Request for Letters

The Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) will provide Letters of Certification to international students seeking Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT). The DUS can also provide certification letters to Elliott School students majoring in economics who have completed the BS in Economics requirements.

Please e-mail the DUS ([email protected]) with your request, include in your request the following information:

For international students requesting OPT letters:

  • GWID
  • expected date of program completion (typically the last day of exams for your final term)

For international students requesting CPT letters:

  • GWID
  • a training proposal letter (which describes the type of training you would like to do and how the proposed training is directly related to economics)
  • an official offer letter from the entity that is offering the training (the letter needs to indicate name and address of the entity, title of your position, detailed description of your duties, number of hours of training per week, and exact training starting and ending dates)

For Elliott School students requesting BS certification letters:

  • GWID

While classes are in session, please allow a minimum of 10 business days from the initial completed request for the letter to be ready. The letters can be provided as a hard copy or a scanned pdf file.

During winter or summer breaks, requests will be handled per the DUS’s availability, and the length of time it takes for the requests to be honored cannot be guaranteed.