In general, a visitor who has not violated his/her status can apply in the U.S. for change of status to F-1, and the International Student Avisor at the school can be an excellent (and cost-free) resource for processing the change of status. Note that F-1 nonimmigrant visa status contemplates that the applicant intends to study in the U.S. and return abroad, and you should be prepared to address how that applies to you notwithstanding your marriage to another foreign student.
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I agree, unless she maintained status, you will not be able to change status. If the overstay has not passed 180, go and do a consular processing. You need to talk to a good lawyer who can help you.
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