Presenter: Donna Steinfeldt International Student and Scholar Advisor International Student and Scholar Services http://global.upenn.edu/isss Purpose & Eligibility of CPT Purpose CPT for F-1 students is intended to provide work experience in situations where the work serves as an integral part of a student's established academic curriculum, prior to completion of that program. Eligibility Must be in valid F-1 student status at the time of filing Must have been a full-time student for at least one full academic year in lawful status Employment must be directly related to the major Eligibility for F-1 CPT You must meet one of the following criteria: Employment is required of all degree candidates in program Employment is an integral component of the established academic curriculum -- you will receive academic credit for your work Wharton Summer CPT requirement entails registration in MGMT891:900 during the summer session MBA students: After completing the first year Undergrads: Rising Junior or Senior CPT employment authorization is job-specific You must have secured a job before CPT can be authorized by ISSS ***Students are not eligible for CPT after completion of their academic program*** Step 1: Start at Wharton and Employer Review and complete the MGMT891:900 registration form and submit it to your Wharton advising office. Procure job offer letter on company letterhead. Letter should include: company name, full address of worksite, job title, dates of employment, duties, and specify number of work hours per week Step 2 : Apply On-Line with ISSS As of April 3: Complete the ISSS Wharton Summer CPT Request on iPenn (https://www.ipenn.oip.upenn.edu) using your PennKey. Documents that you will need to upload as part of the request: Job offer letter on company letterhead I-20, I-94 card*, passport information page An e-mail will be sent to your advisor in the advising/program office to confirm your CPT eligibility and MGMT891:900 course registration. This will be done through iPenn. *Refer to email sent from ISSS on 3/28/13 for updates on new I-94 process Step 2 Con’td: Apply On-Line with ISSS ISSS will issue a new I-20 with your CPT authorization Processing time: 3-5 business days (after Wharton authorizes the CPT request) ISSS will e-mail you when your new I-20 is ready for pick up at the OIP-ISSS front desk Request can only be done on-line through iPenn For any questions, please see an ISSS Advisor during advising hours before submitting the request on-line Dates of Employment *IMPORTANT* You may not begin your employment including orientation and training until the start date authorized on the CPT I-20. To not violate your legal F-1 status, you must first obtain this CPT I-20 and only work during the dates authorized. CPT Requirements Students must complete 20 sessions of MGMT891:900 by 7/15/2013, or remaining CPT will be revoked Students must also complete the remaining 20 sessions prior to 9/15/2013. Successful completion of the course is required to stay in valid immigration status. There will be no extensions of the deadlines Any changes in CPT employment will require a review and prior authorization by ISSS Any interruption/changes of CPT employment must be reported to ISSS immediately by email ([email protected]) Questions? Thank you!