The Curricular Practical Training, i.e., CPT is a compulsory employment program for students on an F1 visa. It is required to complete the degree program, usually consisting of supervised fieldwork. Here is a more thorough post on the details of the CPT that you need to know.
You’re probably here because you want to know what universities in the United States offer the CPT. Some of you might be eager to start working as soon as you arrive in the US, so in this article, you will find a list of the universities that allow students to start a CPT the second they arrive.
Please note that this list is based on the reader’s input and that we are not guaranteeing the accuracy of the information.
For more information about how a university supports the CPT, visit the school’s website and do some in-depth investigation.
No luck finding the information you need?
Send an email or call the school in question to find out if they offer a CPT early on in the semester.
goldey beacom college division
Types of CPT
CPT comes in three distinctions–degree-based, course-based, and cooperative:
Degree based CPT – requires that all students in a degree program complete an internship in order to complete their coursework and receive a degree.
Course-based CPT – offers two routes: students enrolled in a particular course can earn a grade through employment or by designing their own research project based on employment.
Cooperative CPT – may be authorized when employment is part of an established formal co-operative educational agreement between your department and a specific employer.
Day 1 CPT Universities
As with all things in the realms of education and visas, there are rules, practices, and procedures around how CPT may be offered.
- Most universities do not offer or all CPT during the first or second semester of study
- Practical training may be authorized for F1 students who have been enrolled for one academic year
- If the curriculum requires it, an F1 student may be authorized for practical training on day 1
- CPT work authorization must be used for work related to the student’s academic degree
While the above-noted items are general rules for how CPT is applied, some exceptions exist.
- CPT may be offered during the first or second semester if the student’s coursework requires it
- Graduate students may bypass the one academic year requirement for practical training
Personal Loans for International Students!
CPT and Day 1 CPT Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for either form of CPT, you must:
Have a valid F1 visa
- The student’s visa must be properly maintained for each semester
- The student must have chosen a major
- The student must have a specific, major-related internship
- The student must not be a visiting exchange student
- For CPT, the student must have been enrolled for one academic year
- For Day 1 CPT, practical training may begin day one
Be enrolled for course credit
- The student must be enrolled for 1 to 2 units of a major-related internship
- CPT must be an integral part of the student’s course requirements
- The student must have a CPT job offer before submitting a CPT authorization request.
goldey beacom masters programs
List of 15 Universities that offer CPT from Day 1:
The following 15 universities allow F1 students to begin their CPT on — or near — day 1, making them an excellent choice for higher education in the US:
|University Name||City||State||CPT on Day 1?|
|University of the Cumberlands||Williamsburg||Kentucky||Day 1|
|International Technological University||San Jose||California||Day 1|
|United States University||Chula Vista||California||Day 1|
|Campbellsville University||Campbellsville||Kentucky||Day 1|
|Knowledge Systems Institute||St.Skokie||Illinois||Day 1|
|Sullivan University||Louisville & Lexington||Kentucky||After the 1st week|
|Wichita State University||Wichita||Kentucky||After 9 months|
|Globe University/Minnesota School of Business||Woodbury||Minnesota||Day 1|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology||Newark||New Jersey||After 1 year|
|Infoserve Technologies Institute||Flushing||New York||Day 1|
|Harrisburg University of Science and Technology||Harrisburg||Pennsylvania||Day 1|
|Vanderbilt University||Nashville||Tennessee||Day 1|
|Virginia International University||Fairfax||Virginia||Day 1|
|University of North America||Vienna||Virginia||Day 1|
|Stratford University||Falls Church||Virginia||Day 1|
At Goldey-Beacom College, we are committed to making quality education affordable for all students.
To review your college scholarship options, contact the Goldey-Beacom College Admissions office at (302) 225-6248.
GBC’s merit scholarships are awarded to full-time students according to the following guidelines:
To learn more about scholarship opportunities sponsored by outside organizations, visit:
GBCs additional scholarships include:
- Goldey-Beacom Academic Recognition Scholarship
- Alumni Association Scholarship
- Bank of America Scholarship
- Carl B. and Josephine M. Baldt
- Citibank USA Scholarship
- J. Bayard Cloud Scholarship
- Cecil Community College Transfer Scholarships for Excellence
- Delaware Technical and Community College Scholarships
- Distinguished Alumni Gallery Scholarship
- W. E. Douglas Scholarship
- James H. Gilliam, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
- Goldey-Beacom College Institutional Scholarship
- The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund
- George D. Hanby Memorial Scholarship
- William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship
- Anne Wright Hirons Scholarship
- DuPont Scholarship
- Dr. Clarence A. Fulmer Scholarship
- The Eleanor R. Hirons Scholarship
- J. Wilbur Hirons Scholarship
- A. Raymond Jackson Scholarships
- Stewart B. Jackson Memorial
- Mark E. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship
- The Della L. Jenness Memorial Book Scholarship
- Joseph West Jones Merit Scholarship
- The Joseph West Jones Scholars Fund
- The Joyce E. Jones Graduate Scholarship
- James Julian Scholarship
- The Khalil-Midan Scholarship
- Milton & Hattie Kutz Foundation Scholarship
- The Life Enrichment Foundation Scholarship
- Esther S. Marshall Scholarship
- The Honorable Joshua W. Martin III Scholarship
- J.P. Morgan/Chase Scholarship
- The Milton R. Olazagasti Memorial Scholarship Fund
- William G. Ott Scholarship
- Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Scholarship
- Presidential Scholarships for Excellence
- Leonard and Martina Quill Scholarship
- The Marcia V. Raniere Scholarship
- Joseph Runkles Memorial Scholarship
- Nancy C. Sawin Scholarship
- SEED Extension Scholarship
- The Harry Simeone Family Endowed Scholarship
- The Superior Electric Service Company Scholarship
- The Jonathan R. Thompson Scholarship
- V. Edwin Unger Scholarship
- Herman C. and Carrie W. Watson Memorial Scholarship
- The Marna C. Whittington Endowed Scholarship
- Rebecca Abel Willey Scholarship