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I have one more H1B attempt left & my OPT ends next April. What steps can I take now to increase my probability of staying back in the US? Is enrolling in an online PhD a good idea? I hate uncertainty

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I’d marry you but I’m a UK citizen - currently going through PERM process 🤞🏼

I think enrolling in an unaccredited/online program is not a good idea. You should look into a reputable PhD program. Unfortunately, nothing you can do about uncertainty. 😕

I don’t see why not if it’s a legitimate, not-for-profit school. Some state schools have really good PhD programs. You should be mindful of what you apply for, make sure it’s something you’re actually interested/will be successful in, PhDs are hard!

I’m guessing you have your masters degree already so PhD, Marriage or Military.

Tough decision to make. I’ve got a buddy who did the military thing and had his work permits ready in 4 or 6 months if I’m remembering correctly.

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