Is it possible to identify blacklisted universities in USA?
Tri Valley University have created much needed awareness about scam that affects legitimate students. There’s no such thing as blacklisted universities list. But, I want to give an example to highlight the scenario that would create this “blacklisted universities”.
Image following two students applying to study in USA. Let’s compare the profiles.
Profile: Student 1
- GRE Score: 310
- TOEFL: 98
- Academics – 70% (No Backlogs)
Profile: Student 2
- GRE Score: 281
- TOEFL: 65
- Academics: 51% ( 16 backlogs)
We tend to prefer the term blacklisted universities to universities that accept Studnet 2. Universities like NPU, Herguan, Tri-Valley University, Silicon Valley University, ITU, etc.
I highly doubt if the Student 1 will even consider such schools.
What happens with student 2 is desperate to go to USA ( and settle down in America)?
They are going to find schools that are ready to give admission with their low academic profiles. Believe it or not, education is also run as a business. Universities need students who can pay higher fees. They want to make money from your fees.
During F1 Visa Interview:
Just by looking at the list of universities applied by a student, we can identify if the person is above or below average.
If we can identify the quality of universities by looking at the list, don’t you think US Consulate will know much more about those universities?
How to Identify Black Listed Universities
I can think of 3 ways to identify blacklisted universities. Term Blacklisted might not be the right term, but it seems to convey the message. So, let’s use blacklisted universities.
- Universities that have been caught for illegal activities
- Schools that accept low profile students ( provide degree mill)
- Universities not Accredited and admitting foreign students
Let’s discuss #2 in detail. Other 2 options are self explanatory.
Universities admitting low profile students
Someone with GRE Scores above 320 don’t post their experience about F1 visa rejection. There could be F1 Visa rejections too but I I think the number of rejections will be comparatively lower.
If your academic profile is below average and you have applied to schools that are below average, then you are in for trouble.
Your Visa interview answers, coupled with your choice of universities, would create doubts in the mind of visa interview officer.
If your answers to Visa interview questions is not highly focussed, then it’s tough to get visa for USA.
Now, if 10 students are going to same university with similar profiles, new pattern beigns to form and US consulate could keeping track of such universities. We call them blacklisted universities.
Do students get visa to such universities? Yes, they do. But, it may not stay the same way. Don’t blame the system if ICE raids and shuts down the university.
I like to hear your thoughts about my argument on Blacklisted Universities.
Do you agree that if even if there is no official list of blacklisted universities, US consulate could have a list of such universities (as we call them blacklisted universities)?