Information sessions for CPT, OPT offered


LSU's International Services will host a CPT information session from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 20 in the International Programs (IP) conference room in Hatcher Hall.  The OPT information session will be from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 in the IP conference room.  Meet in the lobby of Hatcher Hall before either session begins, and IP staff will instruct you where to go.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of employment authorization issued by International Services (IS) to allow LSU F-1 students to participate in off-campus employment deemed an integral part of an established curriculum. IS coordinators are required to report CPT employment to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) each semester via the SEVIS Immigration database. Click here for more CPT information.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an employment benefit granted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) authorizing eligible F-1 students to work anywhere in the U.S. at a job directly related to their major field of study and at a level commensurate with their educational level. F-1 students are not required to attend an OPT Information Session prior to applying, but it may be beneficial in avoiding delays in  processing the application due to missing or incorrect information.For more information about OPT, click here.

Submitted by: International Services