My asylum case is currently pending. I had submitted new evidences on February after a NOID (Notice of Intent to Deny) was given. It has been almost 4 months as well. I am on OPT status after graduating from college. My OPT expires this July and in order to be in status I am planning to join grad school. Would I loose my status if I apply for work permit through pending asylum case? What kind of status would I be in once I have the work permit?