Hi Ron, I wanted to check with you regarding a situation a friend is facing. He did his masters in the US, got an OPT and then left back to India after a few months. He came back to the US after a few years and is currently finishing up his MBA. Since he got his OPT for his first masters, he is not eligible for another OPT. He has lined up a job and his employer is going to file his H1 on April 1. The question I have for you is whether there is a way for him to stay within US after he graduates till Oct 1. I understand the students on OPT have the cap gap to fall back on. Does it apply to people who do not have the OPT as well. Is there any other way he can stay back in the US till his H1 start date of Oct 1. I understand that he cannot work till Oct 1 but the primary question is that of the stay till Oct 1. Thanks.