Can an H-4 spouse study full time for 1 year and then apply for F-1 COS?02 Feb 2015
Yes, an H-4 may study FT and later file for a COS to F-1. This should not create COS issues; H-4s can go to school FT and it will be clear from the school attendance that the F-1 applicant is a genuine student. It sometimes is helpful to change status to F-1 prior to completing the program in order to then qualify for OPT. (02.Feb.2015)
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