Once you finalize a particular university you have to do this mandatory process of appearing for a Visa Interview. Before starting this process every student should review the I20 completely and make a note of proper name, deadlines and key dates like date of joining, reporting, fees deadlines, course duration, funding information etc. You should arrange for financial support in the form of student loans by mortgaging personal assets like apartment, land, buildings etc. You should be aware that every bank has a standard process of evaluating your property and issuing a loan which is enough for partial or complete course of study. Banks may not issue the total valuation of the asset as every asset is prone for depreciation over time a chartered engineer and a chartered accountant has to provide necessary evaluations before the Bank manager can make a decision on students loan application.
Once process is completed scheduling a Date for visa interview is also another critical aspect which you have to approach and prepare with utmost care. This involves submitting DS 160 forms, paying necessary Visa fees receipt at the respective banks, Paying SEVIS fees which is separate from VISA interview fees (all applicants for F-1 (student) visa, who have an admission in Form I-20, have to pay a SEVIS fee of U.S $ 200, with effect from 1st September 2004. Unless the fee is paid and a receipt obtained from U.S Department of Homeland Security, it is not possible to go for a visa interview). Making sure your passport has enough validity for the entire length of stay of the program, Bank statements, financial support statements etc. You should schedule an interview in English and be confident and be knowledgeable of all the necessary minute details to get a successful visa stamped.