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Unable To Defend Thesis Prior To Opt Commencement Date Declared In Application

Discussion in 'OPT changes' started by AVM52, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. AVM52

    AVM52 Junior Member

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    Following situation pertains to my nephew:

    What are the consequences for a student having applied for OPT (application May 15th) now unable to defend thesis (PhD) prior to the OPT commencement date (August 10, 2015) given in application?

    Please advise on options and precautions to be taken for maintaining status and job offers - can he take up job prior to thesis defence if OPT kicks in and EAD card is available?
     
  2. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    He should talk to his DSO about options.
     
  3. AVM52

    AVM52 Junior Member

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    Thanks, Ron.
     

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