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Hello

I plan to do PHD,I am currently F1 Student on 12 Month OPT. I am tentatively planning PHD for Fall 2017. I'm currently having following queries

1]PHD Fall 2017 or NOT
My OPT expires in May 2017 and PHD program starts in August 2017 .My International adviser said If I get admission to PHD program. I will be still in valid status as I will have 5 months to join new program but during that time I can not work.
I just finished my Master in STEM coursework. And currently I am using my 12 month OPT. If I get Admission in Fall 2017 for PHD , As Per New Rule I can do STEM Extension Twice https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-sta...t/stem-opt
My adviser said use the STEM extension, If your H1B gets picked up during that time I can join PHD part time.

SO Is it advisable to Join PHD on Fall 2017 ?? are there any Universities which allows to take PHD program Part time on STEM OPT ???


2] IF STEM Extension is Taken
My OPT expires in May 2017 and PHD program starts in August 2017 .My International adviser said If I get admission to PHD program. I will be still in valid status as I will have 5 months to join new program but during that time I can not work. If I take STEM Extension on May 2017. The STEM extension will end May 2019 . My visa expires in June 2019.Correct me If I am wrong , i20 decides the Legal status in US . Can I put late start date on my STEM Extension ?? If late how much long ???


3] PHD & Visa

Even if I am in US , Lets say at the End of STEM extension of my masters May 2019. For Fall 2019 ,If I get admission for PHD Fall 2019 , My I20 defines my legal status in US even if my visa expires

i] If I get admission same university where I finished my masters , How does visa renewal work ?

ii] If I get admission to different University , How does visa renewal work ???

iii] Within How much span after my visa gets expired Do I have to renew it ??



4]Renewal of Passport

My Indian Passport Expires in Dec 2018 , Within How much time before I can renew my passport ???

5] Handling Family Emergency

(This is Hypothetical Scenario ) In case of Family Emergency, If I ever fly back to India , As Far as I know

Case 1) I know Fall 2017 PHD will be very flexible

Case 2) Fall 2019 PHD, ,How should I be prepared for this scenario document wise ??


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Sorry, I meant to reply to this thread ages ago, but I forgot and then wasn't active here the past few weeks. I'll reply to this soon, and if I forget (again!), myybbapps89, send me a PM (don't tag).

1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix.

2) Please take some time out to read this and this thread in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

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Any updates? Just curious.

Hope you have already applied to some great grad programs.

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