Current Internship Changes/Extensions
Changes to CPT authorization need to be approved BEFORE the current internship end date or when the change will happen.
If there are any changes to your internship after you have been authorized for CPT (i.e. different dates, a different location) you must first submit documentation about the change to the academic office overseeing your internship (see Step 2). Then, you must use the ISSS request form found in Step 3 to obtain a new Form I-20 reflecting the changes and/or extension of CPT authorization.
Extensions apply only within a given semester. Continuing an internship into a new semester equals a new period of CPT, new paperwork and a new course enrollment. (see below).
If you plan to have a new internship in the next semester, either with the same employer or a new employer, new paperwork, new academic approval, and new CPT authorization is needed prior to starting the internship. Follow the CPT application process as listed above.
Failure to comply with obtaining CPT authorization, or making timely updates may be a violation of your immigration status.