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Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
CPT is work authorization while engaged in an internship or cooperative program through your academic department. To apply for CPT a student needs to provide a letter from his or her advisor saying that they approve of the internship, name of the organization, and the course number that the credit will be received and the student must also provide an internship offer letter from the organization is which the student is doing the internship for. The internship offer letter must specify the name of the organization, the offer of the internship to the student, the start and end dates of the internship, and a short description of what the student will be doing while at the internship. Turn in the UNG CPT application form , the advisor letter and the internship offer letter to the International Student Advisor. CPT is authorized by the by the International Student Advisor and does not require USCIS authorization.CPT can be granted for full-time or part-time. UNG will not grant anyone full-time CPT while class is in session if they are an undergraduate student. If a student accumulates more than one year of full-time CPT, they will not be eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). A student can have unlimited part-time CPT without effecting OPT.