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CPT/OPT Workshops

Workshop Schedule
Spring 2011
February - May

WHAT IS CPT?
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is work authorization which allows a student to work in a job directly related to the student's major area of study before degree completion. CPT authorization is provided by ISSS and can be granted within 7 business days of application submission.

WHAT IS OPT?
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is work authorization which allows a student to work in a job directly related to the student's major area of study either before or after degree completion. The far majority of students use OPT to work after degree completion. OPT authorization is provided by USCIS and is usually granted within 2-3 months after the student submits an application.

WHAT IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
At the workshop, you will find out everything you need to know about F-1 Curricular and Optional Practical Training. Obtain the forms you need, ask questions, and learn from your fellow students' questions as well.
• learn basic rules, eligibility requirements, and application procedures
• listen to other students' questions that you might not have thought of
• obtain application forms and assistance to complete them
• ask questions

WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND THE WORKSHOP?
Check out our Online Workshop!
CPT - www.isss.umn.edu/fstudent/cpt.html
OPT - www.isss.umn.edu/fstudent/opt.html
OPT 17-Month Extension - www.isss.umn.edu/fstudent/opt-17Mext.htm
www.isss.umn.edu

Wed February 9th
289 Humphrey Center

Tue February 22nd*
289 Humphrey Center

Wed March 9th
110 Heller Hall

Tue March 22nd
110 Heller Hall

Wed April 6th
110 Heller Hall

Tue April 19th
110 Heller Hall

Wed May 4th
110 Heller Hall

CPT 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
OPT 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

*Only on Feb 22nd
CPT 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
OPT 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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