As I said in my 1st post I knew the answer was most definately "NO" was just researching questioning.
But if you look at the following criteria for OPT
What are the Eligibility Requirements for F-1 Optional Practical Training?
To be eligible to apply for optional practical training, you must:
- have been in full time student status for at least one full academic year preceding the submission of your OPT application
- be maintaining valid F-1 status at the time of the application, and
- intend to work in a position directly related to your major field of study.
Then it appears I would qualify, because I will be a full time student probably for a year by the time Im done, I will be maintaining F1 status and I would work the OPT in Nursing the field related to my study.
No where can I find info that says you need to actually "graduate" a 3 or 2 year degree as long as you have been a student 1 year.
Thats the hardest part of this journey the un-explained unclear information that can be interpreted so many ways by the lay person. Boy what Id give to be married to an imigration lawyer right now LOL!!!
Its fine though Im happy to stay an F1 student till retrogression is over its no problem, im born in the UK so it shouldnt be years.