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  1. Hi all. I've received a fully funded PhD offer from Northeastern and my visa interview is scheduled for next month. However, I may have made a potential mistake in my DS-160. For "Person/Entity Paying for your Trip", I selected 'Self' thinking that it was asking for who is paying for the plane ticket but then later I found out that it actually asks for who is paying for my stay in the US, which is of course the university. Could this lead to a problem/rejection? I've already submitted the form, so I can't change anything now.
  2. Hi everyone, I am planning to apply for a Ph.D./PsyD program in Clinical/Counseling Psych. From what I know, not many international students are in the Psychology program. I am so lost, as I don't have anyone to ask advice from. Does anyone in our forum who is an F1 student and already attend a program, planning to apply? Thank you!
  3. Hi, My admit offer for 2 year MS has GTA funding for the first year. However, it has no mention of funding for the 2nd year. I understand that the i20 will have info about 1st year expenses and my GTA funding. I'm not sure if I am required to show available financial documents for 2nd year upfront if 1st year is taken care of by GTA.
  4. Hi everyone I am from Turkey, I will start studying PhD starting August 22. My visa appointment went very well, the officer asked me only three questions, didn't ask for any additional documents and instantly gave me an approval. He even wished me good luck . However, I got my passport back 10 days later, with a yellow-colored paper attached (and without a visa). It was explained that my application required further administrative processing, but it wasn't explained why. Is there anyone here who had a similar experience? Why could this have happened to me? How long did it take you to get your visa issued? Is there anything at all that can be done to expedite the process (although I know the answer is simply no, but one can always hope). If I can't get my visa in time, I will lose my TAship and will have to defer my PhD
  5. I had my visa interview yesterday. The interview was smooth but at the end the vo asked me about the subjects that I will take up. I said machine learning and neural networks. She then issued me 221g white form and asked me to mail some documents. My current visa status is administrative processing. Is it a thing to worry about? How long will the proceeding take ?My semester is starting from next month
  6. My classes aren't due to start until August 23rd (orientation) and I'll be in Boston. However, I'd like to fly into LA to meet my girlfriend before driving across to Boston to get her car etc. out there and enjoy the road trip! We would take about a week as her job will be starting. My question is this: Can I arrive in LA on my F1 Visa if I'm going to school on the opposite coast? Will customs/immigration be funny about it? Do I have to show evidence of a return flight to the UK say, for Christmas, even though I'm taking part in a 5-year course? Any help would be hugely appreciated.
  7. Greetings from Turkey,I got a fully funded PhD offer from Illinois Institute of Technology on last April. I applied for an F1 visa to enroll in for Fall 2016 semester. Even though I got an approval on my interview, my application status remained under administrative processing for almost six months. I had to defer my admission twice, regardless of my efforts and the university's efforts to contact the embassy several times, since they were extremely indifferent and unhelpful. At the end I got really upset and sent the embassy a veeeeery long e-mail that contained literal sentences like "I can't take this anymore", "WHAT COULD I HAVE EVER DONE TO DESERVE THIS?" and "Even if I get cancer and the only cure is in the US, I will never set foot in your country" (I wasn't drunk or high). At the end of the e-mail I requested the withdrawal of my application, which they instantly agreed to like they had been waiting for me to give up already.My supervisor is trying very hard to help me and he is the coolest person on earth. So, I don't want to let this chance slip away. My question is, what would happen if I tried to apply at the same embassy. %100 administrative processing again? refusal for life? Should I apply for this visa at a different country with a valid excuse (I might do an internship abroad). Any suggestion will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  8. Hello, I am in quite an unusual situation. I got an admit to the PhD program in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. Unfortunately, my admit was not funded. When I inquired with the committee and asked if I can terminate my education with a Masters degree, they said I can do that. This is what I would most likely be doing. Now that I received my I20 (which is for a PhD admit), would I face any trouble during the VISA interview? Something like "how are you going to manage your funding for a phd program, and why do you think you did not receive any funding for the program?". Would it have any negative effect if I explain the situation and say that I would return with a Masters Degree if I can't get funding after I go to the university? Any kind of help regarding this is appreciated.
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