CPT Application Process

1. Secure Academic Approval & Course Registration

2. Obtain Approval for the CEL or GMP:

    • The process varies based on whether you are enrolling in the CEL (undergraduates) or GMP (graduate students)

3. Schedule an Appointment with an International Student Advisor (ISA)

    • Call the Glavin Office at (781) 239-4565 to schedule a 30-minute appointment with an ISA (one day in advance)
    • Bring your approved CEL or GMP Enrollment Form and your I-94 (arrival/departure record) to the appointment.
      • Your I-94 (arrival/departure record) can be printed from www.cbp.gov/I94
      • During this appointment, you will be issued a new Form I-20 authorizing CPT. 
    • Do not begin employment until you are authorized for CPT.