I was enrolled as a full time student in a Master's program at a university for 4 continuous semesters during the years Spring 2008 to Fall 2009. Then before graduating, I transfered to another school to pursue a diploma level course for a year. I finished that year long diploma course and also pursued OPT under that field for another year. This was during the period March 2010 to April 2012. Now I have come to my old university, enrolled in the Summer 2012 semester to continue the master's degree and want to graduate and pursue OPT at Master's level from August 2012. But the International Services officer isn't sure if I am eligible for OPT now because of the following clause:
"An F-1 student who has attended an SEVP-certified college, university, conservatory, or seminary on a full-time basis for at least one academic year may be authorized for up to 12 months of OPT per education level."
She thinks I would need to be enrolled again as a full time student for another year now before I could be eligible and not just a summer semester. I think my previous enrollment during the years 2008-2009 for the same degree, should be satisfy the above clause. My SEVIS number/id never changed at any point during this entire process and I have always maintained my F-1 status correctly. Please suggest appropriately.