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Important Forms and Websites

We’ve compiled forms and links about information critical for international students all in one place.
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Optional Practical Training

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is defined as "temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student's major area of study."

As a benefit of F-1 visa status, you are permitted, when eligible, to apply for a total of one year or 365 days of employment authorization to gain practical training in your field of study (i.e. the major listed on your I-20).


OPT Reporting Form
OPT Application Step-by-Step Guide

Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an employment authorization for students in F-1 visa status for employment that is an "integral part of an established curriculum."


Paying Your Student Account


Colgate University has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process to provide you with an easy and secure method of sending international payments.  With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank. You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. You will be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by the school.  You will also receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support.