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Off Campus - F1 Students

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Employment options are a benefit of the F-1 visa - failure to follow the regulations or engaging in unauthorized employment is considered a serious violation of status and will require reinstatement. All off-campus employment must be authorized prior to beginning work.

Types of off-campus employment authorizations for those in F-1 status include,

  • CPT – Curricular Practical Training

  • OPT – Optional Practical Training

    • NEW - OPT Information Session is now in Moodle! Enroll yourself today and view the latest information on optional practical training. There is a 'chat function' where you can ask your questions. 
      - Log into Moodle
      - Search for 'ISSS_OPT Information Session'
      -Click 'Enroll'
  • Severe Economic Hardship