I have a quick question regarding OPT. I graduated from a 2-year full time Masters degree in December, and my Non-STEM OPT began in February this year (expires January 2017), I just began a full time job in the middle of May, and they have agreed to file for H1B for me in April next year. However, i need opinion on how to stay in status between the time when my OPT expires (January 21 2017) and the time my firm wants to file H1B (April 2017), and the official start date (October) if successful.
Since I am not eligible for the STEM OPT extension, the option that comes to mind right now is to enroll for an accredited online Masters that offers CPT from Day 1 (say Harrisburg University) beginning in the Spring of 2017, that way I can remain in status till October.
Thank you in advance!