I work in a higher-ed institution and my employing department applied for a H1B visa. I have received an RFE on 12/22/17. My OPT expires on 1/15/18. I have my advanced degrees from the same institution I work for. The RFE is citied on the basis of "speciality occupation". Do I still have time to slip back into F1 status by enrolling to another program? I graduated from a non-STEM program on 12/16/16 and started my OPT on 01/16/17. The fall semester beings only on 8/29. In which case, 60 days after my OPT expires will be 3/17 and 5 months from that day will land me on 8/17. What will be my status between 8/17 and 8/29?
In case I am able to get an I-20 for the Spring Semester (starting 01/08/2018), but don't enroll for classes, can I defer it to Fall 2018 and still be considered in status?
Can my employer change the SOC code at this time?