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The Recommendation Form includes one section that the advisor/professor must sign. This signature is an agreement that you approve the employment and will monitor the progress of the student.

Employment is based upon academic requirements and the Code of Federal Regulations strictly prohibits CPT that’s sole purpose is to provide employment for F and J visa holders. Where applicable US students must be participating in work as well.

Requirements cannot be informal:

  • Employment based upon class requirements must indicate this in an official class document, such as a syllabus
  • Employment based upon degree fulfillment must include suitable language in the departmental section of the University catalogue.

Because employment is curricular, evaluation of student performance is mandatory. An academic agenda must drive the employment (and thus, completion of a class or degree is de facto completion of the employment).

Further information may be obtained by calling Liz Branch at 817-257-7292, or email at