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Taking college classes while waiting for my I-485 decision

Taking college classes while waiting for my I-485 decision

StuffedWithNails

You can attend school, USCIS doesn't care at this point. No need for an I-20. You won't be able to get one anyway. You'll have to contact the admissions people of the schools you're interested in and they can tell you what their requirements are: they aren't standardized, they vary from one school to another.


awafinna

Thank you! What I’m concerned about is that a lot of school is not familiar with pending GC holder process and I may miss something. Like my attorney used to say during the wait for my priority date to be current (i’m working on F1 OPT at that point) to not get a new I-20 b/c if I get one, it will automatically terminate my AOS application and will be considered application abandoned.


Dogecoinholderrrrrr

Been in college for 2 years while waiting for my gc u’ll be fine Stop worrying


meilyn22

I am thinking of telling my school to treat me like a GC holder instead of an international student since I have a pending change of status in place. They are acting up and saying I must get my green card first before anything. It's frustrating knowing what we have to go through as international students. So I will remain on F-1 for 2 years till I get my gc according to my school. I am thinking of switching to another school to be honest. Some schools accept AOS pending students and don't require I-20. Some on the other hand will try to frustrate you and ask that you maintain your I-20. It just depends on the school.


awafinna

My attorney said you can’t absolutely sign an I-20. If you do it means you abandon your current AOS application (if you have one pending).


meilyn22

Exactly, many of these schools don't understand the immigration process. They won't allow you take fewer credits while your AOS is pending and they would treat you like an international student or void your attendance. My school specifically told me that I will remain an international student with an I-20 until I get my green card. Some won't take you in if you can't sing an I-20 form. It's either you have your green card or your I-20. It's stupid!


awafinna

This is very frustrating. My attorney said i can either do full time pr part time classes, as long as I keep my Full time work position. I guess it’s school-specific and it’s important to look at those before enrolling in classes.


Dear-Valuable7664

Are you enrolled as an international student or resident?


Dogecoinholderrrrrr

Resident I just had to bring my EAD and they told me that when my greencard come just bring it I graduate high school here so🤷🏾‍♂️


Dear-Valuable7664

Ah you’re situation is different from the OP. You weren’t initially F1.