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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Sherlock5577: 3:30pm On Aug 14
Flaame:
Good morning everyone. I have my interview tomorrow and would want to post my transcript once again. Please help pick out flaws.
Vo: Good morning, passport and I20
Me: Passed them
Vo: You were here sometime last year, why were you denied
Me: I was denied because I couldn't clearly express my purpose of traveling to the visa officer due to the fact I was nervous
Vo: So what has changed since the last time you were here?
Me: I feel a lot more confident than the last time
Vo: So where are you going?
Me: Am going to St Cloud State University for my undergraduate degree study in computer engineering.
Vo: how many schools did you apply to?
Me: 3 schools, 3 admits (name them)
Vo: So why this school?
Me: Apart from the fact that I was given a generous scholarship by this school, Ichose this wonderful school because of all the schools I applied to, it's the only school that uses a D2L system, a system where professors can create web based course sites to enhance course experiences. This D2L system gives students the access to course materials like assignment folders, quizzes and surveys, course materials, and many more through their laptops, smartphones,and tablets. I also chose this school because of the level of interaction between students,their professors, and faculty members. On top of all these features,St. Cloud State University offers so much value at a very moderate rate.
Vo: Why this course?
Me: A degree in this course will give me practical and professional paraphernalia to secure an employment in top ranked technical innovative firms in Nigeria like Angela, Flutterwave, MasterCard,Glo,Jumia,etc. Besides, this,I have an optional lecturing job offer from a very close family friend who is the minister for education in my state upon graduation to work in either of two universities. With a degree and knowledge of this course, I will perfectly fit in the role(this is true please).
Vo: What are some of your undergraduate courses?
Me: General Engineering 101,102,Maths 222,Physics234,etc.
Vo: Tell me about your course plan?
Me: To obtain a degree in computer engineering, I need to complete 106 credits, maintain at least a minimum GPA of 2.5 to keep advancing to each level and as well graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.5 too.
Vo: When did you graduate and what have you been doing?
Me: I graduated in 2014,in September 2014,I started a year and half intensive computer lesson at BODSLINK computers . After my training, I got a part-time job as computer lab assistant. I worked there for another year and half to gain more practical skills and management strategies on Computer. In 2017,I started my college preparation.
Vo: Why did you choose to go to a U.S school?
Me: I chose to study in the United States because the U.S universities offer excellent research opportunities through several assisantship programs. U.S universities have a well designed educational system that strikes a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills. A degree and academic experience from U.S universities is highly valued especially in terms of securing employment. on top of all these, the United States is the best destination for students seeking for a tertiary education abroad, and particularly, for STEM courses.
Vo: Who is your sponsor?
Me: My uncle
Vo: Why your uncle what does he do?
Me: My uncle has been playing a very big role in my education for a very long time. He believes it'll be a good investment for me to advance in my academic, so he's very obliged to continue catering for my education regardless of the cost.
-He's a lawyer by profession but has a very large school here in Abuja, has a couple of estate business he manages, and owns two lounges here also.
Vo: What are your plans after graduation?
Me: Upon graduation in May 2023,I'll come back to Nigeria for my compulsory NYSC program, afterwards, I'll seek for employment in top ranked technical innovative firms or a lecturing job in one of the universities in my state.



Sharwama, fairheart,Time2win,brown2green,lagosismyhome,walspring,nahum77,naughtyvirgin....please guide me here
You've got a good transcript but I'd like to say your reason for why that school should be more specific. I want to assume that some others schools offer this D2L system, so you'll need to be more specific, e.g., you could mention your interest in the research carried out by a particular professor or something like that...
All the best!

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Flaame(m): 3:48pm On Aug 14
Sherlock5577:

You've got a good transcript but I'd like to say your reason for why that school should be more specific. I want to assume that some others schools offer this D2L system, so you'll need to be more specific, e.g., you could mention your interest in the research carried out by a particular professor or something like that...
All the best!
Am not a graduate student.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BenAzie(m): 4:41pm On Aug 14
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by martinz1: 5:36pm On Aug 14
Flaame:
Good morning everyone. I have my interview tomorrow and would want to post my transcript once again. Please help pick
Sharwama, fairheart,Time2win,brown2green,lagosismyhome,walspring,nahum77,naughtyvirgin....please guide me here
How sure are you that you won't be nervous again,,

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by ggoldmine(f): 5:48pm On Aug 14
Skillset11:
I am happy to have joined nairaland in part 15.
My sister introduced me to this platform!
Spring 2020.
Undergraduate psychology!
SAT 1400 and TOEFL 108. GPA 3.67/4

Proposed University

Alabama state University
Southern Illinois University.

I am opened to any other universities for full funding.

Hello Skillset11. My sister will be graduating by next year. She's currently studying Psychology in a Nigerian university and on first class. I'd like her to go straight for PhD on full funding, would that be possible? What are the prospects of a Psychologist in the US?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Flaame(m): 6:33pm On Aug 14
martinz1:

How sure are you that you won't be nervous again,,
it's a normal phenomenon
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Chinedu6125: 6:37pm On Aug 14
calculator123:

Please don't waste that your GPAz I would advise you retake the GRE and aim for 320+.
Select your schools appropriately too
Success!
..

Thanks, I appreciate

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Sherlock5577: 6:43pm On Aug 14
Flaame:
Am not a graduate student.
Oh sorry. I didn't realise.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by jimmynauty: 7:03pm On Aug 14
Enif. Mata
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by CptCharlesVane: 7:21pm On Aug 14
You're right about the passion aspect but it doesn't always work like that. Some schools accept only PhD graduate students, the caveat is there is an allowance for discontinuing those programs with a masters degree. One can 'master out' if it doesn't work out or it's what the person wants.

Going for a PhD from BSc is a huge leap and some students have a vague idea of what it entails, and after getting a feel, won't want to continue. The reason why there's that option. They created an allowance for it.

Masters don't get funded that much given his circumstances. Besides, the frustration wey dey Nigeria fit make somebody wey study Fine Arts manage Astrophysics PhD abroad, so 'having a knack for research' na for who don chop bellefull dey work with Buhari. A person with 4.0+ GPA from Nigeria in their field would do fine in a PhD, all things being equal.

calculator123:

Great advice but one shouldn't apply for a PhD because of better funding but because one has a knack for research.
It makes no sense to apply for the PhD, get the admission and the full funding (since that's the aim) and drop out, thus returning to square one.
P.S: there is no shame in dropping out of a PhD program but one should ensure they can finish the journey so as not to waste time and limited resources .

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by calculator123(m): 7:24pm On Aug 14
CptCharlesVane:
You're right about the passion aspect but it doesn't always work like that. Some schools accept only PhD graduate students, the caveat is there is an allowance for discontinuing those programs with a masters degree. One can 'master out' if it doesn't work out or it's what the person wants.

Going for a PhD from BSc is a huge leap and some students have a vague idea of what it entails, and after getting a feel, won't want to continue. The reason why there's that option. They created an allowance for it.

Masters don't get funded that much given his circumstances. Besides, the frustration wey dey Nigeria fit make somebody wey study Fine Arts manage Astrophysics PhD abroad, so 'having a knack for research' na for who don chop bellefull dey work with Buhari. A person with 4.0+ GPA from Nigeria in their field would do fine in a PhD, all things being equal.

Hahahahaha, I love the humor. Nice perspective.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by RealBadBoy: 7:46pm On Aug 14
Please I'm currently in a dilemma searching for universities with deadline in February or march considering the fact that I need to get full funding as well as get other components of my application ready

Profile:

Civil engineering
Intended degree: PhD
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by nappy760(m): 7:59pm On Aug 14
undecided Yaba College of Technology is not listed in the WES website but Federal polytechnic Oko is there
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Pharmz(m): 8:16pm On Aug 14
Flaame:
So, what are the flaws in the transcript
Inbox me my fellow huskiete

Lagosismyhome has pointed out something important as well, so brace up your confidence for the interview and go get the visa for me.

Note.. Do you have any relative in the US ? What did you fill in your ds160?

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by SOPWriter: 8:32pm On Aug 14
joeking2222:
Hello big family, am new here.....i so much love the way questions are being answered on this tread......God bless you guys. My question is, can someone with a WAEC certificate apply for MSC abroad without IELTS or TOEFL certificate? Thanks!!!!
Yes, some schools exempted Nigerians from the list, so, I will suggest you check with each schools before applying.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Yorubabyblood: 8:33pm On Aug 14
Pls some traveling to usa on f1, is he supposed to book two way or one way flight, cool
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Janet200: 9:50pm On Aug 14
Yorubabyblood:
Pls some traveling to usa on f1, is he supposed to book two way or one way flight, cool

One way

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by pierre92(m): 3:07am On Aug 15
ggoldmine:


Hello Skillset11. My sister will be graduating by next year. She's currently studying Psychology in a Nigerian university and on first class. I'd like her to go straight for PhD on full funding, would that be possible? What are the prospects of a Psychologist in the US?
Psychology is extremely competitive in the States. She has to ace her GRE exams. If she does, she will surely get in. There are huge prospects for psychologists which might be dependent on the area she specializes in.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Janet200: 5:43am On Aug 15
Please how much is wes evaluation for high school evaluation , I saw $157 just want to confirm before I make payment for my sibling,and has any one send neco to Wes if yes what was the process, am very familiar with waec not neco. Thanks
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by ggoldmine(f): 6:23am On Aug 15
pierre92:

Psychology is extremely competitive in the States. She has to ace her GRE exams. If she does, she will surely get in. There are huge prospects for psychologists which might be dependent on the area she specializes in.
Thank you
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by shoyoyebiodun(m): 6:31am On Aug 15
Janet200:
Please how much is wes evaluation for high school evaluation , I saw $157 just want to confirm before I make payment for my sibling,and has any one send neco to Wes if yes what was the process, am very familiar with waec not neco. Thanks
you will need to go to NECO office (ilupeju/depending on where you stay), that would cost about 22k (requesting for your result and courier service)in total, the best option to make it faster is to find a way of getting a #350 NECO scratch card go with your high school transcript in a seperate envelope but the same parcel it will make the whole NECO verification to be faster
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by jameees: 6:44am On Aug 15
kindly help forward the GRE materials to jahyeeeus@gmail.com
Thanks
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Nayaaaaa: 7:26am On Aug 15
Hello everyone, i have been a silent follower of this thread and i appreciate all the love and positive vibes here. I have a CGPA of 3.16/5 in Geology and i work in a financial institution. is it even possible to get an admission and funding with the low CGPA? i intend going for a masters in petroleum geology(research).
cc fairheart,sharwama,bracelum,lagosismyhome and other housemates please assist
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Yasiin: 8:17am On Aug 15
Good Morning,
I just finished my interview at the Lagos embassy and unfortunately my application was rejected. I am going to post my transcript and I need the gurus to identify the flaws in my responses. Thanks.

Who stays in Texas?
No One
Who do you know in the United States?
Nobody
How much does your scholarship amount to?
It's a thousand dollars per year for two years
Who is paying for the rest?
My uncle.
What does your uncle do?
He's a medical lab scientist. He runs his own medical lab.
Where does your uncle stay?
He stays in Niger State.
What do your parents do?
My father does human rights work.
Your Mom?
She's late.

**I'm sorry ... Blah blah blah


Sharwama, fairheart,Time2win,brown2green,lagosismyhome,walspring,nahum77,naughtyvirgin....please your help is needed.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Preshob(m): 9:38am On Aug 15
Good morning guys

I've been following this thread for quite sometime now, and i must confess, i love the positive vibes around here and how questions are answered here in due time by the gurus here(unlike most average nairaland threads), kudos guys!!!!

Well, since i'm new here and i don't really know how foreign students scholarship and travel works, I'd like to ask a few questions here and guidelines on how to go about this from the scratch.
I'm a graduate of Biochemistry, 3.85/5 (2018) and I'm yet to go for the mandatory NYSC(that should probably come by November this year). Please my questions now is after the NYSC,what next? Looking at it from the perspective of a passionate student that'd love to further his education but has got no sponsor. I've looked up some foreign scholarship schemes but i guess i haven't really put in much energy due to the pending NYSC.

Please can someone here bring me up to speed with the step by step procedures to follow to get a fully funded scholarship in either Canada and USA(Americas), or Germany and Switzerland(Europe), for my desired field (Forensic Biochemistry).

Thank you guys as i expect your replies and answers
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BuBuWonder1: 11:06am On Aug 15
Hi guys! Is there anyone on AP whose case has been updated recently?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by olasijiayo: 11:10am On Aug 15
my browser already opens tracking page automatically no update
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by LagosismyHome(f): 11:36am On Aug 15
Nayaaaaa:
Hello everyone, i have been a silent follower of this thread and i appreciate all the love and positive vibes here. I have a CGPA of 3.16/5 in Geology and i work in a financial institution. is it even possible to get an admission and funding with the low CGPA? i intend going for a masters in petroleum geology(research).
cc fairheart,sharwama,bracelum,lagosismyhome and other housemates please assist

The lower the GPA the lower chances of admission not to talk of funding but anything is possible. With low GPA i would always recommend taking GRE and aim to score high inorder to boost your profile
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by khaniku(m): 12:00pm On Aug 15
Visa got issued today after 2 weeks on AP.
Been a silent follower of this thread and I really appreciate a lot of people here, with their posts, comments and also words of encouragements to people on AP.
Thank you guys.

Posting my interview transcript after i pickup my passport.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by khaniku(m): 12:02pm On Aug 15
BuBuWonder1:
Hi guys! Is there anyone on AP whose case has been updated recently?
Yes.
Interview date: 2nd August
Case update: 8th of August
Got issued today

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BuBuWonder1: 12:16pm On Aug 15
khaniku:
Visa got issued today after 2 weeks on AP.
Been a silent follower of this thread and I really appreciate a lot of people here, with their posts, comments and also words of encouragements to people on AP.
Thank you guys.

Posting my interview transcript after i pickup my passport.

Congratulations!

I bless God in advance for the speedy update and issuance of my Visa
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by sultanfortune(m): 12:50pm On Aug 15
Flaame:
Good morning everyone. I have my interview tomorrow and would want to post my transcript once again. Please help pick out flaws.
Vo: Good morning, passport and I20
Me: Passed them
Vo: You were here sometime last year, why were you denied
Me: I was denied because I couldn't clearly express my purpose of traveling to the visa officer due to the fact I was nervous
Vo: So what has changed since the last time you were here?
Me: I feel a lot more confident than the last time
Vo: So where are you going?
Me: Am going to St Cloud State University for my undergraduate degree study in computer engineering.
Vo: how many schools did you apply to?
Me: 3 schools, 3 admits (name them)
Vo: So why this school?
Me: Apart from the fact that I was given a generous scholarship by this school, Ichose this wonderful school because of all the schools I applied to, it's the only school that uses a D2L system, a system where professors can create web based course sites to enhance course experiences. This D2L system gives students the access to course materials like assignment folders, quizzes and surveys, course materials, and many more through their laptops, smartphones,and tablets. I also chose this school because of the level of interaction between students,their professors, and faculty members. On top of all these features,St. Cloud State University offers so much value at a very moderate rate.
Vo: Why this course?
Me: A degree in this course will give me practical and professional paraphernalia to secure an employment in top ranked technical innovative firms in Nigeria like Angela, Flutterwave, MasterCard,Glo,Jumia,etc. Besides, this,I have an optional lecturing job offer from a very close family friend who is the minister for education in my state upon graduation to work in either of two universities. With a degree and knowledge of this course, I will perfectly fit in the role(this is true please).
Vo: What are some of your undergraduate courses?
Me: General Engineering 101,102,Maths 222,Physics234,etc.
Vo: Tell me about your course plan?
Me: To obtain a degree in computer engineering, I need to complete 106 credits, maintain at least a minimum GPA of 2.5 to keep advancing to each level and as well graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.5 too.
Vo: When did you graduate and what have you been doing?
Me: I graduated in 2014,in September 2014,I started a year and half intensive computer lesson at BODSLINK computers . After my training, I got a part-time job as computer lab assistant. I worked there for another year and half to gain more practical skills and management strategies on Computer. In 2017,I started my college preparation.
Vo: Why did you choose to go to a U.S school?
Me: I chose to study in the United States because the U.S universities offer excellent research opportunities through several assisantship programs. U.S universities have a well designed educational system that strikes a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills. A degree and academic experience from U.S universities is highly valued especially in terms of securing employment. on top of all these, the United States is the best destination for students seeking for a tertiary education abroad, and particularly, for STEM courses.
Vo: Who is your sponsor?
Me: My uncle
Vo: Why your uncle what does he do?
Me: My uncle has been playing a very big role in my education for a very long time. He believes it'll be a good investment for me to advance in my academic, so he's very obliged to continue catering for my education regardless of the cost.
-He's a lawyer by profession but has a very large school here in Abuja, has a couple of estate business he manages, and owns two lounges here also.
Vo: What are your plans after graduation?
Me: Upon graduation in May 2023,I'll come back to Nigeria for my compulsory NYSC program, afterwards, I'll seek for employment in top ranked technical innovative firms or a lecturing job in one of the universities in my state.



Sharwama, fairheart,Time2win,brown2green,lagosismyhome,walspring,nahum77,naughtyvirgin....please guide me here

Can you really pick up a lecturing job here in Nigeria after your Bsc in America without having a Graduate degree? I think you should remove that lecturing job part, unless you intend to be a secondary school teacher or probably you are sure of making a first class in your undergraduate degree in America for you to be considered for a lecturing job back home in Nigeria.�

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