You need to comply with the following policies while on CPT:
- You may not use incompletes or deferred grades from a previous semester for CPT authorization.
- You may not use CPT for a specific independent study course for more than two terms. Further independent study work must have a different course number and different academic requirements.
- You must enroll in each semester during which you are pursuing CPT.
Withdrawing from classes or dropping credits that are tied to CPT authorization immediately cancels the CPT authorization. Training done without this authorization is illegal and a violation of status that will result in termination of your SEVIS record.
If you are authorized for part-time CPT, you may train no more than 20 hours per week in all training opportunities. You must enroll as a full-time student for the duration of the CPT. For part-time CPT, remember that each training opportunity that is not at IU will require its own CPT authorization.
If you are authorized for full-time CPT, you may train 21 or more hours per week. Your enrollment in CPT-qualified credits will be considered full time.
CPT authorization results in the issuance of a new I-20. This I-20 will have a travel signature that will be valid for entry into the United States for one year, provided that you remain enrolled full time at IU, your I-20 itself has not expired, and your major has not changed.