First, the expiration of your F-1 Visa on July 31 is immaterial to the maintaining of lawful status. (Sometimes the information found on the USCIS on-line system is erroneous). When you receive the denial and explanation, a lawyer can explain your options to you. Also, you could ask your international student advisor for assist you with this. This response is general information only, not legal advice, as you have not consulted with us in person, have not retained us, and we do not have...