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QUESTION: so I plan on just staying in the country, after dropping out of school, waiting for my H1B to kick in. Is this legal?
ANSWER: No. You are in F1 status until October 1, 2016. If you drop out of school, then you are out of status and cannot change on October 1.
If you are no longer in F1 status, you must leave the US and come back with a visa that reflects the status you want to be in the US. There are no exception to this rule.
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