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A Second Masters with day one CPT

F-1 students have graduated from a Master’s program sometimes find themselves in the unfortunate position of having completed OPT but not having been selected in an H-1B Cap lottery.

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CPT Guidelines

 You must obtain a new I-20 with CPT authorization prior to the employment start date.

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The University of Farmington – Key Points and Lessons for F-1 CPT Students

Many of our readers are aware of the University of Farmington story from earlier this year when federal agents arrested and charged a number of individuals described as brokers, recruiters and students with a number of violations, including conspiracy to commit visa fraud and overstaying lawful status.

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USCIS Appears to Question Immediate F-1 CPT Validity for Second Degree Students

Our office has been seeing cases and reports that USCIS is changing their approach and starts to question the validity of F-1 CPT work authorization especially in cases where the F-1 foreign student has used more than 12 months of combined CPT and OPT at the same degree level.  

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Day 1 CPT RFEs and Multiple Same Level Education CPT RFEs

Day 1 CPT RFEs and Multiple Same Level Education CPT RFEs

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CPT issues and other F1 coming issues etc

CPT issues and other F1 coming issues etc

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EDITORIAL: Support International Students and Reinstate CPT

Last spring, the Cornell economics department decided to discontinue access to Curricular Practical Training work authorization for international students in the major. This decision will force international students to get Optional Practical Training visas in order to pursue summer internships and independent studies.

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Students Criticize Economics Department’s Removal of Curricular Practical Training

In the first policy change of its kind, Cornell’s economics department has decided to discontinue access to Curricular Practical Training work authorization for international students in the major, prompting confusion and backlash.

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Top Mistakes to avoid while working on CPT

Top Mistakes to avoid while working on CPT

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Be Careful if you are using CPT! H4 EAD

During the time when H4 did not have an EAD

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