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Please suggest on CPT end date/ OPT start date please

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  • Please suggest on CPT end date/ OPT start date please

    Hello!! Please suggest..

    I have a full time Job offer and supposed to start work from August first week. But due to some unexpected delays in my Program of study I have to take one course in the Fall semester (2013) to meet the course requirement. So I have decided of taking an on line course and start job on CPT and then later continue with OPT. Fall 2013 will be my last semester and I am going to enroll for one on-line course (3 credits) and 2 credits for thesis defense and 2 credits for CPT. But now the problem is with the end date of CPT and start date of OPT??

    Lets say if I start my CPT from August .Now for Fall 2013 graduation I need to defend before Nov 15th , and as per DSO , the CPT end date should be before the date of defense (Nov 15th ). But now till November I am still not completed my one course so I cannot put my start date of OPT before Nov 15th or Nov 16th, the start date of OPT can be December 7th (end of fall semester and also my one course completion).

    My status will be at stake between Nov 15th and December 7th.Can you please suggest?
    Thank you.

  • #2
    Your question is posted on our wall at as (June 28th- Message 5) please follow the post and forum - Thanks team


    • #3
      Apply for pre completion when your CPT ends..


      • #4
        Yep pre opt could be an option for yu, but talk to ur international advisors they can make exceptions on a case to case basis


        • #5
          Thank you for the suggestions..
          I have following concern:
          I am a thesis student with one course left and I am in my last semester now (Fall 2013). So I planned to take an online course and work on full time CPT with the company.
          My question is : Can I work as a full time with 40 hours per week?