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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 20 by Steph1738aye: 7:35pm On Nov 23, 2021
Please this is urgent.
For anyone who has applied to or currently attends the MBA program at Memorial university of Newfoundland. Can I apply for the MBA program with a 295 in the GRE or do I need to reseat the test? The required score is 302 but I only scored 295. The school says that they consider the application as a whole package but I don’t want to spend 60k+ on application fee if I won’t get the admission.
What do I do? Please help.

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Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 12:57pm On Aug 14, 2021
Hey guys. If you’ll need the soft copy books for the GRE, please send me an email. I don’t come here so often because I’ve been preparing for the exam.
Also, I don’t know if I’m late to the party but I just found out I can take a free practice test on Kaptest. I think it’s under Kaplan and I registered using the book a week or 2 ago. If you’d also like to register, I’ll be going to my tutorial center on Monday so you can email me the question you get asked during the registration and I’ll look through the book to give you an answer. Ps- I don’t own the Kaplan book- (I only have ETS and Manhattan) so I only have access to Kaplan from Monday’s - Wednesdays


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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 8:22am On Aug 14, 2021
An amazing thing to see this morning.
Congratulations!!! This makes me sooo happy. You’ll be fruitful in Canada.
Good morning all I've been a silent reader but I'm glad to share my goodnews today, I got my PPR this morning. March 13 applicant. I used an agent and he is from this platform.
Application Date: 13th March 2021
Biometrics req: 14th March 2021
Biometrics done: 15th March 2021
Medical request: 14th July 2021
Medical passed: 26th July 2021
Bvl & PPR :13th Aug 2021 it was sent yesterday night but I saw it this morning
Thanks to everyone on this platform cos I learnt one way or the other, thanks to bollybeejay the agent I used

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 11:21am On Aug 07, 2021
This made me smile soooo hard!
Congratulations!!! Canada will favor you

Well well well! As promised here is my landing gist. grin grin

Set out from home at about 2pm and got to the airport by past 3. We entered into the terminal and they were saying only I and another 1 person can enter. “”They need you to drop something’. Once we entered the airport, we were directed to customs immediately where they wanted to search my bags and was asking whats inside, I just said books and clothes, squeezed 1k and they said bye bye. (Couldn’t allow them start scattering). Once I was done, I was directly to the agricultural part, to declare what I have and they open your bags, they give you a card and you pay 2k ( I didn’t declare shit, told them theres no food in it, you can just slip away from here) after that you’re done with that.

Then I went straight to my airline, klm started checking in by 4pm, got there early so I was like number 3 on the line. While my bag was being weighed, excess luggage (33kg and 27kg) hand luggage was 9kg and 7kg, the guy just told us to go and reduce or pay 203 USD, my sister the expert just told me not to worry, and we stood one side, before 10mins some guys approached in uniform, the baggage guys, and started doing all the help and asking how much we want to pay, we drag drag drag, and agreed 30k. They then helped me repack the boxes, to a max of 27kg each and my hand luggage was 12kg and 8kg.
While all this baggage wahala was on going, i went to submit documents and passport where the guy asked for just Enrollment letter, fee receipt, admission letter and negative covid result. He took it and asked another guy and gave me back, scanned my passport and that was all. No sending to someone via whatsapp or all that.

After my bags were done, i just took them to the counter where they were tagged and gave me my boarding pass and that was it with bags. In the rush and bag repacking, I didn’t lock/wrap my ghana must go before sending in. Chai I wan die! But thank God it was fully intact.

Proceeded to the departure gate, bided family good bye and I entered.

First encounter is a single immigration officer where you pass your passport and pass, (na where roger start be this) cus they will ask and its better to give. 500 each for anyone way hail me.

Then the other immigration where you would scan your passport, fingerprints, take pictures, check your visa, and roger. If you dont have anything to give, sha make sure you check that they stamp your passport with exit stamp.

You then go to body scan, take off your belts shoes, laptop and all that, no problems here.

Then to customs again (final place) : This place they would ask how much you are carrying and declaring, if you have over 10k USD dont just bother declaring it, nothing go happen, if you declare be like say charges dey oo. This is in Nigeria ooo. When you get to CA please and please, declare it.

After this I proceeded to the boarding gate! and bye bye to Nigeria!!

Landed in Amsterdam, Netherlands at about 5:30 WAT, and proceeded to arrival hall, where there was a screen displaying all flights and gate to be at, found my gate and kept walking there, there are signs everywhere, so no need to even ask anyone anything, this airport is damn large! The walk no be small. This is where I waited till my flight time, easy peasy. Made a friend so had him watch over my bags while I went to freshen up a bit and vice varsa.
I sha got something light to each, cus 6 hours wait no be small, this is where the conversation syndrome got me, got a sandwich, candy and water for 12euros thats 6k+ (Pic 1) I just dey shake head. Ate, and waited for time to board. This was it for Netherlands.

Flight to Calgary

What a long flight, leaving Netherlands by 12:30pm and flying 8+ hours only to get to Calgary 1:30pm, omo! The time difference. This flight time didn’t make it interesting as I couldn’t open window to enjoy the view, hot sun and reflection. On this flight food was a bit fair.

When we got to calgary, proceeded into the airport, first point of contact is to self checkin, this is where you declare your stuffs, food, excess cash, sickness, this and that, and how long you will spend in Canada, I enter 730 days, as per 2years, then the machine gives you a ticket. I then proceeded to CBSA, the guy asked to pass my ticket and passport, which I did, asked what brings me to canada, asked what course. Asked how much I had with me, since I already declared above 10k CAD. He then asked for my arrive Can, Study Authorizations letter (This is what we’ve been calling LOi) and covid test. He asked if i have any documents to support my studies i then passed my Admission letter, enrollment letter, tuition receipt, statement of Account, asin I just dey give am. He asked what food stuffs I brought, and I passed a printed copy of food stuffs I brought, I typed it already. He had to smile and said ‘I like you, you’re very much prepared’ I said thanks. I honestly almost said, thank God for Nairaland.
He gave me some Covid forms and returned my passport. I then proceeded to pick up my bags. After picking up, then I was directed to where they issue study permit gaan gaan. The same documents asked for by the CBSA officer is what you give them here, and they put in a file, then tell you to go and sit down. They call your name when its your turn. After about 20mins I was called, you go there with your luggage, based on your declaration, the food stuffs are checked, just make sure to pack food in one luggage so they dont unpack all your luggage. After this, the officer him self filled a form for me, for the amount declared and gave me a copy. When I was done, he told me to meet his colleague, that one has already printed my permit, and stapled to my passport so when I got there, she just opened and read the conditions for me. No stress at all!!

Ps: omo this CBSA female officers must have been handpicked, cus choi!! them no lack at all lmao.

I was then directed to where covid testing is done. Did my test, and headed out to the parking bay to wait for my hotel shuttle.

Ps: To avoid delay prebook your covid test, when you book online you get a booking Code, with this code, you will already skip alot of waiting time.

I thank God for journey mercies!! Make I no lie, Canada na better place! Nice people everywhere, from security to driver to passerby, to hotel boys ands staffs.


Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 9:46pm On Aug 05, 2021
I’ve just been smiling since I read this!
A very hearty congratulations to you!!!
Glad you didn’t give up





Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 10:41am On Aug 04, 2021
I don’t think a WhatsApp group is necessary. This platform is 100 times better.
If there is a whatsapp group, I think everyone should be carried along.


Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 12:21am On Aug 04, 2021
There are a couple schools that do not require the GRE and this depends on both your program and the school
There isn’t anywhere you’d Find a complete list of every single school that doesn’t require the GRE so you could just start off by googling this or just go straight to searching for schools you’re interested in and checking their application requirements

Please i need the list too
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 12:18am On Aug 04, 2021
The Kaplan and ETS study guide are both hard copies. I just logged on to Kaptest (while typing this) to try out the online version (I registered this morning) but you still need the book to register because they ask specific questions from the book; so I did that while at my tutorial center (I don’t have Kaplan but they do)
I have the 5lb Manhattan guide I’ve been studying with for 2 days now and I’ve really improved (I went from 5/25 (using the ets guide) to 21/29 using the 5lb Manhattan guide (thank you soo much to the person who recommended it to me). Now when I go back to the ETS guide, I’m better now than I was when I got 5/25 in the practice test. I also have a few other ones like Magoosh I could send to you.
Good day steph,

Pls can u share ur study book gotten from kaplan and ets with me


Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 6:31pm On Jul 31, 2021
They do oo
Don’t limit yourself. Just start.
Please can someone start this process for master's degree at 36 years of age? I read somewhere that they don't grant student visa at above 35 years of age.
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 9:38pm On Jul 30, 2021
Oh yeah
I should’ve mentioned that part. It’s extremely detailed for the verbal & analytical sections

I just started studying with the Manhattan guide for the quantitative section and it’s pretty detailed too but like a whole new information


Dear Steph,

From experience, Kaplan is only good enough for Verbal and Analytical writing. But for Quantitative, it didn't do enough justice to it.

I would strongly recommend the Manhattan guide for the Quantitative, when you done with the books use the Manhattan 5lb to check your standing and how far you have gone.

Wish you all the best in your test. Regards.

To buttress my point, when you finish studying the quantitative in the Kaplan guide, go online and take their practice test, you will wonder if it's the same people who made the book set those questions.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 9:36pm On Jul 30, 2021
I’m always sooo happy to see PPR news!
Anyone currently waiting or taking some time off or even planning to reapply. You will definitely get yours amen!
May God’s name be praised. After the long wait, especially after receiving bvl on the 25th of June without any further request, I almost lost my mind, but God came through. May God come through for everyone expecting PPR on this platform. Amen.


Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 11:53pm On Jul 29, 2021
This makes me soooo happy!
Canada will favor your and you’ll succeed in school!
PPR just landed
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 6:29pm On Jul 29, 2021
Just click “quote” and type before or after “quote” in the text box
Pls l am new here. Someone should explain to me how to reply people's message on this platform. I have tried but is not going through.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 6:26pm On Jul 29, 2021
Some good news!!
BVL and PPR alert.

I can’t express how I really feel.
March 26th Applicant
Biometric 7th April
Medical Request July 12
Request letter July 14 (updated admission letter)
Medical done 22nd and updated to pass on 24th
PPR and BVL on July 29th ��

Conestoga college, process Engineering �
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 10:19am On Jul 28, 2021
You’ll have to check the program’s website to be sure. Check under “application requirements”

Hello guys
Please i want to apply for a post graduate diploma in Memorial university, i am a 2.2 graduate. Please i want to know if they accept second class lower in Memorial university..thanks
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 10:16am On Jul 28, 2021
Are you also applying for the MBA?

Wawu!!!! Congratulations Sis. God is faithful. I have hope with this story of yours. 42 year old lawyer with 4 kids and I keep praying that it shouldn't be that my time has passed. Waiting for the memorial university portal to open in September and then we start the journey. I tap into your grace of getting admission despite being a first time applicant. Indeed Canada will favour you my sister. Go and conquer.
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 3:20pm On Jul 26, 2021
Just a tip for anyone currently self studying or planning to self study for the GRE and isn’t able to get all the preparation textbooks (cause they’re quite a lot for one exam).
Get Kaplan. It’s extremelyyyyy detailed and contains A LOT of explanations on how to answer each question and each section. I bought the official GRE Guide by ETS for the obvious reason that it’s made by the test makers but I use Kaplan from my lesson center to study whenever I’m there and the GRE Guide when I’m home and I’ve seen the clear difference in both textbooks.

Goodluck to everyone, including myself, currently preparing for this exam! 320> for all of us! Amen.


Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 9:03pm On Jul 25, 2021
Send me an email and I’ll forward the information to you

Pls bro, I need this kind of help. I'm in a similar situation with the guy.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 5:47pm On Jul 19, 2021
I’ll certainly do that in my SOP.
Thank you soo much JustMellow

Hello Steph1738aye,

You are on the right track. It will help you demonstrate a clear study intent. They are your words and won't be considered to be plagiarism. However, you may want to give more emphasis to your prospects or plans for the study.

Best of Luck
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 5:46pm On Jul 19, 2021
Thank you sooo much

No, it won't be seen as such, it's your own work.
Plagiarism is copying verbatim someone else's work.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 2:28pm On Jul 16, 2021
Please check your email. Congratulations!!! I’m extremely happy for you. Canada will favor you oooo
The first time, I applied myself and left out a lot of things (silly me). After I got a refusal, I called Maple Education Canada (An Immigration Consulting Firm). Then I started gathering documents and submitted May 15. So I used them for my application

I got my gcms notes May 30 ( the officer noted lump sum, stated that my family & i weren’t established and stated that my bachelors was higher than the certificate program).

It’s risky to apply without checking your gcms. I only did that because I knew where I went wrong.

Also Note

I changed school and changed program within the 2 weeks of my refusal haha. cheesy

It might be different for people but I changed my school and program from Conestoga to Okanagan College & Certificate to a Diploma program.

I also put my parents 3 land documents and business documents to show they were established because I’m still young (20). I also added their employment documents and promotion letter as well as payslips.

Then explained the lump sum was from matured treasury bill using a letter of explanation.

I was involved in the whole documentation process but my consultant didn’t give me access to my page cry

It has ended in praise sha. Thank God

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 2:25pm On Jul 16, 2021
Okay.. thank you sooo much

You could use some part of it. Lol they ain't running similarity check on your write up as they are not academic person, who get that time?
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 10:43am On Jul 16, 2021
Hi guys. I’m currently writing my Statement of Interest for graduate school and I was wondering if it’s also possible to use some of the content in my statement of interest when writing my statement of purpose for the visa application. Will this be seen as plagiarism?
Please help!!
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 11:07pm On Jul 10, 2021
I started my lesson on Monday but I have a list of some places on the mainland that I checked out, including the cost of tutorial and registration in each center. Send me an email if you can so I can forward the list to you
Hi everyone, it's been awesome in this thread. Can anyone recommend very good GRE tutorial centers in Lagos mainland. The best or in order of best service.
Thanks to all
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 11:05pm On Jul 10, 2021
Your email please
pls can you also send to me. Thank you
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 11:25pm On Jun 29, 2021
I'm starting the lesson next week monday but leave your email address here and i'll send you some soft copy materials you can use to prepare for the GRE

Hey bro, how are you? Have you started the GRE lessons? Can I get some of the things you have been taught so I can use for my preparation? Help a brother who doesn't have money for tutorial pls
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Steph1738aye: 7:07pm On Jun 20, 2021
MBA fall 2022 hopeful here. Can we connect please.
I just sent you an email

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 11:02am On Jun 18, 2021
Congratulations to everyone who’s gotten their PPR
News like this keeps me really hopeful for when I apply next year.
My first step now is writing the GRE


Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 11:20am On Jun 14, 2021
Congratulations! Finally! Canada will favor you ooo
It has happened oooooo!!!!!! PPR has landed for my friend ooo, this morning by 8am
Course: Foundation in Visual Arts
Program: ordinary Diploma
School: NBCCD

Timeline: Applied July 11th 2020
Medical Request- July 24th 2020
Then the long ass wait..........
BVL: June 14th 2021
PPR: Same day and time
One longg Year for the visa... It has ended in praise
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 1:04am On Jun 14, 2021
Oh really? This makes sense.
Thank you thank you thank you sooo much

Hi steph... its possible to have varying prices. when i registered for GRE OCT of 2020, it was 50k i paid. reason for this varying prices is because some "Agents" get to use vouchers which is quite cheaper and provides some sort of discount because they register a lot of candidates so they receive some form of incentives from ETS. Also, i think the price of GRE itself is about $226. so @226*500* might give around that price.

Also, Please be careful of where you want to register. Issues of charge back occurs very frequently.

I hope this suffices?
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 19 by Steph1738aye: 8:22pm On Jun 13, 2021
Hi guys. Please this is urgent.
I am about to register for the GRE exam at this lesson center in Surulere (this is where I’m doing my GRE lesson). It costs 65,000 here for the GRE exam registration but I’ve met 5 other lesson centers that charged me 88k, 96k, 120k, $205, $230 respectively for the same GRE exam registration.
Now I’m a bit confused. Do I go with the one in Surulere? Is that the correct fee? And why do the other lesson centers charge different fees? I asked 2 of them and they said that people charge what they can for the exam registration.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Steph1738aye: 8:31am On Jun 12, 2021

Neither should it concern you if others choose not to make the names of the school they attend public.


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