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.


  1. srinag on January 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    actually i am doing my b-tech fourth year,i dont how backlogs are caliculated accordingly & i heard that visa will be rejected if the particular person is having too many backlogs in his b-tech 4 year that true????can any one please explain the backlogs criteria?????

  2. pavan on January 5, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    i wrote gre exam and i don’t get good score, now i am planning for spring and i am 2012 pass out i am having 6 back logs in second year can any one tell me how these backlogs calculated suppose if i write a subject for 3 times how many back logs now i am having 1 or 3 backlogs can you please suggest me

    thank you

  3. SMITH on January 3, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    sir i have interview on the 17th February and i have gotten the bank statement from my sister in USA will i also use another bank statement from here…and i am going to study media communication..pls can you tell me more question that they will ask me…thanks and hope to hear from you..

    • sumanth on January 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      i’m looking forward m.s in usa so can u plz send me the detail regarding it

      • Uday on January 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM

        Do you know this whole blog provides minute details of exactly what you are asking ?

        • Shekar Sharma on January 4, 2012 at 2:44 PM

          Queries like that of Sumanth really crack me up. I would love to meet one of these candidates. I mean dude If I was to answer your query I would spend months trying to figure out where to start from.

      • visvesh on January 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

        only u can help u catch the fish from a ocean and acc to me ,here are the steps :
        1. gre
        3.admit with i20
        4. Visa

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