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Will I get US student visa without TOEFL/SAT?
Asked by: john
Answers: 1
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Posted on Tue, 17 Jun 2008 07:41:37 GMT
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I have been admitted into a university in Florida and I haven't done SAT/TOEFL. Will I be able to obtain a visa without TOEFL or SAT? My school has a policy that every international student without language proficiency test must attend their English language classes and pass through it to be admitted fully for major courses in Information Systems.

Will I be issued a visa?

Your urgent reply will be highly appreciated.
Answer

For US Embassy, to issue a visa, TOEFL or SAT isn't compulsory. The consular in US Embassy have authority to issue visa to any student with or without any English language proficiency tests. If your university accepts you for conditional admission offering extra English classes by issuing I-20 for you, then there shouldn’t be any problem for you to get F1 student visa for USA. However, consular in US Embassy may ask you about your language proficiency and reason for not attending TOEFL test. You can simply answer them that your school has accepted you for conditional admission and you are going to attend extra English classes in your school.

However, attending for TOEFL test will be a plus point to obtain a visa. But you must also know that - even students with good marks in TOEFL are also rejected for visa. There are many criteria to be fulfilled before you’re granted a student visa.

You haven’t done TOEFL, but do you have proficiency in English? If you cannot speak well during a visa interview, you’ll most probably be refused.

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