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I decided to transfer to Collin Community College, TX to study

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I decided to transfer to Collin Community College, TX to study Computer Science from Devry University starting this fall semester (2013). This I did because Devry has become too expensive for me. In the process of transferring to Collin College, Devry University terminated my F1 status on 07/15/13 due to non registering for August(Summer class) while Collin College issued me an I-20 on 07/25/2013.
Meanwhile, Collin College has asked me to reinstate my F1 status with USCIS to complete the admission.
First, having been approved of H1, will the reinstatement affect my H1 if I go ahead with it.
Second, do I need to continue to maintain F1 status since my H1 has been approved.
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I assume that your H-1B will go into affect on October 1, 2013?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Ok. Then the trick to having no issue here is for one of two things to happen. You either have to:

1) work closely withe your school's Designated School Officer (DSO) and file for reinstatement and get this done BEFORE October 1, 2013 which I believe you have plenty of time to do, or;

2) you would have to leave the U.S. before October 1, 2013, get an H-1B visa stamp at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country, and come back no earlier than 10 days before October 1, 2013 or on or after October 1, 2013. Because there is no way that you will have 180 days or more of time out of status from 07/15/2013 to October 1, 2013, you would not have an automatic penalty to coming back if you left the U.S. to get a visa stamp.

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