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Types of Training

This page lists resources for students who are graduating or have reached the research phase of their academic program.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is is part of a required practicum, internship, or work experience hours set by the programs academic catalog.

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Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a 12-month program that allows graduates on an F-1 (student) visa to develop their practical skills in a field.

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Academic Training (AT) allows J-1 exchange visitor students a change to build experience in their field after graduation.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) OPT is an extension that allows students in specific fields to further their experience post-graduation.

More Information on STEM OPT