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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 1:05am On Sep 05, 2018
Hi folks,

Please, I need to connect with anyone that has used the services of WES for transcript evaluation as well as contribution from esteemed members of this forum. There seem to be have been some changes; it seems WES now requires WAEC result to be sent along with university transcripts and certificates. The questions I have are:

Firstly, for applicants that have completed a Master's degree, will the evaluation fee be charged separately for each of Undergraduate and Master's documents evaluation.

Secondly, is there anyone here that graduated from FUT Minna and University of Ibadan that has done credentials evaluation with WES in here? I want to know how long the verification process took. WES claims they will have to send the credentials they receive back to the awarding institutions/universities to verify they are genuine. I am just wondering how long the entire process will take.

Thirdly, will the copy of certificate for each degree earned to be sent by the applicant to WES be sent via regular mail/courier or electronically via email?

Lastly, how does one go about obtaining WAEC certificate to be sent to WES? Is it at WAEC headquater or at the state capital one resides. I am just wondering if it will be WAEC that will send it or if the person requesting it can be given in sealed envelope to be sent to WES?

Please, don't mind my endless questions. I am worried by the difficulty of requesting all these credentials from Nigerian Institutions particularly the WAEC result. The cost of evaluation self ($205) is discouraging as well as other concomitant charges like delivery cost to recipients.

I eagerly await responses. Thank you guys.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bolubej: 3:03am On Sep 05, 2018
I saw this on nairaland. I hope it helps to answer some of your questions pronto543

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bolubej: 6:14am On Sep 05, 2018
House, is it possible to fill some schools when registering for gre and later report scores to other schools on the test day?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 6:40am On Sep 05, 2018
Well, I think so but I'm not sure. But trust me, those 4 schools you send score on test day sef ...........many things said.......
bolubej:
House, is it possible to fill some schools when registering for gre and later report scores to other schools on the test day?

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 9:15am On Sep 05, 2018
bolubej:
I saw this on nairaland. I hope it helps to answer some of your questions pronto543

Thank you so dearly bolubej. You have succinctly answered the last question with the screenshot.

I finally received a response to the first question too from WES. I was told via email that both transcripts (Undergraduate and Master's) would be evaluated for 'one price'. I assume that means at the standard price of $205 for ICAP course-by-course evaluation.

I am left with the number 2 question. I want to know how long (months) it took WES to evaluate both Bachelor's and Master's credentials after receipt from awarding institutions.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 9:37am On Sep 05, 2018
bolubej:
House, is it possible to fill some schools when registering for gre and later report scores to other schools on the test day?
Yes it's possible, Just go along with the names of those institutions and their GRE institution codes.
But as I believe pronto543 is trying to say, a lot of changes and reconsiderations may occur before you apply, due to unforeseen circumstances.
But yes it's possible to make changes to institutions you'll be reporting scores to on the test day for free.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by nelem: 9:45am On Sep 05, 2018
pronto543:


I am left with the number 2 question. I want to know how long (months) it took WES to evaluate both Bachelor's and Master's credentials after receipt from awarding institutions.


Response time is very relative (it can take weeks to months) depending on various factors:
1. how fast your schools (your UG/G unis) attend to emails,
2. how fast they sort, prepare your transcript & send them to WES,
3. if you have anybody constantly/physically doing a follow-up for you
4. also bear in mind tips might exchange hands to get some things done
5. the best time to start is now & hopefully it goes well
if you attended a public trust me it will take long

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Cutedelly: 4:04pm On Sep 05, 2018
Quoran:
No, I have been speaking with the Professor for a very long time now. He had limited spaces in his lab. Fortunately, one student dropped (Dude got a GATES Cambridge scholarship) and he offered me the space after I had got my visa for another school.
He did assist me with switching on getting to the USA.

Admission in Stanford is attached to Funding. No funding from Professors or fellowship,no Admission.
congratulations! please how were you able to get connected with the prof. please help a prospective student for fall 2019. here is my profile.

B. Sc biochemistry........ 3.68/5
National Diploma Science lab tech ...3.65/4
Field of study for M. Sc........ Biotechnology /life sciences.
TOEFL............. not yet
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 5:10pm On Sep 05, 2018
nelem:


Response time is very relative (it can take weeks to months) depending on various factors:
1. how fast your schools (your UG/G unis) attend to emails,
2. how fast they sort, prepare your transcript & send them to WES,
3. if you have anybody constantly/physically doing a follow-up for you
4. also bear in mind tips might exchange hands to get some things done
5. the best time to start is now & hopefully it goes well
if you attended a public trust me it will take long

Thanks for all the valid points raised. My UG and Grad Schools actually process and send transcript within 7 working days of receipt and payment of necessary fees. It could take longer if one is applying for the first time. Luckily enough for me, I have done so before so it shouldn't take much time for the transcripts to be dispatched.

The best time to apply is now as you rightly noted. Thanks once again.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DARKLASER: 7:02pm On Sep 05, 2018
Scholastica16:


Merci.

Hopefully you guys have better stories come "whenever". Cheers.

Amen boss, amen. Sir ponpon, I've sent you a mail to that your Patrick email. I want o reg for the GRE asap.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 1:04am On Sep 06, 2018
I connected with the Professor via his email. That is the most basic way especially if you are miles away from the school. Just mail any of the Professors in your target schools. As you do that, also read the admission guidelines. These will help you know if it is profiting to contact a professor prior to submitting your application or not.
Cutedelly:
congratulations! please how were you able to get connected with the prof. please help a prospective student for fall 2019. here is my profile.

B. Sc biochemistry........ 3.68/5
National Diploma Science lab tech ...3.65/4
Field of study for M. Sc........ Biotechnology /life sciences.
TOEFL............. not yet
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by obaxlove(m): 4:38am On Sep 06, 2018
Please House is anyone living around iyana Ipaja Aboru or ikeja writing GRE soon? I need a study partner.

Or a better weekend tutorial center around iyana Ipaja
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy: 4:10pm On Sep 06, 2018
Hi all,
I'm a silent but ardent follower and reader of this thread.
i'm a very busy person so I didnt have all the time to prepare for my GRE and TOEFL.
GRE:
Preparation time : almost 3 months off and on cry
Scores:Q :152 V : 152 : AW :3.0\
Materials Used : All materials from nairaland.
Lesson Learnt: I didn't devote time for practice.I did only two PowerPrep tests,(not full tests).In summary my prep was awful.
TOEFL :
Preparation time: 1 week
SCORES :Reading:26 Listening: 28 Speaking : 26 Writing : 28
Materials Used : Notefull Videos
Lesson Learnt : No need to Study too much for TOEFL if you actually graduated from university and earned your degree.Just understand the exam setup.

GPA: UG: 3.3/4.0
PG (Msc): about 3.68/4.0

On Applications:
I cannot over emphasis what I've gained from this forum.It has been said time without number contact Profs that you hope to do research with.
With this in mind I contacted profs,some replied while some didn't. But fortunately for me even before applying, I can say I already have two profs that have accepted me already with funding I hope.(because this is the koko, and we discussed about it already).
On this note I wish all 2019 hopefulls all the best in this application round.

I hope to comment in the future that one of our veterans here came to pick me up at JFK..(winks)

(Make Una no vex oooo, before people go bombard me say i no come post here since..lol...I no get time ni o...and i dont have excuse to give for not posting......so my apologies.Thanks for accepting my apologies in advance)

Thanks to : PonPon,Quoran,Drhopeful,cutemorgan,thegrandchemist,ndawe and all of you who have commented or given useful advise on this thread.
For future readers: if this thread gets to 1000 pages, please and please read all pages and you will never regret you did.You will be in a position to advise others.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Olalekank(m): 5:52pm On Sep 06, 2018
Congrats Mikkyboy

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by geolife: 7:22pm On Sep 06, 2018
Mikkyboy:
Hi all,
I'm a silent but ardent follower and reader of this thread.
i'm a very busy person so I didnt have all the time to prepare for my GRE and TOEFL.
GRE:
Preparation time : almost 3 months off and on cry
Scores:Q :152 V : 152 : AW :3.0\
Materials Used : All materials from nairaland.
Lesson Learnt: I didn't devote time for practice.I did only two PowerPrep tests,(not full tests).In summary my prep was awful.
TOEFL :
Preparation time: 1 week
SCORES :Reading:26 Listening: 28 Speaking : 26 Writing : 28
Materials Used : Notefull Videos
Lesson Learnt : No need to Study too much for TOEFL if you actually graduated from university and earned your degree.Just understand the exam setup.

GPA: UG: 3.3/4.0
PG (Msc): about 3.68/4.0

On Applications:
I cannot over emphasis what I've gained from this forum.It has been said time without number contact Profs that you hope to do research with.
With this in mind I contacted profs,some replied while some didn't. But fortunately for me even before applying, I can say I already have two profs that have accepted me already with funding I hope.(because this is the koko, and we discussed about it already).
On this note I wish all 2019 hopefulls all the best in this application round.

I hope to comment in the future that one of our veterans here came to pick me up at JFK..(winks)

(Make Una no vex oooo, before people go bombard me say i no come post here since..lol...I no get time ni o...and i dont have excuse to give for not posting......so my apologies.Thanks for accepting my apologies in advance)

Thanks to : PonPon,Quoran,Drhopeful,cutemorgan,thegrandchemist,ndawe and all of you who have commented or given useful advise on this thread.
For future readers: if this thread gets to 1000 pages, please and please read all pages and you will never regret you did.You will be in a position to advise others.
Hello Mikkyboy,are u a geologist? I pm u pls reply.thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 7:43pm On Sep 06, 2018
Congrats man! keep mailing connecting and be application smart!!!

Like I'll always say TOEFL is JS3 english. Learn question types, as a Nigerian practice speaking and leave like 3-7 days on everything...GRE crumbs can be used to ace the exam.
Mikkyboy:
Hi all,
I'm a silent but ardent follower and reader of this thread.
i'm a very busy person so I didnt have all the time to prepare for my GRE and TOEFL.
GRE:
Preparation time : almost 3 months off and on cry
Scores:Q :152 V : 152 : AW :3.0\
Materials Used : All materials from nairaland.
Lesson Learnt: I didn't devote time for practice.I did only two PowerPrep tests,(not full tests).In summary my prep was awful.
TOEFL :
Preparation time: 1 week
SCORES :Reading:26 Listening: 28 Speaking : 26 Writing : 28
Materials Used : Notefull Videos
Lesson Learnt : No need to Study too much for TOEFL if you actually graduated from university and earned your degree.Just understand the exam setup.

GPA: UG: 3.3/4.0
PG (Msc): about 3.68/4.0

On Applications:
I cannot over emphasis what I've gained from this forum.It has been said time without number contact Profs that you hope to do research with.
With this in mind I contacted profs,some replied while some didn't. But fortunately for me even before applying, I can say I already have two profs that have accepted me already with funding I hope.(because this is the koko, and we discussed about it already).
On this note I wish all 2019 hopefulls all the best in this application round.

I hope to comment in the future that one of our veterans here came to pick me up at JFK..(winks)

(Make Una no vex oooo, before people go bombard me say i no come post here since..lol...I no get time ni o...and i dont have excuse to give for not posting......so my apologies.Thanks for accepting my apologies in advance)

Thanks to : PonPon,Quoran,Drhopeful,cutemorgan,thegrandchemist,ndawe and all of you who have commented or given useful advise on this thread.
For future readers: if this thread gets to 1000 pages, please and please read all pages and you will never regret you did.You will be in a position to advise others.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Spotlighte: 7:52pm On Sep 06, 2018
Mikkyboy:
Hi all,
I'm a silent but ardent follower and reader of this thread.
i'm a very busy person so I didnt have all the time to prepare for my GRE and TOEFL.
GRE:
Preparation time : almost 3 months off and on cry
Scores:Q :152 V : 152 : AW :3.0\
Materials Used : All materials from nairaland.
Lesson Learnt: I didn't devote time for practice.I did only two PowerPrep tests,(not full tests).In summary my prep was awful.
TOEFL :
Preparation time: 1 week
SCORES :Reading:26 Listening: 28 Speaking : 26 Writing : 28
Materials Used : Notefull Videos
Lesson Learnt : No need to Study too much for TOEFL if you actually graduated from university and earned your degree.Just understand the exam setup.

GPA: UG: 3.3/4.0
PG (Msc): about 3.68/4.0

On Applications:
I cannot over emphasis what I've gained from this forum.It has been said time without number contact Profs that you hope to do research with.
With this in mind I contacted profs,some replied while some didn't. But fortunately for me even before applying, I can say I already have two profs that have accepted me already with funding I hope.(because this is the koko, and we discussed about it already).
On this note I wish all 2019 hopefulls all the best in this application round.

I hope to comment in the future that one of our veterans here came to pick me up at JFK..(winks)

(Make Una no vex oooo, before people go bombard me say i no come post here since..lol...I no get time ni o...and i dont have excuse to give for not posting......so my apologies.Thanks for accepting my apologies in advance)

Thanks to : PonPon,Quoran,Drhopeful,cutemorgan,thegrandchemist,ndawe and all of you who have commented or given useful advise on this thread.
For future readers: if this thread gets to 1000 pages, please and please read all pages and you will never regret you did.You will be in a position to advise others.

Wheew! We haven't had this in a long time now.
Congratulations Mikkyboy.
I hope your future statement becomes a present soon.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TheGrandChemist: 12:56am On Sep 07, 2018
Mikkyboy:
Hi all, I'm a silent but ardent follower and reader of this thread.
This is cool.
May success keep on finding you.


Cheers!!!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy: 8:20am On Sep 07, 2018
Amen!!!!!! Thanks to nairaland, " na them dey rush me" grin grin grin grin
TheGrandChemist:


This is cool.

May success keep on finding you.



Cheers!!!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DONPablosugar: 10:31am On Sep 07, 2018
Good day to the whole house.

Please maths gurus... kindly help solve with detailed explanation the GRE question below...

When the positive integer (n) is divided by 3, the remainder is 2, and when (n) is divided by 5, the remainder is 1. what is the least possible value of (n)? what is the greatest value of (n)?

Thanks.

My GRE exam is close by.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Cocao(f): 11:19am On Sep 07, 2018
Please does anyone have any idea of business schools that offer full ride scholaships for MBA?

I have come up with some during my research but i need more o Its sha not easy grin grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Epithet: 2:07pm On Sep 07, 2018
DONPablosugar:
Good day to the whole house.

Please maths gurus... kindly help solve with detailed explanation the GRE question below...

When the positive integer (n) is divided by 3, the remainder is 2, and when (n) is divided by 5, the remainder is 1. what is the least possible value of (n)? what is the greatest value of (n)?

Thanks.

My GRE exam is close by.

The GRE approach would be to look critically at the second premise because it's easier to correlate with the initial premise.

Positive integer N divided by 5 with remainder of 1 ends with a 1 or a 6. So 1,6,11,16,21,26...

For the least possible value just test with the first premise N divided by 3 with generated values from the second premise. Looking through the values 1/3 has R =1 and 6/3 has R=0, 11/3 has R = 2. So 11 is the answer.

I think the simple trick is recognizing the importance and simplicity of the second premise as opposed to the first and using the generated values to test a priori the first premise.

Did they really ask for greatest value of N. That's easily infinity because there would always be a value greater than the greatest value you find out some of the few values I could look through are 56,116.

I'm assuming the question had options in finding the greatest value amongst the option just test the initial generated values with the second premise.
If the options were say
a)1
b)6
c)11
d)21
e)26

To test for least possible value start from the smallest option in ascending order. Likewise for the greatest value start from the greatest value in descending order.

So in that case 11 and 26 would be your answers.

Just recognize the pattern that positive integers N divided by 5 with remainder 1 always end with a 1 or a 6, I think that's what you get to take away from the question.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by piro2rule: 4:26pm On Sep 07, 2018
Is the unofficial score that appears when one finishes the real gre test the main gre score one will work with or will gre later add some marks and send the official score to your mail? Pls I need a quick response. Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by olajyde60(m): 4:37pm On Sep 07, 2018
hello every one

pls for construction management, which schools can be considered for scholarship?

I would also need recent materials for GRE
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TheZed(m): 5:03pm On Sep 07, 2018
piro2rule:
Is the unofficial score that appears when one finishes the real gre test the main gre score one will work with or will gre later add some marks and send the official score to your mail? Pls I need a quick response. Thanks
The score that appeared on your test day is your score. Nothing else will be added when you get the official score.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by daking10: 6:42pm On Sep 07, 2018
Hey guys, how we all doing. Shared my profile some time back when i was applying for fall 2018 but had issues with my nairaland account and could not post much in the rush of receiving a late offer, visa interview and finally landing in the Us. Well am at UToledo Ohio (Chemical Engineering Masters) and Its been a bit demanding settling here with all the paper works and school work as well. But it has also been interesting and inspiring thus far. The cultural diversity is amazing (i've got about 7 nationalities in a class where we are less than 15). Classes have started and a brother gotta bring back his A game to transport and Thermo courses (which involves deep search in my mental archive but God dey sha), and somehow i've found my way into the lab i had interest in even before professors start presenting their research (though i reached out to the prof while back in Nigeria who said she needed a PhD instead but somehow on getting here, a masters student in the lab quit and i kinda got in). So last last i have sha put a lot of work load for my self as i am also a TA and have started some research coupled with course work and group projects. All in all God has been faithful and Nigerians here have been very helpful.

I wanna wish everyone applying for fall or spring next year all the best in your endeavors. You all will share your success stories. The whole application process is energy sapping and sometimes frustrating but in the end it would be worth the stress.

Nairaland is the best stop for advice on US application as far as i can tell. God bless everyone that puts their effort to assist others, special thanks to Scholastica16 for always been available...only God can reward you bro, maybe i'd come visit next summer..haha.

As often as i can i will try to be here and respond in situations where i have got something to say.

Have a lovely weekend.

....We been dey try enter the grad school since but right now na dem dey rush us!...chai there is God o

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by daking10: 7:16pm On Sep 07, 2018
Congrats Man!..It is definitely worth it.
Quoran:
Hello Guys. I guess everyone has settled in ? For those still trying to getting admission and funding, don't give up. Those of us who have benefited from here will do our best in helping others too.

By the way,I did change my school to Stanford. Remember the guy I was always mailing at Stanford? He was able to get funding for me as one of his prospective students left for Cambridge in the UK. So I'm super elated and glad. Though I wasted some money processing stuff to go to TAMU, I'm optimistic going to Stanford is worth it.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Josonas: 11:09pm On Sep 07, 2018
Hello everyone,pls i will like to know if i need to contact a prof.before selecting a Uni.and also how can one get the e-mail address of profs?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 12:55am On Sep 08, 2018
It depends on the school's admission procedure but it will never hurt to send an email. Majority of the USA schools (I will say 'All' actually) have their Professors emails on their website. Just search more.
Josonas:
Hello everyone,pls i will like to know if i need to contact a prof.before selecting a Uni.and also how can one get the e-mail address of profs?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DONPablosugar: 5:58am On Sep 08, 2018
Epithet:


The GRE approach would be to look critically at the second premise ...

Just recognize the pattern that positive integers N divided by 5 with remainder 1 always end with a 1 or a 6, I think that's what you get to take away from the question.

Thanks Epithet.
Now I understand... The answers here are 11 and infinity. Which means you are correct. You made me understand without stress with your explanation.
I owe you 2 fresh babes.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Delesta2015: 7:07am On Sep 08, 2018
Josonas:
Hello everyone,pls i will like to know if i need to contact a prof.before selecting a Uni.and also how can one get the e-mail address of profs?
I will advice you mail a prof. first. All professors contact is always on the school website. Check where you have faculty on the department page.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by omolorlarh: 8:43am On Sep 08, 2018
Delesta2015:
I will advice you mail a prof. first. All professors contact is always on the school website. Check where you have faculty on the department page.
Is it advisable to contact them even if your course does not require it?

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