I applied for a 24-month STEM OPT extension several months ago. While my application was pending, my 12-month initial OPT ended and I was working based on the pending STEM OPT extension. …

… USCIS has just denied my STEM extension application, saying that my school was not accredited when I applied. What options do I have now and how much time, if any, do I have to get back in status?


The USCIS has indicated that students in your situation “will have 60 days to prepare for departure from the United States, transfer to a different school, or to begin a new course of study at an accredited, SEVP-certified school.” (21.Apr.2017)

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