Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

All international ECE graduate students on an F-1 visa who want to use Curricular Practical Training (CPT) to work as an intern outside Purdue in any given semester, including summer, must follow a specific process to obtain approval for CPT and must also register for a course.

Please review all of the information below as well as the information on this webpage: Overview of CPT.

Step 1: Obtain a job offer letter.

See detailed information under How to Apply for CPT > Step 1 on this webpage: Overview of CPT.

Step 2: Reach out to the ECE Graduate Office regarding your CPT.

Email Elisheba Van Winkle at to receive instructions for obtaining ECE approval and registration instructions. Students must register for a course while on CPT, usually ECE 693. All the necessary course information will be provided in the email.