My STEM OPT application has just been denied. I would like to file a motion to reopen and/or reconsider the denial. I also would like to transfer to another program, just in case the motion is not successful, since I am still in valid F-1 status based on the 60-day grace period. Is there any issue with my plan?


Unfortunately, if you transfer to another program of study, your motion will become moot because it will no longer be possible for you to engage in OPT, as it will no longer follow the completion of your previous degree. (05.May.2017)

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