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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Hannania(m): 2:06pm On Dec 09, 2020
schopps:
Hi, how about safe and/or generous (funding) schools for chemical engineering MS programme too?
My research as has mainly been on Elect/Comp Engineering universities. Try checking the faculties of the same universities i quoted, am pretty sure 80% of them would have same smiley
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by emmanuelle27: 10:33am On Dec 10, 2020
Nice score, Pls I will also be needing study mat/Advice from u on how u did it sir, emmanuelle27@gmail.com Thanks in anticipation
AlphaMaximus:
Evening house. I took the GRE recently and I had 329/340: 164Q (83rd percentile), 165V (96th percentile) and 4.5/6.0 AWA (80th percentile). My TOEFL score is 110/120. For my undergrad, I studied Petroleum and Gas Engineering at The University of Lagos and my CGPA is 4.67/5.00. Amongst other schools, I am keen on applying to the MS program in Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University, but I wonder whether my Quant score is on the competitive side. I'll appreciate your thoughts in this regard. Thanks.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DanjaNinja(m): 5:47pm On Dec 11, 2020
DanjaNinja:


This is outdated. Go with powerprep. It’s way better.

This is even more outdated. I don't follow the GRE anymore but i think the information at the front page of this thread needs an update. I will try my best to create a short update.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Evkunle: 8:56pm On Dec 11, 2020
Lightning360:
Hello everyone, Please guys, can anyone give me a review on the following.

1 Galaxy uniprep centre in Abuja, and is it the only GRE centre available in Abuja?.

2 am comparing it to the dragnet prometric test centre in VI, which is better?.

3 do I need to pay any amount since I will not be registering at these centres to take the Test?

4 Also can i pay for the Gre exam directly using MasterCard?

Well are you based in Lagos or Abuja? Your comparison is quite confusing.

Paying for? If you register for GRE, you can select any of the centers.

ETS pays them for using their venue. So you wouldn't need to pay for anything extra.

But if you mean tutorials, then you'll most probably pay for it.

Yes you can create an ETS account and register directly for your exams. Some people experience difficulties using mastercard for payment. But you can give it a shot.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 11:26pm On Dec 11, 2020
DanjaNinja:


This is even more outdated. I don't follow the GRE anymore but i think the information at the front page of this thread needs an update. I will try my best to create a short update.
The boss himself!! grin
This thread has changed lives including mine!!
An update would be really great!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Lightning360: 7:29pm On Dec 12, 2020
Evkunle:


Well are you based in Lagos or Abuja? Your comparison is quite confusing.

Paying for? If you register for GRE, you can select any of the centers.

ETS pays them for using their venue. So you wouldn't need to pay for anything extra.

But if you mean tutorials, then you'll most probably pay for it.

Yes you can create an ETS account and register directly for your exams. Some people experience difficulties using mastercard for payment. But you can give it a shot.

Or better still, you can register with us for your exams.

You can register for all your international exams. Current Exam fee
GRE 50k TOEFL 50K SAT 50K IELTS 75K gmat 80K
Genuine and Affordable Registration fee within 24 hours
WhatsApp 08132765285

We can also help you secure scholarships

Guaranteed scores to win scholarship and other funding opportunities
Score gmat 700 GRE 325 TOEFL 110 min guaranteed

Simply put, we will help you gain that admission with scholarship and financial aid by giving you top score. gmat 700, GRE 325 guaranteed. How? Talk to us today 08132765285
https://mcfedututors.com/s?Exam-Registration&id=7407402


Thanks.


I really Appreciate.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TaiwoChris(m): 11:27pm On Dec 12, 2020
AlphaMaximus.. Can u kindly let me contact u so I could get the materials u used and how u used them for thorough guidance.. My email is taiwo4real2011@gmail.com
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AlphaMaximus:
Evening house. I took the GRE recently and I had 329/340: 164Q (83rd percentile), 165V (96th percentile) and 4.5/6.0 AWA (80th percentile). My TOEFL score is 110/120. For my undergrad, I studied Petroleum and Gas Engineering at The University of Lagos and my CGPA is 4.67/5.00. Amongst other schools, I am keen on applying to the MS program in Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University, but I wonder whether my Quant score is on the competitive side. I'll appreciate your thoughts in this regard. Thanks.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by chloroform: 6:05pm On Dec 13, 2020
Hello guys, anybody know how to get to the Dragnet Centre in VI from Ajah. And also what other things I need to take along apart from my passport.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 9:31pm On Dec 13, 2020
chloroform:
Hello guys, anybody know how to get to the Dragnet Centre in VI from Ajah. And also what other things I need to take along apart from my passport.
You should take a light snatch for the break. You will need it. Also take some stationary along.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Otunbatobatele: 9:11pm On Dec 14, 2020
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TheMohican(m): 4:01pm On Dec 15, 2020
AnotherEvkunle:


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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Princewillalex(m): 10:05am On Dec 16, 2020
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Schrodinger1(m): 2:49pm On Dec 16, 2020
Guys, who has been able to send TOEFL/GRE scores recently from Nigeria. How did you go about it?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Evkunle: 9:13pm On Dec 16, 2020
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We can also help you secure scholarships

Guaranteed scores to win scholarship and other funding opportunities
Score gmat 700 GRE 325 TOEFL 110 min guaranteed

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 8:43pm On Dec 17, 2020
I'd start by congratulating you on your score; It's quite a high score. I have intentions of going for a masters in the U.S., and that would mean I need to start off by taking the GRE test. I'd like to communicate with you offline for heads up about how to be successful with the GRE test.
Thank you.
AlphaMaximus:
Evening house. I took the GRE recently and I had 329/340: 164Q (83rd percentile), 165V (96th percentile) and 4.5/6.0 AWA (80th percentile). My TOEFL score is 110/120. For my undergrad, I studied Petroleum and Gas Engineering at The University of Lagos and my CGPA is 4.67/5.00. Amongst other schools, I am keen on applying to the MS program in Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University, but I wonder whether my Quant score is on the competitive side. I'll appreciate your thoughts in this regard. Thanks.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by cdor777: 2:28am On Dec 18, 2020
Took my GRE last month, although some institution has waived the requirements, just had to take the exam to show Commitment

GRE score:
Verbal: 150
Quant: 145
AWA. - 3.0

BSc: 4.11/5

Intended Graduate Course: Computer Science

Can someone kindly recommend schools that might probably have funding for Computer Science.

I would appreciate it
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by morpheux: 6:26am On Dec 18, 2020
I never get tired of asking questions here cos I know you guys will do perfect justice to it.

So here goes nothing; a requirement that was included in submitting my graduate application is my CV, I am going for studies in Chemistry but ever since I left university I have only work in non- related fields to chemistry. My question now is should I disregard those experiences in my CV and pad it up or I should leave it as it is.

Thanks and Regards
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by horlahsunbo225(m): 7:43am On Dec 18, 2020
cdor777:
Took my GRE last month, although some institution has waived the requirements, just had to take the exam to show Commitment

GRE score:
Verbal: 150
Quant: 145
AWA. - 3.0

BSc: 4.11/5

Intended Graduate Course: Computer Science

Can someone kindly recommend schools that might probably have funding for Computer Science.

I would appreciate it
I'm also a computer scientist almost same GPA with yours.
Schools you can applied to are
Texas tech
Bowling green
University of Missouri
Montana state university
Auburn

Be fast about the application if you wanna go for fall2021

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by okibeogezi: 11:08am On Dec 18, 2020
AlphaMaximus:
Evening house. I took the GRE recently and I had 329/340: 164Q (83rd percentile), 165V (96th percentile) and 4.5/6.0 AWA (80th percentile). My TOEFL score is 110/120. For my undergrad, I studied Petroleum and Gas Engineering at The University of Lagos and my CGPA is 4.67/5.00. Amongst other schools, I am keen on applying to the MS program in Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University, but I wonder whether my Quant score is on the competitive side. I'll appreciate your thoughts in this regard. Thanks.

Hi, although your quantitative score is very good, generally speaking, it's on the low side for that programme. The average quant score for Stanford Engineering is 167. Your verbal and AWA scores are great and good respectively. However, since the quant score is the most important one for your intended course, you should definitely retake it or apply knowing that your chances at a Stanford admission are below average, based on your score, at least.

Also, I think the application deadline has passed. If you really want to go to Stanford, you can try to get as close as you can to 170 against next year and work on your research experience and other parts of your application such as your LORs and SOP. If it's not a dealbreaker for you, apply to other places.

See engineering school averages: https://magoosh.com/gre/2013/gre-scores-for-engineering-programs/
Take with a grain of salt.

Good luck bro.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by okibeogezi: 11:22am On Dec 18, 2020
cdor777:
Took my GRE last month, although some institution has waived the requirements, just had to take the exam to show Commitment

GRE score:
Verbal: 150
Quant: 145
AWA. - 3.0

BSc: 4.11/5

Intended Graduate Course: Computer Science

Can someone kindly recommend schools that might probably have funding for Computer Science.

I would appreciate it

With your scores, it's going to be an uphill battle to secure funding if you manage to get admission. My advice is to retake the GRE if you can. I'm applying to do a master's in Computer Science as well and I must say: CS is really competitive right now. The international competition, from China and India especially, is really fierce.

Alternatively, if you can find places that actually do not consider the GRE at all – I have heard of a few places saying explicitly not to mention the GRE anywhere in your application – you should definitely apply since your GPA is okay. To be competitive though, you should have higher GRE scores. Something like Q: 160+, V: 150+, and AWA: 3.5+ would suffice for mid-range CS schools. Do as well as you can in your quant.

Good luck bro.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by cdor777: 3:08pm On Dec 18, 2020
horlahsunbo225:

I'm also a computer scientist almost same GPA with yours.
Schools you can applied to are
Texas tech
Bowling green
University of Missouri
Montana state university
Auburn

Be fast about the application if you wanna go for fall2021

Thanks for the info
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by cdor777: 3:11pm On Dec 18, 2020
okibeogezi:


With your scores, it's going to be an uphill battle to secure funding if you manage to get admission. My advice is to retake the GRE if you can. I'm applying to do a master's in Computer Science as well and I must say: CS is really competitive right now. The international competition, from China and India especially, is really fierce.

Alternatively, if you can find places that actually do not consider the GRE at all – I have heard of a few places saying explicitly not to mention the GRE anywhere in your application – you should definitely apply since your GPA is okay. To be competitive though, you should have higher GRE scores. Something like Q: 160+, V: 150+, and AWA: 3.5+ would suffice for mid-range CS schools. Do as well as you can in your quant.

Good luck bro.

Thanks for the input, due to time constraint, I won't be able to take another GRE exam, even the one I did I had to squeeze out time for preparation.

I think I would go by your second advice of applying to schools that don't have GRE as a requirement and work on other aspect of my applications such as Writing good SoP and getting good letter of recommendations from my Faculty Professors

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 7:58pm On Dec 18, 2020
Decisions have begun to come in for Fall 2021.
Deadlines are fast approaching for Financial consideration.

Tie up loose ends in your grad apps (Recommendation letters, SOP, etc)

Yes we can! Fall '21

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by yemiaoi(m): 7:58pm On Dec 18, 2020
Hello, you might want to consider Austin Peay State University (APSU) and Kent State University (KSU). Both have assistantship positions for computer science. I do know that the deadline to apply for assistantship at KSU is January 31, 2021.

Moreso, I know a number of Nigerians on the M.S degree in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods at APSU. In addition, the acceptance rate of students at APSU is very high; with a your GPA, good SOP and strong recommendation... the sky's your limit.

All the best!

cdor777:
Took my GRE last month, although some institution has waived the requirements, just had to take the exam to show Commitment

GRE score:
Verbal: 150
Quant: 145
AWA. - 3.0

BSc: 4.11/5

Intended Graduate Course: Computer Science

Can someone kindly recommend schools that might probably have funding for Computer Science.

I would appreciate it

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by cdor777: 11:37am On Dec 19, 2020
yemiaoi:
Hello, you might want to consider Austin Peay State University (APSU) and Kent State University (KSU). Both have assistantship positions for computer science. I do know that the deadline to apply for assistantship at KSU is January 31, 2021.

Moreso, I know a number of Nigerians on the M.S degree in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods at APSU. In addition, the acceptance rate of students at APSU is very high; with a your GPA, good SOP and strong recommendation... the sky's your limit.

All the best!


Thank You Yemi

I am working on this already
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 4:11pm On Dec 21, 2020
Update on Fall 2021 Application:

I have been an avid follower of this thread for over 2 years, before I began my Master's degree in the US (it's been a roller coaster, but profitable grin ).
I applied to three schools for a Ph.D. in Earth and Energy Sciences/Geophysics/Geology degree (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Texas A & M, College Station and Oklahoma State University, Stillwater)

* B.Sc. GPA: 4.59/5.0
* Master's GPA: 4/4
* GRE:311- V 154, Q 157 AWA 4. (written in 2018). Schools waived this due to COVID-19 restrictions and lack of confidence in this metric (depends on the program).
* TOEFL: 105 (taken in 2018 and expired), but I have over a year of graduate school experience in the US.
*1 publication- unrelated research, but a few more publications and abstracts on the way on related research topics.
* 4 grants/scholarships from undergrad and grad schools.
* Over 2 years experience as a GTA and GA (Nigeria and US).
* 4 academic and international competition awards.
* Good volunteering experiences.
* Skilled in relevant software
* Course-related virtual internship
* Over 4 Massive Open Oline Course certifications from reputable schools (Not sure if this was helpful).

ULL- applied in Nov, safe school, admitted in Dec, funding later in Spring. Had a professor interested in working with me.
TAMU - applied in September/October, had an informal Zoom interview with 2 professors in October, got a follow up from the Director of one of their research centers about my research interests. I would most likely be admitted and funded.
OSU - admitted, full and generous GRA/GTA offer (I believe this is an early decision). I have been in contact with a prolific potential supervisor for over 5 months, and hear this prof is a great mentor.

I applied to only three schools because I had been in contact with the professors there who shared similar research interests. I didn't get good replies from the many professors I contacted from the other programs.

NB: Because you haven't gotten a response from a prof. in a program doesn't mean you wouldn't be funded.

Just felt I should post this as an encouragement to hopefuls. This process can be really stressful, especially during the long wait for decisions (Dec - April). But remain diligent, and I assure you that it is worth it. The system works here; your hardwork is duely rewarded, and opportunities are numerous despite being an international student (although it has its disadvantages too wink).

Package your application well by highlighting your strengths, take time to carefully review your statement of purpose, ensure your recommenders submit their assessments in time, etc. Also, don't be afraid to contact the program's coordinator if you have any questions (best time is during US work hours).

N.B.: Most Decisions for funding are made between February 2021 until resumption, so don't feel out of place reading my post. Many Fall '21 apps are still ongoing.
Also don't be intimidated by any profile you see online or anywhere. Do your due diligence and hope for the best. Don't underestimate the value of your SOP and recomendation letters.

All glory to God.
Thanks to all the invaluable advice here by generous individuals.

Yes We Can Fall '21 grin

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TJ0987(f): 4:34pm On Dec 21, 2020
I am truly happy for you Sherlock. You have worked hard and you deserve it...

I wish you success on the program and beyond.
Congrats Brother!
[quote author=Sherlock5577 post=97295699]Update on Fall 2021 Application:

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 5:01pm On Dec 21, 2020
TJ0987:
I am truly happy for you Sherlock. You have worked hard and you deserve it...

I wish you success on the program and beyond.
Congrats Brother!
Thanks TJ0987!
Waiting to hear good news from you too!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by meekmill(m): 8:15pm On Dec 21, 2020
Sherlock5577:
Update on Fall 2021 Application:

I have been an avid follower of this thread for over 2 years, before I began my Master's degree in the US (it's been a roller coaster, but profitable grin ).
I applied to three schools for a Ph.D. in Earth and Energy Sciences/Geophysics/Geology degree (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Texas A & M, College Station and Oklahoma State University, Stillwater)

* B.Sc. GPA: 4.59/5.0
* Master's GPA: 4/4
* GRE:311- V 154, Q 157 AWA 4. (written in 2018). Schools waived this due to COVID-19 restrictions and lack of confidence in this metric (depends on the program).
* TOEFL: 105 (taken in 2018 and expired), but I have over a year of graduate school experience in the US.
*1 publication- unrelated research, but a few more publications and abstracts on the way on related research topics.
* 4 grants/scholarships from undergrad and grad schools.
* Over 2 years experience as a GTA and GA (Nigeria and US).
* 4 academic and international competition awards.
* Good volunteering experiences.
* Skilled in relevant software
* Course-related virtual internship
* Over 4 Massive Open Oline Course certifications from reputable schools (Not sure if this was helpful).

ULL- applied in Nov, safe school, admitted in Dec, funding later in Spring. Had a professor interested in working with me.
TAMU - applied in September/October, had an informal Zoom interview with 2 professors in October, got a follow up from the Director of one of their research centers about my research interests. I would most likely be admitted and funded.
OSU - admitted, full and generous GRA/GTA offer (I believe this is an early decision). I have been in contact with a prolific potential supervisor for over 5 months, and hear this prof is a great mentor.

I applied to only three schools because I had been in contact with the professors there who shared similar research interests. I didn't get good replies from the many professors I contacted from the other programs.

NB: Because you haven't gotten a response from a prof. in a program doesn't mean you wouldn't be funded.

Just felt I should post this as an encouragement to hopefuls. This process can be really stressful, especially during the long wait for decisions (Dec - April). But remain diligent, and I assure you that it is worth it. The system works here; your hardwork is duely rewarded, and opportunities are numerous despite being an international student (although it has its disadvantages too wink).

Package your application well by highlighting your strengths, take time to carefully review your statement of purpose, ensure your recommenders submit their assessments in time, etc. Also, don't be afraid to contact the program's coordinator if you have any questions (best time is during US work hours).

N.B.: Most Decisions for funding are made between February 2021 until resumption, so don't feel out of place reading my post. Many Fall '21 apps are still ongoing.
Also don't be intimidated by any profile you see online or anywhere. Do your due diligence and hope for the best. Don't underestimate the value of your SOP and recomendation letters.

All glory to God.
Thanks to all the invaluable advice here by generous individuals.

Yes We Can Fall '21 grin



Happy for you .

Please , which study material can you recommend for GRE .
Thanks

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 9:21pm On Dec 21, 2020
meekmill:


Happy for you .

Please , which study material can you recommend for GRE .
Thanks

The materials I used are obsolete (I wrote in 2018) but someone posted these links in October:
"Use the following links:


https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=10rSeVq46Za2enLpHgQFD8PM2Ss7tD414


https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1_LMgHitEU4upusOi9_wfWeaeDnwaAK-m


I got both links on this thread, there are wonderful GRE materials on those google drives. Its all you need to ace the GRE.


Best wishes!" Courtesy yemiaoi

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by chloroform: 10:40pm On Dec 21, 2020
Sherlock5577:

Thanks TJ0987!
Waiting to hear good news from you too!

Can I send my sop to you for review ?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 11:11pm On Dec 21, 2020
chloroform:


Can I send my sop to you for review ?
Sure, you can. Send it via DM.

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