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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Oluwatosin2000(m): 10:15pm On Apr 12, 2022
Good evening folks,

I want to take the GRE next year, and I need a study partner, which I can always brainstorm with and go through the process together. Please kindly signify if interested

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by dreambigg: 11:03pm On Apr 12, 2022
UmmZayd:


Okay.
You should look out for leasing office around your school, it's safer. Coppin State University has about 3 around it. It's a black neighborhood and not far from Penn station. You may want to look closer to the school environment better than further. It's dangerous. Morgan State has student housing around the school area. Also a black neighborhood. Loch Raven apartment is not far from the school if you are looking for affordable leasing office. You can also get some other ones. Towson University has a lot of leasing apartment very close to the school too. If your school is Downtown Baltimore (University of Maryland-Med school, University of Baltimore) you may want to consider housing options provided by your school because it's expensive compare to other part. There are some students that stays around Hollins (close to university of Maryland hospital) so you can consider that has well. For Johns Hopkins University, they have students housing close to the school, Rotunda and the likes. All schools in Baltimore city have easy access to buses and train so transportation shouldn't be a problem.
You may want to consider sharing apartment (in fact you should) because rent ranges between $1300-$1500 including/excluding utility. If you want to move in with your family (dependants) then you can look at the county areas that have easy access to buses and trains. Houses on Windsor Mill road, Windsor Forest Apartment Gwynn Oak etc.

If you totally want to leave far from the city then consider Owings Mills. Lots of Nigerians, lots of stores, far from all the schools in Baltimore but there are buses and a direct train to the city.

Hope this helps

Thank you so much for this. I would be attending the University of Maryland Medical school at Baltimore for my PhD.

I have been considering the rent especially because I also got an offer from Florida (Orlando). Are these suburb areas safe with one's family? The transportation cost to campus? And the average rent there?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Thormzy: 11:15pm On Apr 12, 2022
TeeD:


My advice is that you go big on the employee angle (show you're doing really well as a middle-class person.) and you're a top manager in the company. You can also emphasize that the company is your Dad's and that you have a place in your family business, but it must be presented correctly. If you show too much that the company is your family's, they might just think you're using the business as a front to japa.

I'm assuming you're fully funded by the school. If not, don't take my advice pls

Thanks for this. It's not fully funded. The school offered about 9k$ as scholarship while the deficit left is about 19k. The rest will be covered by my uncle and his bank statement shows he is more than capable.. so what's your say ?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Richsteemit: 11:28pm On Apr 12, 2022
Oluwatosin2000:
Good evening folks,

I want to take the GRE next year, and I need a study partner, which I can always brainstorm with and go through the process together. Please kindly signify if interested

Can I message u. I also have materials that I can help u with.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Alexanderfrost: 11:31pm On Apr 12, 2022
Hello Guys,

I am sorry I have to bring this back. Please note, it isn't to drag anyone. But as this is a public forum and information is key, we owe it to ourselves to give honest opinions, to the best of our abilities.

Please, if you are interested in attending Western Illinois University, do not hesitate to PICK the school and absolutely follow through. As an international student, I can unequivocally say this is one of the best schools you can attend in the states.....on many metrics. Might not be ranked as Ivy League but the education is top notch and the Nigerian community here is quite strong. The community is so welcoming and you'll get way more than you need in terms of your basic needs.

Yes, a lot of Nigerian are here and it's an advantage for you and not a disadvantage. They rightly got Visa at the embassy and they are leally schooling here. To the best of my knowledge, people hardly come here and abscond. So if the fear of embassy is why you don't want to follow through with the school, I can assure you, you have nothing to fear.

Thought to put this out here. And yes! I am in WIU.

I wish you all the very best.

Godspeed!

fairheart:


Why do you need to know her University? So that people will bomb it as they now did with Western Illinois University? I heard yesterday from someone at the embassy that many applicants came with Western Illinois University I-20 and almost, if not all of them, including someone who is fully funded, were refused.

So I have advised those who are in touch with me not to reveal their schools on this forum. I advise potential applicants that will be approved to keep their school out as well. Let every student find their own school and have a unique profile, so that they will take you serious when you apply for your visa at the embassy.

For your information, WIU was funding students until over 2500 Nigerian students bombed the school with applications. Now, they are reaping the result with many refusals.

Remember, the United States has over 5000 colleges and universities, so find your own school. Do the work! Don't avoid the work! It will help your journey. This is for all of you here!

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by UmmZayd: 11:37pm On Apr 12, 2022
dreambigg:


Thank you so much for this. I would be attending the University of Maryland Medical school at Baltimore for my PhD.

I have been considering the rent especially because I also got an offer from Florida (Orlando). Are these suburb areas safe with one's family? The transportation cost to campus? And the average rent there?

Congrats.
Yes, schools environment are safe. Average 2 bed should range from $1300-$1700 depending on amenities. If you are going to University of Maryland Med, you do not want to move further towards the downtown because rent is on the high side. As high as $2500/room. I'd advise you make use of the outside school housing options from the school. That way you can see fellow students to share with (if you can stay in a shared apartment with your family. Bus ticket is $1.90/trip and $4.40/day. You should be able to get a student fee of $55/month from your school. There are buses everywhere around your school.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Chukwudi718(m): 11:42pm On Apr 12, 2022
Chukwudi718:
Hello Gurus!

Please in a situation where my employer is sponsoring me, what documents am I to provide?

It will be a bit difficult getting office bank statement (confidentiality).

Is there any other way to go about it?



Please anyone �
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Mzzaeny: 12:17am On Apr 13, 2022
Hello,

Please has anyone been able to successfully do a F-1 visa renewal through the interview waiver recently? Please if you have quote me.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by kidsquare(m): 2:42am On Apr 13, 2022
Hello all.

Can anyone share with me links to where I can read more about people's visa interview experiences and transcripts. Thank you.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by amojoawo: 4:01am On Apr 13, 2022
Whogochuk:
Visa approved
First Attempt
Zero travel history
Lagos
12th April 2022 (Emergency Appointment)
COA: $84,300
Scholarship: $59,300
Mpower loan: $28,000
White Female VO at window 6

Transcript
VO: Good morning
Me: Good morning
VO: pass me your passport and I-20
VO: why this school and why are you going for MBA
Me: After the COVID 19 pandemic, there was a rush for risk management specialist as banks and other financial institutions try to upgrade their risk management framework. However, one requirement is that the applicant must have a Masters degree or MBA. Therefore I decided to research about MBA schools in the US and went for QS educational fairs.
VO: How are you funding your education
Me: I have a full tuition scholarship and then I took a loan from Mpower financing for the deficit.
VO: What is MPOWER
Me: It's an international organization that gives loans to international students with a maturity of 10years
VO: what's your current salary
Me: I earn over 400k monthly
VO: typing... I will be approving your visa. Bla bla bla
Me: thank you very much

This forum has been very helpful to me on this journey. Thank you all.

Congratulations! Please how did you get your emergency appointment? I’ve been waiting for response on my emergency appointment request at Lagos since March 20 and my resumption date on I-20 says May 19th. Plsssss could you share your experience with getting by the EA. I would appreciate any advice.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by amojoawo: 4:05am On Apr 13, 2022
Please has anyone gotten emergency US visa appointment recently? I’ve been waiting for response on my emergency appointment request at Lagos since March 20 and my graduate program resumption date on I-20 says May 19th. I’m getting nervous. Plsssss could anyone share their experience with getting the EA. I would appreciate any advice.
I’m considering maybe switching location to Abuja but I wish I could know if Abuja has earlier dates.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Barzoid: 5:30am On Apr 13, 2022
I tried emailing got but it says email no found
phoyeks:


Through the Common App, one of your recommenders is meant to be the Principal or Admin.personnel of your High School. Once you fill the person's name and email, a link will be sent to the Secondary sch. official to send the Transcript directly to the Common App platform. You will need to inform the Sch. personnel so he or she can respond to the link and upload the transcript before the deadline.
It will then be accessed by all of the schools you apply to. I'm sorry I couldnt reply your mail to connect with me. You can send me a mail directly to phoyeks@gmail.com. Cheers.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Schrodinger2(m): 6:15am On Apr 13, 2022
kidsquare:
Hello all.

Can anyone share with me links to where I can read more about people's visa interview experiences and transcripts. Thank you.

You're already on the link bro. Check posts made between the months of May to August, as well as that of October to December. It should be fun doing.
Cheers.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Schrodinger2(m): 6:33am On Apr 13, 2022
Beelkiz:
Hello Nairalanders,
I want to ask about loan for international student. I realised my school is not part of the listed school. For Mpower, or prodigy. The international loan that has my school on it has a co signer of Us Citizen. How do I go about this?

You'd have to secure a surety to stand the chance of obtaining the loan. Otherwise, you can work towards getting a funded GA from your Department.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by dreambigg: 7:05am On Apr 13, 2022
Good morning everyone,

Can someone guide me through the process of booking visa interview; whereby myself and my family would attend at the same time

Thank you in advance.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by shawnmich: 7:20am On Apr 13, 2022
Good day guru, can anyone please advice on how to expedite my emergency date request. I requested for this since March, no response since then and my school will resume by next month, first week.... Any help please?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Whogochuk: 9:21am On Apr 13, 2022
amojoawo:


Congratulations! Please how did you get your emergency appointment? I’ve been waiting for response on my emergency appointment request at Lagos since March 20 and my resumption date on I-20 says May 19th. Plsssss could you share your experience with getting by the EA. I would appreciate any advice.

I applied on March 10 and got a response April 5
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by amojoawo: 9:50am On Apr 13, 2022
Whogochuk:


I applied on March 10 and got a response April 5

Ok thank you. Please I sent you a direct message.
I appreciate your response.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by aysticksz: 10:28am On Apr 13, 2022
Please what international loan is that [quote author=Beelkiz post=111882237][/quote]
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Chynwe(f): 11:06am On Apr 13, 2022
I don't think it is only University of Alabama.Kent State University didn't give me funding and also Claremont graduate university.
Scholar212:
Except University of Alabama grin that school gave lots of admission for fall 2022 without funding for PhD. Lol
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Doubuzofficial: 12:56pm On Apr 13, 2022
Whogochuk:
Visa approved
First Attempt
Zero travel history
Lagos
12th April 2022 (Emergency Appointment)
COA: $84,300
Scholarship: $59,300
Mpower loan: $28,000
White Female VO at window 6

Transcript
VO: Good morning
Me: Good morning
VO: pass me your passport and I-20
VO: why this school and why are you going for MBA
Me: After the COVID 19 pandemic, there was a rush for risk management specialist as banks and other financial institutions try to upgrade their risk management framework. However, one requirement is that the applicant must have a Masters degree or MBA. Therefore I decided to research about MBA schools in the US and went for QS educational fairs.
VO: How are you funding your education
Me: I have a full tuition scholarship and then I took a loan from Mpower financing for the deficit.
VO: What is MPOWER
Me: It's an international organization that gives loans to international students with a maturity of 10years
VO: what's your current salary
Me: I earn over 400k monthly
VO: typing... I will be approving your visa. Bla bla bla
Me: thank you very much

This forum has been very helpful to me on this journey. Thank you all.


Congrats WhoGo
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by delzypswag(m): 1:09pm On Apr 13, 2022
Are you there?
horkami:
Yes...Gotten admission too. Lets connect.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Doubuzofficial: 1:25pm On Apr 13, 2022
UmmZayd:


Okay.
You should look out for leasing office around your school, it's safer. Coppin State University has about 3 around it. It's a black neighborhood and not far from Penn station. You may want to look closer to the school environment better than further. It's dangerous. Morgan State has student housing around the school area. Also a black neighborhood. Loch Raven apartment is not far from the school if you are looking for affordable leasing office. You can also get some other ones. Towson University has a lot of leasing apartment very close to the school too. If your school is Downtown Baltimore (University of Maryland-Med school, University of Baltimore) you may want to consider housing options provided by your school because it's expensive compare to other part. There are some students that stays around Hollins (close to university of Maryland hospital) so you can consider that has well. For Johns Hopkins University, they have students housing close to the school, Rotunda and the likes. All schools in Baltimore city have easy access to buses and train so transportation shouldn't be a problem.
You may want to consider sharing apartment (in fact you should) because rent ranges between $1300-$1500 including/excluding utility. If you want to move in with your family (dependants) then you can look at the county areas that have easy access to buses and trains. Houses on Windsor Mill road, Windsor Forest Apartment Gwynn Oak etc.

If you totally want to leave far from the city then consider Owings Mills. Lots of Nigerians, lots of stores, far from all the schools in Baltimore but there are buses and a direct train to the city.

Hope this helps





How about the University of New Haven?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Hazealll: 1:30pm On Apr 13, 2022
Hi, please is anyone going to Central Michigan University
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ThisGuy2020: 1:56pm On Apr 13, 2022
I think you can only request an expedited date when it’s 60 days to your program start date.

If you are to resume in the Fall, I don’t think they’ll answer you. Unless you’re resuming in the summer, them I’m not so sure.
shawnmich:
Good day guru, can anyone please advice on how to expedite my emergency date request. I requested for this since March, no response since then and my school will resume by next month, first week.... Any help please?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by UmmZayd: 1:57pm On Apr 13, 2022
Doubuzofficial:






How about the University of New Haven?

No idea.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by shawnmich: 2:13pm On Apr 13, 2022
I am resuming in summer which is next month, but till today no response so far.

ThisGuy2020:
I think you can only request an expedited date when it’s 60 days to your program start date.

If you are to resume in the Fall, I don’t think they’ll answer you. Unless you’re resuming in the summer, them I’m not so sure.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Scholar212(m): 3:01pm On Apr 13, 2022
Chynwe:
I don't think it is only University of Alabama.Kent State University didn't give me funding and also Claremont graduate university.
for PhD? Those people are not serious, Imagine giving someone admission for a good five years PhD and you expect them to fund themselves

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Brainner(m): 3:20pm On Apr 13, 2022
Hello great minds!
Please I'm requesting for a help concerning visa interview.
I'm resuming this summer, and I'd applied for emergency appointment but I haven't got a response since. My dashboard isn't showing emergency tab again.
What can I do pls?
shawnmich:
I am resuming in summer which is next month, but till today no response so far.

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Jacknn: 3:28pm On Apr 13, 2022
Pls I've been meaning to ask.
Anybody here with sample on how to message a Graduate cordinator, not proffessors o, graduate coords and department. But if u also have for proffs, still good for me. Pls anybody with this should kindly assist a brother,thanks. I await a positive response.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Edriscoal: 3:44pm On Apr 13, 2022
I have the same issue here and I don't know if my request has been accepted or denied. but I did noticed that when I tried to reschedule ( present schedule is 12th November) yesterday it shows Nov 2nd, 2022 as available date , ever since I've been checking it shows date in 2013

Brainner:
Hello great minds!
Please I'm requesting for a help concerning visa interview.
I'm resuming this summer, and I'd applied for emergency appointment but I haven't got a response since. My dashboard isn't showing emergency tab again.
What can I do pls?

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