Change of Status (COS)

You can apply for a Change of Status to F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, or B-1/B-2 without leaving the U.S. NOTE:  You CANNOT change from one J visa category to another without leaving the country and re-entering. For instance, you cannot change from a J-1 research scholar to a J-1 student by filing a Change of Status Application.

TO F-1 F-2 H-4 J-1 J-2
FROM
B-1/B-2 GO     GO GO
F-1   GO GO GO GO
F-2 GO     GO GO
H-1 GO GO GO GO  
H-4 GO GO      
J-1 GO       GO
J-2 GO     GO