Can I work on campus?
Refer to On-Campus Employment.
Can I work off campus?
You need authorization to work off campus. You can work off campus by applying for Curricular Practical Training, Optional Practical Training, Academic Training or Economic Hardship. Intensive English Language Program (IELP) students are only eligible to work in the bookstore and Sodexo.
Do I need authorization to work during CPT (paid/unpaid)?
Yes, you do need authorization on your Form I-20. * Remember that working without authorization will jeopardize your immigration status.* Ccsu.edu/isss/workauthorization
How do I apply for OPT Extension?
Refer to the Optional Practical Training page.
How do I process Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Extension?
Refer to Curricular Practical Training Extension page.
What is Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?
It is an off-campus work benefit available to F-1 students maintaining legal status, must have completed an academic year (two semesters) and have at least 1 class left to complete their program at CCSU. Refer to Curricular Practical Training page.
What is Optional Practical Training (OPT)?
It is an off-campus benefit available to F-1 students maintaining legal status who must have completed an academic year (two semesters) at CCSU. You can apply for OPT at any time during your program. Refer to the Optional Practical Training page.
How do I apply for H-1B Cap-Gap?
Refer to Optional Practical Training.
How do I apply for Academic Training?
Refer to Academic Training.