“Cap-Gap Extension”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

Allows foreign students requesting to change to H-1B status to extend their status and employment authorization through Sept. 30 of the calendar year for which the H-1B petition is being filed, but only if the employment start date in H-1B status will begin on Oct. 1.The extension is automatically terminated if the petition is rejected, denied or revoked.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services