Sir, This may be a weird situation that we are looking at. I currently have three backlogs for which I would appear in the month of may this year. I graduated in 2009 ’with backlogs’ and started working at a call center. But then, I would like to be honest with you upfront and I will not hesitate to shamefully admit that it took me to the verge of discontinuing studies, which, I understand was sheer foolishness and a great deal of over-confidence on my part. Lately, I have come to my senses and appeared for GRE and TOEFL exams and scored 1200(v-400, q-800, awa 4.5) and 105 respectively.
>> Very good GRE and TOEFL Score. I’m wondering if you can score in GRE and 105 in TOEFL, why does it take so long to complete Engineering?
Hunting through various information sources online, it gave me hope that perhaps I may get an admit in some or the other university for a MS in CS. However, due to some reasons I do not wish to postpone my plans and want to fly off for the approaching fall session. I know nobody could possibly give me definitive answers, but is it even possible for a person to get his visa approved with active backlogs?
>> Apply for Graduate School after you clear all Failed Courses. Since your course completion date was back on 2009, grad schools will expect to see complete transcripts and degree certificates. I don’t think you are going to get visa approval with active backlogs., unless you plan to lie – 14 Backlogs and One Lie for F1 Visa.
Have you ever heard of a case where someone did actually make it through? I have not been a bad student and was the best programmer during my second and third year. I did participate in around 6 inter-college technical paper presentations and secured 1st position in two and third in one- I have certificates of merit for all of the above. But again, I’m not sure if the oft-apprehensive visa officers could overlook this time lag and the academic deficiencies in my profile.
>>Yes, they will look for time lag and what you were doing during that time.
If possible, how does one convince them that a person off-track could always return and follow his dreams. I’m sorry to bother you with such a long post but I only need someone to guide me through. Thank you much, and I’m eagerly waiting for you to reply.
>> You just need to be positive and speak the truth during visa interview. With your GRE and TOEFL scores, you shouldn’t have problems getting admission.