Is anyone aware of whether it is okay to use the CPT (curricular practical training) while your OPT (optional practical training) application is still pending?

I am currently waiting for the cancellation of my OPT application to go through so that I can apply for CPT but my start date is coming up so I was wondering if it is fine to use the CPT even thought the OPT application is still pending (but soon to be cancelled)?

  • It's probably best if you state your circustances more clearly and expand any acronym. This will allow even those not specifically knowledgeable with your situation to research it. – ouflak Aug 1 '17 at 8:37
  • @ouflak the acromyms are explained at the start – gowrath Aug 1 '17 at 15:35
  • Cool. I'll update the question. What do you want to 'use' the CPT for? Maintenance of your F1? I'm not very familiar with this, having just googled it. – ouflak Aug 1 '17 at 15:52
  • @ouflak work authorisation for the summer on an F1 visa – gowrath Aug 1 '17 at 15:55
  • Ok, I've updated the title. Is that about right? – ouflak Aug 1 '17 at 16:02

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