In order to determine your CPT eligibility, please consult with your Academic Advisor. Once they determine you are eligible for CPT, the following immigration conditions apply:
Maintenance of F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year in a degree program.
Proposed employment must be an integral part of an established curriculum and meet one of the following requirements:
Internship is required of all candidates for a particular degree program; or
Internship is required of a particular student's degree program as a planned option in their program of study; or
Internship is necessary/integral for the student’s dissertation or thesis competencies.
Must be enrolled in an internship course as required or approved by your academic unit. If you have not enrolled in the internship course when applying for CPT the application will be delayed.
Note: If your program does not offer an internship as part of your curriculum and you wish to participate in an internship, you will need to apply for Pre-OPT. It is in your best interest to determine early if an internship is an option as Pre-OPT applications take approximately 90 days to process.
When to Apply
ISSC processing time is up to 10 business days, please plan ahead.
Each academic unit has specific timelines, policies, eligibility requirements, and forms that you need to be aware of. Please consult with your academic advisor to fully understand your academic unit’s specific CPT process.
Do not apply for CPT before you have enrolled in your internship class.
We highly recommend that you attend a CPT information session prior to beginning the application process.
For information about the CPT Approval Process at ASU, please visit this webpage.