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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tescoman90: 7:21am On Dec 28, 2018
Admission is already coming!
There is GOD oooo grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy: 10:47am On Dec 28, 2018
Like Sherlock5577 said , the school is competitive - spread your risks.Check other schools.I would like to say that your profile is competitive enough for the geosciences but then it depends on the University. Try take a look at medium or even the "low' schools. I'm surprised that Nigerians, even the ones that went to the so called Nigerian ivy league school still select US universities..when the 'lowest' US university has labs and equipment we haven't seen in our 'ivy leagues'...Pls guys look for research fit, lab fit, course deficiency 'make ups" and probably job prospects.The reason for all this school/study is to make ends meet and be happy in life...so why apply to universities that are ivy league or even low universities in the US just because you want study abroad.......Dont waste your time ,resources and energy.Think smart and apply smart.Good luck to us all.
doziej84:
Q150, V155, AWA 4.0; TOEFL 103/120
BSc 3.60/5.00 (3.31/4.0)- Geophysics
MSc 4.00/5.00 (3.36/4.0) - Geophysics
3 years research experience, 4 publications (3 lead author, 1 secondary author)

Who knows if this is competitive enough to get a PhD admit at UTexas, Austin (Geological sciences)?

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jegz50: 5:15pm On Dec 28, 2018
CuteRedd:
sorry about this but you can make payments yourself. I pay for my application fee and even for GRE scores to be sent myself. We are in the world of "ease of doing business" and technology has made it easier these days.

Get a virtual dollar card via getbarter.co you can download the app to register. Flutter wave company partnered with an American bank to create virtual dollar cards for Africans to make international purchases. So be it amazon, international certifications or anything at all.
You can create your own card and choose either master or visa card and fund it through your own naira bank account and would be given the dollar equivalent. Their exchange rate is 365 when I made payment 2days ago

Then you are given the billing address etc which is the billing address of the American bank and you are good to Go.

You can make any international payment you want.



Hope this helps

Ok, I can PM you. I need help to set up one of these.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CuteRedd(f): 6:49pm On Dec 28, 2018
@jegz50 wassup what do you need?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Immanuel7: 4:48am On Dec 31, 2018
For up to date TOEFL material, do well to check
the link below.

https://alleng.org/d/engl_en/eng018.htm

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Roybhatty: 7:34am On Dec 31, 2018
kaydp:
Hi gurus in the house. Pls what's the best way to have a grasp of these vocabs? I'm currently using the magoosh vocab app. The issue is that those words haven't stuck yet.
I will be taking the exam in Sept. Thanks

By this time you might have given your exam. Hope you did well. I would like to know your experience.
Also I would like mention a Vocabulary builder app that I'm using and found it really useful. I love learning through this app. Also it is the top rated vocab app in the stores.
Hope this helps others.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Roybhatty: 7:51am On Dec 31, 2018


So I accepted my fate that I won't join Fall 2018 cohort. In fact, I bought "higher everyday" note book to start my GRE practice again with plans for fall19. I had already downloaded galvanize prep, ready4GRE, Manhattan App, Magoosh vocab. I had some text books and I made up my mind to borrow some books from the embassy.


Exactly 7:20pm today while I was reading an article on aeon.co, I received an email from Tuft University (that rejected me before), I became irate, as I thought it was a promotional message or message about our school is this or that. So, I wanted to archive the message without reading it.

Due to my low GRE score and lack of finance I could only apply to 3 schools - UTK, Tufts University and Uni of Akron (abeg no ask me where this school dey). I applied to RPI (free fee waiver things).

I later discovered that I mistakenly applied to a wrong program at UTK. I was supposed to apply to the ESE doctoral program at Bredesen Center, but, somehow I mistakenly apply to a different department. Hence, I did not even get the privilege to be rejected because my application was not reviewed.

God is faithful! After giving up.

Fall 2018
Yes we Fit.

Congratulations!! Good to read this... I too started my preparation with these apps after reading this. Of all those Galvanize test prep GRE app is amazing. Its quite helpful.
Thanks a lot.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sammiel: 3:46pm On Dec 31, 2018
Season's greetings to members of this great forum. Does anyone here have any idea on how I can get my unofficial transcript from the University of Benin? I don't need the school to send it for me because my target institution has not asked for that yet. I know about Etx and I have also heard about the negative aspect of their services. If you know someone that obtained it recently or you did so yourself kindly share how you went about obtaining it. I don't mind a genuine contact from exams and record department either...

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Anfieldboss: 12:51am On Jan 01
Sammiel:
Season's greetings to members of this great forum. Does anyone here have any idea on how I can get my unofficial transcript from the University of Benin? I don't need the school to send it for me because my target institution has not asked for that yet. I know about Etx and I have also heard about the negative aspect of their services. If you know someone that obtained it recently or you did so yourself kindly share how you went about obtaining it. I don't mind a genuine contact from exams and record department either...

The way I got mine, I sent it to an address where I could retrieve it, Uniben does not give unofficial transcript.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MasterforceII: 12:53pm On Jan 01
Happy New Year to all Fall19 Hopefuls. May the admissions and funding roll in in due time. Good luck also to those writing the GRE this year. Success is your portion

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CuteRedd(f): 2:25pm On Jan 01
MasterforceII:
Happy New Year to all Fall19 Hopefuls. May the admissions and funding roll in in due time. Good luck also to those writing the GRE this year. Success is your portion
Amen o

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TheZed(m): 4:28pm On Jan 01
MasterforceII:
Happy New Year to all Fall19 Hopefuls. May the admissions and funding roll in in due time. Good luck also to those writing the GRE this year. Success is your portion
Amen!!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by daseento(m): 6:50pm On Jan 02
Please Mr. @ponpon is your firm Brabrit ? I want to log a complain.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 9:08pm On Jan 02
Compliment of the season friends!

Pls, I want to know if the ASUU strike affects processing of transcripts.

I was contacted by one of the schools I applied to submit my official transcripts in sealed envelopes from all post-secondary institutions attended.

I received my Bachelor's degree from FUTMinna and Master's from University of Ibadan.

Thanks in anticipation of a response.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MasterforceII: 9:54pm On Jan 02
pronto543:
Compliment of the season friends!

Pls, I want to know if the ASUU strike affects processing of transcripts.

I was contacted by one of the schools I applied to submit my official transcripts in sealed envelopes from all post-secondary institutions attended.

I received my Bachelor's degree from FUTMinna and Master's from University of Ibadan.

Thanks in anticipation of a response.

Hi. Transcripts are processed by the Records Officers who are members of Non Academic Staff of the University (NASU) and so they are not affected by ASUU the strike. I'm speaking at least from my dealings with the University of Lagos. Best bet is to contact your institutions to confirm if transcripts processing is indeed affected by the strike.

Goodluck.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 12:15am On Jan 03
MasterforceII:


Hi. Transcripts are processed by the Records Officers who are members of Non Academic Staff of the University (NASU) and so they are not affected by ASUU the strike. I'm speaking at least from my dealings with the University of Lagos. Best bet is to contact your institutions to confirm if transcripts processing is indeed affected by the strike.

Goodluck.

Thank you Masterforcell. I am making moves already to get in touch with them.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by emmahoney(m): 10:30am On Jan 03
pronto543:
Compliment of the season friends!

Pls, I want to know if the ASUU strike affects processing of transcripts.

I was contacted by one of the schools I applied to submit my official transcripts in sealed envelopes from all post-secondary institutions attended.

I received my Bachelor's degree from FUTMinna and Master's from University of Ibadan.

Thanks in anticipation of a response.
I think you can request for your Masters Degree transcript online.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 3:50pm On Jan 03
Happy new year guys smiley

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by essayHelp(m): 6:41pm On Jan 03
Hello everyone,

I hope your preparations are going on smoothly. If you have competitive GRE scores and are interested in PhD studies, please check out the University of Waterloo.

Best wishes.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by mrcodebreaker: 9:52pm On Jan 03
Guys I had a 287 in my GRE. V 141 and Q 146. I would like to apply for an MS in Geophysics. What schools would likely accept me with these scores?

My last GRE was 285 V145 and Q140.

I had a 4.23/5.0 CGPA.

Please I would like inputs from everyone. Thank you
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by kfrosh: 10:08pm On Jan 03
Hello Bro! Don't you offer TOEFL registration anymore? Please respond.
ponpon:
Accepting Gre registration!!!! Don’t wait till that deadline !!!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by elevatedmind: 3:13am On Jan 04
Been following this trend since 300/400 level. Got inspired by the stories of sirRiddy (I think that was one of the first elaborate story on this trend), happyday (Spring 2017, this gave me more Vim to chase admission + funding for Spring term)... And the several other stories, thanks to you all, they were all sources of motivation.

I took the GRE April, I had 307 (155Q, 152V 3.0 AWA)... you can check my previous posts. I knew I bleeped up big time during the exam (slept less than 4hrs a night to the exam and made silly mistakes during the exam). Wanted to write again but was advised by two mentors of mine (both from this trend) to work on other sections of my app. Wrote the TOEFL May, I had 104 (got 28/30 in the writing section and explained in my SOP that the 3.0 AWA in the GRE isn't a true proof of my writing ability).

Started contacting Profs immediately after my GRE. I contacted about 50+ Profs, most didn't reply, a few did and said no funding and I ended up with 3 Profs that seemed promising. I applied to the schools of the Profs: Uni of Kentucky, Illinois State Uni, Uni of Georgia.

Uni of Kentucky decision came first, my intended POI wasn't able to secure her grant so since no funding for me, no admission.

Had 3 Skype interviews for Uni of Georgia, 2 with the Prof I initially contacted and one with a Prof that picked interest in my app after submission, he eventually offered me admission + funding the following week. The new Prof that picked interest in my app spoke with the other Prof that I initially contacted and told him he wants me to work with him. And this was great because the Prof I initially contacted was undecided between me and another applicant (he told me this when we had our second Skype interview... Half of his lab members wanted me and the other half wanted the other applicant, they had a vote... Really twisted something.... Reason for the second Skype interview, reevaluation of me and the second applicant).

For Illinois State Uni, I spoke with the Prof 2x via Skype and Graduate committee (consists of 5 Profs) once. Admit + funding came two days after the interview with the graduate admissions committee.

So all in all, Spring term was a 2/3 victory. I went with UGA and declined ISU.

It was all God's Grace + strength, never imagined myself going through the rigorous process but it was all worth it in the end. Admit + funding decision came in last week of Oct/first week of Nov. I-20 arrived two weeks later and I applied for expedited appointment date (earlier dates were not available). Below was by Visa transcript:

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by elevatedmind: 3:13am On Jan 04
Visa Approved. Dec 21st

VO: What are you going to the US for?
Me: my Master's degree in Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia in Athens.

(I think he noticed my GRA)

VO: What's your research going to be on?
Me: Molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens and development of effective disease management strategies

VO: What is molecular diagnosis?
Me: DNA-based method. Advancement of morphological technique. E.g. PCR... this involves DNA isolation and PCR analysis and subsequently search on the NCBI (I said the meaning of NCBI here) database to determine the genus and specie. (I said this all a little haphazardly).

VO: Are you married
Me: No

VO: Do you have kids
Me: No

I will be approving your Visa now. Pick up in circled location in 3 business days.

************************************
The Spring admit+funding story above isn't as sugar-coated as it appears (it's been summarized, don't want to bore you guys), there were times of extreme exhaustion/close to giving up on it all (e.g. after getting 307 in the GRE despite the intense prep, after contacting 5 Profs who you thoroughly read their publications and got no reply, etc) but it's all history now... Seems like it never happened in the first place (that's how it will be after getting it, so guys, VIM ON... God's gonna crown your efforts).

Thanks to the originator of this trend (Danjaninja), and all those who shared their stories/contributes in one way or the other. And to ponpon (Boss registered me for both exams), thanks.

Special thanks to my mentors in the house (toakins and jumybecks/bassmana... God bless you both real good).

Wishing Fall 2019 the very best.

Cheers all.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by calculator123(m): 3:49am On Jan 04
mrcodebreaker:
Guys I had a 287 in my GRE. V 141 and Q 146. I would like to apply for an MS in Geophysics. What schools would likely accept me with these scores?

My last GRE was 285 V145 and Q140.

I had a 4.23/5.0 CGPA.

Please I would like inputs from everyone. Thank you
You have a good GPA, my advice is that you retake the GRE which might land you some sort of funding.
Cheers

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by calculator123(m): 4:00am On Jan 04
elevatedmind:
Visa Approved. Dec 21st

VO: What are you going to the US for?
Me: my Master's degree in Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia in Athens.

(I think he noticed my GRA)

VO: What's your research going to be on?
Me: Molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens and development of effective disease management strategies

VO: What is molecular diagnosis?
Me: DNA-based method. Advancement of morphological technique. E.g. PCR... this involves DNA isolation and PCR analysis and subsequently search on the NCBI (I said the meaning of NCBI here) database to determine the genus and specie. (I said this all a little haphazardly).

VO: Are you married
Me: No

VO: Do you have kids
Me: No

I will be approving your Visa now. Pick up in circled location in 3 business days.

************************************
The Spring admit+funding story above isn't as sugar-coated as it appears (it's been summarized, don't want to bore you guys), there were times of extreme exhaustion/close to giving up on it all (e.g. after getting 307 in the GRE despite the intense prep, after contacting 5 Profs who you thoroughly read their publications and got no reply, etc) but it's all history now... Seems like it never happened in the first place (that's how it will be after getting it, so guys, VIM ON... God's gonna crown your efforts).

Thanks to the originator of this trend (Danjaninja), and all those who shared their stories/contributes in one way or the other. And to ponpon (Boss registered me for both exams), thanks.

Special thanks to my mentors in the house (toakins and jumybecks/bassmana... God bless you both real good).

Wishing Fall 2019 the very best.

Cheers all.
Congrats man, your story was uplifting..

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Olalekank(m): 4:49am On Jan 04
elevatedmind:
Visa Approved. Dec 21st

VO: What are you going to the US for?
Me: my Master's degree in Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia in Athens.

(I think he noticed my GRA)

VO: What's your research going to be on?
Me: Molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens and development of effective disease management strategies

VO: What is molecular diagnosis?
Me: DNA-based method. Advancement of morphological technique. E.g. PCR... this involves DNA isolation and PCR analysis and subsequently search on the NCBI (I said the meaning of NCBI here) database to determine the genus and specie. (I said this all a little haphazardly).

VO: Are you married
Me: No

VO: Do you have kids
Me: No

I will be approving your Visa now. Pick up in circled location in 3 business days.

************************************
The Spring admit+funding story above isn't as sugar-coated as it appears (it's been summarized, don't want to bore you guys), there were times of extreme exhaustion/close to giving up on it all (e.g. after getting 307 in the GRE despite the intense prep, after contacting 5 Profs who you thoroughly read their publications and got no reply, etc) but it's all history now... Seems like it never happened in the first place (that's how it will be after getting it, so guys, VIM ON... God's gonna crown your efforts).

Thanks to the originator of this trend (Danjaninja), and all those who shared their stories/contributes in one way or the other. And to ponpon (Boss registered me for both exams), thanks.

Special thanks to my mentors in the house (toakins and jumybecks/bassmana... God bless you both real good).

Wishing Fall 2019 the very best.

Cheers all.
Congrats man. This is some cool stuff here. What year did you grad?
I'm sending in a Pm

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 6:30am On Jan 04
Send an email sir
daseento:
Please Mr. @ponpon is your firm Brabrit ? I want to log a complain.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 6:30am On Jan 04
UGA is a big one! Congrats chief !
elevatedmind:
Visa Approved. Dec 21st

VO: What are you going to the US for?
Me: my Master's degree in Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia in Athens.

(I think he noticed my GRA)

VO: What's your research going to be on?
Me: Molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens and development of effective disease management strategies

VO: What is molecular diagnosis?
Me: DNA-based method. Advancement of morphological technique. E.g. PCR... this involves DNA isolation and PCR analysis and subsequently search on the NCBI (I said the meaning of NCBI here) database to determine the genus and specie. (I said this all a little haphazardly).

VO: Are you married
Me: No

VO: Do you have kids
Me: No

I will be approving your Visa now. Pick up in circled location in 3 business days.

************************************
The Spring admit+funding story above isn't as sugar-coated as it appears (it's been summarized, don't want to bore you guys), there were times of extreme exhaustion/close to giving up on it all (e.g. after getting 307 in the GRE despite the intense prep, after contacting 5 Profs who you thoroughly read their publications and got no reply, etc) but it's all history now... Seems like it never happened in the first place (that's how it will be after getting it, so guys, VIM ON... God's gonna crown your efforts).

Thanks to the originator of this trend (Danjaninja), and all those who shared their stories/contributes in one way or the other. And to ponpon (Boss registered me for both exams), thanks.

Special thanks to my mentors in the house (toakins and jumybecks/bassmana... God bless you both real good).

Wishing Fall 2019 the very best.

Cheers all.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TheZed(m): 6:33am On Jan 04
elevatedmind:
Visa Approved. Dec 21st

VO: What are you going to the US for?
Me: my Master's degree in Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia in Athens.

(I think he noticed my GRA)

VO: What's your research going to be on?
Me: Molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens and development of effective disease management strategies

VO: What is molecular diagnosis?
Me: DNA-based method. Advancement of morphological technique. E.g. PCR... this involves DNA isolation and PCR analysis and subsequently search on the NCBI (I said the meaning of NCBI here) database to determine the genus and specie. (I said this all a little haphazardly).

VO: Are you married
Me: No

VO: Do you have kids
Me: No

I will be approving your Visa now. Pick up in circled location in 3 business days.

************************************
The Spring admit+funding story above isn't as sugar-coated as it appears (it's been summarized, don't want to bore you guys), there were times of extreme exhaustion/close to giving up on it all (e.g. after getting 307 in the GRE despite the intense prep, after contacting 5 Profs who you thoroughly read their publications and got no reply, etc) but it's all history now... Seems like it never happened in the first place (that's how it will be after getting it, so guys, VIM ON... God's gonna crown your efforts).

Thanks to the originator of this trend (Danjaninja), and all those who shared their stories/contributes in one way or the other. And to ponpon (Boss registered me for both exams), thanks.

Special thanks to my mentors in the house (toakins and jumybecks/bassmana... God bless you both real good).

Wishing Fall 2019 the very best.

Cheers all.
Congratulations bro

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 6:51am On Jan 04
Send an email
kfrosh:
Hello Bro! Don't you offer TOEFL registration anymore? Please respond.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by kfrosh: 7:58am On Jan 04
I sent you an email already, you are yet to reply.
Will send another one to you now.
ponpon:
Send an email
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by elevatedmind: 8:00am On Jan 04
ponpon:
UGA is a big one! Congrats chief !

Thank you Sir.

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