I am an F-1 student with valid status and I recently applied for marriage-based AOS with EAD (I-130, I-485 and I-765).
I am a PhD candidate and my advisor has given me permission to go work for a company while I write my thesis; I would like to start around mid-July.
Given that my EAD will take about 90 days (should arrive by the end of August 2016), my future employer has suggested that I request CPT until I receive it.
I am aware that I could request to expedite my EAD (and I might do it), but applying for CPT would be quick and painless.
So the question is: am I still eligible to request CPT now that I have filed for AOS?
Details about me:
F1 Ph.D. student with valid I-20 through 2021, valid VISA through 2019 and valid I-94 through D/S.
05/31/2016 - Sent marriage-based AOS package (I-130, I-485 and I-765) to Chicago.
06/01/2016 - AOS package delivered and signed by Chyba.
06/09/2016 - Checks cashed and 3x Acceptance Confirmation emails and texts.