During OPT can I take classes in a different school?

In the state of Florida, while I working full-time on OPT, can I start a part-time, higher education, program in a different school (not the current DSO)? If yes, do I need to transfer my SEVIS account to the new school?

Tampa, FL -

Attorney Answers (5)

Fernando Perez III

Fernando Perez III

Immigration Attorney - Tampa, FL
Answered

You cannot attend a new school with your current SEVIS account as they are school specific. The new school would have to process you and get approval from USCIS before youcould start classes. If oyu convert the F-1 to and H1B because your employer sponsors you, then you can attend school while on the H1B. If you need helo with the H1B let me know.

Luis Alberto Guerra

Luis Alberto Guerra

Immigration Attorney - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Answered

My colleagues are correct.

Law Office of Luis A. Guerra (954) 434-5800. This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as... more
Neil Ian Fleischer

Neil Ian Fleischer

Immigration Attorney - Cincinnati, OH
Answered

You should ask the DSO of the school, but I assume you need a new I-20

Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 www.immigrate2usa.com Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more
J Charles Ferrari

J Charles Ferrari

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

You need to speak with the DSOs at the schools in question.

J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
Marc Damien Sean Taylor

Marc Damien Sean Taylor

Immigration Attorney - New York, NY
Answered

I agree with my colleagues, you need to speak to your DSO before you do anything.

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