Hello I am a bit confused with you CPT, OPT clarification.

I understand that if one uses 12 months of CPT. then they are not eligible for OPT.

But if that 12 months also calculated as cumulative of CPT months split between 2 masters ?

In 2015 when I was doing my MS. I used 7 months of CPT and pursuing MBA at current.

so will the 12 month CPT eligibility be reset to start from beginning or does it count as 8th month ?

look forward for your response.
thank you.


Well, that is a grey area. It used to be taken for granted that you could use up to 12 months CPT in second masters as well…but, lately USCIS is interpreting it differently. Check out detail article on Day 1 CPT, Second Masters - FAQs