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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by texrem(m): 5:07pm On Jul 10, 2017
thebee001:



please help☝�

Read and read over and over again. You will understand the whole processes.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by folmus: 5:13pm On Jul 10, 2017
thebee001:



please help☝�


As you refused to read the thread, Oya take this and read:

femi312:
There is this saying that says ''If we don't fight we have failed, but if we fight we can either fail or succeed''. So forget the tuition part for now and put in some work. First, you need to decide on the course you want to study, To save you some stress start from this website http://graddecision.org/ to know the application process, So step 1) Decide on the course you want to study 2) Search for schools using a)www.msinus.com (open this website with a laptop, you should see a list of school and ranking for some of the most common courses, you can start from there b)www.gradschools.com c)www.google.com (you can just type 'msc in bla bla in the us in google' d) www.usnews.com e) www.4icu.org . 3) check up the website of the schools you find, to see the requirements. most schools will require GRE and some will require both gre and toefl . 4) Register for standardize exam and take it. You can register for gre as soon as you are ready and prepared to take the exam. Its done online at www.ets.org. You can also get all the information you need about the exam on the website. You will get adequate materials to prepare for the exam in this dropbox I created https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t9ot6d07hp1lkm7/AADL_dTihjEvNBRCBsmAcoXja?dl=0

TOEFL is an English test required by some US universities. though, some schools waive due to the fact that Nigeria is an Anglophone country.
For toefl, all you need are the speaking noteful videos in the link below, the ets toefl guide is enough to ace the exam for other sections. Just download the toefl ETS Guide from there website and the simulation test.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/45tvc3ifi8wh8sh/AACXR5j6l3nsWK8vZx5P28TVa?dl=0

As for the Tuition, if you have good results (GRE, GPA, Toefl), SOP and LOR; US schools do offer assistanship to graduate students. This can either be Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Administrative Assistant. Depending on the school, if you get an assistantship, your Tuition will be waived and you will also be paid a monthly stipend that can take care of your living expenses. One advice, once you shortlist schools, send emails to the grad cord of the schools and ask specific questions relating to that course and funding opportunities, be very explicit.

Lastly, there are basically 2 admission session in the US, Spring (Jan) and Fall (August). Schools admit more students in Fall, so Its advisable you plan towards Fall 2018. If you plan to resume in fall 2018, make sure you submit all your application documents before ending of Dec 2017. If you don't give it a trial, you will never know.My philosophy in life is to always do my part, with that I don't get to regret later. Above all, if you believe in God,pray to him..if not, good for you.

If you have any question, drop it here and you should get more than one good answer.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by shakol91(m): 5:26pm On Jul 10, 2017
biikeys:


What does your friend plan to do with the degree after graduation..
the interview didn't get to that level before the vo cuts him. He said he was still explaining when the vo asked about his age... Next thing na blue form, main while the other guy which they applied to thesame school (don't know if it was same course) was granted visa in lagos embassy this morning. Don't really know what's happening with Abuja
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by joeluv: 5:46pm On Jul 10, 2017
My own DS-160 had no education or language question. Though it has US travel history question. I don't think it has anything to do with payment of visa fee. But you need to at least pay your visa fee before submitting your DS 160. It's just logical you do that.
yomcy2016:
please gurus in the house, I kinda need your help and clarification badly.

My issue is, I once complained about the fact that my DS-160 has some missing question such as departure date from US, TRAVEL HISTORY, UNIVERSITY EDUCATION, LANGUAGES.... I was able to find out that this were missing in my own cos a friend of mine who we are both going to same school has those question in his own.

Walspring adviced i use another browser or prolly fill another DS 160 form since I havent submitted. So after much attempt i filled another DS-160 form but still same issue and eventually i submitted like that. It was afterwards I knew i was suppose to pay my visa fees before filling the DS 160 form.

Please my question is can it be because I didnt pay my visa fees initially before filling the DS-160 form was the reason for those missing questions? Now that I have submitted, I know i cannot do anythig about it again. However can the gurus in the house please advise me on the next step I can take to remedy the mistake. I am thinking of making payment tomorrow. Please can I be advised accordingly?

Thanks in anticipation of your response
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by joeluv: 5:51pm On Jul 10, 2017
Hahahaha. Yes oo. Thank you so much. I remember the first question I asked on this thread, was something silly can't remember what exactly but you still took your time to answer me. God bless you, your hubby is indeed a lucky man.
LagosismyHome:


abeg I hope you have eaten now oooo. grin...... Ambode please fix proper drainer . sad . Back to subject

Congrats oooo.. God bless your new journey .

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by zendmann: 5:52pm On Jul 10, 2017
Time2Smile:

VO: You are going for a PhD, what research would you be working on?
Time2smile: I would be working on Neurodegenration research. The department has an ongoing collaboration with the School of Behavioral and Brain Science on the molecular mechanism underlying neuro degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. (She wasn't looking at me but was typing and nodding so I continued) We would be using various molecular biology tools such as Real PCR, Next generation DNA sequencing, Micro array analysis to look for genes expressed in Alzheimer's disease but not in healthy individuals (I actually said all this but not as smoothly as it reads, by now I had her full attention).
Big congrat to you...been waiting for this.

these are the kind of transcript i love to read...really happy for you

waiting for scholastica16
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by chinemomah2020(m): 5:53pm On Jul 10, 2017
joeluv:
I was so hungry I almost passed out and it's been a stressful two days for me because of the flood, I have not had any decent sleep for two days.
I was interviewed by the chubby white lady in her 50's, the lady did not smile at all, not even for a second. She denied the two guys before me and she approved one guy before them. The guy she approved, they where busy cracking jokes and she was all smiles (The Guy fine Sha). After that it was frowning all the day. Fear catch me for real, coupled with the hunger and the sleep that was on my case I felt like I lost my voice. Fast forward to my turn.

Me: Good Morning
Vo : still frowning (Pass me your paper)
Vo: what is your highest degree
Me: Masters
Vo: When did you have this Master
Me: 2011
Vo: Why do you need another Masters
Me: I intend to pursue a career in economic analysis and a masters in (Vo cuts me off)
Vo: What have you been doing since 2011
Me: I first worked with Union bank as (She cuts me off)
Vo: This scholarship what's it about
Me: Its an academic merit award? awarded to me by (Vo cuts in)
Vo: Why where you given this award
Me: because of my previous academic record
Vo: How many schools did you apply to
Me: Two
Vo: What's the other one
Me: Illinois state university (Because of hunger and frowning I could not even properly pronounce Illinois)
Vo: she leans over and is like come again
No: said it agin this time she heard me
Vo: Where you given admission
Me: (With a smile)I was not admitted
Vo: Who is paying for the balance
Me: My uncle
Vo: what does he do
Me: Owns a Micro finance company
Vo: Have you been to the USA before
Me: Yes
VO: Where would you be staying
Me: I would get a place around Arlington Virginia.
Vo: Pick up your Passport in three days (circling something on the paper)
Me: Thank you very much.

I prayed so hard for a smiling Vo and an uncomplicated interview. Baba God answered the most important one so it's all good.
No documents asked, no question of why this school what would you do with this degree. In fact neither She nor I ever mentioned the name of my school through out the conversation. She was so focused on the screen I was just wondering if it is only DS-160 she is reading.
That was it everyone o. Please pray pray pray before you come for your interview, because the whole process is a lil but awkward and can easily unsettle some people. The God factor can not be over emphasized.

I have learned to much from this thread and I wish to thank everyone that contributes to its success. We all need to be our brothers keeper and it's evident in this thread. All the best to others awaiting their interview. God would surely do it for you as he did it for me.

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I say BIG AMEN to that great Prayer of yours.. What a transcript.. May God bless you Broda.
Important Note: For those of you who don't understand the meaning of giving back to the thread with your full transcript, this is an example for you to learn from and not all those XYZ and BlaaBalala stuff that you guys type and call it transcript. God Bless you Joeluv for your transcript.. thumbs up for you!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by towbaynah(m): 5:54pm On Jul 10, 2017
Time2Smile:
She picked a white paper, returned my I 20 and sevis, and said Your visa has been approved pick up your passport in few days. She no circle location of.
Time2smile; Thank you and have a nice day.

I would like to appreciate everyone's who has contributed positively to this thread in one way or the other. I have really gained immensely. The resident gurus continue the good works, (I hope I would also become a guru here in good time). My e family from the GRE thread, I am grateful for all your support and advice.

NB ; I am sorry for any error, I am typing on a spoilt phone in Lagos traffic. I would edit later and other gists day ooo.

Yaay! Congrats, man!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by towbaynah(m): 5:57pm On Jul 10, 2017
chinemomah2020 send me a PM. Let's talk about quoting replies.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by OluDare01(m): 6:07pm On Jul 10, 2017
grin grin grin grin
towbaynah:
chinemomah2020 send me a PM. Let's talk about quoting replies.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by OluDare01(m): 6:09pm On Jul 10, 2017
akoja2 Sorry I disappointed angry angry $$ don finish. Let me know if you found someone
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by sobastical: 6:12pm On Jul 10, 2017
zendmann:
Big congrat to you...been waiting for this.
these are the kind of transcript i love to read...really happy for you
waiting for sobastical
undecided undecided
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by akoja2(m): 6:13pm On Jul 10, 2017
[color=#006600][/color]. Alright, bit haven't found any till now.
OluDare01:
akoja2 Sorry I disappointed angry angry $$ don finish. Let me know if you found someone
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by chinemomah2020(m): 6:14pm On Jul 10, 2017
Time2Smile:
All praises and thanks be to Allah Visa approved this morning at windows 1 by the young bespectacled female VO. The interview lasted for less than a minute and I was only asked three questions

The crowd was mammoth and blue papers were mostly dished out. Although I think the process was fair and those that were denied were given time to make their case. I am not accusing anyone, but those that are delayed don't seem to post the full transcript. Denial interviews usually last longer than I read here.

On to my interview, the VO approved the two visiting visa to two middle aged men before and I have to say their response made sense. Pronto it was my turn and the following ensued ;
VO: Good Morning
Time2smile :Good morning ma'am, how are you doing? (She didn't reply me)
VO; Pass me your documents. ( I complied while she scanned my passport and studied my I 20)
VO: You are going for a PhD, what research would you be working on?
Time2smile: I would be working on Neurodegenration research. The department has an ongoing collaboration with the School of Behavioral and Brain Science on the molecular mechanism underlying neuro degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. (She wasn't looking at me but was typing and nodding so I continued) We would be using various molecular biology tools such as Real PCR, Next generation DNA sequencing, Micro array analysis to look for genes expressed in Alzheimer's disease but not in healthy individuals (I actually said all this but not as smoothly as it reads, by now I had her full attention).
VO: Good, why did you choose University of Texas?
Time2smile: Actually one of the the reasons is because of the research interest. Also, the university has high diversity with high number of international students and has great support for international students and........ hmm there is another reason(actually forgot and was thinking) ..... yes I was given funding.
VO: You funding is it through a scholarship or fellowship
Time2smile; I am awarded a graduate tuition scholarship that covers my tuition, I would also work as a graduate teaching assistant. I would be assisting to teach courses, invigilate exams, conduct tutorials and hold office hours.
She picked a white paper, returned my I 20 and sevis, and said Your visa has been approved pick up your passport in few days. She no circle location of.
Time2smile; Thank you and have a nice day.
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Congrats Bro.. Your name really worked for you.. It's really your time 2 smile. Go and enjoy the blessings of God.. Cheers!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by drhopeful: 6:15pm On Jul 10, 2017
adey2014:
all of una wey just dey go Bleep and xxxx and xyz universities. abeg give us their websites so we can apply there oo. lolz
My brother, me sef I tire oh. Na wetin? Fall 2017 applicants please stop all the bleeps and xxxx and xyz. It's either you post a full transcript or you don't post at all!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Time2Smile(m): 6:19pm On Jul 10, 2017
folmus:




Congrat baba, but this interview go pass one minute with all the typing; it took me more than one minute to read your interview gan grin grin grin grin grin PhD applicants will hardly have problem if they know why the are there. Congra!!!
Thanks. It felt less than a minute, but as I was typing I realized maybe my sense of timing during the interview was wrong. Though I Sabi talk fast ooo
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by OluDare01(m): 6:25pm On Jul 10, 2017
congratulations time2smile.
Enjoy your stay in TX
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by gaviria: 6:27pm On Jul 10, 2017
LagosismyHome:


world people , I hope they have not come ooo ...... grin grin

I have no name oooooooooooooo (hide)
Arya Stark grin

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Okesima24: 6:30pm On Jul 10, 2017
Hello all.
Finally booked my appointment.
Someone should connect me with oga texterem. I have been following him on this thread and how much he has been helping people here.
Pls i need his assistance for upcoming interview.
Thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by LagosismyHome(f): 6:36pm On Jul 10, 2017
Time2Smile:
All praises and thanks be to Allah


congrats.. ...plus funding. Very sweet package

may Allah bless your new journey
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by drhopeful: 6:37pm On Jul 10, 2017
Congratulations Time2Smile! Please do you know where @scholastica16 is?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by gaviria: 6:40pm On Jul 10, 2017
femiAkinwumi:
I followed this thread for two weeks. I did my interview this morning and my visa was granted. Thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences. God bless us all... interview was for 7am. Got there by 5.45am. Fast forward to the interview.

VO. Good morning
Me Good morning with a big smile grin
VO. What's your highest level of qualification
Me Bsc Economics
VO. When did u graduate?
Me. 2009
VO. What do u do?
Me. I'm an accountant with blabla
VO . You have been working there since finished school after your nysc?
Me. Yes
VO. That's 10 years
Me. I corrected her, told her it's 7 years. I got employed in 2010.
VO. Are u chartered
Me. I smiled and wanted to say no, then she said almost? I repeated almost. (Na so e easy to charter)
VO. Are u married
Me. Yes
VO. Any children?
Me. I have a boy
VO. Isn't your family going with you?
Me.my wife is gainfully employed with bla bla
She can't be given leave of absence for that length of my studies.. vo. Nodding.. We are already making plans for visitation during her annual leave vo.. cuts in
VO. How many schools did you apply.
Me. Two
VO. Just two? With a stern voice.
Me. Yes, I didnt want to stress myself much as I was already impressed with xyz University.
VO. Xyz University? She repeated it twice, and said why xyz of all university
Me. A senior colleague of mine is an alumni of the school. He talks highly about the school and recommended it and I'm also.. vo. Cuts in
VO. Why MBA?
Me. My organisation is government funded but we are going into venture because we want to be self sufficient and financially independent. Getting this MBA will help me.. vo cuts in.
VO. Who is sponsorin you?
Me. My dad.
VO. Your dad? With a stern look. (Guess she expects I will sponsor myself cos I have been working for 7 years and I earn well..)
VO. What does he do?
He's into haulage of petroleum products and he has a couple of gas stations.
VO. Tell me about this course..
This caught me off balance cos I was expecting that question first. I blabbed a bit but recomposed myself.
Me. In this course. I will be required to complete a 36 credit unit with a minimum GPA of 3.0 the program will last for 24 months and I will taking courses like mentioned 5 courses.
Then she said the magic word. Na true say people de hear blank. I just didn't hear the rest of what she said. She just gave me the white paper. Mehnn I saw a lot blue papers flying around but I kept my focus, kept my faith in God. I was telling myself mine won't be like that. People say it here. It can't be overemphasised. Going for this interview you have to really fast and pray. Olowogbogboro has done it. I will forever be grateful to God.
Xyz isn't a school. If people were hoarding information like that I'm sure you won't gain anything from this thread. You don't know if someone on here is currently in the school and can help you with settling in or some additional information. Post complete transcript if you want to, if not. Please shift!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Airich01(m): 7:11pm On Jul 10, 2017
joeluv:
My own DS-160 had no education or language question. Though it has US travel history question. I don't think it has anything to do with payment of visa fee. But you need to at least pay your visa fee before submitting your DS 160. It's just logical you do that.



All Ds-160 forms have question on education ,but when the network is bad the form for that because they wrote the code for that ad some other pages in a special way... If you have an idea about programming you'd understand.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Hushee(m): 7:31pm On Jul 10, 2017
smithsydny:
There is one thing I hate in this forum .. Why do u guys hide your school abi unah no want person to sabi the school as well?. Shey its someone that also introduced you to same school..

U come here and say xzy school.. But when u people need help u will not allow somebody rest..

Sense fall on all those involved I don't even want to know who you are..

Wicked people.. If u know u want drop the name of your school to help others apply kindly keep your transcript to your self. Lobbish..
Blessing fall on you, that thing dey annoy me gan.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Time2Smile(m): 7:35pm On Jul 10, 2017
drhopeful:
Congratulations Time2Smile! Please do you know where @scholastica16 is?
No I have not heard from him and the unfortunate thing is that he doesn't have access to the email he used to register his Nairaland profile. So we can't reach him through PM.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Silva094: 7:48pm On Jul 10, 2017
Please a friend of mine paid for her visa and her ds160 form is yet to be completed and she will be going for the interview by 3 august hope the visa payment doesn't expire.. Thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Kingbukaz: 8:01pm On Jul 10, 2017
Please my people, can someone give me nairaland link for gre preparation?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by kekenation(m): 8:05pm On Jul 10, 2017
ANYBODY EVALUATED HIS/HER TRANSCRIPT WITH I.E.R.F EVALUATING AGENCY?

1.PLS HOW IS IT LIKE?

2. DO THEY UPGRADE G.P.A LIKE W.E.S ?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by chinemomah2020(m): 8:32pm On Jul 10, 2017
towbaynah:
chinemomah2020 send me a PM. Let's talk about quoting replies.

towbaynah, Thank you so much for the explanation on how to quote replies, that's why we keep learning everyday becos No one is an highland. before now if i want to quote someone, immediately i click on Quote, i normally erase quote author and those digit, [quote author=towbaynah post=58321262] i always feel it will appear on my post which i don't like seeing Not knowing those link i normally erase are what is making my quote unbalance. it was so funny when i realize that grin Thank you so much for you that piece of explanation. I hope this experience will also help someone who has the same challenges like me grin

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by mrjojo: 8:37pm On Jul 10, 2017
chinemomah2020:


towbaynah, Thank you so much for the explanation on how to quote replies, that's why we keep learning everyday becos No one is an highland. before now if i want to quote someone, immediately i click on Quote, i normally erase quote author and those digit, [b]
phew... Finally

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