Office of International Programs and Services
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Curricular Practical Training Application Packet Part 1
Cooperative Education CPT:
Internship - Not For Credit
NOTE: To participate in non-credit Cooperative Education CPT you will need to meet advisors and complete forms for both OIPS & Career Services.
You must read the important CPT information at
which includes information
about rules you must follow while you are using CPT, important dates and deadlines, and how your CPT eligibility is affected by or
can affect your academic enrollment, on-campus employment, OPT, and assistantships.
STUDENT INFORMATION & ELIGIBILITY: Completed by student
Bachelors Masters PhD
Eligibility – All boxes must be checked to complete this form
I have completed an academic year, continuously enrolled as a degree student in F1 status, and at least one academic
term in my program of study at George Mason.
I have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (Graduate Students), 2.0 (Undergraduate), or 2.33 (Juris Doctor)
Exceptions may be considered during summer break only. Speak with an OIPS advisor to learn if you are eligible.
The temporary training is an integral or required part of my curriculum and I understand that if it is not I must apply for pre-
completion Optional Practical Training.
By Signing below, I confirm that:
• All information that I have provided is accurate. If any information changes after submission, I must update OIPS within 10 days.
• I have read all of the CPT information on the OIPS website and this form. I understand and agree to comply with my responsibilities.
CHECK LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Completed by student. ALL steps must be completed.
Complete the below steps in the order they are listed
STEP 1 - OIPS Advisor: Pre-Approval: Do this before completing the application. Not all positions are CPT-eligible.
Print out Part 2: The Position Description with at least 5-7 degree-specific duties and obtain stamped approval from an OIPS
advisor to proceed with your CPT application.
STEP 2 - Academic Advisor: Review the position description and curricular internship objectives with your Academic Advisor.
Obtain Academic Advisor’s signature on Part 2 - the OIPS pre-approved position description.
Ask your advisor to complete the Academic Information section on Part 3 of this application.
STEP 3 - Employer: Review your position description and training plan with your supervisor.
Obtain supervisor’s signature on Part 2 – the OIPS and Academic Advisor approved position description.
Ask your supervisor to complete the Training Information section on Part 3 of this application.
Ask your employer to complete the Career Services Cooperative Education Work Agreement.
STEP 4 - Career Services: Schedule a meeting with Victoria Suarez through Handshake. Choose the Co-Op option. Bring the
completed CPT application, completed Co-op Work Agreement with ALL sections completed, & the position description.
Obtain a signature from Victoria Suarez.
The above student has been approved to participate in the George Mason Cooperative Education program.
Signature of Victoria Suarez _______________________________________________Date_________________
STEP 5 - OIPS Front Desk: Drop off the completed and signed CPT application, Parts 1-3, with:
A copy of your current transcripts from PatriotWeb.
TRANSFER–IN STUDENTS ONLY: A copy of most recent transcripts from your previous school.
PHD STUDENTS ONLY who are taking 998 and required coursework: An advisor/chair letter of support, signed and on
Allow up to 2 weeks for the CPT I-20. Do not begin work before receiving the CPT I-20.
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