F-1 Cap Gap

What is Cap Gap?

Cap Gap is the automatic extension of F-1 student status and employment if eligible in the United States for certain students with pending or approved H-1B petitions (indicating a request for change of status from F-1 to H-1B) for an employment start date of October 1, 201x under the following Fiscal Year (FY) 201y H-1B cap.

I have a H1-B approval notice, what's next?

If you are eligible for Cap Gap, please scan/email your H-1 receipt or H-1 approval notice to opt@bridgeport.edu for a Cap Gap I-20. For eligibility, please read the most recent information at the Cap-Gap page of USCIS.

We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. Please email internationaloffice@bridgeport.edu for general questions; Email cpt@bridgeport.edu for CPT related questions/applications, and opt@bridgeport.edu for all OPT or STEM OPT related questions.