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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dreemerr: 10:07am On Feb 14|
Yes I applied to university of Oregon before that date.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by electromagnito: 12:48pm On Feb 14|
Spallanzani:if you can simply tell VO that this will expose you more to phd you plan to do under cybersecurity....
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by electromagnito: 12:48pm On Feb 14|
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by tmphoto: 1:47pm On Feb 14|
Thanks for your advice. I had to forgo the school since I just got another admission from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and this time it’s not conditional however they have sent the admission packet which I was notified of them sending it yesterday.
1: will the admission packet include also the I-20 form or just packet alone
2: on the visa part, what instructions and advice can you guys give to me to prepare with inorder to secure cause I and my family got a shot at this and I am very optimistic about it.
3: Do anyone know any site that can gives Visa mock preparation, though I have been since the last 4 months
4: lastly after getting the visa and traveling to the USA how much do I have to hold as BTA i guess so as to avoid deportation or secondary inspections
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by ayitty(f): 10:15pm On Feb 14|
Hello all,My kid brother intends to study civil engineering (B.engr) in the USA.Kindly recommend universities he can apply too. Thanks
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dprinz45: 7:17am On Feb 15|
Plan going to Spartan college of Aeronautics and Technology for my Associates degree and commercial pilot license..
Program is 18 months and I honestly don't know the how to go about with the visa..
Don't have any degree but left High school about 6 years back..
The school doesn't need SAT but I don't know if the embassy will require that..
Is there anyone here that has gotten commercial pilot license?
Will really appreciate your input on how to go about it...
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Muleriders: 3:22pm On Feb 15|
There are over 5,000 universities in the USA,
You can use Google to search for schools offering civil engineering, narrow your search to the state you want him to study, from the search result, check out each school's website and read Thier requirements
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by ayitty(f): 3:24pm On Feb 15|
Thank you. I forced him to do so but he is just lazy and wants me to spoon feed him
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Muleriders: 3:25pm On Feb 15|
Since the school didn't require SAT, then you don't have to write. As for the visa, just work on how to sell yourself to the VO on why you chose the career path, be ready to explain what you have been doing for the past 6 years
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Muleriders: 3:28pm On Feb 15|
We can only be efficient at reviewing the list of schools in his bucket, we can't be efficient at selecting school for him because each school differs in admission requirements and we don't know the complete profile of this brother of yours.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Kolping: 3:46pm On Feb 15|
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Feb 13, 2020
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Lightp: 4:05pm On Feb 15|
He is not ready then. This is not an easy process, if he wants it, he must be ready to go for it. Trust me SARS never harass am before, if they do nobody will force him to sit up and do the needful.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Lightp: 4:11pm On Feb 15|
Not every course offer full ride. I have seen the list and my course lol, you hardly see full ride for masters program which you must do first before thinking about Ph.D. well it's not impossible. If you can get a full ride go for it.
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 5:32pm On Feb 15|
Nice GPA. Though your GRE does not match the weight your GPA carries.
Execept I have a deep pocket I would try to avoid direct courses in Data Science, Business Analytics and Cybersecurity. There is very little history of funnding coming from those fields. What I advise candidates is to rather consider Computer Science, then major in data science.
Computer science has an impressive level of funding history btw.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Futuragetty: 7:00pm On Feb 15|
Dprinz45:6 Years gap before College is really much. Be ready to explain what you have been doing since graduating high school. And you didn't even take any test at all.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by fideliajohn(f): 1:04am On Feb 16|
What are the chances of securing a Visa for Master's Degree in Human resources Management?
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dprinz45: 4:23am On Feb 16|
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by alexohams2000(m): 5:27am On Feb 16|
Hello House, Who is in UTSA, St. Mary's University, or any of the San Antonio, Texas, Universities?
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by alexohams2000(m): 5:30am On Feb 16|
The chances are as high as any other course and as low as same. In other words, it all depends on how prepared you are, having the right documents, and then grace!
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by alexohams2000(m): 5:32am On Feb 16|
With great gpa and test score, there are many full rides for Masters brother. All you need is dedicate your time and search for schools
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by sirtee54: 8:41am On Feb 16|
Kindly help me review my credentials.
I'm applying to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University for MSc Soil and Water
Cgpa 4.73/5.00 ( WES evaluation ongoing although the school requires 3.0/4.0)
Toefl 87 (80 required by the school)
GRE 295 (Most courses in the school requires 300 but I did not see the required score for my proposed course. However, I could only read that GRE score is required for admission)
The school is waiting for my evaluated transcript before a decision can be reached. Is it possible I get the admission with such GRE sore?
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by lordeoregon: 9:42am On Feb 16|
I remember a VO asking a lady ahead of me, "why would an international student pay thousands of $$$ for a master's degree in human resources mgt?". Most HR folks simply enrol for the CIPD certification.
Coming to Yankee on the F-1 visa for a non-STEM degree right now is virtually pointless, unless you got excellent funding from your program. That 12 months OPT flies by really fast....
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by lordeoregon: 9:49am On Feb 16|
Admission shouldn't be the concern, getting funding in your program with these scores would depend on the profile of other applicants and available funds. Good luck!
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by sirtee54: 10:30am On Feb 16|
Actually I've a funding secured. My uni in Nigeria here has MOU with the school, I'll be going on scholarship. I just need an admission letter
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Fowler12345: 4:57pm On Feb 16|
pls I want to ask house please help. I was denied Visa last year but I want to retry this year again but to another school. I heard sevis fee is valid for one year. And my sevis fee is still valid because I paid last December. can I still use the sevis fee for another school that I want to retry this year ? so I wont pay another sevis fee this year ? Thanks
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Pefuele(m): 5:21pm On Feb 16|
Yes, you can but you will have to transfer your SEVIS fee from the previous school to the new school. Visit fmjfee.com to transfer your SEVIS fee. You will need the SEVIS ID of both schools and the school codes. You dn't have to pay another SEVIS fee since it will expire December 2020.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Chimaobieustace: 6:00pm On Feb 16|
Good day everyone. I wanted to know if the TOEFL result I printed from the result page is okay for interview at the embassy. Or would I need to order the hard copy of my Test Scores from TOEFL. Pls I'd really appreciate if anyone can respond asap, thank you.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Ifesinachi22(m): 7:34pm On Feb 16|
Good evening everyone.
Please am about sending my documents to WES. I want to ask please, which company is best in sending documents?
Good reputation and fast delivery.
How much do they charge sending documents to US from Nigeria.
And how long does it take to deliver.
Please your urgent response is highly anticipated for an informed decision.
God bless all of us
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by solihp(f): 8:51pm On Feb 16|
Yes the printed one from the result page is fine
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by DBlessedofGod: 8:54pm On Feb 16|
Pls I want to find out if anyone here or who knows anyone studying for MSc marketing. Just want to be sure it doesn't look fishy cos I really need the degree at my place of work here in Nigeria.
Pls someone, anyone.
Note: I have 7 years experience in marketing but have a science background hence the need for a graduate degree in marketing
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Ifesinachi22(m): 9:06pm On Feb 16|
Can someone attend to this please
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by alexohams2000(m): 9:45pm On Feb 16|
DHL is good and the most commonly used in Nigeria, followed by UPS, arguably (USPS is cheapest but unfortunately 'not working independently' in Nigeria). The cost depends on the weight and location of the document you are sending. But usually 13k to 22k. Again, it depends on the weight of the parcel, where you are sending to/from, and how soon you want it delivered.
Hope this helps
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