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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by gbadeolu1: 10:55pm On Apr 06
Slim4Rehani:




Please did you fill another DS-160 form for the second interview

Yes, I did.
1. I needed to change program start date
2. Change contact person in my school
3. Show I had been denied visa before, and why.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by homodele: 11:05pm On Apr 06
Wow, congratulations. Did you apply for the assistanship or you got it automatically?
If you don't mind can I know your profile?

titialayo:


Yes assistantship form . But I don't know if the scholarships is automatic or I need to apply for them
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Romeozigs: 11:15pm On Apr 06
Pls I need help guys. I got an admission offer(MSC in Civil Eng) to a US school and was given 40% tuition scholarship for Fall2021. My major issue is how to get a sponsor letter. How does it look like and what are the contents. I have gotten a sponsor already but I need to support the account statement with a sponsor letter. Meanwhile, they said I need to show a proof of funds of 32k. Tuition alone is 17k. Please I would really appreciate any help I could get. They said once I upload these documents, my I-20 form will be sent to me.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by gbadeolu1: 11:16pm On Apr 06
abdullahi45:


Congratulations Boss. And thanks for sharing. In your experience would you say the interview process is less intense at Abuja compared to Lagos?

Thank you.

In all fairness, I can say the mode of questioning the Abuja VO gave was more reasonable than that I got in Lagos. All his questions were sensible to the letter. So, that endears me to the consulate. Notwithstanding, we must know that I only had encounter with one person from each station. So, to make a judgement about the two consulate will be premature. But if you let me, I'll say, Abuja is bae!

Student visa applicants were not even many judging by the first 3 pages of attendees I saw today. I think I could see one F1 category in each page. That's really small amount.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Dreamlover45: 2:35am On Apr 07
Please, Am from cameroun,my i20 received but my Program start date is 20 august 2021, start of class 27 august 2021,and earliest admission date is 21 july 2021 ..please when is my 60 days before resume date for emergency
visa appointment should be counted ??

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by websta: 6:08am On Apr 07
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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Slim4Rehani(f): 8:15am On Apr 07
gbadeolu1:


Yes, I did.
1. I needed to change program start date
2. Change contact person in my school
3. Show I had been denied visa before, and why.



Bro please I want to ask you one more question, in my Ds-160 Lagos is the location on it but I book interview in Abuja. Hope this won't affect
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by PotentialNurse: 8:28am On Apr 07
Dreamlover45:
Please, Am from cameroun,my i20 received but my Program start date is 20 august 2021, start of class 27 august 2021,and earliest admission date is 21 july 2021 ..please when is my 60 days before resume date for emergency
visa appointment should be counted ??


60 days from 20th of August, that should be around June 20-22.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Joezinho: 9:05am On Apr 07
Good morning everyone.

Please are there universities in Georgia offering admissions without Toefl/GRE?

I intend applying for a master's degree programme..

Thanks in anticipation.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by obajoey(m): 9:15am On Apr 07
Congrats o.
Pls when did you apply? I am yet to get their admission notification over here.
Were you also asked to provide proof of funds before you got the admission notification?

titialayo:
I just received my admission notification for Western Illinois university WIU. Admission package has been mailed to my address. please does anyone have idea how much they offer for scholarships and assistantships? And what is the prospect of getting a job after graduation is the school prestigious? Sorry for this questions, I have other schools admission that haven't given me any assistantship until July and I don't want to lose on both sides.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by obajoey(m): 9:17am On Apr 07
I am yet to get admission notification from WIU
Judee99:

Got an admission decision from WIU, what program did you apply for?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by obajoey(m): 9:21am On Apr 07
Same here bro, they asked for my financial statement. I contacted the MBA director on Assistantship and she told me I should apply and that early application closes by March 15.
pebes:
Please what do you mean by you got assistantship and you don't know if it automatic.
I applied but I am at the SEND YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR I-20 PHASE .
To my knowledge of WIU, you apply for assistantship Separately it doesn't come with admission offer
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by homodele: 9:47am On Apr 07
Really? When I called a representative of the school she said it best I apply for the assistantship after I have been given admission. I wasn't aware we could apply for the assistantship even before receiving an admission.
obajoey:
Same here bro, they asked for my financial statement. I contacted the MBA director on Assistantship and she told me I should apply and that early application closes by March 15.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Dodo08: 9:54am On Apr 07
You should call their graduate admissions office or your department. They are probably very busy.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by EffectEn: 10:02am On Apr 07
If I booked a date in Abuja, can I cancel and do emergency request for Lagos
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by EffectEn: 10:12am On Apr 07
i was applying to the school till I discovered they required WES or other evaluation. I dont have money for that

abdullahi45:
Hi,

Is there anyone here presently studying at or heading to UTSA (or San Antonio environ) this Fall?

Let's communicate.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Owenuneed: 10:25am On Apr 07
Slim4Rehani:



Bro please I want to ask you one more question, in my Ds-160 Lagos is the location on it but I book interview in Abuja. Hope this won't affect


It won't affect.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by titialayo: 10:29am On Apr 07
obajoey:
Congrats o.
Pls when did you apply? I am yet to get their admission notification over here.
Were you also asked to provide proof of funds before you got the admission notification?


I applied March 1st during their free application. 2 weeks ago they asked for my proof of funding which I sent to them immediately and yesterday I got my admission letter and i20 sent to my email. The department also asked me to fill assistantship form. What I don't understand is will they adjust the i20 when I get the assistantships offer?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Futuragetty: 10:39am On Apr 07
titialayo:


I applied March 1st during their free application. 2 weeks ago they asked for my proof of funding which I sent to them immediately and yesterday I got my admission letter and i20 sent to my email. The department also asked me to fill assistantship form. What I don't understand is will they adjust the i20 when I get the assistantships offer?
If you are awarded the assistantship position, The school will send a revised i-20 docs that will reflect the award of graduate assistantship position or whatever is awarded to you. If they don't do that, then you have to send an email requesting it for your own good.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by titialayo: 10:44am On Apr 07
Futuragetty:

If you are awarded the assistantship position, The school will send a revised i-20 docs that will reflect the award of graduate assistantship position or whatever is awarded to you. If they don't do that, then you have to send an email requesting it for your own good.

Ok ,thanks for the clarification

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by UZAD: 10:55am On Apr 07
I applied 6th of march, got acknowledge of receipt of application just yesterday, when should i expect admission decision.
Futuragetty:

If you are awarded the assistantship position, The school will send a revised i-20 docs that will reflect the award of graduate assistantship position or whatever is awarded to you. If they don't do that, then you have to send an email requesting it for your own good.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by obajoey(m): 12:16pm On Apr 07
bro, when I was sending an enquiry mail, I first sent to the international admission officer. He then advised me on how to go about many things, and whenever he responded, he at most times copy the persons in charge of whatever I was requesting for e.g app fee waiver, GMAT waiver and Assistantship.

Just hoping to get admitted sha.

screenshot of one of their mails.

homodele:
Really? When I called a representative of the school she said it best I apply for the assistantship after I have been given admission. I wasn't aware we could apply for the assistantship even before receiving an admission.

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by obajoey(m): 12:19pm On Apr 07
Nice one @ Titi.

Maybe my bank statement money small o
titialayo:


I applied March 1st during their free application. 2 weeks ago they asked for my proof of funding which I sent to them immediately and yesterday I got my admission letter and i20 sent to my email. The department also asked me to fill assistantship form. What I don't understand is will they adjust the i20 when I get the assistantships offer?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by gbadeolu1: 12:28pm On Apr 07
Slim4Rehani:



Bro please I want to ask you one more question, in my Ds-160 Lagos is the location on it but I book interview in Abuja. Hope this won't affect

It should not be a problem. It's ok.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by khoray(f): 12:53pm On Apr 07
Hello house. Is anyone going to Auburn University this fall? If yes, have you received your I-20 form?

Also, if you attended Auburn University in the past or currently enrolled, do you know if Auburn usually list sponsor on SEVIS?

Thanks in advance.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by pebes: 1:02pm On Apr 07
same here too.
my graduate coord gave me application form. On the form, it states you have to have official acceptance before submitting the form
homodele:
Really? When I called a representative of the school she said it best I apply for the assistantship after I have been given admission. I wasn't aware we could apply for the assistantship even before receiving an admission.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by pebes: 1:05pm On Apr 07
Woww...that was fast.....I applied to Engineering technology since december during the free application ...yet to get response from them after i sent my proof of funding
titialayo:


I applied March 1st during their free application. 2 weeks ago they asked for my proof of funding which I sent to them immediately and yesterday I got my admission letter and i20 sent to my email. The department also asked me to fill assistantship form. What I don't understand is will they adjust the i20 when I get the assistantships offer?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by harbeolar168: 1:07pm On Apr 07
@FutureSenator, thank you so much for your contribution. God bless

FutureSenator:


My advice to peeps is - always go from specific to general. The interview time is short and you might not have time to say everything you want to say. For example, I will change this:

i choose the university of michigan because 1. According to the princeton review the university of michigan dearborn has emerged as the best business school for 2021, the 12th consecutive year. Not just that the school is well known for its research opportunities with renowned professors i will be priviledged to work with, going through the faculty webpage i discovered an ongoing research with professor Ted London on the evaluation of international monetary fund loan policy on developing economy a case study of African and Asian Economy. The university of michigan also offered me an admission into business administration and management with a minor in international business coupled with courses tailored towards my career aspiration.

to this:

I choose the university of michigan because the university offered me an admission into business administration and management with a minor in international business coupled with courses tailored towards my career aspiration. I will also be priviledged to work with professor Ted London on an ongoing research on the evaluation of international monetary fund loan policy on developing economy a case study of African and Asian Economy. According to the princeton review the university of michigan dearborn has emerged as the best business school for 2021, the 12th consecutive year.

I will also change this:

well the united state of america remains the number one country in the world when it comes to innovation, technology and most especially business. Studying in the US will expose me to research opportunities which can not be achieved here in Nigeria. It will also help increase my chances of joining reputable financial organization in Nigeria when i return to pursue my career as an economist analyst.

to

It will also help increase my chances of joining reputable financial organization in Nigeria when i return to pursue my career as an economist analyst. Studying in the US will expose me to research opportunities which can not be achieved here in Nigeria. the united state of america remains the number one country in the world when it comes to innovation, technology and most especially business.

Also, don't badmouth Nigeria because you want to study in US. You probably have heard that you don't say bad things about your old employer during interview. If Nigeria did not give you BS, how will you apply for MS?

YOu probably don't want to say the deleted phrase below:

VO - why not Nigeria your country
ME- having had my undergraduate studies here in Nigeria, i can categorically say that the nigeria school curiculum focuses more on the theorectical aspect of learning and does not offer hands on research opportunities that give detailed knowledge on my preffered course. Studying in a developed country like the US is not just going to give me the classroom knowlege that i need but also world business research experience in form of field work that is imperative to the course of my study.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by pebes: 1:10pm On Apr 07
what happens if you had already filled and submitted DS-160 form and already booked visa appointment, do you just show up at the interview with the new I-20 form?
Futuragetty:

If you are awarded the assistantship position, The school will send a revised i-20 docs that will reflect the award of graduate assistantship position or whatever is awarded to you. If they don't do that, then you have to send an email requesting it for your own good.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 2:06pm On Apr 07
horlahsunbo225:

Finger crossed ma'am

How far bro. Have you heard anything from your department about funding?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by horlahsunbo225(m): 2:20pm On Apr 07
ObodoNaija:


How far bro. Have you heard anything from your department about funding?
Nothing ma'am
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 2:27pm On Apr 07
gbadeolu1:
Hello guys. Got my visa approved today at the Abuja consulate.
2nd time attempt. Again, first to be interviewed.

Here's my my transcript:

VO: Good morning (I replied)
VO: have you ever been to the US before?
Me: No. Not to the US.
VO: OK. How about any other country?
Me: Yes.
VO: Where?
Me: China. (He didn't hear, and I had to repeat that)
VO: for how long were you there?
Me: 2 years (he said oh, cool)
VO: what did you go for?
Me: I went there for my Master's program.
VO: Ok.
*The conversation above took place under the first one minute or so, even before taking my biometrics*

VO: ok, please place your fingers for capturing. (I did)
VO: pass me your passport and documents. (He perused my i20 and typed at length. At a point he nodded his head as though in agreement with something. That sent a relaxing feel across my mind. I was like, this man is getting convinced I'm worthy o. lol

VO: What's your highest qualification?
Me: Master's degree
VO: In what?
Me: Mechanical Engineering.
VO: what's your specific area in mechanical engineering during your MS?
Me: Electrochemical Corrosion (At this point, I was uneasy because my PhD research will not be exactly in this area any longer, and I will have to explain why it so. I wasn't really happy at this point. Thanks I have my nose mask on, cos my smile went away momentarily. lol)

VO: Ok, I see you have assistantship. How much of your tuition does it cover?
Me: My tuition is around 33k but my overall expenses is $52,741 and that's even below my assistantship. And I have about 4k in surplus.
VO: Yeah, that's right.
VO: Are you single or married?
Me: I'm married. (He briefly glanced at my ring finger, it was empty.
VO: So, will your family go with you to the US?
Me: No they won't. (He waited for more explanation) I continued to say, "but I plan to pay scheduled visit to Nigeria at least once in an academic session". A beautiful expression came on his face when he heard "scheduled visit" I really could perceive it. And he continued to type at length.

VO: What does your wife do?
Me: She's into sales of clothing materials, shoes and bags.
VO: Ok. He puts my newest passport in a box beside him leaving the old one behind at his front. At this moment, I knew it's a YES!
He handed me the white paper and said "It will take about a week before your visa will be ready and you will need that paper to claim it"
Me: Oh, ok.
VO: You can go.
Me: Wow. Thank you very much. God bless you.
VO: you're welcome.

I'm the happiest man today!!! grin grin

Congrats bro

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