Summer OPT/CPT Drop Off Hours, and Secondary Inspection Update
May. 31, 2013
1- Summer 2013 CPT/OPT Drop Off Hours / CPT and OPT Information LinksTuesdays 10am- 1pm
Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm
Thursdays 10am - 1pm
In order to drop off your CPT or OPT application, they will only be accepted during the CPT/OPT Drop Off Hours.
For current F-1 students who need employment authorization for off campus work
or internships, please plan in advance to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT)! Remember, you cannot begin any off campus work, paid or
unpaid, without the CPT authorization.
If you graduated in May and you intend to apply for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training and have not yet applied, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. If you are graduating in August, you can now apply for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training. We encourage you to plan in
advance! Applications on average take 2-3 months to be approved.
Check List for CPT Drop-Offs:
Check List for OPT Drop-Offs:
2 - U.S. Customs Has Suspended Mandatory Secondary Inspection
Please be advised that Department of Homeland Security officials have announced that it is no longer mandatory that travelers who holds an F-1 or J-1 visa must go through secondary inspection. However, as always, as you go through U.S. Customs, you may still be referred to secondary inspection if there needs to be review of your record or if they have other questions.
3 - Reminders For Summer Travel
Keep in mind as you make travel plans this summer to make sure that you have a travel signature that is less than six months old, and make sure that your I-20/ DS-2019 visa stamp, and passport are valid into the future.
For further information about travel, please consult our web site at: