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Old I-20 terminated and grace period passed, but new I-20 is not valid yet. Have I overstayed?

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I just graduated and want to pursue another master's degree. My old I-20 terminated on 5/6/2013, so my grace period ended on 7/5/2013. My new I-20 is issued, but it will not be valid until 9/3/2013. My F-1 visa is valid until 7/31/2013. So my question is: have I overstayed in US? If yes, what problems I will meet in the future, and what can I do about it? Thank you!

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Best to pose these questions to your school's DSO and/or FSA.

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I agree with my colleague.

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You are out of status but it is still rectifiable. talk to your DOS

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