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Hey everyone, I realize this forum is for working and travelling so I'm sorry if this is not the right place for my question.

I got accepted into grad school and my program starts in the fall. The intl student liason is not too well-versed with the k1 process and basically told me that having applied for adjustment of status is not enough, and I would need the GC to enroll. Fair enough. I applied last April and things seem to be running smoothly so far, and I got my EAD just this week in the mail. Currently, I am on RFE review for a lost medical, unfortunately. The last time I called USCIS, they told me to wait 3-4 weeks for a response to my RFE. I still have about two months before enrollment but with USCIS you never know what will happen so I am hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that I get my GC soon.

My question is this.. If an EAD allows you to work, why not study? Is there any way I can argue this with the school? This is just for a worst-case scenario wherein I will not get the GC on time. Please help. I am truly very worried and I think about this all the time. My program is very competitive and hard to get into, and I have worked real hard to get accepted so I really hope not to miss out on this opportunity. I even got a partial scholarship too. :(

Thanks for any advice!

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My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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It differs from state to state and if it is a private vs a public school then they can set their own requirements. You probably need to check up on the state guidelines for school eligability and if the info is in your favor then you can go to the registrar's office with copies to state your case. But if it is a private school or the registrar is just obstinate it will still be an uphill battle. If the state you live in allows you to go to school with the EAD then don't be afraid to put your footprint on a few desks B-)


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It differs from state to state and if it is a private vs a public school then they can set their own requirements. You probably need to check up on the state guidelines for school eligability and if the info is in your favor then you can go to the registrar's office with copies to state your case. But if it is a private school or the registrar is just obstinate it will still be an uphill battle. If the state you live in allows you to go to school with the EAD then don't be afraid to put your footprint on a few desks B-)

I am attending a state school in PA (Bloomsburg University).. Do you have any idea where I can see the state guidelines?


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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I am attending a state school in PA (Bloomsburg University).. Do you have any idea where I can see the state guidelines?

Easiest it check with your school, this is not like a printed guideline that you will find anywhere, but most schools would make some exception and they would hold your admission valid for couple weeks for you to produce the documents.

Worst case scenario be prepared if your documents don’t come in time you might be forced to drop the class and join back in next semester.

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