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课程实践训练(CPT)

什么是CPT?

"…Curricular practical training is defined to be alternate 工作/study, 实习, 合作教育, 或由赞助单位与学校签订合作协议提供的任何其他类型的必需实习或实习."

[8 CFR 214 ..2(f)(10)(i)]

课程实训是 一种简单的获得就业资格的方法或一个能够工作到可选实践培训开始的垫脚石.

资格

谁有资格申请CPT?

F-1身份的学生,在目前的学位课程中全日制注册至少一学年的学生,在完成学位所需的所有学期学时之前,有资格参加课程实践训练. CPT can be done during the regular academic year or during the summer or winter break.

哪些人没有资格申请CPT?

  1. Students who have received a program extension to extend the end date on the I-20; the DSO will need to discuss the nature of your program extension to determine whether CPT will further delay your completion of studies.
  2. After completion of all semester hours 要求 for a degree.  有 只有两个例外:
    1. 一个不寻常的机会 短时间内, such as a weekend performance in a symphony orchestra or one-day participation in a 工作shop or research study; OR
    2. 实习是 要求 by the program of study as documented by information from the academic department
  3. 涉及自主创业、承包工作或为其他学生开办的创业公司工作的情况.
  4. 毕业后:毕业或完成一门课程学习后.
  5. While enrolled in a Professional Improvement or Non-Degree course of study.
  6. Based on a course of study for a Certificate or Minor degree.
  7. 申请OPT后.
  8. 在OPT一段时间后恢复学习, unless starting a new degree program 而且 the established curriculum requires immediate participation in CPT; otherwise the student entering a new degree program after OPT will be eligible for CPT after one academic year in the new program of study.
  9. After returning to finish the current degree program following completion of OPT.
  10. 同时参与并发注册.
  11. 任何因为任何原因而失去地位的人, 包括不保持全职注册或未经授权工作.

注意: The DSO reserves the right to review 而且 deny CPT 应用程序s, particularly if the DSO feels the student is trying to delay graduation.

常见问题

我什么时候可以申请,什么时候可以开始CPT?

你 are eligible to apply up to 90 days before the end of your first year of study.  The actual CPT employment can不 begin until the first academic year is complete. 你 不能 在获得DSO的CPT授权前开始工作,或在授权到期或毕业后继续工作. If you do, you will be engaged in unlawful employment (i.e.,你将是“非法工作”). 一般来说,最好在入职前1-4周申请CPT授权. 当你申请的时候,你必须能够证明你将继续为你的学位而努力. 因此, 你应该能够证明你已经注册了,并且在你将要参加CPT的学术学期中继续取得学术进步. 例如, if you are applying during the fall semester for CPT with a spring semester start date, you should be registered in classes for the spring semester. The only exception to this policy is for CPT taking place in the summer, during which enrollment is generally 不 要求 for international students.

Do I need to apply to the USCIS for CPT authorization?

No. 你不需要向USCIS申请. In fact, only the DSO can authorize CPT for eligible Coe students.

我什么时候可以开始CPT工作?

您可以在收到DSO批准您进行CPT的I-20后立即开始工作, 而且 as soon as the start date requested on the I-20 arrives. begin your employment before you receive the CPT authorization from the DSO, 否则你就是非法打工了!

What if I want to do CPT for more than one semester?

The DSO will require you to renew your CPT 应用程序 each semester. 这意味着,如果您希望继续工作,您必须提前计划在当前学期的授权到期之前更新授权. 还记得, 在申请时,你还必须能够证明你已经注册,并在未来的学期继续取得学业进步, unless you will be applying to extend your CPT into the summer.

Can I use CPT to engage in self-employment or open a business?

No, it is 不 possible to use CPT for these purposes.

Will I be eligible to extend my I-20 if I do 全职CPT?

在大多数情况下,不是. While you may be eligible to be approved for 全职CPT, you are still expected to be making normal progress on your degree. 除非你的课程要求你的CPT, 如果一个学生完成了一个学期或更多的全日制CPT,然后不能按时毕业,DSO将不愿意延长I-20签证. If you believe you may find yourself in this situation, please talk to the DSO before applying for 全职CPT.

Do I have to be registered when I am participating in CPT in the fall/spring?

是的, 你必须在秋季或春季学期注册为js345金沙城娱乐场线路的学生,以获得带学费的学分——不带学费的实习注册本身是不够的. 

  • 如果你参加 兼职CPT, you must maintain full-time enrollment (3 Coe credits). 
  • 如果你参加 全职CPT (超过20小时/周),在全日制CPT学习期间,你仍然必须注册3个Coe学分.

你有责任与你的学术顾问一起决定适合你注册的课程.

What is the difference between Optional Practical Training (OPT) 而且 CPT?

OPT permits employment after completion of a course of study. 申请OPT不需要工作邀请. There is no time limit to CPT, while full-time OPT is limited to one year. It is possible to do part-time OPT while still in the middle of a program of study, 但大多数学生也有资格申请CPT,所以很少有学生在完成要求的学期课时之前申请OPT.

如果我做CPT,以后还能做OPT吗?

是的, as long as you do 不 engage in 全职CPT (that is, more than 20 hours/week) for a cumulative total of 12 months. 非全日制专业实习(每周20小时或以下)对其后申请OPT的资格没有影响, 即使你工作了一年多.

如果我有CPT授权,我可以换雇主吗? Can I 工作 full-time instead of part-time, or vice-versa?

是的, but only with prior authorization from the DSO. If you change employers, or if you change from part-time to full-time employment, you 必须 重新申请新的CPT授权. 你 can不 make the change until you have obtained a new CPT authorization I-20, 否则你将在未经授权的情况下工作.e.,“非法打工”). If you change from full-time to part-time employment, 你应通知渠务处长,以免受雇影响你申请OPT的资格.

Am I eligible for CPT if I am or ever have been a part-time student?

If you have ever been enrolled as a part-time student, 您必须在您未注册的学期存档“减量课程申请”. 否则无法授权CPT.

如果我有实习或其他没有报酬的工作机会,我还需要CPT授权吗?

是的, 如果实习, 工作, or volunteer opportunity is related to your major field of study, you should still apply for CPT authorization even if you will 不 receive payment. 在移民术语中,“就业”的定义并不一定等同于获得报酬, 而国土安全部希望即使是从事无薪实习的国际学生也能获得CPT的授权. 这包括那些可能通过他们的学术部门注册实习学分的学生.

Can I travel outside the US if I have been authorized for CPT?

是的. For further information on traveling outside the US 而且 carrying proper documentation, please review the travel information section of the website.

If I am authorized for CPT employment 而且 I decide 不 to use it, 我可以稍后再提出CPT申请吗?

是的, unless you are ineligible due to one of the factors listed previously. 然而, 一旦您知道您不会使用整个授权期间,请DSO通知USCIS取消您的CPT.


CPT申请指引 

一般信息:

  • 课程实践训练(CPT)为已经在美国学习一年以上的F1学生提供, 校外工作的机会. 
  • 该工作必须是毕业所要求的,或者必须是与你的学习领域直接相关的学分工作经验.
  • 一般来说,CPT的工作时间必须少于每周20小时,并且必须保持全日制课程.
  • 如果你全职CPT工作超过12个月, you will 不 be eligible for OPT after you graduate.
  • CPT is generally authorized for one semester at a time.
  • 一般来说,在美国居住不到5年的F1学生有不同的税收. Their employers do 不 need to pay the FICA tax/social security tax.  但是,所有其他的税都必须缴纳.  请把这件事告诉你的导师. 

要求:

  • CPT申请表格
  • A copy of the job offer on letterhead with all of the relevant employment information
  • I-94表格副本
  • 新I-20表格副本*
  • Verification from Coe’s Registrar’s Office that student is registered full-time
  • If over summer, student will need to register for non-credit practicum

*Coe will generate a new I-20 with your CPT 工作 authorization.

在你收到新的I-20表格之后, you must provide employment eligibility information to your employer. Employment authorization for your employer will include your new I-20, 护照, I-94, 和社会保障卡. 你r employer should fill out the Employment 资格 Form I-9.

CPT应用程序:

请下载 应用程序 而且, 当完全完成时, 附上述附加文件, 直接交给彼得·格拉赫, DSO.