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Question: Is Day 1 CPT legal? Answer: USCIS regulations allow CPT from the start of the semester at the graduate level as long as CPT is part of the curriculum. Question: How long can you work on Day 1 CPT ? Answer: There is no limit as such....

International students that would like to supplement the academic learning they gain at phd programs with practical experience, seek Day 1 CPT phd programs. This blog walks you through the rules surrounding Day 1 CPT and lists the Day 1 CPT phd universities. If you...

International Students who are attending one university and want to transfer to another university are called International Transfer Students. They could be students who are currently in the USA on F1 visa or students enrolled in a university in another country. The blog gives the...

H4 dependents planning to pursue a Masters degree often debate about the availability of best courses for H4 visa holders. Another question that comes to mind is whether to take certification courses less than 1-year duration or enroll in a regular Masters program? Besides the...

You often hear people talking about changing from F1 to H1B status, and rightfully so. Because it is a common occurrence and a natural progression in ones immigration journey in the USA. However, there are situations in which one wants to change from H1B to...

Are you currently in the US and want to enroll in a University or College? Do you fall into one of these categories? An international student transferring to another school because you don't like the current school? An international student enrolling in a Graduate school after...

International students must follow certain USCIS regulations to maintain F1 visa status. They are required to register for full course load and make academic progress towards graduation. Students not following these rules will be at risk of SEVIS termination and loss of F1 status. This...

International students on F1 visa are eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training(OPT). Students should be employed in a job that is related to their field of study in order to work on OPT. You need to be employed while you are on OPT...

Graduation from college arouses mixed feelings. Students are excited at the prospect of making their dreams a reality but also anxious about the uncertainty the future holds. International students graduating from college wonder about important questions - How long can International students stay...