Obviously wife's COS to F-1, since the H-1B is not to go into effect before October 1st.
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USCIS will continue processing both applications and generally the first one you file will be processed first, but different forms have different processing times.
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I would only proceed with the status your spouse actually wants, then this is not an issue.
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