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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy(m): 3:23pm On Feb 19, 2019
Yes Boss.....two hands in the air. twaleing for you.....leave those people joor they are coniving with ETS to chop out money...I refused to be a maga grin grin grin
Obyknow:


Milky mikkolo grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy(m): 3:26pm On Feb 19, 2019
Hahahahhahahahhahahahahahahaha...................If i mistakenly make it to the US all the schools that are planning to reject, I must make sure I reach there to see the "spirits' that they admit. The spirits with 'STELLA' GRE.Make I ask them small question wey street boys sef go answer for naija whether them go fit answer. cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy grin
Time2win:


grin grin grin its the GRE that's obasanjo for brown cheesy cheesy

Anyway, it will end in praise!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2win(m): 3:46pm On Feb 19, 2019
Mikkyboy:
Hahahahhahahahhahahahahahahaha...................If i mistakenly make it to the US all the schools that are planning to reject, I must make sure I reach there to see the "spirits' that they admit. The spirits with 'STELLA' GRE.Make I ask them small question wey street boys sef go answer for naija whether them go fit answer. cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy grin


grin grin grin hehehe... i don't blame them jare. They have thousands of applicant with high GPA and GRE, thats why they are so selective.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mosminic(m): 4:13pm On Feb 19, 2019
jegz50:
Good Day House,

I have followed this page from 1st post, to have an in-depth info about schools and funding opportunities.

I humbly present my profile for school suggestions and any tip to secure funding for fall '19.
I have actually completed applications to PhD Chemistry in the schools mentioned below. Hoping to apply to any more recommended schools on here.

*My little advice to anyone preparing for the Gre and Toefl is to ensure you start well ahead of admission deadlines.. Take the exams early enough so you can have enough time to prepare all application materials.

Undergrad: 3.45/4 (Unofficial WES evaluation)- Industrial Chemistry
GRE: 312 (VERY terrible exam experience)
TOEFL: 103
Publications: 1 (Currently under review with two journals)
Research Experience : About 2 years working in the Oil and Gas
Conferences: A handful
Schools applied: VCU, FSU, MSU, LSU, Univ of Utah, Tulane Univ and University of Alabama.

Contacts have been made with some POIs in about five of these schools...Mostly positive and was asked to apply.

What is your take house ....CC @Scholastica16, @Time2Smile, @kayceerilyn, @Sheeda995, @Ndawe, @Temmitats
Also studied Industrial Chemistry grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MasterforceII: 5:47pm On Feb 19, 2019
Mikkyboy:
Thank you I know the GPA isn't stellar. Make dem chop their school. My GPA is Oduah. See your mouth as my GPA isn't Stella, no it's Obasanjo....

grin grin

Lmaoooo. No kill me abeg.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by solihp(f): 6:15am On Feb 20, 2019
Hello, I got into Villanova University . Got the email to check my application portal around 2am Nigeria time today. 4am Nigeria time yesterday, I got an email from the graduate director of my department that he has recommended me for admission.

It was such a fast turn over because I wrote my GRE on February 6th, I immediately sent my unofficial scores to him via email, when my scores became available online on February 14th, I uploaded it to my application, it was on Monday when my official scores got to them that all the requirement was met. I am of the opinion that he read my application before I submitted my official scores.

Also I have been in contact with him before my GRE exam and he waived the evaluation requirement and TOEFL for me when I sent my transcript and letter of English Proficiency from the Registrar of my school to him via email.

The deadline is March 1, so funding decision would come after then.

My profile: My search was guided by the time I took my GRE cause most school's deadline has closed. Here:
GRE: 161Q, 153V, 3.0AW( pretty disappointed by the AW but nothing spoil)
Undergrad: 3.47/4.00
No publication
3 letters of recommendation from my lecturers

Still awaiting decision from:

Bowling Green State University
University of iowa
Georgia State University
George Washington University
Michigan Technological University
American University

I applied to a mix of Masters in Statistics and Biostatistics

Fall 2019, yes we can

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy(m): 7:02am On Feb 20, 2019
Congratulations sis, May funding turnoniown towards you. grin
solihp:
Hello, I got into Villanova University . Got the email to check my application portal around 2am Nigeria time today. 4am Nigeria time yesterday, I got an email from the graduate director of my department that he has recommended me for admission.

It was such a fast turn over because I wrote my GRE on February 6th, I immediately sent my unofficial scores to him via email, when my scores became available online on February 14th, I uploaded it to my application, it was on Monday when my official scores got to them that all the requirement was met. I am of the opinion that he read my application before I submitted my official scores.

Also I have been in contact with him before my GRE exam and he waived the evaluation requirement and TOEFL for me when I sent my transcript and letter of English Proficiency from the Registrar of my school to him via email.

The deadline is March 1, so funding decision would come after then.

My profile: My search was guided by the time I took my GRE cause most school's deadline has closed. Here:
GRE: 161Q, 153V, 3.0AW( pretty disappointed by the AW but nothing spoil)
Undergrad: 3.47/4.00
No publication
3 letters of recommendation from my lecturers

Still awaiting decision from:

Bowling Green State University
University of iowa
Georgia State University
George Washington University
Michigan Technological University
American University

I applied to a mix of Masters in Statistics and Biostatistics

Fall 2019, yes we can

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy(m): 7:12am On Feb 20, 2019
Dear all,especially 'Seniors',

I noticed that we rarely talk about funding here, although I know that it is the Nigerian culture to hide earnings but I feel it could help newbies make decisions especially those with "stella" profile (even though we with obasanjo profile need it too) as they maybe having multiple offers.Another thing that make me wonder what's wrong with sharing what the full funding entails is that we are almost anonymous here.

Also how has your experienced been with the amount given to you monthly,is it enough or you have to do extra "hustle" ?.
I am asking this especially to those who have full funding so that others coming may prepare their mind for what is ahead of them.

Thanks in anticipation.

P.S : make una leave that lab small,socialize here on nairaland and go back to the lab grin

cc: Quoran,Time2smile,Sirriddy,etc

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 7:17am On Feb 20, 2019
solihp:
Hello, I got into Villanova University . Got the email to check my application portal around 2am Nigeria time today. 4am Nigeria time yesterday, I got an email from the graduate director of my department that he has recommended me for admission.

It was such a fast turn over because I wrote my GRE on February 6th, I immediately sent my unofficial scores to him via email, when my scores became available online on February 14th, I uploaded it to my application, it was on Monday when my official scores got to them that all the requirement was met. I am of the opinion that he read my application before I submitted my official scores.

Also I have been in contact with him before my GRE exam and he waived the evaluation requirement and TOEFL for me when I sent my transcript and letter of English Proficiency from the Registrar of my school to him via email.

The deadline is March 1, so funding decision would come after then.

My profile: My search was guided by the time I took my GRE cause most school's deadline has closed. Here:
GRE: 161Q, 153V, 3.0AW( pretty disappointed by the AW but nothing spoil)
Undergrad: 3.47/4.00
No publication
3 letters of recommendation from my lecturers

Still awaiting decision from:

Bowling Green State University
University of iowa
Georgia State University
George Washington University
Michigan Technological University
American University

I applied to a mix of Masters in Statistics and Biostatistics

Fall 2019, yes we can
This is good news!
Congrats and we hope for more!

Yes we can. Fall '19 grin

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by mtope: 7:51am On Feb 20, 2019
Congratulations
solihp:
Hello, I got into Villanova University . Got the email to check my application portal around 2am Nigeria time today. 4am Nigeria time yesterday, I got an email from the graduate director of my department that he has recommended me for admission.

It was such a fast turn over because I wrote my GRE on February 6th, I immediately sent my unofficial scores to him via email, when my scores became available online on February 14th, I uploaded it to my application, it was on Monday when my official scores got to them that all the requirement was met. I am of the opinion that he read my application before I submitted my official scores.

Also I have been in contact with him before my GRE exam and he waived the evaluation requirement and TOEFL for me when I sent my transcript and letter of English Proficiency from the Registrar of my school to him via email.

The deadline is March 1, so funding decision would come after then.

My profile: My search was guided by the time I took my GRE cause most school's deadline has closed. Here:
GRE: 161Q, 153V, 3.0AW( pretty disappointed by the AW but nothing spoil)
Undergrad: 3.47/4.00
No publication
3 letters of recommendation from my lecturers

Still awaiting decision from:

Bowling Green State University
University of iowa
Georgia State University
George Washington University
Michigan Technological University
American University

I applied to a mix of Masters in Statistics and Biostatistics

Fall 2019, yes we can
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2win(m): 7:52am On Feb 20, 2019
solihp:
Hello, I got into Villanova University . Got the email to check my application portal around 2am Nigeria time today. 4am Nigeria time yesterday, I got an email from the graduate director of my department that he has recommended me for admission.

It was such a fast turn over because I wrote my GRE on February 6th, I immediately sent my unofficial scores to him via email, when my scores became available online on February 14th, I uploaded it to my application, it was on Monday when my official scores got to them that all the requirement was met. I am of the opinion that he read my application before I submitted my official scores.

Also I have been in contact with him before my GRE exam and he waived the evaluation requirement and TOEFL for me when I sent my transcript and letter of English Proficiency from the Registrar of my school to him via email.

The deadline is March 1, so funding decision would come after then.

My profile: My search was guided by the time I took my GRE cause most school's deadline has closed. Here:
GRE: 161Q, 153V, 3.0AW( pretty disappointed by the AW but nothing spoil)
Undergrad: 3.47/4.00
No publication
3 letters of recommendation from my lecturers

Still awaiting decision from:

Bowling Green State University
University of iowa
Georgia State University
George Washington University
Michigan Technological University
American University

I applied to a mix of Masters in Statistics and Biostatistics

Fall 2019, yes we can

Congratulations!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2win(m): 7:56am On Feb 20, 2019
Mikkyboy:
Dear all,especially 'Seniors',

I noticed that we rarely talk about funding here, although I know that it is the Nigerian culture to hide earnings but I feel it could help newbies make decisions especially those with "stella" profile (even though we with obasanjo profile need it too) as they maybe having multiple offers.Another thing that make me wonder what's wrong with sharing what the full funding entails is that we are almost anonymous here.

Also how has your experienced been with the amount given to you monthly,is it enough or you have to do extra "hustle" ?.
I am asking this especially to those who have full funding so that others coming may prepare their mind for what is ahead of them.

Thanks in anticipation.

P.S : make una leave that lab small,socialize here on nairaland and go back to the lab grin

cc: Quoran,Time2smile,Sirriddy,etc

I use this site http://www.phdstipends.com/results to know the stipend rate for various schools. I just type the schools name in the search box and it shows stipend rate for different departments.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Olalekank(m): 9:00am On Feb 20, 2019
Time2win:


I use this site http://www.phdstipends.com/results to know the stipend rate for various schools. I just type the schools name in the search box and it shows stipend rate for different departments.
Great one

However the cost of living varies for each school. Many are trying to prepare their minds as to what they're to expect. It's important to know if the funding would cover the whole living expenses so as to be aware if taking a loan is an option or hustle money before leaving or just go like that.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by kekenation(m): 9:07am On Feb 20, 2019
Oh boy........... grin It's all about the benjamin
Time2win:


I use this site http://www.phdstipends.com/results to know the stipend rate for various schools. I just type the schools name in the search box and it shows stipend rate for different departments.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy(m): 9:49am On Feb 20, 2019
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

you see what I was saying, Time2win is directing me to another site grin grin grin grin grin.
Nigeriansssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know the site, I visit it often grin grin grin grin,but the site would not differentiate between a PhD and Msc student, an International and domestic student etc, a nairaland (alias naija) and OBO student, all these we can get from here would help us put preparations in perspectives as we can relate with a student who also traveled from Naija cheesy cheesy
BTW..Time2win are you for Fall19, Fall20 or Fall earlier? smiley
Time2win:


I use this site http://www.phdstipends.com/results to know the stipend rate for various schools. I just type the schools name in the search box and it shows stipend rate for different departments.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2win(m): 10:00am On Feb 20, 2019
Mikkyboy:
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

you see what I was saying, Time2win is directing me to another site grin grin grin grin grin.
Nigeriansssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know the site, I visit it often grin grin grin grin,but the site would not differentiate between a PhD and Msc student, an International and domestic student etc, a nairaland (alias naija) and OBO student, all these we can get from here would help us put preparations in perspectives as we can relate with a student who also traveled from Naija cheesy cheesy
BTW..Time2win are you for Fall19, Fall20 or Fall earlier? smiley

grin grin i didn't direct you oo, just telling you what i normally do to have knowledge of what each school offers.

By the way, i am for fall 2019... the waiting game is killing cry

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TheZed(m): 10:14am On Feb 20, 2019
Solihp

Congratulations!!!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TheZed(m): 10:23am On Feb 20, 2019
Mikkyboy

With regards to the issue of stipends and living expenses for both Phd and Msc, I think it’s best we connect with current graduate students of the schools we applied to. They are the best source of information on such issues.

We can connect with them on Facebook, Nairaland, LinkedIn and any other social media platform out there.

All the information I have about the schools and department I applied to were gotten from students attending the school and in the department I applied to. I met them all via nairaland and LinkedIn.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by solihp(f): 10:25am On Feb 20, 2019
Thank you everyone, wishing those still awaiting decisions acceptance+full funding

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 10:34am On Feb 20, 2019
solihp:
Thank you everyone, wishing those still awaiting decisions acceptance+full funding
Amen oh. We need it grin. Waiting is'nt easy on some days embarassed

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Bifrost: 12:43pm On Feb 20, 2019
Anyone here who has a recent paperback edition of GRE materials he's willing to part with on this thread, I need it. I'm really struggle to study using my laptop as it gives me headache cause I have eye problem.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Delux4luv: 1:51pm On Feb 20, 2019
Anyone in Texas A & M University here? or someone that can link me with one. Thank you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2win(m): 2:06pm On Feb 20, 2019
Delux4luv:
Anyone in Texas A & M University here? or someone that can link me with one. Thank you.

Which of them? You mean college station?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Remen: 5:14pm On Feb 20, 2019
So University of Florida gainesville requested for my certificate again.. Is this a good sign grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by amofum(m): 6:41pm On Feb 20, 2019
Someone in the department has recommended you for admission and the document is required for admin purposes at departmental/program level.

Remen:
So University of Florida gainesville requested for my certificate again.. Is this a good sign grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by soar10: 11:58pm On Feb 20, 2019
Please does anyone here have any idea about Purdue university west Lafayette acceptance rate and if it's a red flag
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by misstemi2(f): 12:52am On Feb 21, 2019
Anyone else waiting to hear from Oklahoma state University?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 1:10am On Feb 21, 2019
Bifrost:
Anyone here who has a recent paperback edition of GRE materials he's willing to part with on this thread, I need it. I'm really struggle to study using my laptop as it gives me headache cause I have eye problem.

Yeah! I've pm you. Check your mail.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 1:13am On Feb 21, 2019
soar10:
Please does anyone here have any idea about Purdue university west Lafayette acceptance rate and if it's a red flag
.

Which program are you applying for? Purdue is regarded as a 'public ivy', this means it is quite difficult to get in. You can give it a try if you have a very good overall profile and high UG GPA.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by fatsonm: 3:12am On Feb 21, 2019
Pls can someone recommend top schools for PhD in animal science... Im the Us?

Can help with schools that offers Msc/PhD dual degrees?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2Smile(m): 4:54am On Feb 21, 2019
Mikkyboy:
Dear all,especially 'Seniors',

I noticed that we rarely talk about funding here, although I know that it is the Nigerian culture to hide earnings but I feel it could help newbies make decisions especially those with "stella" profile (even though we with obasanjo profile need it too) as they maybe having multiple offers.Another thing that make me wonder what's wrong with sharing what the full funding entails is that we are almost anonymous here.

Also how has your experienced been with the amount given to you monthly,is it enough or you have to do extra "hustle" ?.
I am asking this especially to those who have full funding so that others coming may prepare their mind for what is ahead of them.

Thanks in anticipation.

P.S : make una leave that lab small,socialize here on nairaland and go back to the lab grin

cc: Quoran,Time2smile,Sirriddy,etc
Funding levels depends on whether it is MSc or PhD. The monthly stipend ranges from 1000 to 2,500 with most PhD funding between 1700 and 2200 per month.
The biggest expense in the US is rent, so the best way to reduce expenses is by having a roommate. Therefore if a single student can keep rent below 500 per month, the other monthly expenditures should be less than $500, giving a total less than $1000. Although rent varies based on States and is most expensive in California and the North East (New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts).

Most PhD students end up saving. A fully funded single PhD student has no business taking illegal work to make ends meet, or else it is a case of greed.

You will however need to come with about $1500 to settle down before your stipend kicks in.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy(m): 5:11am On Feb 21, 2019
Time2smile you are a human being.That is why today note it, I decree all the realms of favour open for you. I travel in spirit and support you with anything you need in that obodo oyibo.God be with you. That hustle everybody dey hustle there no be for you.. You go dey house H1b visa go come meet you.. Just ask God today anything and it shall be granted. Amen.

Others see how to answer "simple"question oo grin
This is one of the best answers I have seen here.

Thanks once again. This answer should and would motivate those coming behind to study extra hard for the GRE , get that "stella" GPA and go make Nigeria proud. Plus also make the "Benjamins" grin
Time2Smile:

Funding levels depends on whether it is MSc or PhD. The monthly stipend ranges from 1000 to 2,500 with most PhD funding between 1700 and 2200 per month.
The biggest expense in the US is rent, so the best way to reduce expenses is by having a roommate. Therefore if a single student can keep rent below 500 per month, the other monthly expenditures should be less than $500, giving a total less than $1000. Although rent varies based on States and is most expensive in California and the North East (New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts).

Most PhD students end up saving. A fully funded single PhD student has no business taking illegal work to make ends meet, or else it is a case of greed.

You will however need to come with about $1500 to settle down before your stipend kicks in.

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