University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas at El Paso - Indian Students Association
Curriculur Practical Training    



For an experience to be considered eligible as Curricular Practical Training (CPT) it must be an integral part of the degree program. It is further defined as alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school.


Eligibility and Criteria:


One can be eligible for CPT at UTEP if one satisfies all the following:

  1. Valid F1 status
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
  3. CPT related to your major field of study
  4. Have completed 9 months of full-time at UTEP

CPT Procedures:


  1. Apply for CPT Career Services Office to gain approval and job placement. The Career services office will write a letter outlining your work assignment.
  2. Make an appointment with an International Student Advisor by calling 915-747-5664
  3. Bring the work assignment letter from Career services, your unofficial transcripts, and your appointment letter to receive work authorization from the Office of International Programs.