When will I receive my I-20? As long as you have registered for classes, paid your tuition, and graduated from your previous program, you will receive your I-20 on your first day of your new program.
When can I start CPT? You can begin CPT at the beginning of your program as long as you have applied and it has been approved. You need to submit a new application- it will not carry over from your previous program.
Can I work on CPT between my two programs? No, there are no exceptions to this rule. You must take a gap in CPT between programs
Will I still be in status between my two programs? Yes- you will be in your 60 day grace period, which means you are still in F-1 status. You are not permitted to work during that time, but you will still remain in status.
When I submit the "change of level" application, will I receive my I-20? No, you will only receive your I-20 once your new program has begun. The change of level application indicates to the International Office that you are applying for a new program. The ISO still needs to make sure that every student has registered, paid their tuition, and graduated before issuing the I-20.
Do I need to submit an Affidavit of Support? Only if you are using a sponsor's bank statement. If you are sponsoring yourself, you do not need to upload it.