GW SEAS Praxis (Graduate)

GW SEAS Professional Praxis for Graduate Students

Professional Praxis encourages students to make the most of their off-campus career-related job or internship opportunities through self-reflection and analysis of their professional growth. Students will receive transcript documentation in the form of a 0 credit Pass / No Pass course for each semester they participate in the program. Please see the Student Checklist for information regarding eligibility and how to apply.

Professional Praxis serves as the “appropriate curricular course” to which you must apply and from which you must receive “proof of enrollment in the appropriate curricular course” before applying for CPT, for students in SEAS programs.

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR PROOF OF ENROLLMENT LETTER YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO: gwseaspraxis@gwu.edu 

  1. Student Application
  2. Employer Agreement
  3. Offer letter from the employer

*The Student Application and Employer Agreement forms can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Once processed, your Proof of Enrollment letter will be emailed to your GWU email account.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Please note, even in the case that a student’s internship spans multiple semesters, this course must be applied for one semester at a time. The application period for each semester is designed to give students ample time to apply for each upcoming semester, so that they can receive “proof of enrollment in the appropriate curricular course” in an adequate time-frame.

Semester Applications Begin Application Deadline Final Packet Due Date
Winter Break / Spring 2019
11/19/2018 04/15/2019 04/29/2019
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 08/12/2019 08/26/2019
Fall 2019 08/01/2019 11/18/2019 12/09/2019
Winter Break / Spring 2020 11/18/2019 04/06/2020 04/27/2020

Please note, Winter Break and Spring are grouped under a single course session. If a student is pursuing a job or internship that only takes place during the Winter Break and is not pursing a job or internship in the Spring, it is suggested that the student submit their final packet as soon as the Winter Break internship is over, to avoid forgetting it.

Dropping the Course

Students may only drop the Professional Praxis course if the student never received CPT authorization and/or did not participate in an internship for any length of time. If these criteria are met, a student may send an email to GWSEASPraxis@gwu.edu requesting to be dropped from the course.

To apply you must submit the following documents to the ISO through ISOGateway:

  1. A proposal letter from you
  2. A letter (on letterhead) from the entity offering the training
  3. A letter (on GW letterhead) from your academic advisor
  4. Proof of enrollment
  5. A biographic (identification) page, expiration date page, and U.S. visa page from your passport
  6. I-94

If you have any questions about these documents please contact: iso@gwu.edu

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT CPT PLEASE GO TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WEBSITE AT:

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

If you have any questions regarding Professional Praxis, please contact us at GWSEASPraxis@gwu.edu