This section lists important deadlines for Experiential Learning.

Experiential Learning—Fall 2021 (August 23–December 21)

Mies Campus Fall 2021 Internship Application Opens on Handshake

Tuesday, July 6

Students can start their internship application on Handshake.

Processing Begins for Fall 2021 Experiential Learning Placements

Monday, July 12

International students can submit their Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center to obtain a new I-20. New I-20s take seven business days to be generated.

Submission Deadline to Guarantee August 23 Start Date

Wednesday, August 11

International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date to guarantee a start date of Monday, August 23.

Earliest Date to Start Working

Monday, August 23

International students must have their I-20 and Social Security Number (SSN) application receipt in their possession before they begin working. All students must have approved forms and be registered for the appropriate internship course to begin working.

Full-/Part-Time For-Credit Internships—Final Date to Submit Approved Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form to International Center

Wednesday, August 25

This is a hard deadline. International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date.

Add/Drop Deadline

Saturday, September 4

Students must be registered for a for-credit internship by this date. After this date, students will not receive credit for their internships and will need to complete a late registration form.

Full-/Part-Time For-Credit Internships—Final Date to Begin Work

Tuesday, September 7

Students registered for full/part-time for-credit internships must begin work by this date.

Full-/Part-Time Non-Credit Internships—Final Date to Submit Forms to the International Center

Wednesday, November 10

This is a hard deadline. International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date.

Full-/Part-Time Non-Credit Internships—Final Date to Begin Work

Monday, November 22

Last date to begin working to guarantee the required minimum length of a four-week internship.

Internships Must End During This Period

Friday, December 3–Tuesday, December 21

Students must end their internship during this window of time. Those who will continue working through the winter semester should look out for spring 2022 deadlines in early October.

Experiential Learning—Summer 2021 (May 24–August 22)

Mies Application Opens on Handshake

Wednesday, March 24

Application for internship experiences open on Handshake.

Processing Begins for Summer 2021 Experiential Learning Placements

Monday, April 5

International students can submit their Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center to obtain a new I-20. New I-20s take seven business days to be generated.

Form Submission Deadline for Earliest Start Date

Wednesday, May 12

International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date to guarantee a start of Monday, May 24th.

Full/Part-Time for-Credit Internships—Final Date to Submit Approved Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form to International Center

Wednesday, May 19

This is a hard deadline. International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date to receive administrative credit for their internships.

Earliest Date to Start Working

Monday, May 24

International students must have their Curricular Practical Training (CPT) I-20 and Social Security Number (SSN) application receipt in their possession before they begin working. All students must have their internships approved in Handshake and be registered for the appropriate internship course to begin working.

Add/Drop Deadline

Monday, May 31

Students must be registered for a for-credit internship by this date. After this date, students will not receive administrative credit for their internships.

Full-/Part-Time For-Credit Internships—Final Date to Begin Work

Tuesday, June 1

Students registered for full/part-time for-credit internships must begin work by this date.

Final Date to Submit Forms for Six-Week Internship

Wednesday, June 30

This is a hard deadline. International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date.

Final Date to Submit Forms for Four-Week Internship

Wednesday, July 14

This is a hard deadline. International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date.

Final Dates to Begin Work

Monday, July 12

Last date to begin working to guarantee the minimum length of a six-week internship experience.

Monday, July 26

Last date to begin working to guarantee the minimum length of a four-week internship experience.

Internships Must End

Friday, August 13–Sunday, August 22

Students must end summer internships during this time.

Experiential Learning—Spring 2021 (January 19–May 22)

Mies Campus Spring 2021 Internship Application Opens on Handshake

Monday, November 16

Students can start their internship/co-op application on Handshake.

Processing Begins for Spring 2021 Experiential Learning Placements

Monday, November 23

International students can submit their Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center to obtain a new I-20. New I-20s take seven business days to be generated.

Continuing Internships Only—Submission Deadline to Guarantee December 21 Start Date

Wednesday, December 9

International students who will be extending their fall internship into the spring term must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date to guarantee a start date of Monday, December 21.

Continuing Internships Only—Earliest Date to Start Working

Monday, December 21

International students must have their I-20 and Social Security Number (SSN) application receipt in their possession before they begin working. All students must have approved forms and be registered for the appropriate co-op/internship course to begin working.

New Internships—Submission Deadline to Guarantee January 19 Start Date

Thursday, January 7

International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date to guarantee a start date of Tuesday, January 19.

New Internships—Earliest Date to Start Working

Tuesday, January 19

International students must have their I-20 and Social Security Number (SSN) application receipt in their possession before they begin working. All students must have approved forms and be registered for the appropriate co-op/internship course to begin working.

Full-/Part-Time For-Credit Internships—Final Date to Submit Approved Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form to International Center

Wednesday, January 20

This is a hard deadline. International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date.

Add/Drop Deadline

Monday, February 1

Students must be registered for a for-credit internship by this date. After this date students will not receive administrative credit for their internships and will need to complete a late registration form below.

Full-/Part-Time For-Credit Internships—Final Date to Begin Work

Monday, February 1

Students registered for full/part-time for-credit internships must begin work by this date.

Full-/Part-Time Non-Credit Internships—Final Date to Submit Forms to the International Center

Wednesday, March 31

This is a hard deadline. International students must submit Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms and offer letters, with position descriptions, to the International Center by 5 p.m. on this date.

Full-/Part-Time Non-Credit Internships—Final Date to Begin Work

Monday, April 12

Last date to begin working to guarantee the required minimum length of a four-week internship.

Internships Must End During This Period

Friday, May 7–Saturday, May 22

Students must end their internship during this window of time. Those who will continue working through the summer semester should look out for summer 2021 deadlines in early March.