Attorney Bychok is correct. To expedite you need exigent circumstances.
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Your posting has no facts that would warrant an expedite. The fastest way to be on F-1 status is always to apply for an F-1 visa back home.
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I agree with my colleagues. You may request the matter be expedited, but it will probably get you nowhere. Change of status requests are processed on a first come, first serve basis. You must have extenuating circumstances to have the request expedited.
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My colleagues are correct ... you can't ask them to rush merely because you didn't file early enough.
How early is early enough? I recommend 5-6 months.
Or, you can fly home and get the visa before August 20th.
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