For H1B visa - using the 3 for 1 equivalence rule to convert my work experience years (8 years and 9 months in my case) to number of years for Bachelor's, let's assume the credential evaluator says I have completed 3 years of an undergrad degree.
If I will have completed 1 year (3 semesters) of relevant coursework at an accredited grad school (with 2 more semesters to graduate at the time of visa application), will I qualify for the visa?
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3 years bachelor's degree from India no good for USCIS. But I assume you knew that already.
No, UNLESS the foreign degree equivalency report, which hopefully is from an accredited company recognized by USCIS and issued by a professor entitled to issue university level credit states that the totality of all your academic credit is equivalent to a master's degree in the US. Otherwise it won't fly.
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