OPT-extension expires on Sept 31 + RFE processing + New I20

My OPT-extension expires on Sept 31, and USCIS has already received my response to RFE.

Should I apply for a new I20 right away while my H1B is being processed, in case my H1B is denied?

Why don’t you upgrade your H-1 petition to PP?

Its already PP. I think this year the processing times are slow.

As long as RFE response was received by Sep 15, they should adjudicate the H-1 by Sep 30.

But if you have finalized another school, maybe you can apply for I-20. If H-1 is approved w/ COS, you can just ignore that I-20 as your status will become H-1.

Thanks a lot for your reply.