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  • Regarding gap between CPT and OPT approval

    Hi all,

    I was working in an organization in my CPT which got expired on Aug 1st,In mean while i have applied to OPT in june but havent got my approval yet.Kindly let me know is there any possibility to work for same employer in this gap period till i get my OPT status approved.

    Appreciate your responses , thanks in prior

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    • #3
      Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (22nd Aug)


      • #4
        Legally you cant... request your school if they can give you cpt for the gap period or u have to wait for the duration


        • #5
          1 nope u can only start after startdate mentioned on u r ead ..


          • #6
            you can't work legally until your OPT approved !


            • #7
              No u can't work u have to wait untill your opt gets approved


              • #8
                I have applied for OPT few months ago and it is under processing. I got a situation in my college where I secured 4 C grades with a 3.0 GPA and they are not letting me graduate from this university. So con you tell me what are my options now.
                1). Should I cancel my OPT first and join a new grad school.
                2). What if the OPT is accepted, am I eligible to still join a new grad school.
                3). Can you also suggest me any schools which can transfer most of my credits so I need nit do my masters all over again.

                Thank you.


                • #9
                  You can’t join a new grad school if your OPT is accepted – the OPT you have will be terminated if you were to transfer to another school or if you were to change your degree. So if you want to transfer to another grad school you need to cancel your OPT. Can you ask at your school’s advisory department about transfer? Or about retaking the aspects of the program you need to graduate? It would be a shame to waste time and effort and have to start again from scratch