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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Labhii: 12:49pm On Aug 19, 2017
I flew emirates to Kansas City from Lagos just few days ago...The cabin crew was awesome and we had just few turbulence. My only challenge was the flight from Dubai to Seattle which was a 14hrs non stop flight...It drained me but It was all good. POE experience was smooth too, although one of my baggages was checked due to my food declaration and my whole egusi seed was thrashed.

Other than that it was and awesome experience.
Songitto:
Hi everyone, Please is anybody just flew with Emirate airline; however, i want to know if anyone here have any experience about this airline as a student; thanks and God bless you
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Nobody: 12:52pm On Aug 19, 2017
@Lala, please edit your post especially where you said your school sent an e-mail to the embassy to grant you visa.

In all honesty, your school is very good. Just like Harvard, MIT and other ivy league schools. grin You know what I mean here.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by naninwa007: 1:05pm On Aug 19, 2017
please can anyone enligten me on Texas A & M University Laredo I wnt to apply for msc in information technology, is it ok in terms of getting visa during interview?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ohjaybee(f): 1:27pm On Aug 19, 2017
Hi,
I'm a newbie here.. I was actually searching on google for tips on getting f1 visa and I came across this forum. I could really use lots of help now �. My visa has been delayed twice, so I had to defer my admission (undergraduate) to spring 2018.
Please, I don't mind going through the previous pages, I'd share the transcripts of how both interviews went if necessary too.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Fenix: 1:52pm On Aug 19, 2017
Ohjaybee:
Hi,
I'm a newbie here.. I was actually searching on google for tips on getting f1 visa and I came across this forum. I could really use lots of help now �. My visa has been delayed twice, so I had to defer my admission (undergraduate) to spring 2018.
Please, I don't mind going through the previous pages, I'd share the transcripts of how both interviews went if necessary too.

Hello. I'm so sorry to hear about the delays. Could you share your transcripts so people can help you further. It is well

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Sharles: 1:58pm On Aug 19, 2017
I just got admission mail from university of idaho for sring 2018. Please I want to ask how will I know if was giving any kind of funding.? Thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by manix4med(m): 2:17pm On Aug 19, 2017
good afternoon my lovely family . I am a new member in this wonderful forum. I have been following post by people in here . May God help me as I prepare also because I know one day I will testify too.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ohjaybee(f): 3:17pm On Aug 19, 2017
Fenix:


Hello. I'm so sorry to hear about the delays. Could you share your transcripts so people can help you further. It is well

Yeah.. Thanks.
I'd do so in a jiffy
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Time2Smile(m): 3:28pm On Aug 19, 2017
This is the belated second half of my travel and POE transcript. I am sorry it is coming late but I have been extremely busy with orientations and registration.

So where did I stop, hmmmm okay Killing some time at JFK. My connecting flight from New York's LaGuardia to DFW in Dallas was scheduled for 3:20PM New York time and our flight into NYC landed on time and I was cleared before 2:00 am, so I had a lot of time. I got a cart lying around and used it to take my baggage to the first floor of Terminal 4, where the airtrain offload and loads riders, so that I could watch CNN and also use the internet. I stayed here for a while and a Nigerian girl with connecting flight to Seattle helped me to watch over my luggage as I went to pray Fajr Salat in the JFK islamic centre around 5am(Located in the departure area of Terminal 4, at the corner of Virgin Atlantic check in counter).

I really should have gotten some sleep in the mosque but baggage storage was not opened, so I had to wait it out. I used some of this time to type the first transcript. At about 10 am I came down the arrival lounge , used the bathroom to freshen up a bit and change my shirt, got a cup of coffee and 3 doghnuts from Dukkins Donuts at 6.80 Dollars. I then presented my ticket to Airporter agent and was informed that the next bus for LaGuardia leaves at 10:40 am. I got to La Guardia before 12 noon for my 3:20 pm flight. I used the internet a bit before commencing check in around after 1pm.

Delta has a self check in which allows you to print your boarding pass but my card was not accepted so I had to opt for manual check in. The Delta official asked for my travelling documents and then the card I used to book( A big Thanks to @Ndawe because I might not have taken it along if not for your advice). I was told that my ticket was placed on hold, He proceeded to call someone and after a few minutes I was cleared and payed $60 for my 2 checked baggage in cash. I then joined a long serpentine queue for security check in.

Although I know that Blacks make up only 13% of American population, my experience in LaGuardia really drove it home. About 19 out of every 20 passengers were whites. Some of them gave me a knowing smile because the probably guessed I am an international student with the size of my luggage(the nylon wrapped around it at MMIA didn't help too). As I stood on queue, the folder I was holding kept touching a middle aged white guy in front of me, he looked back a couple of times while I was quite oblivious to his concerns. Suddenly, he detonated on me; PLEASE STOP TOUCHING ME, OKAY. YOU ARE MAKING ME NERVOUS, THIS IS ABOUT THE TENTH TIME, NO ONE ELSE IN TOUCHING ANOTHER PERSON HERE. I apologized and made sure I kept enough distance from him until we cleared security.

We boarded on time and I had a window seat on the wings of a small Brazilian made Embraer jet. For some reason I was really nervous about the takeoff, and being my third flight in 24hrs I really should not have been. LaGuardia is under construction so there was literally a queue on the runway we used with a plane taking off almost every 2 minutes. The flight took off late, was really smooth with great view of New York and we made up the time lost in the airport during the flight. Therefore we were able to land on time in Dallas at 6:30pm Central time after a three and half hours flight.

My roommate was out of the country, so he arranged for his project mate, who happens to be a Nigerian, to come and pick me up from the airport. I borrowed a young Asian American guy phone to call him upon arrival. He took me to the apartment and also brought a delicious bowl of rice, fried plantain,meat and chicken courtesy of his wife. I arrived at the apartment around 8 o'clock on Sunday 13th of August. Overall my journey was smooth and straightforward and I appreciate everyone who assisted me in one way or another.

I have been trying to settle in but sleep cycle has really been messed up. I am always dosing seriously around 5pm Dallas time which translates to 11pm Nigerian time. The first thing everyone ask you is where are you from and I was told by my Graduate officer that I am the first Nigerian that would be admitted to Molecular and Cell Biology Graudate programme of UT Dallas. I hope to do well, serve as a good ambassador and open doors for other Nigerians. I know this applies to a lot of us as well. I have been mightily impressed by the school, and If you are someone like me who has always valued good education, then I say keep putting in the hard-work on that GRE prep, SOP, application, Visa interview process. It is a life changing opportunity.

Let me stop here at the moment, I still have a lot to share. All #teamfall2017 people who have entered the US and couldn't be bothered to post a POE transcript, remember there is Godooooooooooo......... grin grin grin

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by lalahhh(f): 3:40pm On Aug 19, 2017
DeeTus:
@Lala, please edit your post especially where you said your school sent an e-mail to the embassy to grant you visa.

In all honesty, your school is very good. Just like Harvard, MIT and other ivy league schools. grin You know what I mean here.
no I don't know what you mean. Are you saying the school didn't send the mail or what exactly? I'm confused
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Nobody: 3:42pm On Aug 19, 2017
lalahhh:
no I don't know what you mean. Are you saying the school didn't send the mail or what exactly? I'm confused
Don't be confused gurl! What I mean here is the school is poorly rated! Not a quality school!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Chapecoense(m): 3:50pm On Aug 19, 2017
neurosci send a pm whenever you see this.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ohjaybee(f): 4:02pm On Aug 19, 2017
1st interview slated for August 3rd, 6.30am

The visa officer was a lady..
V.O : good morning
Me: good morning ma'am
V.O: what are you going to do in the US
Me: I'm going to study at Madison college
V.O: what will you be studying
Me: It's a liberal arts and science program after which I'd major in Psychology
V.O: so tell me about the program
Me: it's general education is aimed at preparing students for whatever they'd like to major in after transferring credits to get their bachelor's degree in a 4year university.
V.O: so what would you do after getting this associate degree
Me: I intend on transferring the credits to University of Wisconsin, Madison since it's in affiliation with Madison college.
V.O: what subjects are you going to take
Me: maths, English, humanities, social and behavioural sciences, natural sciences (then she cut me off)
V.O: how many schools did you apply to
Me: 3...
V.o: name the other 2
Me: central Wyoming college and kutztown university of Pennsylvania
V.o: how many admitted you
Me: just Madison, I've not gotten any decision from cwc and KU wait listed me(which is the truth, although the next day, I got an email saying I've been admitted to cwc)
V.o: why this school
Me: it's tuition is very affordable, has a very friendly environment towards student of colour, it's class ratio is small hence creating a student-lecturer relationship
V.o: why would you want to spend thousands of dollars schooling in the US amidst the numerous school in Nigeria
Mesadsurprised though but had to answer) well, psychology is something I'm very passionate about and I'd want to really study it in depth both theoretically and practically, schools here in Nigeria do not really touch the practical aspect (cuts me short)
VO: and what makes you think the schools there do a lot of practical
Me: (taken aback but didn't show it) I've been in close contact with my international education program specialist from the school and she let me in on all I need to know
VO: who's sponsoring you
Me: my uncle
Vo: what does he do
Me: he's a medical doctor and a business man
Vo: (emphasizing) what does he do for a living, I know he's a medical doctor, what does he do for a living
Me: (went blank and said) he's into wholesale business of.... (she cut me short and started typing and then handed me the blue paper and said those words nobody would wanna hear
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by temmitats(f): 5:38pm On Aug 19, 2017
Time2Smile:
This is the belated second half of my travel and POE transcript. I am sorry it is coming late but I have been extremely busy with orientations and registration.

So where did I stop, hmmmm okay Killing some time at JFK. My connecting flight from New York's LaGuardia to DFW in Dallas was scheduled for 3:20PM New York time and our flight into NYC landed on time and I was cleared before 2:00 am, so I had a lot of time. I got a cart lying around and used it to take my baggage to the first floor of Terminal 4, where the airtrain offload and loads riders, so that I could watch CNN and also use the internet. I stayed here for a while and a Nigerian girl with connecting flight to Seattle helped me to watch over my luggage as I went to pray Fajr Salat in the JFK islamic centre around 5am(Located in the departure area of Terminal 4, at the corner of Virgin Atlantic check in counter).

I really should have gotten some sleep in the mosque but baggage storage was not opened, so I had to wait it out. I used some of this time to type the first transcript. At about 10 am I came down the arrival lounge , used the bathroom to freshen up a bit and change my shirt, got a cup of coffee and 3 doghnuts from Dukkins Donuts at 6.80 Dollars. I then presented my ticket to Airporter agent and was informed that the next bus for LaGuardia leaves at 10:40 am. I got to La Guardia before 12 noon for my 3:20 pm flight. I used the internet a bit before commencing check in around after 1pm.

Delta has a self check in which allows you to print your boarding pass but my card was not accepted so I had to opt for manual check in. The Delta official asked for my travelling documents and then the card I used to book( A big Thanks to @Ndawe because I might not have taken it along if not for your advice). I was told that my ticket was placed on hold, He proceeded to call someone and after a few minutes I was cleared and payed $60 for my 2 checked baggage in cash. I then joined a long serpentine queue for security check in.

Although I know that Blacks make up only 13% of American population, my experience in LaGuardia really drove it home. About 19 out of every 20 passengers were whites. Some of them gave me a knowing smile because the probably guessed I am an international student with the size of my luggage(the nylon wrapped around it at MMIA didn't help too). As I stood on queue, the folder I was holding kept touching a middle aged white guy in front of me, he looked back a couple of times while I was quite oblivious to his concerns. Suddenly, he detonated on me; PLEASE STOP TOUCHING ME, OKAY. YOU ARE MAKING ME NERVOUS, THIS IS ABOUT THE TENTH TIME, NO ONE ELSE IN TOUCHING ANOTHER PERSON HERE. I apologized and made sure I kept enough distance from him until we cleared security.

We boarded on time and I had a window seat on the wings of a small Brazilian made Embraer jet. For some reason I was really nervous about the takeoff, and being my third flight in 24hrs I really should not have been. LaGuardia is under construction so there was literally a queue on the runway we used with a plane taking off almost every 2 minutes. The flight took off late, was really smooth with great view of New York and we made up the time lost in the airport during the flight. Therefore we were able to land on time in Dallas at 6:30pm Central time after a three and half hours flight.

My roommate was out of the country, so he arranged for his project mate, who happens to be a Nigerian, to come and pick me up from the airport. I borrowed a young Asian American guy phone to call him upon arrival. He took me to the apartment and also brought a delicious bowl of rice, fried plantain,meat and chicken courtesy of his wife. I arrived at the apartment around 8 o'clock on Sunday 13th of August. Overall my journey was smooth and straightforward and I appreciate everyone who assisted me in one way or another.

I have been trying to settle in but sleep cycle has really been messed up. I am always dosing seriously around 5pm Dallas time which translates to 11pm Nigerian time. The first thing everyone ask you is where are you from and I was told by my Graduate officer that I am the first Nigerian that would be admitted to Molecular and Cell Biology Graudate programme of UT Dallas. I hope to do well, serve as a good ambassador and open doors for other Nigerians. I know this applies to a lot of us as well. I have been mightily impressed by the school, and If you are someone like me who has always valued good education, then I say keep putting in the hard-work on that GRE prep, SOP, application, Visa interview process. It is a life changing opportunity.

Let me stop here at the moment, I still have a lot to share. All #teamfall2017 people who have entered the US and couldn't be bothered to post a POE transcript, remember there is Godooooooooooo......... grin grin grin
That man didn't have to go off on you like that sad. Anyways God bless your new journey.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Fenix: 5:58pm On Aug 19, 2017
Ohjaybee:
1st interview slated for August 3rd, 6.30am

The visa officer was a lady..
V.O : good morning
Me: good morning ma'am
V.O: what are you going to do in the US
Me: I'm going to study at Madison college
V.O: what will you be studying
Me: It's a liberal arts and science program after which I'd major in Psychology
V.O: so tell me about the program
Me: it's general education is aimed at preparing students for whatever they'd like to major in after transferring credits to get their bachelor's degree in a 4year university.
V.O: so what would you do after getting this associate degree
Me: I intend on transferring the credits to University of Wisconsin, Madison since it's in affiliation with Madison college.
V.O: what subjects are you going to take
Me: maths, English, humanities, social and behavioural sciences, natural sciences (then she cut me off)
V.O: how many schools did you apply to
Me: 3...
V.o: name the other 2
Me: central Wyoming college and kutztown university of Pennsylvania
V.o: how many admitted you
Me: just Madison, I've not gotten any decision from cwc and KU wait listed me(which is the truth, although the next day, I got an email saying I've been admitted to cwc)
V.o: why this school
Me: it's tuition is very affordable, has a very friendly environment towards student of colour, it's class ratio is small hence creating a student-lecturer relationship
V.o: why would you want to spend thousands of dollars schooling in the US amidst the numerous school in Nigeria
Mesadsurprised though but had to answer) well, psychology is something I'm very passionate about and I'd want to really study it in depth both theoretically and practically, schools here in Nigeria do not really touch the practical aspect (cuts me short)
VO: and what makes you think the schools there do a lot of practical
Me: (taken aback but didn't show it) I've been in close contact with my international education program specialist from the school and she let me in on all I need to know
VO: who's sponsoring you
Me: my uncle
Vo: what does he do
Me: he's a medical doctor and a business man
Vo: (emphasizing) what does he do for a living, I know he's a medical doctor, what does he do for a living
Me: (went blank and said) he's into wholesale business of.... (she cut me short and started typing and then handed me the blue paper and said those words nobody would wanna hear

Hmmm. From what I have seen, there are two points that stood against you, in my opinion. First, your choice of college and major. You're going to spend thousands of dollars on what is apparently an undefined major. It doesn't, to me, speak of focus and the VO may have been wary of that.

Second, your sponsor. Omce the VO asked what your uncle did versus what he was, that answer was not very satisfactory to the VO.

In summary, it may have appeared to the VO like another Nigerian who wants to game the system by getting into a school with easy requirements and no real focus. I'm not implying that this is what you want to do, just that it may have appeared that way to the VO.

May I ask what you are currently doing? Do you already have a degree or is this your first degree after leaving secondary school?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Aussie4me: 6:06pm On Aug 19, 2017
Aussie4me:
Hello my e family I have an experience of a cousin of mine to share for your comments and advice
She had her interview with the US consulate abuja post on the 16th of August, the interview went smoothly according to all questions asked was answered to vo satisfaction according to her.
She was asked her sponsor which is her mum, but the surname is different initially the
Vo went through the bank statement and returned to her. At the completion of the interview the vo request the bank statement again that she want to verify before she will issued her visa. The passport and the statement was collected and she was put on administrative processing. On the at the close of day on the 18 her status had changed to refused.

Meanwhile she used her step father which is name the mum bears now as her father different for her surname

My question now

Is it the name difference that caused the refusal?

I used to know bank verification takes weeks

Ur suggestions about the reason for the refusal

And again can she reapply?

How does she now justify the name difference?

Will they be ready to listen to why she used her step father ad her father?

Ur advice please.
And meanwhile the passport status is still reading under process with the US embassy as at this moment

And no email sent to her till this moment.
e family ur advises please
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ijebuboy525: 6:21pm On Aug 19, 2017
AfonjaBoston:


Garri Ijebu people cheesy grin
Evening bro, I sent you a PM.... Please check
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ohjaybee(f): 6:21pm On Aug 19, 2017
Fenix:


Hmmm. From what I have seen, there are two points that stood against you, in my opinion. First, your choice of college and major. You're going to spend thousands of dollars on what is apparently an undefined major. It doesn't, to me, speak of focus and the VO may have been wary of that.

Second, your sponsor. Omce the VO asked what your uncle did versus what he was, that answer was not very satisfactory to the VO.

In summary, it may have appeared to the VO like another Nigerian who wants to game the system by getting into a school with easy requirements and no real focus. I'm not implying that this is what you want to do, just that it may have appeared that way to the VO.

May I ask what you are currently doing? Do you already have a degree or is this your first degree after leaving secondary school?


yeah it's my first degree


I'll post my second transcript soon
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by LagosismyHome(f): 6:22pm On Aug 19, 2017
Aussie4me:
Hello my e family I have an experience of a cousin of mine to share for your comments and advice
She had her interview with the US consulate abuja post on the 16th of August, the interview went smoothly according to all questions asked was answered to vo satisfaction according to her.
She was asked her sponsor which is her mum, but the surname is different initially the
Vo went through the bank statement and returned to her. At the completion of the interview the vo request the bank statement again that she want to verify before she will issued her visa. The passport and the statement was collected and she was put on administrative processing. On the at the close of day on the 18 her status had changed to refused.

Meanwhile she used her step father which is name the mum bears now as her father different for her surname

My question now

Is it the name difference that caused the refusal?

I used to know bank verification takes weeks

Ur suggestions about the reason for the refusal

And again can she reapply?

How does she now justify the name difference?

Will they be ready to listen to why she used her step father ad her father?

Ur advice please.
And meanwhile the passport status is still reading under process with the US embassy as at this moment

And no email sent to her till this moment.

This one is very hard to give any feedback.... only a vo or an insider knows what really happened .

Also you always have to be consistent. Her mum is the sponsor but was its her step dad bank statement ??... if yes then no her step dad is the sponsor not her mum .

I dont really know what verification caused the issue . Its hard to say . ....also the issue of name difference how you typed it is not really clear
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by LagosismyHome(f): 6:23pm On Aug 19, 2017
Ohjaybee:


yeah it's my first degree

I'll post my second transcript soon

I still stand by my inital comments on this thread that community college is hard to get a visa...yes there are 1 or 2 sucesses but how many in relations to the no .

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Aussie4me: 6:30pm On Aug 19, 2017
LagosismyHome:


This one is very hard to give any feedback.... only a vo or an insider knows what really happened .

Also you always have to be consistent. Her mum is the sponsor but its her step dad bank statement... then no her step dad is the sponsor not her mum .

I dont really know what verification caused the issue . Its hard to say . ....also the issue of name difference how you typed it is not really clear
Thanks for your response,
The mother is the sponsor but the surname is different

The mother remarry and now bear a different surname

In the column for the father she puts her step father, s name as her father not the sponsor which different from her own surname
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Fenix: 6:42pm On Aug 19, 2017
LagosismyHome:


I still stand by my inital comments on this thread that community college is hard to get a visa...yes there are 1 or 2 sucesses but how many in relations to the no .

I agree. I frankly would not waste my money on a community college. I just wouldn't.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Fenix: 6:51pm On Aug 19, 2017
Ohjaybee:



yeah it's my first degree


I'll post my second transcript soon

Honestly it is breaking my heart that you have already spent 128k on visa applications. if you apply again, that will make it 192k! I don't know....is it worth it?

If I were in your shoes, I frankly would not apply for another visa. I don't think community college is worth your time and money. Instead, I would say think through what you want to study carefully. If it is psychology, then apply to university to study psychology. Also, focus on your SATs. Spend the money on visa application on SAT lessons so you can get a killer score and stand a shot at a scholarship and a good school.

I understand the need to leave Nigeria and study in a saner environment, I really do. But gone are the days when you could go to America anyhow and get a good job. Going to community college means you have to spend money on two years of schooling to get an associate's degree with NO guarantee of a job since you are an international student and getting a company to sponsor a work visa will be very hard...

THEN you have spend more money to go to a 4-year college to stand a shot at getting a job that will sponsor you after graduation.

Think about it carefully. America is not beans. If you were going to Canada, I would say full steam ahead. But America? Nah!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ohjaybee(f): 7:05pm On Aug 19, 2017
Fenix:


Honestly it is breaking my heart that you have already spent 128k on visa applications. if you apply again, that will make it 192k! I don't know....is it worth it?

If I were in your shoes, I frankly would not apply for another visa. I don't think community college is worth your time and money. Instead, I would say think through what you want to study carefully. If it is psychology, then apply to university to study psychology. Also, focus on your SATs. Spend the money on visa application on SAT lessons so you can get a killer score and stand a shot at a scholarship and a good school.

I understand the need to leave Nigeria and study in a saner environment, I really do. But gone are the days when you could go to America anyhow and get a good job. Going to community college means you have to spend money on two years of schooling to get an associate's degree with NO guarantee of a job since you are an international student and getting a company to sponsor a work visa will be very hard...

THEN you have spend more money to go to a 4-year college to stand a shot at getting a job that will sponsor you after graduation.

Think about it carefully. America is not beans. If you were going to Canada, I would say full steam ahead. But America? Nah!



I took the SAT May last year, scored 1090
but during this break, I'll apply for other schools
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by FutureLeader00: 7:51pm On Aug 19, 2017
hello my people, i want to generate account number for my sevis fee, pls how do i go about it?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by iekene(m): 7:59pm On Aug 19, 2017
Ohjaybee:
1st interview slated for August 3rd, 6.30am

The visa officer was a lady..
V.O : good morning
Me: good morning ma'am
V.O: what are you going to do in the US
Me: I'm going to study at Madison college
V.O: what will you be studying
Me: It's a liberal arts and science program after which I'd major in Psychology
V.O: so tell me about the program
Me: it's general education is aimed at preparing students for whatever they'd like to major in after transferring credits to get their bachelor's degree in a 4year university.
V.O: so what would you do after getting this associate degree
Me: I intend on transferring the credits to University of Wisconsin, Madison since it's in affiliation with Madison college.
V.O: what subjects are you going to take
Me: maths, English, humanities, social and behavioural sciences, natural sciences (then she cut me off)
V.O: how many schools did you apply to
Me: 3...
V.o: name the other 2
Me: central Wyoming college and kutztown university of Pennsylvania
V.o: how many admitted you
Me: just Madison, I've not gotten any decision from cwc and KU wait listed me(which is the truth, although the next day, I got an email saying I've been admitted to cwc)
V.o: why this school
Me: it's tuition is very affordable, has a very friendly environment towards student of colour, it's class ratio is small hence creating a student-lecturer relationship
V.o: why would you want to spend thousands of dollars schooling in the US amidst the numerous school in Nigeria
Mesadsurprised though but had to answer) well, psychology is something I'm very passionate about and I'd want to really study it in depth both theoretically and practically, schools here in Nigeria do not really touch the practical aspect (cuts me short)
VO: and what makes you think the schools there do a lot of practical
Me: (taken aback but didn't show it) I've been in close contact with my international education program specialist from the school and she let me in on all I need to know
VO: who's sponsoring you
Me: my uncle
Vo: what does he do
Me: he's a medical doctor and a business man
Vo: (emphasizing) what does he do for a living, I know he's a medical doctor, what does he do for a living
Me: (went blank and said) he's into wholesale business of.... (she cut me short and started typing and then handed me the blue paper and said those words nobody would wanna hear

I would just drop this here. If you are applying for visa with a Community College i20 you have to be 10x more prepared than others going for Masters and PhD. Its hard to sometimes judge a VO's decision by an interview transcript because other factors come into play such as information filled in your DS160 and what you say during the interview, body language during the interview e.t.c . You should be ready to sell yourself by all means .

From your transcript there are some not too good answers

V.O: what are you going to do in the US
Me: I'm going to study at Madison college I think it would have been better you said I am going to obtain an Associate Degree in Philosophy at Madison college after which i do transfer my units to a 4 year university to obtain a bachelors degree.

V.O: so tell me about the program
Me: [s]it's general education is aimed at preparing students for whatever they'd like to major in after transferring credits to get their bachelor's degree in a 4year university.[/s] You Should have spoken about Philosophy and not Liberal Arts and Science Since you already said you are majoring in Philosophy. Speak about the courses you would be taking and how you are excited and passionate about choosing philosophy as a Major. You could speak about some popular people you know that studied philosophy and are doing very well

Side Note: When i got my i20 at first Liberal Arts and Science was written but i requested for another one stating my Major (Computer Science). I wasnt prepared to defend why Liberal Art is written on my i20 yet i am majoring in computer science

V.o: why would you want to spend thousands of dollars schooling in the US amidst the numerous school in Nigeria
Me:[s](surprised though but had to answer) well, psychology is something I'm very passionate about and I'd want to really study it in depth both theoretically and practically, schools here in Nigeria do not really touch the practical aspect (cuts me short)[/s]

There's actually no Class Practical aspect in Philosophy. You only practice philosophy in your everyday life. You should have spoken about the high standard of education that the US offers in terms of teaching and the quality of teaching staffs and also there would be a great diverse and international environment. There are a lot of international students, so class discussions are very interesting and offer diverse perspectives.

VO: and what makes you think the schools there do a lot of practical
Me: ([s]taken aback but didn't show it) I've been in close contact with my international education program specialist from the school and she let me in on all I need to know [/s] She's Right no Practical.

VO: who's sponsoring you
Me: my uncle Red Flag

Vo: what does he do
Me: [s]he's a medical doctor and a business man [/s] Just say he is a Medical Doctor, dont create question for yourself.

I am not an expert but this is to the best of my knowledge. Review this with the Gurus. Better Luck next time

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Walspring: 8:38pm On Aug 19, 2017
paulbets:

Boss I am interested in this offer for the two test. Please reply my pm.
Thanks to the Bosses making this scheme possible.

I replied your pm since. I will reverse that levels back but exercise patience
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by NairaSea23: 8:47pm On Aug 19, 2017
Hello Everyone... Nice seeing fall2017 travel transcript. Congrats to all those who made it, and wish those aspiring the very best. Please which international credential evaluation agency is the best to use for graduate studies.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Walspring: 8:52pm On Aug 19, 2017
Walspring:


To those who sent me pm based on Toefl and GRE that I replied. Please login yourself to check the date available and send it to me yourself because I don't have time to do that and my own it to forward what you sent to me to the people that will do the registration

Also those who sent me cash along with their details have an edge over those who sent details only because I will sort out what I have as cash first.

Also those who wanted Toefl and GRE the same time, I am not sure if it will be given to you but I already forwarded that request as well, but as for me I work on first come first serve.

Lastly for those who don't have the full 50% now I wish I could help but the last time helped someone thinking he will balance he didn't up till now and it's a slap on my face not to be able control this levels.

You guys should register your Ets account via computer or laptop and not on phone

Additional 5 offer have been added to the previous 10 and making it 15 discounted offer promo now. God bless all the benevolent guys behind this. Amen.

To all those who wants two offer when some haven't get one should try and understand that they can only get one because over 15 people sent me pm based on this offer and trust me I am still counting.

Also those who wanted me to add their schools of choice will have to do that themselves because I don't login to their Ets details, is the person that will make the payment who usually login and you people can do it immediately you get registration confirmation or 2 days to your test date.

Lastly the test registration should be done hopefully tonight US time and when you guys confirmed the registration is when I will forward out your cash to them.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by lambotee(m): 8:55pm On Aug 19, 2017
Please am new here, I will like to obtain my MEng (Computer Engineering) in US, am serving presently in Uyo, I have registered for my GRE and Toefl, preparing for the exams and am to write by Nov and Dec respectively,
Please I will like all the gurus in the house to help me in this , am new Here and I pray God will help us !

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by LagosismyHome(f): 9:06pm On Aug 19, 2017
iekene:


I would just drop this here.

Loved the very detailed analysis

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