Student's Checklist for Curricular Practical Training

Maintain your valid F-1 status! You must have authorization before you begin a paid or unpaid position. Failure to do so is a serious violation of current, federal immigration regulations and could have serious personal consequences for you.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, PLEASE CHECK OFF EACH ITEM AS YOU COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

1.You will submit these items to the ISSS office for processing of the CPT I-20:

__ Completed academic advisor's recommendation form for Curricular Practical Training

__ Offer Letter from Employer, must be on official company letterhead (see example below)
Check your offer letter, does it:
•  Give the starting and ending date of the position
•  Give the number of hours to be worked each week
•  Include a brief description of job duties

Submit your application when you have a completed academic advisor's recommendation form and an offer letter that has all of the required information

2. If your internship is not a general requirement of your degree program:

__ Register for a minimum of 1 credit during each semester (or equivalent time period during the summer) of the CPT employment. This is necessary for a paid or unpaid internship.

Offer Letter Example:
(Note: Offer Letter for CPT must be on employer's letterhead stationary)

Date

To Whom It May Concern:

(Student's Name) has been offered the position of (name of position). This position begins on (start date) and ends on (end date). The position will be for (number of hours) each week.

The duties of this position will include:
(brief description of duties)

Sincerely,

Name of employer

If you have additional questions regarding curricular practical training email ISSS Employment Team at  intl.work@binghamton.edu or you can call 777-2510 and schedule an appointment.


Last Updated: 10/8/14