F-1 is probably not a good option, unless you sincerely intend to study, not work and are not an intending immigrant. Please consult with an immigration attorney for a confidential consultation.
Too many questions for a free general consultation on AVVO.
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Only three options that I see. First - talk to the school's DSO and pray he or she knows what she is talking about. Second - consult with an experienced immigration attorney locally. Will cost you money but answer your questions and provide some insight. Three, continue posting and hope that someone would give you a legal consultation that you seek, for free and online.
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