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30 Dec 2008, 16:33
bozo190101 wrote:
This may seem a rather dumb question. But anyone in the situation where you are on your 6th Year on H1B and don't have your GC and applying for a Full Time MBA? Basically don't you have to take a job outside the country and then come back to restart a new H1 after your MBA?

Essentially, switch from current H1 to F1 and then do you reapply for a new H1 in the US? Don't you have to be outside the country for atleast one year before taking a new H1.

Thanks all

For a H1 to H1,yes,u need to be out of US for a yr.But not quite sure about H1-F1-H1.But Post-MBA,you would have 12 months(29 months for some categories) of OPT.During that time,apply for a GC.Depending on which stage you are in the GC processing,you can keep extending your H1 for either 1 or 3 yrs.

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30 Dec 2008, 16:50
fall09 wrote:
Essentially, switch from current H1 to F1 and then do you reapply for a new H1 in the US? Don't you have to be outside the country for atleast one year before taking a new H1.

Yes if you completed your 6 yrs before F1, then you will have stay outside country for 1 yr before you apply new H1. Otherwise, what ever is left in your H1 right now will be carry forwarded after F1.
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30 Dec 2008, 18:22
fall09 wrote:
For a H1 to H1,yes,u need to be out of US for a yr.But not quite sure about H1-F1-H1.But Post-MBA,you would have 12 months(29 months for some categories) of OPT.During that time,apply for a GC.Depending on which stage you are in the GC processing,you can keep extending your H1 for either 1 or 3 yrs.

Hope this helps.

I don't think one can applyfor an OPT if one already has a masters degree from the US and an MBA is considered a masters degree too.
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30 Dec 2008, 18:32
bozo190101 wrote:

I don't think one can applyfor an OPT if one already has a masters degree from the US and an MBA is considered a masters degree too.

You can if you have any remaining time as part of that OPT.
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30 Dec 2008, 21:22
I checked the corporation bank website, they are saying that maximum limit is INR 20L not 25L.

After thorough ( online only) research on cosigning, I conclude that it will be almost impossible to find one ( especially since the connections I could get so far are kind of friends' friends' relative etc.).

So, now the things depend on how much a school have faith in its admitted candidates, and how far a school can go to support them. I am waiting for the school to reopen.
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09 Jan 2009, 03:40
10 days no post!!

Any update on any front??
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09 Jan 2009, 05:55
Silent 10 days !!

Haven't herad anything new from any school. I guess its going to be a long wait till April.
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09 Jan 2009, 09:14
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Male/27yrs/42 months work ex at matriculation/Consultant (IT) - MS from top 3 US University, BTech from non IIT/ Excellent extra curriculars and career progress

All apps in Round 2, interview invite from Columbia
yet to hear from the rest (see signature)

cheers!
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09 Jan 2009, 10:47
Plain curious..when you say MS from top 3 or top 5 univeristy, which universities do you have in mind?
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09 Jan 2009, 11:09
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Plain curious..when you say MS from top 3 or top 5 univeristy, which universities do you have in mind?

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09 Jan 2009, 13:05
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LOL !..
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12 Jan 2009, 10:21
i went by the usnews listings for computer science

submitted my final appln today (kellogg). can't imagine doing another, fingers crossed!
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12 Jan 2009, 12:42
I didn't mean asking precisely that, praz knows it otherwise he would have answered..

I was wondering whether Engineering schools (for graduate studies) are perceived to belong in various clusters ala Business schools.

Because I believe that such categorization makes less sense for engineering schools, if not for any reason than so many possible areas of study.

Saying top 3 based on a particular area of study as Praz did makes more sense.
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14 Jan 2009, 07:05
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Plain curious..when you say MS from top 3 or top 5 univeristy, which universities do you have in mind?

Generally it is MIT, Stan, Berkeley. No?
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14 Jan 2009, 08:22
yea, but it can vary - urbana champaign, cmu, texas austin, wisconsin madison etc are up there in some fields
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14 Jan 2009, 09:50
I hear the overall application volume went up by 20-25%.What about Indians? Did the number of Indian applicants go up because of the global economic conditions?
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14 Jan 2009, 10:41
fall09 wrote:
I hear the overall application volume went up by 20-25%.What about Indians? Did the number of Indian applicants go up because of the global economic conditions?

fall09,

I am applying to UNC and during one of their chats, the adcom mentioned that the volumes of Indian applicants have been 'surprisingly' down this year whereas overall volumes are up. I was kind of taken aback, silently happy that that would mean less competition for us.

IMO, the main driver for this is the unavailability of non co-signer loans..
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14 Jan 2009, 10:44
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fall09 wrote:
I hear the overall application volume went up by 20-25%.What about Indians? Did the number of Indian applicants go up because of the global economic conditions?

fall09,

I am applying to UNC and during one of their chats, the adcom mentioned that the volumes of Indian applicants have been 'surprisingly' down this year whereas overall volumes are up. I was kind of taken aback, silently happy that that would mean less competition for us.

IMO, the main driver for this is the unavailability of non co-signer loans..

I think it is due to Loan and Visa issues.
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14 Jan 2009, 11:15
And I think the average Indian applicant is more aware of the H1B fiasco now.
May be EU schools are seeing an increase in Indian applications?
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14 Jan 2009, 11:18
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And I think the average Indian applicant is more aware of the H1B fiasco now.
May be EU schools are seeing an increase in Indian applications?

I know a friend who skipped US univs for European schools because of the H1 visa.He thought it is not worthwhile to attend US schools when there is no guarantee of getting a work visa.
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