Questions on Deferment of Enrollment:
Prospective Student: I got rejected twice for Fall 2011 and I am deferring my admissions for Spring 2012. May I know the chances of getting visa for the third time and I heard that if the student gets rejected by the Consulate and for the next time the same person cannot interview him. Is that True?
Officer: It’s true, in order to be most fair to each applicant, that we try to give you an interview with a new officer, and most often that happens. Most students, who reapply, especially very quickly after their first interview, find that the result is the same. We don’t encourage students to reapply until they’ve taken some positive steps to improve their candidacy. And keep in mind that every re appeal is treated as fresh case.
And know that officers can see what information has changed since your previous interviews, which brings up two important points: 1. Make sure you never provide false information to a visa officer, as it could come back to haunt you! Misrepresentation that is material to a decision can result in another refusal. 2. Always be able to tell the officer something that has changed since your previous application. Why are you a better candidate now? What have you done since the previous interview? Have you gotten some good work experience? Have you been working on projects? Retaken the IELTS? Prepared a better financial plan? Because if you’ve only been playing cricket for the past month, you’re unlikely to get a different result — all officers are trained to make similar decisions! Also your new officer take a complete look on your history file, even some visa officer have a sitting on tea with previous interview officer.
Prospective Student: I got rejected twice for Fall 2011 and I am deferring my admissions for Spring 2012 may I know the chances of getting visa for the third time.
Officer: Deferring admission is a good choice for many people. Concentrate on improving your profile in the next 6 months. What are things you think you can improve between now and then? And when you’ve been refused once or more in the past, you’ve got your work cut out for you in the future. You can always apply again, but we recommend that you do so only when you can answer the officer’s first question “what has changed since your previous application?” Don’t just trust luck. Don’t just hope for a different decision. Improve your candidacy. Have something tangible that you can proudly say makes you a better applicant than last time.