I’m working with Employer A who filed my H1B in Apr 2018. I received the approval notice in December 2018 stating that my validity is from 10/2/2018 till 12/31/2018. I had the H1 I94 valid till Jan 10th, 2019. My employer A was kind enough and had filed for an extension on Jan 3rd, 2019 & I have received the acknowledgment from USCIS for this.
With a lack of satisfaction & change of heart, I have applied for a fulltime Ph.D. & received admit from a good public university. Now, I intend to apply for Change of status to F1 & Below are my questions.
Can I apply for a change of status while H1 extension application was already submitted?
What will be my current status, when I file for a Change of status to F1?
Should I be working with Employer A while my change of status to F1 is pending?
University has informed that I will not be able to avail CPT/OPT till F1 is approved which is fine, but will I accrue any illegal days by quitting my Job with Employer A & studying fulltime?