I’ve received a mail stating
“Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA
Spot Registrations for Fall 2012 by Ms. Attiken
Asst. Director of Intl Admissions, FDU, NJ, USA
Venue: Hotel Taj Banjara, Hyderabad
Time: 10 am sharp
Date: 6th November 2011
Pls. bring Transcripts and Application Fee of $40 equi of Rs. 2000 to the venue for I-20.”
Is it valued to have an I-20 from a spot assessment Education fair..?? ( From the visa interview’s perspective as well… )
Spot Admission to USA
Make use of College Fair and other opportunities to meet admission directors. Don’t consider the event as Spot Admission.
Utilize the opportunity to learn about the university, admission process and get admission tips. Make use of the information while applying to other schools.
If you get SPOT admission, then its all good, but question ask this question “Does this school fit your profile?.”
Value of I-20 is the same, it doesn’t matter how you were admitted. I doubt I-20 will be issued right away.
Things to Consider
Before deciding to attend Spot admission events and interviews with admission directors, consider the following things.
If a consultant is arranging spot admission, then most likely they have tie-up with FDU.
You don’t have to worry about that. They are taking efforts to organize the event, so its fair for them to get their share of money for the efforts.
FDU might not be the right fit for your profile. If you don’t plan on applying to schools similar to FDU, then use the event as information gathering session.
If you plan on applying to similar universities, then you MUST attend spot admission events. You will have at least one I-20, if you get admission.