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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by OluDare01(m): 8:36pm On Mar 21, 2017
ChiomaL0ngLEGZ:

lol, i am new to this nairaland thing so dunno how to do that. You can forward my details to him abeg. LSU is slow so for all the people who are waiting lemme tell you, I applied in mid January 2016 and only heard from them in late April. So be patient. Chances are like 90 percent that you will get accepted because Louisiana is one of the three poorest states in USA, they keep cutting funding so they urgently need International students to bring money in. Plus the uni is overwhelmingly white and they try to balance out the whote-ethnic minority ratio and so on so ALL OF U WHOEVER U R(contact me if u still havent-lol), U WILL GET ACCEPTANCE 100 like honestly!!!Its such an easy school to get in but[b] na real bush here ooooh[/b].IF you dont have a car, u aint going nower.Busses run 1-2 an hour.Even lagos is better sef.lmao
At bold, how is Baton Rouge a bush Just come Cookeville, TN and see a village in America lol
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ChiomaL0ngLEGZ: 1:36am On Mar 22, 2017
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ChiomaL0ngLEGZ: 1:37am On Mar 22, 2017
OluDare01:

At bold, how is Baton Rouge a bush Just come Cookeville, TN and see a village in America lol
i promise u there is nothing here honestly. How long u been thereI bet u have public transportation tho
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ChiomaL0ngLEGZ: 1:38am On Mar 22, 2017
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ChiomaL0ngLEGZ: 1:47am On Mar 22, 2017
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ChiomaL0ngLEGZ: 1:49am On Mar 22, 2017
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by OluDare01(m): 2:33am On Mar 22, 2017
ChiomaL0ngLEGZ:

i promise u there is nothing here honestly. How long u been thereI bet u have public transportation tho
Baba Public transport here na die o cheesy
I've been here for 7 months plus.
Na only for Nashville, Memphis,Chattanooga and Knoxville life dey here
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ChiomaL0ngLEGZ: 3:19am On Mar 22, 2017
OluDare01:

Baba Public transport here na die o cheesy
I've been here for 7 months plus.
Na only for Nashville, Memphis,Chattanooga and Knoxville life dey here
well, i have someone from texas in houston on the wats app chat so feel free to email me your number and i will add u if u want but yh life here s dead. I have never been so bored in my entire life.SMHHH
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 2:33pm On Mar 22, 2017
Hello house,
How would one get off a waitlist? Safe schools are not safe anymore. I got a mail from BGSU that I have been wait-listed for funding. My rank on the waitlist is 25 out of 32 strong applicants and there are just 8 GA positions for Masters students.

In fact, I was given a long advice including deferring my admission to Fall 2018 or accepting a position in another school. Please, is this not a gentle way of being rejected? grin. I had two academic recommenders and one non-academic and they were not okay with the nonacademic. I was advised to use three Mathematics faculty as recommenders.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by iCool(m): 3:25pm On Mar 22, 2017
andradaeze:
Hello house,
How would one get off a waitlist? Safe schools are not safe anymore. I got a mail from BGSU that I have been wait-listed for funding. My rank on the waitlist is 25 out of 32 strong applicants and there are just 8 GA positions for Masters students.

In fact, I was given a long advice including deferring my admission to Fall 2018 or accepting a position in another school. Please, is this not a gentle way of being rejected? grin. I had two academic recommenders and one non-academic and they were not okay with the nonacademic. I was advised to use three Mathematics faculty as recommenders.

Lmao @ Safe schools are not safe anymore! grin

I did 2 non-academic out of 3 recommendations and got away with it.

BGSU has gone gangster on you. That kinda wait list isn't a beautiful one coupled with the subtle hints asking you to have more faith in your other options.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 4:13pm On Mar 22, 2017
andradaeze:
Hello house,
How would one get off a waitlist? Safe schools are not safe anymore. I got a mail from BGSU that I have been wait-listed for funding. My rank on the waitlist is 25 out of 32 strong applicants and there are just 8 GA positions for Masters students.

In fact, I was given a long advice including deferring my admission to Fall 2018 or accepting a position in another school. Please, is this not a gentle way of being rejected? grin. I had two academic recommenders and one non-academic and they were not okay with the nonacademic. I was advised to use three Mathematics faculty as recommenders.

Timing of application. I guess you applied later than the people they have accepted and funded plus they feel you used them as a safe school (based on the strength of your profile) so they assumed that one other better school must have accepted you.

As per the recommender, just aimless nitpicking but I know they are more particular about those things for research based programs like a PhD.

It is well.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 4:17pm On Mar 22, 2017
iCool:


Lmao @ Safe schools are not safe anymore! grin

I did 2 non-academic out of 3 recommendations and got away with it.

BGSU has gone gangster on you. That kinda wait list isn't a beautiful one coupled with the subtle hints asking you to have more faith in your other options.

Yours is for professional masters I guess or they interpreted it as such. They are usually not lenient with the flouting of their 'academic recommenders' criteria for research programs I am 99% sure of that. If anything, I'd be slightly worried if they gave me such a pass because it may indicate that they will disappoint you with respect to funding.

I believe HappyDay hinted at it when he said schools do not fund non-thesis based programs. And if you were in doubt as to whether they considered you as Thesis or non-thesis then the 'non-academic referee' may be an indicator.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 5:58pm On Mar 22, 2017
In fact, I was still mooning over the mail from BGSU and another mail just entered. All these schools, they want to spoil my day today. It shall not work for them. Mail from Ohio University- Admitted to Masters without funding... cry embarassed

I think I need to go and have some ice-creams with some friends,then go for a movie, then....,then..... then...prolly come back very late. Then sleep.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by babyfaceafrica: 6:08pm On Mar 22, 2017
andradaeze:
In fact, I was still mooning over the mail from BGSU and another mail just entered. All these schools, they want to spoil my day today. It shall not work for them. Mail from Ohio University- Admitted to Masters without funding... cry embarassed

I think I need to go and have some ice-creams with some friends,then go for a movie, then....,then..... then...prolly come back very late. Then sleep.

congrats...lmao
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ElDeeVee(m): 6:18pm On Mar 22, 2017
andradaeze:
In fact, I was still mooning over the mail from BGSU and another mail just entered. All these schools, they want to spoil my day today. It shall not work for them. Mail from Ohio University- Admitted to Masters without funding... cry embarassed

I think I need to go and have some ice-creams with some friends,then go for a movie, then....,then..... then...prolly come back very late. Then sleep.


You and Ohio though lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

@ the bolded, you know where to find me cool cool cool

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Topiipii(m): 7:16pm On Mar 22, 2017
Mail came in from Vanderbilt: admitted for MS Electrical Engineering, no funding (at least not yet).

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 7:33pm On Mar 22, 2017
Topiipii:
Mail came in from Vanderbilt: admitted for MS Electrical Engineering, no funding (at least not yet).

andradaeze:
In fact, I was still mooning over the mail from BGSU and another mail just entered. All these schools, they want to spoil my day today. It shall not work for them. Mail from Ohio University- Admitted to Masters without funding... cry embarassed

I think I need to go and have some ice-creams with some friends,then go for a movie, then....,then..... then...prolly come back very late. Then sleep.


Good day Dr. X,

I hope this meets you well. I was recently accepted into the department of X and Y at your institution for a Master's program. Yours was at the top of my list so you can understand my excitement on receiving the email.

I am using this opportunity to express my interest in securing a position in the department as a research or a teaching assistant. Apart from the tuition waiver and maybe stipend that the position will assure me of, I am vying for it because I believe it falls within my long term academic ambition to push for a doctoral position in your institution at the conclusion of the masters program and I am convinced that participating in an assistantship will help nuture me into further graduate study.

Let me chime in at this point to state that I am extemely resourceful; time conscious; diligent and above all disciplined enough to more than contribute my own fair share to the success of my program, the department and the University of X or Y as a whole. In fact, when you meet me in person you would agree.

Thank you for taking your time to read this. I will be expecting a response from you Sir/Ma.

Regards,

Topiipii/Andradaeze


You have nothing to lose. They already gave you the admission they cannot rescind it at this point. Besides, they know graduate school is expensive. You can even tell them FX issues in Nigeria will forestall your academic dreams. But waiting by and by will do nothing as they would assume you are OBO.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Topiipii(m): 8:13pm On Mar 22, 2017
Scholastica16:




Good day Dr. X,

I hope this meets you well. I was recently accepted into the department of X and Y at your institution for a Master's program. Yours was at the top of my list so you can understand my excitement on receiving the email.

I am using this opportunity to express my interest in securing a position in the department as a research or a teaching assistant. Apart from the tuition waiver and maybe stipend that the position will assure me of, I am vying for it because I believe it falls within my long term academic ambition to push for a doctoral position in your institution at the conclusion of the masters program and I am convinced that participating in an assistantship will help nuture me into further graduate study.

Let me chime in at this point to state that I am extemely resourceful; time conscious; diligent and above all disciplined enough to more than contribute my own fair share to the success of my program, the department and the University of X or Y as a whole. In fact, when you meet me in person you would agree.

Thank you for taking your time to read this. I will be expecting a response from you Sir/Ma.

Regards,

Topiipii/Andradaeze


You have nothing to lose. They already gave you the admission they cannot rescind it at this point. Besides, they know graduate school is expensive. You can even tell them FX issues in Nigeria will forestall your academic dreams. But waiting by and by will do nothing as they would assume you are OBO.
You're far too kind, I wish to be like you when I grow up in the future. grin cheesy cheesy grin

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by iCool(m): 8:33pm On Mar 22, 2017
Scholastica16:


Yours is for professional masters I guess or they interpreted it as such. They are usually not lenient with the flouting of their 'academic recommenders' criteria for research programs I am 99% sure of that. If anything, I'd be slightly worried if they gave me such a pass because it may indicate that they will disappoint you with respect to funding.

I believe HappyDay hinted at it when he said schools do not fund non-thesis based programs. And if you were in doubt as to whether they considered you as Thesis or non-thesis then the 'non-academic referee' may be an indicator.

My program is Thesis based and I am fully aware I got away with it. I had no choice, chasing those lecturers would have been hell.

All three schools I have seen so far gave me funding.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by shayhune: 10:21pm On Mar 22, 2017
andradaeze:
In fact, I was still mooning over the mail from BGSU and another mail just entered. All these schools, they want to spoil my day today. It shall not work for them. Mail from Ohio University- Admitted to Masters without funding... cry embarassed

I think I need to go and have some ice-creams with some friends,then go for a movie, then....,then..... then...prolly come back very late. Then sleep.


Hmm..These Ohio schools should behave themselves oo..

All hope is not lost dear. It's just one juicy offer you need. Like I always say, do keep the faith. It'll surely end in praise.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by shayhune: 10:25pm On Mar 22, 2017
Scholastica16:


Yours is for professional masters I guess or they interpreted it as such. They are usually not lenient with the flouting of their 'academic recommenders' criteria for research programs I am 99% sure of that. If anything, I'd be slightly worried if they gave me such a pass because it may indicate that they will disappoint you with respect to funding.

I believe HappyDay hinted at it when he said schools do not fund non-thesis based programs. And if you were in doubt as to whether they considered you as Thesis or non-thesis then the 'non-academic referee' may be an indicator.

I used two academic recommenders and one non-academic recommender and got away with it. Her department was just too competitive I guess.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by drhopeful: 11:10pm On Mar 22, 2017
iCool:


Lmao @ Safe schools are not safe anymore! grin

I did 2 non-academic out of 3 recommendations and got away with it.

BGSU has gone gangster on you. That kinda wait list isn't a beautiful one coupled with the subtle hints asking you to have more faith in your other options.
Talking about safe schools not safe anymore! UConn just sent me a rejection!!! So much for a safe school. Anyway, no hard feelings. Going somewhere much better!

On recommendations, I mixed and matched 2 academic and 2 non-academic. For my successful school, it will surprise everyone that I used 1 academic and 2 non-academic. It was the first app I submitted and at that point, I had no feedback on my request from my 2nd academic which was supposed to be my strongest recommender. I guess God works in mysterious ways. I am totally grateful!!! My prayers for scholastica16 and the rest of us waiting. Good news must surely come!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 12:12am On Mar 23, 2017
drhopeful:
Talking about safe schools not safe anymore! UConn just sent me a rejection!!! So much for a safe school. Anyway, no hard feelings. Going somewhere much better!

On recommendations, I mixed and matched 2 academic and 2 non-academic. For my successful school, it will surprise everyone that I used 1 academic and 2 non-academic. It was the first app I submitted and at that point, I had no feedback on my request from my 2nd academic which was supposed to be my strongest recommender. I guess God works in mysterious ways. I am totally grateful!!! My prayers for scholastica16 and the rest of us waiting. Good news must surely come!

I feel for UConn: They lost out big time. Even though I don't even know if anyone bar you can look at Uconn as a safe school grin

It is always good to hear from you on this thread and thank you so much for the prayers- I need it. Very soon, I'd be sharing my own success story as you have done and will still do. Goodnight.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 12:14am On Mar 23, 2017
iCool:


My program is Thesis based and I am fully aware I got away with it. I had no choice, chasing those lecturers would have been hell.

All three schools I have seen so far gave me funding.
shayhune:


I used two academic recommenders and one non-academic recommender and got away with it. Her department was just too competitive I guess.

My bad. This goes to show that these schools make up the rules as they go.

iCool, instate tuition and 1000$ a semester is great but you can get something way better than that including GA, RA or TA so you don't even pay a dime. These days, instate tuitions are not as cheap as they used to be because of our exchange rate.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 12:15am On Mar 23, 2017
Topiipii:

You're far too kind, I wish to be like you when I grow up in the future. grin cheesy cheesy grin

Laundry man. CEO of Laundromat. I dey genuflect.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Bolisticbond026: 12:21am On Mar 23, 2017
Guys wish you all the best in all your endeavors.For those of you waiting for decisions,be rest assure that good news will come out of all them God willing.Please i need your recommendations and contributions on schools i can choose for masters in Computer Network Security/Telecoms Engineering couple with good funding.Thanks in advance guys.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by drhopeful: 6:05am On Mar 23, 2017
Scholastica16:


I feel for UConn: They lost out big time. Even though I don't even know if anyone bar you can look at Uconn as a safe school grin

It is always good to hear from you on this thread and thank you so much for the prayers- I need it. Very soon, I'd be sharing my own success story as you have done and will still do. Goodnight.
Amen!!!! And may it be sooner than expected!

Lol@ your UConn comment. I considered it safe as it was the lowest ranked amongst the schools I applied to. The rest were top 50 and UConn was top 100. Anyway, their loss. grin

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 7:39am On Mar 23, 2017
Scholastica16:




Good day Dr. X,

I hope this meets you well. I was recently accepted into the department of X and Y at your institution for a Master's program. Yours was at the top of my list so you can understand my excitement on receiving the email.

I am using this opportunity to express my interest in securing a position in the department as a research or a teaching assistant. Apart from the tuition waiver and maybe stipend that the position will assure me of, I am vying for it because I believe it falls within my long term academic ambition to push for a doctoral position in your institution at the conclusion of the masters program and I am convinced that participating in an assistantship will help nuture me into further graduate study.

Let me chime in at this point to state that I am extemely resourceful; time conscious; diligent and above all disciplined enough to more than contribute my own fair share to the success of my program, the department and the University of X or Y as a whole. In fact, when you meet me in person you would agree.

Thank you for taking your time to read this. I will be expecting a response from you Sir/Ma.

Regards,

Topiipii/Andradaeze


You have nothing to lose. They already gave you the admission they cannot rescind it at this point. Besides, they know graduate school is expensive. You can even tell them FX issues in Nigeria will forestall your academic dreams. But waiting by and by will do nothing as they would assume you are OBO.
Thank you very much, Scholastica16. You are a darling kiss. I am eager to celebrate you very soon!

BTW: I just asked someone the meaning of OBO. Lol. Omo Baba Olowo. Interesting...

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by iCool(m): 8:28am On Mar 23, 2017
@Scholastica16. Thanks for the mailing tips.

andradaeze:

BTW: I just asked someone the meaning of OBO. Lol. Omo Baba Olowo. Interesting...
Ajebutter spotted! tongue tongue grin

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by rimijoshua(m): 8:41am On Mar 23, 2017
paulbets:
Ok so I got my TOEFL iBT scores today. Got Reading : 28, Listening : 29, Speaking : 22, Writing : 25. Total : 104.

Thanks everyone for the contributions you are making here.
please kindly assist on d materials you used and your strategies....my wassap 08037977846
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by paulbets: 9:06am On Mar 23, 2017
rimijoshua:
please kindly assist on d materials you used and your strategies....my wassap 08037977846
I used the Baron toefl ibt textbook.. studied for a week amd took the test.
Toefl is not that hard... make use of the above book, practice very well with the CD for reading, speaking and listening. You can also download other practice application for toefl online.
Search "toefl" on www.4shared.com see what you find.
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