Benefits of University Shortlisting
Demonstrating clear educational goals: By having a specific university in mind, it shows that the applicant has a clear educational plan and purpose for studying in the US.
Strengthening ties to home country: Having a clear educational plan and a specific university in mind can help demonstrate that the applicant has strong ties to their home country and intends to return after completing their studies. This can help alleviate concerns about potential overstay or unauthorized employment in the US.
Demonstrating financial preparedness: Shortlisting a US university can also demonstrate that the applicant has done their research on the cost of education in the US and has the financial means to support themselves during their studies.
Streamlining the visa interview process: Providing specific information about the university of choice can help streamline the visa interview process by allowing the consular officer to assess the applicant's eligibility more quickly and efficiently