I am on H4 visa since March 2012. I am planning to study Masters in Finance program starting in Spring January 2013. I had enquired the school admission office regarding studying on an H4 status, and they told me I can study on an H4 but in order to be eligible for OPT I should have completed 1 year of study as full time student with the university. But they mentioned that I should be on a F1 visa for that one year, is this true? Can I not convert my visa status later on to be eligible for OPT/CPT?
Please help answer, I looked online and found the information confusing! Appreciate your valuable responses!