I am Graduating with Bachelors Degree In Fashion Design from NIFT, Mumbai this June 2012. My GPA is 3.5/4. I gave my visa interview a few days back and it was rejected.
I have applied to the Associate degree in Fashion Merchandising for Fall 2012.
My F1 visa interview
VO: So, you are going to the Fashion institute of Technology.
A : Yes Ma’am,I am going to the Fashion institute of Technology in New York.
VO: Tell me your present college’s name ?
A: Ma’am its National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai.
VO: So why AAS?
A: Ma’am I want to pursue my Bachelors in Fashion Merchandising, but to be eligible to apply for the Bachelors I am first required to complete the AAS as my area of major is changing from Fashion Design to a business major.
VO: she again remarked, saying why AAS then ?
A: I simplified my above answer but I believe I could not convince the VO properly.
VO: What are your future plans?
A: Ma’am I want to launch my own designer label in India after completing my studies and the study Of Fashion Merchandising will be of great help for my business plans.
VO: I am sorry I cant grant you the visa at this point.
A: thank you Ma’m
She handed me back my passport with a whit sheet of paper which had the 214(b) act stated on it and she said that I may reapply with sufficient documents.
Now, I need help with what went wrong in this Interview. I want to reapply as I want to study Fashion Merchandising at FIT in NYC as it is the best Institute for Fashion Merchandising.
When should I reapply for my 2nd Interview? And what should I correct in my answers?