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Curricular Practical Training


Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a form of work authorization for students whose degree programs require certain training as an integral part of their established curricula.  This is a part of the authorization for international students studying and working in the US.

You can only do CPT during your program, and it requires a specific position (paid or unpaid) that is directly related to your field of study. It’s authorized for one semester at a time.

For complete information, check the ISSS website:

FIRST: You will need to email your offer letter that meets the listed requirements to Harriet Ruskin so the offer can be reviewed to be sure it fits the academic degree.  Sample documents are available in the menu to the right.
  • on company letterhead
  • company name, title and short job description
  • location where you will work
  • full-time or part-time (during academic semesters, parttime only limited to 20 hours per week)
  • start and end dates
  • contact information for person at the organization
SECOND: After you have emailed your letter to Harriet and it is ok, go to ISSS Link to enter your information and upload your offer letter.

BEFORE NEXT SEMESTER BEGINS: You will need to enroll in BUS 696​ for the term when you are participating in CPT.  You will need to complete the BUS 696 requirements as a part of the program at Emory. Registration for the summer term is open in April. 
Here is the 2015 summer information:
Class Section Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates Req Desig Status  
Edgar Leonard
05/18/2015 - 08/05/2015

Sample Letter

prepared by employer
CPT Sample Offer Letter.pdf

On-Campus Employment

Working on-campus with the MBA Admissions Office - LINK to request SSN Letter