Professional Praxis

MISPH Students: Contact Samantha Neary at [email protected] for questions or to enroll in course.

SEAS Graduate Students: Visit the GW SEAS Praxis (Graduate) webpage for application materials and instructions. Contact [email protected] for questions.

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 and Guide for information regarding eligibility and how to apply.

International Students

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 CCAS undergraduate and graduate, SEAS undergraduate, and ESIA undergraduate programs. International students from all schools other than the ones listed above should contact their school-specific career center to ask about similar opportunities.

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


Semester Applications Open

Application Deadline

Final Packet Due Date

Summer 2021




Fall 2021




Winter Break / Spring 2022




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 pursuing 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 [email protected] requesting to be dropped from the course. 

Questions about Professional Praxis?

If you have any questions regarding Professional Praxis, please contact us at [email protected].

Questions about CPT?

The CPT application process is managed by GW ISO ([email protected] or 202-994-4477). Please see the ISO website for instructions on how to apply for CPT. Please note, you will need to be accepted into the Professional Praxis course before you will be able to apply for CPT.