EAD Denied


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I-20 expiration date: 06/27/2014
PhD Degree conferral date: 08/12/2014
OPT-EAD application date: 08/05/2014 (e-filing, without valid job offer in hand)
Currently valid start & end dates on OPT-I-20: 08/25/2014 - 08/24/2015
Job offer received date: 08/27/2014
Employer requested start date: 09/03/2014
USCIS denied EAD: 09/25/2014
My EAD was recently denied (received e-mail), I haven't yet received my denial notice stating reason for denial by postal mail from USCIS.
After EAD denial, since I'm past the 60 day grace period of F-1 should I leave the country? What is my visa status at this point? The OPT I-20 is valid from 08/25/2014 to 08/24/2015.
My employer, a non-profit organization might be willing to file an expedited H1B.  Should I attempt a change of status from F1 to H4 based on husbands H1B while waiting to respond to USCIS denial notice by MTR and filing for expedited H1B?
I don't want to accrue out of status illegal stay days. Please advise. Thanks!!!


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