My wife is currently doing masters on H4 (2nd semester now). She started in Spring 2020 (January) and intend to complete the masters by May 2021 i.e. one more semester left after the current one.
We have already applied for change of status to F1 to uscis in October 2020 and received receipt notice and awaiting bio metric appointment. So far all the semesters have been completed full time with 9+ credits and same is the case with next semester too.
Is it mandatory to have the USCIS change of status (h4 to F1) to be approved before the start of next semester (University DSO is insisting that it has to be approved else the Sevis would be terminated )
Can she can continue to enroll in full time in H4 and we receive the approval in mid of the semester then we just update the school DSO?