Hello,

I am presently in NY on F1 and am starting my residency on J1 in Rhode Island. I plan to do a change of status form F1 to J1. My OPT expires on 15 may. Since my residency starts on July 1st there will be a gap of 45 days between expiration of my Opt and start of my J1.
1) Will I be out of status during this period.
2)Do I need to take summer courses for reinstatement of my status and fill this gap.

Thanks.