Curricular Practical Training
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is another way for you to work as an F-1 student off-campus. CPT is defined as experience that is directly related to and integral to your degree here at Swarthmore. CPT is only available to sophomores and juniors and requires collaboration between the International Student Center and your advisor or the head of your department. Before any work can begin the International Student Center will need to authorize you for work.
What you need to apply for CPT
-Registration for credit to be earned for experience
-A declared Major
-1 year of full time academic study
-In good standing as an F-1 student