I recently graduated from a college in USA. I filed for OPT visa three months ago and status got RFE'ed. The USCIS is now requesting the proof of me studying at least one academic year right in prior to the OPT application (the diploma). Within that one academic year, I should have taken the classes required for the degree I’m pursuing (spring + summer 2018 counts as one academic year, as our school counts summer classes as a semester).
I came back to school to finish the degree this January and the school awarded me a degree in biochemistry on May 2018, even before I started taking my summer classes. The classes I took in the summer was not required for my primary major in biochemistry, but required for my second major (note: major, not a degree) in biotechnology which makes me fail to meet the OPT eligibility criteria.
While still in school, I was told by the academic advisor to take the summer classes (I did) which will grant me with a dual degree in order to become eligible for applying to OPT visa (I thought I did). I found out that the academic advisor misinformed me because it turns out I was awarded only with one degree just with dual majors. Currently risking a job offer
You should probably consult with an attorney in person to discuss the details and particulars of your situation.
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