A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Charles Reilly, Ph.D.Executive Director
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Curricular Practical Training is an off-campus employment authorization, which allows F-1 students to gain work experience in their major field of study. To be eligible for Curricular Practical Training, an F-1 student must meet the following basic requirements:
Keep in mind that only students in majors that require an internship for their curriculum are eligible for CPT. See the list below to see if your major qualifies you to apply.
All of the following information must be provided to International Affairs (IA) for CPT authorization to be given. Please expect a processing time of three to seven days for IA to complete the authorization. Processing of a CPT application cannot begin until all of the following documentation has been submitted:
The job offer letter must contain the following information:
Beginning work without authorization from the Immigration and Naturalization Service or IA is a serious violation of F-1 status.
Please be aware that a social security number is not an authorization to accept employment off-campus.
Kristyne Reeds is a Deaf Canadian citizen working on obtaining her second degree, a bachelor of science in accounting. After completing an on-campus summer internship with the Administration and Finance program, Reeds wanted to pursue a fall internship in accounting. To read more about the CPT experience, click here.
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