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Curricular Practical Training

Generally, F-1 student visa regulations do not allow you to work off campus during your academic year of residence. As the graduate law program requires intensive study and daily class preparation, LL.M. candidates are expected to be full time students during the academic year.

In a very limited number of cases, LL.M. candidates have been permitted to engage in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) that is related to their field of study for a few hours per week as authorized under applicable VISA regulations. CPT allows an F-1 student to pursue off campus employment for a short period of time, but this employment must be deemed to be an integral part of your LL.M. studies. Wake Forest University also requires that you receive academic credit for participating in a period of training associated with the CPT program. For more information, go to the CPT page on the WFU Center for International Studies website.