Your fate to Study in the USA hinges on your performance during the F1 Visa Interview. I have seen on the faces of student and parents after F1 Visa is rejected. They all scramble to find F1 Visa Rejection reasons. There is a period of uncertainty that follows your student visa denial.
You would ask yourself – What do after F1 Visa Rejection. And you start debating about the chances of getting F1 Visa in the second attempt. I have coached students who were going for second, third time for the visa interview.
Your immediate reaction is when can I reapply for F1 Visa. What questions would Consular Office ask in the second attempt? What should be the answers? Wol can help me, Have anyone gone through similar experiences and got approval in the second or third time?
F1 Visa Rejection Rate
Here’s the F1 Visa Approval and Rejection Rate for FY2016 from the Department of State Visa Statistics.
Let’s break down the numbers
- F1 Visa Approval Rate = 471728/718342 = 65%
- F1 Visa Rejection Rate = 246614/718342 = 35%
- Overcome = 64449/718342 = 8.9% (Visa Approvals After Previous Rejection)
- Approval After Rejection = 26% (Approximately)
In other words, I can sum-up your F1 Visa approval chances like the following:
- First F1 Visa Attempt = Golden Opportunity
- Second F1 Visa Attempt and Third F1 Visa Attempt = Maybe Copper (value) Opportunity.
F1 Visa Coaching vs Three Kinds of Students
There are three kind of students joins F1 Visa Coaching here at Happy Schools
- Self-Applicant for Universities
- Applied for admission via Agent and Coaching from Happy Schools
- Self-Applicants or via Agent Applicant with Previous Rejections
Let’s focus on the third category of students.
Some student’s with Visa Rejection, join the F1 Visa Interview “Mini” Course and they come to know about F1 Visa Rejection Review and F1 Visa Coaching services offered. Sometimes they hear from their friends who got coaching with me in the past. But, there’s a solid number of F1 Visa Applicants, who are following Happy Schools news articles about F1 Visa. When someone joins the F1 Visa Mini Coaching (Free), they would go through the following:
- Mini-Course delivered via Email
- Attended Free F1 Visa Online Training
- Watched the Feedback interviews about F1 Visa Coaching
- Clearly aware of F1 Visa Approval and Rejection Rates
- Exchanged Emails with Me (Raghu)
So, they have exposre to what’s offered through Happy Schools. For one reason or the others, they decide to attend the F1 visa interview on their own. And that’s perfectly ok with me. You may not have sufficient trust on my brand and coaching process. I have no problem with that. It’s your choice
Here’s where things get interesting. Right after F1 Visa is Rejected. Why don’t I show an example of what I’m talking about?
I had the following conversation with one of my reader. Pay attention to the dates – April 30 and May 16. By the way, no one really calls me Ram 🙂
This student attended the Live Webinar event with Former Visa Officer as well. You can see he sent me an email and exchanged few IM’s.
Then, I got the following IM, that his F1 Visa was denied.
I have multiple examples like this, where students contact me right after the F1 Visa Rejection and asking for my help when they have been following Happy Schools for weeks, if not months.
Students send an email to me the moment they walk out of the U.S.Consulate after F1 Visa Rejection. Our conversation continued further a bit. Then, he joined F1 Visa Rejection Review (See the timestamp for Paid).
Then, I spoke to the student. I was upset because this is a missed opportunity for this student. I could have helped him perform better than the current F1 student visa interview experience. His F1 Visa approval chances would still depend on the Visa Officer, but our goals with coaching are pretty simple:
- Train to avoid MAJOR Mistakes with answers
- Give your best interview performance
- Keep you in peak state of the mind at the Interview
After I spoke to above person during the F1 Visa Rejection Review consulting call, he decided to join the F1 Visa Coaching. Here’s the proof. He joined within few minutes after the Rejection Review Call and scheduled all three sessions for the Coaching.
I understand the concerns about saving money. Think about it, you have spent over $2000 and several months if not years dreaming about studying in the USA. But, if you have negative factors, average to below average profile, low scores in English Speaking section, or lacking confidence, join F1 Visa Coaching at Happy Schools.
But, if you have negative factors like
- Average to below average profile
- Low scores in English Speaking section
- Lacking confidence
- Undecided with answers
I would recommend you to join F1 Visa Coaching. See below for the video feedback from a student, who accidentally found Happy Schools.
I employ several techniques and exercises when required to calm people down. Last week, one of my student, would start to sweat and breath heavily the moment I start asking questions. After few questions, I can see water running down his face. So, I taught him one exercise and asked him to practice the exercise to cam him down, to keep his composure. In his second mock interview was better (he was smiling when Mock Interview 2 started). Here’s what he had to say about his F1 Visa Coaching experience:
|5. What did you do after the interview?|
|I was extremely happy and started crying outside the consulate, then I informed my parents and other relatives.|
|What were your objections before joining F1 Visa Coaching with Raghu?|
|I was looking for an experienced trainer for student visa preparation. I wanted to have mock interviews to find out my mistakes.|
|List MOST important Benefit You Got from the F1 Visa Coaching?|
|Now, your Interview is Complete, What do you think about F1 Visa Coaching Process?|
|Excellent and worth joining.|
How to Self-Evaluate Your F1 Visa Approval Chances
Did you watch the video from the previous article – How to Analyze F1 Visa Interview Rejection Interview?
Potential F1 visa applicants should have the skill to do a self-evaluation which includes, but not limited to
- Identify the List of Strengths
- Identify the List of Weakness
- What Strengths can be used to mask your weakness
- Practicing for the Interview Questions and Answers
- What to Speak and How to Speak
- What not to speak and How not to speak
Here’s why above factors are important.
- Only One in Three students get F1 Visa Approval in the First Visa Interview
- Only One in Three Students get visa after previous Rejection.
This advice applies to all F1 Visa applicants, not just for average and below average students. If you miss your first chance, it’s going to be really hard to overcome. It can be time-consuming, requires additional work and maybe you have to look for other countries.
I have seen someone with 325+ in GRE getting F1 Visa Denied even with admission from a top university and someone with low test score overcome previous rejection.
Here’s F1 Visa Coaching Feedback from a student who speaks from bottom of his heart:
One of my best days of the life is when I got my fist admission and I-20 in my hand. By the time, the first university admission and I-20 arrives, I would have spent well over $2000 and several hours of time and sleepless nights.
From the Test Prep Coaching, Books, College Application Fee, Application Package Mailing fee and transportation and other fees add up. But, you know very well about the last stage of your journey – F1 Visa Interview. Don’t mess it up. Even if you have a shadow of doubt about your F1 Visa approval chances, join F1 Visa Coaching.