F1 Visa Interview Experiences

F1 Visa Stamping Denied – Illinois Institute of Technology

This blog post is second visa interview attempt by Puneet. Read his 1st F1 Visa Stamping Experience before reading this article.

Second  F1 Visa appointment

Me: Hello sir, How r u..
VO: Fine, Where are you going?
Me: Illinois Institute of Technology

VO: Why IIT?
Me: The courses required for MS in mechanical Engineering are very much related to what have i done in my undergrads, there are subjects like thermodynamics, engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials that i’ve already studied, so definitely it will be a plus point and also its faculty is very good and student to faculty ratio is 10:1 that is highly favorable.

VO: Are you working somewhere?
Me: Yes, I’m working in Vimtech infrastructure pvt ltd as a technical supervisor.

VO: What is your percentage?
Me: Sir we have a grading system in our university and different weightage is assigned to each grade and weighted mean is calculated that is called as CPI ie cumulative percentage index and i’ve a cpi 6.3/10.

VO: That is a quite low.
Me: No sir, there is a formula given at the back of marksheet which calculates my %age as 64.2

VO: Show me your marksheets.
Me: Sure

VO: Do u have any backlogs?
Me: No, Sir
VO: You have a lot of C grades.(He returned my documents back and said)
VO: You need to prove that u r a credible student.

GRE: 1330( Q770;V560) TOEFL 96 University: Illinois Institute Of Technology

There’s one more thing that I need to tell you that I have got around 16 backlogs in my undergrads, but i’ve cleared them all and they are not reflected in my marksheets but the year mentioned in my marksheets is of when i clear all papers of a particular semester.

Can it be a problem?

What should I do now?

Should i reapply for a US VISA as my joining date as per my I20 is 23 August. Kindly suggest me something.

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  1. Sir I HAve my interview tommorow..
    THe problem is that my 12 th marksheet is with my college and I wont be able to produce it tom ??
    i do have immigration certificate as well as pass certificates
    will there be any problem ??
    Sir Your timely response will be appreciated a lot: )
    thanks in advance

  2. Hi Team

    Just want to have some Advise, im currently NZ & looking forward to do My MS in IT, did a Diploma in Network Engineering here & B.Tech(IT) from India, got 56 in My Bachelor’s, 70 in My Diploma, 46 in +2 & 72 in 10.Haven’t given GRE & TOEFL, So can someone tell what are the chances of getting a Visa by applying from here to a University which doesn’t need any GRE & TOEFL, as my friends have got Visa for Concordia Uni, Wisconsin & I would be affording for my studies…Thanks

  3. Hi friends……………..,
    I got admission in Southern Polytechnic State University and now am applying for visa
    My profile is Gre:840(610 quants ,230 Verbal)
    % age:64.71 with 2 backlogs
    How can i give the answer for my low gre in case of ask him to me
    Please suggest me

  4. hello, i applied for Us f1 visa 4 time but i refused all this time so may you suggest me may i attemp 5 time?

    1. Without getting to know your resume and visa experiences, nobody can give advice to you on this. Please share your experience with us so we can help you better. In addition to that, getting rejected 3 times sort of means you’re definitely doing something wrong, and getting a visa the 4th time, chances are pretty slim.

  5. Hi,

    A Backlog in essence is a subject that you have failed in your first attempt. No matter when you have cleared, once failed it always remains as a backlog.
    VO will definitely see the year of passing and will know that u have lied about ur backlogs.
    If you strongly desire to study further in that university, then apply once again and tell him the truth about your backlogs. If there are any personal achievements regarding your career, try to mention them. and change your answer for why IIIT? your answer should reflect your desire to study further.

    All the best.

    1. hi Nanogravity , I am bit confused regarding the term backlogs. For e.g., If a student has 1 back paper in his degree which he has later clear it and then, when he goes to visa interview, what should he say.. he has got one backlogs or no backlogs.. Please help me in this regard. Thanks.

        1. Infact the student was lucky enough to have only grades mentioned in the marks sheet,in some universities they also mention the total number of backlogs ,total number of attempts made by the student to clear the subject,the year of passing etc and all.

      1. Infact the student was lucky enough to have only grades mentioned in the marks sheet,in some universities they also mention the total number of backlogs ,total number of attempts made by the student to clear the subject,the year of passing etc .

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