It is essential that all thesis-masters and doctoral students become familiar with the submission process, registration process, and the formatting requirements. We know this can be intimidating, but we strive to make the process as simple and painless as possible. Our goal is to help you polish your ETD and ensure it looks as professional and consistent as possible.
What is Curricular Practical Training? CPT is an academic learning experience that allows a student to apply theoretical knowledge and skills gained through coursework in a practical work environment. CPT can be used during the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
Students must reapply for each semester they wish to participate in CPT. The student must be in candidacy and enrolled in dissertation hours OR already in thesis track and enrolled in thesis hours.
The work experience must be directly related to the program major and commensurate with the current educational level. What steps must I take in order to complete the CPT application process?
Register for appropriate CPT related course unless your major requires an internship for everyone in the major without course registration. Academic Advisor or Graduate Coordinator receives automatic email and confirms academic nature of work experience.
Immigration Advisor processing Wait up to 10 working days after academic department completes the eform. When is a student eligible for CPT?
Time in Academic English or Pathway programs does not count towards this requirement Academic year is defined as a fall and spring semester Student must be making normal progress toward degree completion When is a student ineligible for CPT?
Academic departments may have set restrictions based on the major curriculum. Are there any restrictions on how many hours I can work while on CPT? I cannot be extended for the sole purpose of CPT.
There must be an academic reason to request a program extension. What are the enrollment requirements? No additional registration is required.
Internship course Practicum or field experience course. The number of credit hours for the CPT-related course are determined by the department and official course catalog.
Can I drop a course on which my CPT is based? No, students may not drop the CPT-related course. The student will be considered in violation of their F-1 immigration status if they fail to maintain registration in the CPT related course after being approved for CPT.
Does CPT have to start the first day of the semester? No, CPT does not have to start on the first day of the semester. CPT can start up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. CPT can also be authorized after the semester start date, but The authorization must be on the I before starting work; and students must follow above enrollment requirements; and if the course is added late, the department must include rationale to explain why the work experience is necessary to the program.
When must my CPT end?
If the student will be continuing their degree after the CPT experience, CPT may extend two weeks after the end of the semester. Can I request more than one period of CPT? CPT is granted for one semester at a time.
To extend CPT for another semester, students must reapply in iStart. Remember, 12 months of full-time CPT eliminates eligibility for OPT at that same educational level following completion of degree program.
Can I request CPT and still work on campus? Therefore, it is recommended that students who engage in concurrent CPT and on-campus employment limit the total employment to 20 hours per week during Fall and Spring.
When do I submit the CPT request? Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible since the process includes approval through the academic department.This workshop provides top tips for utilizing librarians, the Writing Studio and citation software.
All workshops are FREE and open to graduate students. Contact Gary Oliver at . In this course, students will write a senior thesis on a topic of their choice. Students will design, research and write a senior thesis that focuses on a social problem, issue, or . Care of Making Summer Workshop.
Miki Kratsman: People I Met. BFA Thesis Exhibition: With/Out Reception. BFA Thesis Exhibition: With/Out. Miki Kratsman: People I Met. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. USF Choirs and Friends Gratitude . May 5, USF Spring Commencement - College of Behavioral & Community Sciences - USF Sun Dome May 4, ABA Thesis Defense - Kelsey Morgan 5th Annual Poster Expo: Community Applications of Behavior Analysis.
The program is designed to instruct writers in creative techniques, to nurture their individual development and vision, and to help prepare them for entry into the public life of literature. In this course, students will write a senior thesis on a topic of their choice.
Students will design, research and write a senior thesis that focuses on a social problem, issue, or phenomenon. Instructor permission required.