94 (front and back), visa and information page of your passport. Please include a copy of the renewal page if appropriate.

If you believe you are eligible for CPT, you can request the above forms from International Programs.

For More Information Contact

International Programs
ENMU Station 2
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
800.FOR.ENMU (800.367.3668)
Phone: 575.562.4697