Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be the immigration attorney helping you today.
I'm so sorry but I am not going to have good news for you about this. There is no possibility that you can change your status to F1 anymore. The last day for you to do it is BEFORE your J1 visa expires.
The Dept of State does not allow you to apply for change of status while on your grace period in the J1 visa. You can only travel domestically and stay here legally if you wish. This means that if you want to apply for F1 visa, you will have to leave the US and apply to come back in with the F1 visa.
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