L2 conversion to F1 for doing Masters


Currently I am L2 Visa and it is getting expired in Nov 2019. I also have valid EAD till nov 2019. I have done Maser of Science in Microbiology from India. I am currently working as a teacher in New Jersey.

I am now planning to do Masters in science in information technology and Management starting May 2018. My university informed me that we need to on F1 status for atleast 8 month so that I can apply for OPT.

I have few questions:

  1. I can start my Master in May 2018 and apply for L2 to F1 conversion in Dec 2018? So that I can work on L2 EAD for now and later convert to F1 for getting OPT.

  2. If you feel any chance for denial for OPT as earlier I have done Master in Science in Microbiology and no I will do Master in information technology?

  3. I can also convert my childrens from L2 to F2 so that they are no longer dependent on my husband visas?