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Thread: H1B approved with university of the cumberlands on day1 CPT?

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    H1B approved with university of the cumberlands on day1 CPT?

    Hi,

    My H1b on second masters was not approved, so planning to quite and take new masters at university of the cumberlands for day1 CPT, if I plan to apply H1b next year, will there be any complications about the university and is the university accredited?

    thanks.

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    University of Cumberlands is accredited till now if you apply genaral quota then H1B completely depends on your job and your company there is nothing related to university

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    Yes I heard of one more case like you. Yes SO , according to USCIS, practical training for STEM is allowed for 36 months and non-stem is 12 months in total at one degree level (which in your case is masters). IF the CPT is on same level after using all OPT possible then you are exceeding that limit. So if you had to do CPT and if it was PHD then it wouldn't matter but not on same level. This is new and it happened only this year. Even if you do phd now and then be on CPT still it would not work as you already used unauthorized CPT. The only solution out of it it consult immigration lawyer and then probably take it to court. I don't see other option if want to legally live on long term

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    This is correct. There is no connection between university with CPT and H1B. 99% it depends on how your attorney files your case. USCIS cannot stop you with respect to your education.

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