I applied for cos from b2 to f1 through uscis Elis on February 19th and I got a receipt notice on February 20th but ever since I haven't gotten a reply from uscis. It's about 5monthd now and have missed school registration twice ...I called them about 30days ago for a service request but I haven't still gotten an answer .planning on calling them tomorrow ...California service centre...also while filing I didn't add a letter because there wasn't an option for it but I added every other necessary documents
A COS from B to F is one of the slowest procedures known to us. I regularly hear of 6-9 month processing times.
They intentionally place those forms in 'low priority' ... perhaps, so that you will realize that you should have just gotten an F when you got the B.
Keep in mind, you told at-least 2 government officials that you were a tourist and not an 'intending student'.
It might not be too late to go home for the visa stamp.
Talk to the DSO.
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"California Service Center"? "ELIS"? You have really asked for trouble.. An application to change one's status to F-1 filed with the CSC takes more than 6 months to process.. You risk missing many more school registrations, am afraid..
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