The USCIS continues to aggressively review Form I-539 Application to Change Nonimmigrant Status filed to change nonimmigrant status to F-1 classification. In particular, the USCIS California Service Center (CSC) is routinely denying Forms I-539 applications for change of status from B-2 classification to F-1 classification, especially for English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. In their denials, the CSC is indicating that these applications are delaying the departure of the foreign national from the United States. Some denials are indicating that the foreign national does not have a bona fide intent to depart the United States upon completion of his or her studies. Other denials are indicating that the foreign national is already proficient in English based upon how the Form I-539 was completed and the information provided in support of the application.