I recently graduated with a bachelors degree in September 24,2018 . I didn't know I had a grace period of 60 days to either apply for opt or transfer to a different college. (But I had been applying to colleges for masters for Spring). The colleges I applied had their semesters running, so maybe they delayed my application review.
I recently got acceptance from 2 colleges, went back to previous college for transfer only to know that my SEVIS was automatically completed (exceeding the grace period) . I'm filing for reinstatement in a week . Its not been more than 5 months . Since I have only 2 options left i.e travel outside and return 2. reinstatement. I am thinking of using both .
So the question is: will I be able to apply to Canada as a tourist (for short trip) or even as student (if possible)? What are my chances of getting a visa? (forger visa im worried about applying too , since Canada and US share the status , Canadian authorities will know my SEVIS is completed and I have few months of unlawful presence). Are there any chances? Any help will be highly appreciated.