Requirements to Study in the USA for Nigerian Students 2024

Nigerian students’ requirements to study in the USA are the same for other international students.

Students from Nigerian applying to schools in the USA are known as international students.

Meeting the requirements and documentation will guarantee admission to study in the USA.

The United States of America is the top study destination for international students. It is the best place to get tertiary education globally, housing prestigious colleges.

Schools in the USA dominate the world university rankings. These Ivy leagues offer world-class tutorship to students. You will get the opportunity to work with the best minds in the world.

Though, studying in the USA is an expensive option for Nigerian students. You need to check out the cheapest and best universities in the USA.

It is necessary to get complete knowledge about the USA admission process to avoid common mistakes by other applicants.

This post will show the requirements for admission and study in the USA from Nigeria.

Let me know in the comment box below if you have any questions or need assistance.

Studying in the U.S.A

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The following are the five (5) basic steps to study in the United States of America;

  1. Research Your Options
  2. Finance Your Studies
  3. Complete Your Application
  4. Apply For Your Student Visa
  5. Prepare For Your Departure

1. Research Your Options

The first step to take to study in the US is to research the universities in the country.

You would find out a university that meets your budget and academic standard.

Colleges in the US have slightly different admission requirements for international students. Your research will help you find the schools you can apply to.

2. Finance Your Studies

Studying in the United States of America is expensive for Nigerian students.

It is necessary to evaluate that you have the finance to sponsor your study in the US. You would not want to end up midway into your schooling at the University.

You would submit proof of financial support during your student visa interview at the Consulate office in Nigeria. It is for assurance that you have enough money to sponsor your education in the US.

Also, you can apply for financial student aid or scholarship during your admission application.

You can get a job on campus to support your student finance. But, you cannot work off-campus in your first year.

3. Complete Your Application

Completing your admission application requires a US F1 or M1 student visa.

At this stage, you would submit the following documents;

  • Admission Essay
  • Results of Required Standard Examinations
  • Secondary Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Proof of Financial Support

This stage is critical for your admission to the school of your choice in the USA.

The University that you want to apply to study will review your admission application. Your admission request will be successful if you meet the admission requirements.

4. Apply For Your Student Visa

US student visa interview is at the US Embassy & Consulate office in Abuja and Lagos.

The USA student visa for Nigerian students is the F1 or M1 visa.

An F1 student visa is for academic program study like Medicine, Engineering, etc.

The M1 student visa is for vocational study programs like Creative Arts and Design, Computer Science and IT, etc.

You will be interviewed before you get approval for your visa application.

During the interview, you must convince the consulate officer

  • Why do you want to study in the United States
  • How do you plan to support yourself while in school
  • What are your plans after you finish your study in the US

5. Prepare For Your Departure

Preparing for your departure is the next step after your student visa approval.

You need to know what to take to the US at this stage. You would also get information on travel regulations and health status certification.

Universities in the USA offer pre-departure student orientation with all relevant knowledge for Nigerian students.

Check your College website for information about health insurance, average local temperatures throughout the year, local transportation options, housing, and more.

US Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria

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The United States of America embassy and consulate office is in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. It is where you will apply for a student visa to study in the USA.

There are two types of students visa applications for Nigerian students;

  • New student visa application
  • Returning student visa application

Contact

US Embassy Abuja

Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, Abuja, Nigeria
Phone: (234)-9-461-4000
Fax: (234)-9-461-4036

U.S Embassy Lagos

2 Walter Carrington Crescent,
Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone: (234)-1- 460-3400
Fax: (234)-9-461-4036

Requirements to Study in the USA for Nigerian Students

Foreign students at the University

Here are the requirements to study in the USA for Nigerian students;

  1. English Language Proficiency Certificate (IELTS & TOEFL)
  2. Senior Secondary School Certificate
  3. Bank Statement (Evidence of Financial Support)
  4. Essay
  5. Letter of Recommendation
  6. Copy of your Valid Passport
  7. Negative COVID19 Test Result
  8. A completed DS-160
  9. An approved I-20
  10. A receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee
  11. A GTBank (MRV) receipt for your visa fee
  12. A scan of the bio page of your current valid passport
  13. A scan of your passport photograph meeting these requirements

US Visa for Nigerian Students

Passport visa

Nonimmigrant visas are used by students studying in the United States for their university education.

Application and interview for a USA student visa are at the consulate office in Lagos or Abuja. Here, you will convince the consulate officer why you want to study in the US.

Also, you would have to prove that you are a patriotic citizen of Nigeria.

Students in Nigeria are issued the F1 and M1 visa types to study in the USA.

Visa Fee

The US visa application fee for students (academic & vocational) is one hundred and sixty dollars ($160).

US Universities that Accept Nigerian Students

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The following is a list of universities in the USA that accept students from Nigeria for undergraduate and postgraduate studies;

  • Columbia University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Califonia State University
  • Harvard University
  • Minot State University
  • Arizona State University
  • University f the People
  • South Texas College
  • Boston University
  • Alcorn State University
  • Leyman College
  • Standford University
  • The City College of New York
  • Southeast Missouri University
  • Arkansas State University
  • Binghamton University
  • Purdue University
  • The University of Iowa
  • Truman State University
  • Delta State University
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • New York University
  • University of Washington
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Purdue University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Illinois Institute of Technology

Other universities in the United States of America accept students from Nigeria for admission.

I would love to hear from you in the comment box. What questions do you have about studying in the United States of America?

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201 thoughts on “Requirements to Study in the USA for Nigerian Students 2024”

  1. Hello sir , please I have both waec and Neco result and I want to study and science course undergraduate please can you help with universities that doesn’t require SAT but will accept my o level results

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    • Here are some universities in the United States that do not require SAT scores and will accept your O Level results:

      California State University, Long Beach
      California State University, Northridge
      California State University, Stanislaus
      Central Connecticut State University
      Eastern Michigan University
      Hampshire College
      Purdue University
      University of Bridgeport
      University of the People
      Warner Pacific University

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    • Here are some more tips on obtaining scholarships for studying in the USA:

      1. Start early. The best time to start your scholarship search is as early as possible, ideally during your junior year of high school. This will give you plenty of time to research different scholarships, gather the required materials, and submit your applications.

      2. Be thorough in your research. There are many different types of scholarships available, so it’s important to do your research and find scholarships that are a good fit for you. Consider your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, financial need, and other factors when choosing scholarships to apply for.

      3. Tailor your applications to each scholarship. Don’t just send out the same generic application to every scholarship you apply for. Take the time to tailor your application to each scholarship by highlighting your unique qualifications and why you’re a good fit for the award.

      4. Get strong letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation can play a big role in your scholarship applications. Ask teachers, mentors, or other trusted adults to write letters of recommendation that highlight your academic achievements, character, and potential.

      5. Proofread your applications carefully. Before you submit your scholarship applications, be sure to proofread them carefully for any errors in grammar or spelling. A well-written and error-free application will make a good impression on the scholarship committee.

      Obtaining a scholarship to study in the USA can be competitive, but it’s definitely possible. By following the tips above, you can increase your chances of winning a scholarship and making your dream of studying in the USA a reality.

      Good luck!

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  2. Hello.. first I must say lovely guide to gaining admission in the USA..

    Here is my question pls.. I studied pharmacy here in Nigeria and I have my BSC with the hope of continuing my studies in US with schools like Harvard and Stanford..

    Do I necessarily need to write the English test like TOEFL?

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    • Yes, you will need to take the TOEFL or another English proficiency test if you want to study pharmacy at Harvard or Stanford. These schools require a minimum TOEFL score of 100 for international students. You can also take the IELTS, but the minimum score required is slightly lower, at 7.0.

      The TOEFL and IELTS are standardized tests that measure your ability to use English in academic settings. They test your reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. The scores are valid for two years, so you will need to take the test within two years of applying to pharmacy school.

      In addition to the TOEFL or IELTS, you will also need to submit your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. You may also be required to take the GRE or another standardized test.

      The admissions process for pharmacy school is competitive, so it is important to start preparing early.

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  3. Am a registered midwife (college of nursing sciences) in Nigeria, am planning to go for my bnsc in USA, please I will appreciate it if you can help me in the list of the schools/university in USA that offers Rm to bnsc offline(face to face) program for international students whereby one will be able to get student visa.

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    • Sure, here are some schools in the USA that offer RM to BSN programs for international students:

      1. University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This program is a 16-month accelerated program that is designed for registered nurses who want to earn their BSN.

      2. Rasmussen College in multiple locations. This program is a 12-month accelerated program that is offered online and at select campuses.

      3. Chamberlain College of Nursing in multiple locations. This program is a 12-month accelerated program that is offered online and at select campuses.

      4. Herzing University in multiple locations. This program is a 15-month accelerated program that is offered online and at select campuses.

      5. Ashford University in multiple locations. This program is a 16-month accelerated program that is offered online and at select campuses

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  4. Good day sir would I be admitted into any us University of law with my wace result like Harvard, Yale and other. How can I get scholarship schemes sir

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    • It is possible to be admitted into a US law school with your WAEC result, but it will be challenging. The top law schools in the US, such as Harvard and Yale, typically have very competitive admissions standards. They look for applicants with high LSAT scores, strong academic transcripts, and impressive letters of recommendation. Your WAEC result can be used to demonstrate your academic achievement, but it is important to have other strong factors in your application as well.

      Here are some scholarship schemes that you can apply for:

      1. The Howard University International Law Scholarship is a full scholarship that is awarded to international students who are admitted to Howard University School of Law.

      2. The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law and Practice International Legal Studies Scholarship is a scholarship that is awarded to international students who are enrolled in a law school in the United States.

      3. The International Legal Studies Scholarship from the American Society of International Law is a scholarship that is awarded to international students who are enrolled in a law school in the United States.

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  5. Pls I wanna ask if it’s possible for me to pursue a Masters degree in US to study masters in either International relations or Diplomacy with a CGPA of 2.5 for international student

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    • It is possible to pursue a Master’s degree in International Relations or Diplomacy in the US with a CGPA of 2.5, but it will be challenging.

      Most US universities require a minimum CGPA of 3.0 for international students, but there are a few that accept students with lower GPAs. You will need to research carefully and apply to schools that are known to be flexible with their admissions requirements.

      In addition to your GPA, you will also need to demonstrate strong academic achievements in your undergraduate coursework, relevant work experience, and letters of recommendation. You may also need to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other standardized tests.

      Here are some things you can do to improve your chances of getting admitted to a Master’s program in International Relations or Diplomacy with a low GPA:

      1. Choose a school that is known to be flexible with its admissions requirements.

      2. Target schools that are less competitive.

      3. Highlight your academic achievements in your application.

      4. Get strong letters of recommendation from professors or other professionals who can attest to your academic ability and potential.

      5. Take the GRE or other standardized tests and score well.

      6. Gain relevant work experience in the field of International Relations or Diplomacy.

      If you are persistent and put in the effort, you can still get admitted to a Master’s program in International Relations or Diplomacy with a low GPA. However, it will take more work than if you had a higher GPA.

      Here are some Canadian universities that accept low CGPA for Master’s in International Relations or Diplomacy:

      University of Regina
      King’s University College
      Camosun College
      Vancouver Community College
      Conestoga College
      Algonquin College
      Capilano University
      Georgian College
      Humber College · Centennial College · University of the Fraser Valley
      Saint Thomas University
      Concordia University of Edmonton
      Vancouver Island University (Malaspina)
      Université Saint Paul
      OCAD University (Ontario College of Art & Design)
      Kwantlen University College
      Bow Valley College
      Fanshawe College
      Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
      Okanagan College · George Brown College
      Douglas College
      Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
      Algoma University
      Langara College
      Mohawk College

      I hope this helps!

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  6. Pls can I find a university in USA to study masters in either International relations or Diplomacy with a CGPA of 2.5 for international student

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    • Yes, there are a few universities in the US that accept international students with a CGPA of 2.5 for a Master’s degree in International Relations or Diplomacy. Here are a few examples:

      1. University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 for all graduate programs. The Master of Arts in International Relations program at UMES is designed to prepare students for careers in government, diplomacy, and international business.

      2. Oakwood University has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 for all graduate programs. The Master of Arts in International Relations program at Oakwood University is designed to prepare students for careers in international development, conflict resolution, and human rights.

      3. Stillman College has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 for all graduate programs. The Master of Arts in International Relations program at Stillman College is designed to prepare students for careers in international affairs, foreign policy, and diplomacy.

      4. Talladega College has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 for all graduate programs. The Master of Arts in International Relations program at Talladega College is designed to prepare students for careers in international business, development, and law.

      5. University of Advancing Technology (UAT) has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 for all graduate programs. The Master of Arts in International Relations program at UAT is designed to prepare students for careers in international business, diplomacy, and security studies.

      In addition to a low GPA, these universities may also require other factors such as GMAT or GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. It is important to research the specific requirements of each university carefully before applying.

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  7. Am a registered nurse (school of nursing) in Nigeria, am planning to go for my bnsc in USA, please I will appreciate it if you can help me in the list of the schools/university in USA that offers RN to bnsc offline(face to face) program for international students whereby one will be able to get student visa, (the schools have searched only offers online program).
    2. Will also need your guidance on how to go about the process

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    • Here are some of the schools/universities in the USA that offer RN to BSN offline (face-to-face) programs for international students:

      1. Chamberlain College of Nursing
      2. Regis College
      3. Mount Saint Mary’s University
      4. Thomas Edison State University
      5. Excelsior College
      6. American InterContinental University
      7. Grand Canyon University
      8. Walden University
      9. Kaplan University
      10. Ashford University
      11. University of Phoenix

      These schools all have different admission requirements, so you will need to check with each school individually to see if you are eligible. However, in general, you will need to have a valid RN license from your home country, a bachelor’s degree in another field, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

      To get a student visa, you will also need to show that you have enough money to support yourself during your studies. The amount of money you need will vary depending on the school and the cost of living in the area.

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  8. Good evening sir. Can I use waec GCE result to apply for my master program in the US immediately I get the certificate.

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    • Yes, you can use your WAEC GCE result to apply for a master’s program in the US immediately you get the certificate. However, it is important to note that not all universities will accept WAEC GCE results. You will need to check with the specific universities you are interested in to see if they accept WAEC GCE results.

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  9. If you do not submit any English language test as part of your F1 visa application for USA in Nigeria , but you submit your bachelor degree certificate. Will your visa rejected ? I beleive all bachelor’s in nigeria are taught in english

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    • Whether or not your visa will be rejected if you do not submit an English language test as part of your F1 visa application for the USA in Nigeria depends on a few factors, including:

      1. The specific university you are applying to. Some universities may require an English language test regardless of whether you have a bachelor’s degree from Nigeria.

      2. The results of your bachelor’s degree. If you have a high GPA and good grades in English courses, the consular officer may be more likely to believe that you have the necessary English skills to succeed in your studies in the US.

      3. Your overall application. The consular officer will consider all aspects of your application, including your financial support, your ties to Nigeria, and your reasons for wanting to study in the US.

      In general, it is always best to submit an English language test as part of your F1 visa application, even if you have a bachelor’s degree from Nigeria. This will help to demonstrate your English proficiency to the consular officer and increase your chances of approval.

      Here are some of the English language tests that are accepted for F1 visa applications:

      1. IELTS
      2. TOEFL
      3. PTE Academic
      4. Duolingo English Test

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  10. I’d like to ask that as a Nigerian undergraduate who got admitted into one of the universities in USA for the fall session 2023 and at this period still waiting for embassy appointment, will the admission be forfeited or can enrol for the college’s online class

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    • Whether your admission will be forfeited or not depends on the university’s policy on deferred admission. Some universities allow students to defer their admission for a year, while others do not. You should contact the admissions office of the university you have been admitted to to inquire about their policy.

      If the university does allow deferred admission, you may be able to enroll in online classes for the fall semester. However, you should keep in mind that online classes may not be a good fit for everyone. They can be more challenging than in-person classes, and they may not offer the same level of interaction with professors and classmates.

      If you are unable to defer your admission or enroll in online classes, you may want to consider taking a gap year. This would give you time to secure a visa appointment and prepare for your studies in the United States.

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      • Pls is English language test compulsory for f1 visa in nigeria for master students ?what of if I submit only my bachelor certificate as prove of English ? Will my visa rejected

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        • Whether or not you need to submit an English language test as part of your F1 visa application for a master’s degree in Nigeria depends on the specific university you are applying to.

          Some universities may require an English language test regardless of whether you have a bachelor’s degree from Nigeria. Others may accept your bachelor’s degree as proof of English proficiency, especially if you have a high GPA and good grades in English courses.

          If you are unsure whether or not you need to submit an English language test, you should contact the university you are applying to. They will be able to tell you their specific requirements.

          If you do not submit an English language test, you may still be able to get your visa approved if you can demonstrate your English proficiency in other ways. For example, you could submit letters from professors or employers who can attest to your English skills. You could also submit transcripts from English-language courses you have taken.

          Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to accept your bachelor’s degree as proof of English proficiency will be up to the consular officer who interviews you. If you are concerned about your chances of approval, you should consider taking an English language test.

          This will show the consular officer that you have the necessary English skills to succeed in your studies in the US.

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  11. Good day sir,
    1. Can l use my OND result in medical laboratory science to pursue an undergraduate studies in Nursing science in the United states.
    2.Do l have a chance of getting a scholarship as an undergraduate student if l pursue?
    3. If Number 1 is YES, can you help me with lost of schools in US that accepts OND result for undergraduate studies.?
    Thank you

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    • 1. It is possible to use your OND result in Medical Laboratory Science to pursue an undergraduate studies in Nursing science in the United States, but it is not guaranteed. Some universities may accept your OND as equivalent to their prerequisites, while others may require you to complete additional coursework. It is important to check with the specific universities you are interested in to see if they accept ONDs for admission to their nursing programs.

      2. There are a few scholarships available to international students who are pursuing undergraduate studies in the United States. However, these scholarships are competitive and it is important to have a strong academic record and extracurricular activities in order to be considered. You can find a list of scholarships for international students on the website of the Institute of International Education.

      3. Here are some schools in the US that accept OND results for undergraduate studies:

      a. University of the District of Columbia
      b. South University
      c. Keiser University
      d. Herzing University
      e. American InterContinental University
      f. Grand Canyon University
      g. Ashford University
      h. Walden University
      i. University of Phoenix

      I hope this helps!

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  12. Hello Sir! I have name discrepancy between my certificate and passport. One is with two name and the other is with three names. Is there any chance for my visa to approve and what are the best way I can go about, to have my visa application approved.
    Thank you

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    • The chances of your visa being approved depend on the reason for the name discrepancy and the documentation you can provide to support your application.

      If the name discrepancy is due to a clerical error, such as a typo, you should be able to provide a copy of your birth certificate or other official document that shows your correct name. You may also need to provide an explanation of the error, such as a letter from the passport office or the issuing agency.

      If the name discrepancy is due to a change of name, such as a marriage or divorce, you will need to provide documentation of the change, such as a marriage certificate or a court order. You may also need to provide an explanation of the change, such as a letter from your lawyer or the issuing agency.

      In some cases, the visa officer may require you to provide an affidavit explaining the name discrepancy. This is a sworn statement that explains the reason for the discrepancy and provides supporting documentation.

      The best way to increase your chances of having your visa application approved is to provide as much documentation as possible to support your application. This includes copies of your official documents, such as your passport, birth certificate, and marriage certificate. You should also provide any other documentation that you believe is relevant to your application, such as a letter from your employer or school.

      If you are still unsure about whether your visa application will be approved, you can contact the embassy or consulate of the country you are applying to for more information.

      Here are some additional tips for applying for a visa with a name discrepancy:

      * Be prepared to explain the name discrepancy in detail.
      * Provide as much documentation as possible to support your application.
      * Be patient and understanding. The visa process can take some time.

      I hope this helps!

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    • The specific admission requirements for studying law in the United States can vary between different universities and law schools.

      However, most reputable institutions typically have certain requirements that must be met for admission, and English language proficiency is generally one of them.

      While some universities may accept alternative English proficiency tests, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), it is unlikely that a NECO result alone would be sufficient to demonstrate English language proficiency for admission to a law program in the US.

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  13. Hello I’m a Nigerian but currently living in Vietnam for the past 2 years, i will love to continue my studies in USA but i don’t know specifically what will be required of me from Vietnam, will it be different as to if am living in Nigeria?

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  14. I have a problem with my waec result
    The third name Is not corresponding with my passport
    So I want to take GCE
    Does USA accept GCE results
    I have intentions of gaining admission in any school in Wisconsin
    Criminology and security studies

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    • I’m sorry to hear about the issue with your WAEC result. The acceptance of GCE (General Certificate of Education) results in the United States would depend on the specific university or college you are applying to.

      Generally, some universities in the US do accept GCE results, but it is essential to check the admission requirements of each institution you are interested in.

      As for gaining admission to a school in Wisconsin for Criminology and Security Studies, it’s crucial to research the specific admission requirements and processes of the universities you are considering.

      Each institution may have its criteria and qualifications for program admission. You can visit the official websites of the universities in Wisconsin that offer Criminology and Security Studies programs to gather detailed information about their admission requirements and whether they accept GCE results.

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    • I wanted to ask the same thing about gce result too because I was absent on the day my waec mathematics was written so my grade wasn’t really that good. Also is a 2.44 gpa acceptable for Alcorn University, Csulb or Texas tech.

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      • Yes, Jojo

        WAEC GCE results are accepted for admission to some universities in the United States.

        Some universities that accept WAEC GCE results include:

        1. University of San Diego
        2. Texas A&M University
        3. University of Wisconsin-Madison
        4. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
        5. Northeastern University

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  15. Please can I further my education in USA with my Business Informatics OND result or I will have to start afresh

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    • Hello Jeremiah,

      To further your education in the United States, the acceptance and transferability of your Nigerian Business Informatics OND (Ordinary National Diploma) result will depend on the policies of the specific educational institution you are applying to.

      OND results are generally equivalent to an associate degree in the United States. Some universities or colleges may accept OND results as transfer credits toward a higher degree, while others may require additional coursework or assessments to determine the equivalency level.

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  16. Good day sir
    Being that the law course here in nigeria and in USA are different is there any special prigramme I have to attend before applying for a university in the USA

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    • Hello Onome,

      If you have studied law outside of the United States and would like to practice law in the United States, there are several steps you will need to take.

      First, you must obtain a law degree from a recognized institution in your home country or another country. Then, you must evaluate your credentials through a recognized credential evaluation service to determine if your degree is equivalent to a law degree from an accredited U.S. law school.

      Next, you must pass the bar exam in the state where you wish to practice law. Each state has its bar exam, so you must research the requirements for the state where you want to practice.

      You may also need to complete additional coursework or an apprenticeship to meet the specific requirements of the state bar association. Additionally, you may need to meet other conditions, such as passing a character and fitness evaluation and completing continuing education requirements to maintain your license.

      Practising law in the United States requires significant time, effort, and money. Researching the requirements carefully and seeking guidance from experienced professionals is essential to ensure you are on the right path.

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  17. Please I want to know more about the English proficiency requirements. Do they accept Duolingo English test results in the embassy am applying for after the school has already accept it themselves. Thanks

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  18. Good Sir.
    My name is ugwu Gloria.
    Please Can i get a fully funded medical scholarship in US with my 0’level result.

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  19. Please Sir, my Name is Judith , I want to ask if I can apply for a School in US with my NCE result, my Waec result is not that good.
    Can I apply as an Under graduate with my NCE result

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  20. Good evening sir,sir please I wanted to ask as a Nigerian, because the university of Miami accepts IELTS if your native language is not English language but if is English language they will provide the ACT or TOFEL….. And I want to study gynecologist /obstetrician in the USA… now which is better because I’m planning on writing ACT, so is it better and will this result be okay for me to gain admission into the university of Miami?
    Mathematics-C5
    English language-C5
    Physics-B3
    Chemistry-B3
    Biology-B3
    Computer-cancelled
    Marketing-C5
    Economics-B3
    Civic education -C4

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    • Hello Princess,

      Your O’level results are okay to study in the United States.

      But you will have to, first of all, apply to pre-med school.

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  21. Good day,I want to study law which university can accept me with just my olevel result
    And what are the requirements
    Thank you

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    • Nmesomachi,

      You cannot study Law in the United States with your O’level results.

      Before proceeding to the Law programme, you must study for a bachelor’s degree.

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  22. I wanna study Computer Science mainly Cyber security @MIT university pls what are the requirements and and what other qualifications do I need ?

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  23. I wish to apply for my postgraduate in USA. I intend to run MSc in Accounting. Which school can you recommend Sir

    Secondly, is IELTS compulsory?

    Thanks

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    • Hello Vincent,

      IELTS is not compulsory for admission to some schools in the USA.

      What State in the United States do you have in mind to study?

      I am guessing finance is not a limitation.

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        • Whether or not you need to submit an English language test as part of your F1 visa application for a master’s degree in Nigeria depends on the specific university you are applying to.

          Some universities may require an English language test regardless of whether you have a bachelor’s degree from Nigeria.

          Others may accept your bachelor’s degree as proof of English proficiency, especially if you have a high GPA and good grades in English courses.

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  24. Hello Good afternoon ma.
    Please I have GCE result and wants to go for undergraduate… Do USA accept GCE for undergraduate.

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  25. Good day sir,
    Pls ,I’ve got some questions about undergraduate studies in US .
    Does Columbia University accept neco result ?
    Does the result affect your chances of admission or not ,as in, if you ssce is not that good ,does it affect your chances of being accepted ?
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Reply
    • Hello Mr. Okoye

      I hope you are having a great day.

      The answer to your question is yes.

      Universities in the United States accept NECO result.

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  26. Good afternoon Blessing and happy Sunday.

    University of Georgia
    Georgia State university
    Columbus state university

    Any of the three.

    I’m a graduate of Bsc in economics.

    But now….i am still searching and thinking of which course to study. Cos i don’t want to do Economics as Master.

    Reply
    • Hello Elizabeth,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      Do you have a list of courses in mind alternative to Economics?

      Reply
      • Good morning Blessing,

        Trust you are keeping well

        Public health
        Business analyst
        Public policy
        HR
        Business administration
        Management

        But i don’t know if i can… or i should go for Economics.

        Economics is too hard for niggar,but i don’t know about there tho.

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        • Elizabeth,

          It is nice to hear from you again.

          Things are splendid at my end.

          The courses you have listed are good.

          Now, you need to do further research on each of them to know which you would prefer.

          Then, you can now narrow it down to your application at Colleges in the United States.

          Reply
  27. Hello sir, can I use this neco results? and pls which course can I study with this neco results with 7 credits in USA
    * I have C6 inEnglish
    * C6 in maths
    * C6 in civic education
    * C5 in government
    * Economics C6
    * Literature in English C6
    *Yoruba C6
    *Animal husbandry E8
    *Crs F9

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  28. Hello sir,I want to know the type of subject to pass in either waec or waec gce before gaining admission to study in USA for engineering course sir

    Reply
    • Hello Michael,

      You do not exactly need an O’level result to study abroad. But make sure you have good grades in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

      Reply
  29. Hi Good day
    I’m a graduate of mass communication and I would like to further my study in the United States,with specialized in investigative journalism or media law. please what are the requirements for application and i want to know the good and affordable universities to attend.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  30. Hi Good day
    I’m a graduate of mass communication and I would like to further my study in the United States in the following areas1. Investigative journalismand media law, please what are the requirements for application and i want to know the good and affordable universities to attend.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  31. Am an economics student of mouau and am in 300 level, because of the strike issue my in-law wants me to look for a cheap University in the US were he based so that I can transfer over there to finish off.. how can I go about it plss🙏🙏

    Reply
    • Browse schools in the region your uncle resides. For example, if he is based in Ohio, browse for universities in Ohio State, and search results will show different universities in that state. Go to each of their websites check the requirements, then choose the school that is most suitable for you.
      Look into their application fees and cost of attendance you can also check out YouTubers like Kingsford Onyina and Gracie Abby for more information on the University application in the US and tips on how to go about it

      Reply
  32. Greetings sir,
    I’m Francis Young from Nigeria, My WAEC result is not good.
    Can I still study in United States University if I get Scholarship?.
    And when can I apply for the scholarship?
    Looking forward to hear your feedback sir

    Reply
  33. Hi Good day
    I’m a graduate of microbiology and I would like to further my study in the United States, please what are the requirements for application and how much does my grade matter.

    Reply
    • Hello Daymmy,

      What school in the United States do you intend to apply for admission to?

      Your grades matter if you want to study in any of the top schools in the U.S.A.

      This post should provide you with all the essential requirements to study in the United States.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
    • Hello Bayonle,

      Check the post below to see the list of the cheapest Universities in the United States for Nigerian students;

      Cheapest Universities in the USA for Nigerian Students

      Here is a list of some of the universities in the U.S.A offering Architecture programs;

      Rice University
      Cornell University
      Washington University in St. Louis
      University of Southern California
      Yale University
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      University of California, Berkeley
      Southern California Institute of Architecture
      Columbia University
      University of Notre Dame

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  34. Respect sir/ma
    Please sir, can I get admission in the USA to study bachelor of nursing with NECO result and without ielts/TOEFL

    Reply
    • Yes, Rosemary

      You can get admission to study Nursing in most universities in the United States with a NECOu result and without IELTS/TOEFL certificates.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

      Reply
  35. Hello sir
    I wish to study Medicine in the US, I have my waec certificate and I just finish a National Diploma program as a Science Laboratory Technician,
    Pls sir I want you to pls help me out with the neccessary things I must do to secure an admission in the US.

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  36. Hello sir
    I wish to study Medicine in the US, I have my waec certificate and I just finish a National Diploma program as a Science Laboratory Technician,
    Pls sir I want you to pls help me out with the neccessary things I must do to secure an admission in the US.

    Reply
    • Miriam,

      Use the link below to learn about Secondary School transcripts in Nigeria.

      How to Get Secondary or High School Transcript in Nigeria

      IELTS and TOEFL are English language proficiency tests.

      You will get the proficiency certificate when you pass the test.

      But note that most schools abroad no longer require Nigerian students to take the proficiency test.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
  37. Good day sir/ma, how can I write my CV for undergraduate program in US with little or no working experience? I’m a Nigerian. Thanks

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  38. Hi pls only have a few waec result I don’t have sat nor ielts pls I need the list of schools in USA that I can attend with my waec result

    Reply
    • Hello Taiwo,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      Here is a list of schools in the United States that do not require IELTS for admission;

      University of New Orleans
      Rice University
      University of Dayton
      Drexel University
      California State University, Los Angeles
      University of North Alabama
      Northwood University
      National Louis University
      University of Colorado Boulder
      University of Arkansas
      State University of New York
      University of Delaware

      Reply
  39. Hello sir, can i study in the us without ielts? if my school doesn’t require ielts, can i still get visa without ielts? also if i have an anty/uncle in the us can they sponsor my visa? looking forward to hearing from you

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    • Yes, Miracle

      I hope you are having a great day.

      Yes, you can study in the US without IELTS.

      Some universities in the United States do not require IELTS for admission.

      Your uncle or aunty can stand as your sponsor.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
      • Good day sir,
        How much in Naira will it cost to posue a master degree in USA.
        And how much will be consider consider enough in my statement of account

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  40. sir blessing, i have just finished my IGCSE exam, and I’m going into college in nigeria to write one year of A levels, SAT, and IELTS. by this time next year i will have all of those certificates. What i want to ask is, if those certificates are enough to get me into a university in the USA even though i have no waec nor neco results? Although i have a junior checkpoint result and IGCSE result. Remember by next year as i am applying for universities i will have: IGCSE, IELTS, SAT, and A levels results. i am writing this because i want to see if i should go through with writing the A levels, SAT and IELTS without it hindering my plans in the future

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  41. Hello Sir,
    I’ve been checking out on how to study abroad but I don’t know where to start. How can I achieve my dreams?

    Reply
    • Hello Emmanuel,

      It is nice to hear from you. Hope you are having a great day.

      Are you an undergraduate or postgraduate student?

      Reply
    • Blessing,

      That’s not a problem.

      You can get admission to an American university with your WAEC GCE result.

      Reply
  42. Hi Sir
    I really love your blog
    one question I want to know the answer is that how can I become or join the US Navy

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    • Hello Mr Ayomide,

      You cannot join the US Army from Nigeria.

      The first step is to obtain a permanent resident alien status (a Green Card) and live in the USA.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
  43. I have alot of question if u don’t mind
    Where can I get IELTS/TOEFL or any procedure
    Have finish my secondary school and I want to further in us how am I going to applying for admin you know in nigeria you have to do jamb and write for post utme before u can gain admission what is the procedure for us
    And also what is the meaning of all this and where can I get it

    A completed DS-160
    An approved I-20
    A receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee
    A GTBank (MRV) receipt for your visa fee
    And lastly can 32page international passport enough for study in us or I have to get 64page international passport

    Reply
    • Hello Qozeem

      I hope you are having a great day.

      What a number of questions you have got here.

      1. Visit https://ielts.ng/take-ielts/how-to-apply/ to register for the IELTS exam.

      2. You will have to first of all search for institutions in the United States that you want to apply for admission to.

      Go through their academic and financial requirements to make your choice.

      3. A 32-page international passport is enough for your travel to the USA.

      4. DS-160, I-20, the receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee and GTBank (MRV) receipt for your visa fee are application form receipts for USA visa application.

      The first step to take is searching for and applying to a school in the USA.

      Let me know if you have further questions or need further clarifications.

      Reply
  44. Good day, Sir.
    I am aspiring to study medicine in the U. S.
    From my research, I’ll have to go through a pre-med course in the U. S.

    Can I apply for scholarship in any of the colleges in U. S without having a degree in Nigeria?

    …and what exams I’ll have to take to apply for the scholarship?

    I’ll be glad to get your reply, Sir.

    Reply
    • Yes, Samuel

      You would need to contact the U.S. Defense Attaché Office at the American Embassy in Lagos.

      Reply
    • Hello Faith,

      There are no straight answers to your question.

      You will have to contact the admission office of the school you are applying to study at in the USA.

      Reply
  45. My wife want to study in USA, which university or college test score waiver for Nigeria student?
    Can my wife travel to USA on a student visa with her 7 years old daughter?

    Reply
    • Hello Mr Olanrewaju,

      Concerning your first question, I guess you mean waiver for the TOEFL exams.

      Most of the schools in the USA require TOEFL. But she should contact the school she is applying to for a waiver which is possible.

      The answer to your second question is yes.

      She can apply for the US F-2 visa which allows children to move with their parents on an F-1 visa in the US.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

      Reply
  46. Good day pls concerning the transcript I only have my waec can I apply for undergraduate studies without other transcripts

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  47. Sir Blessing, I honestly need guardian, I’m a bit confused, my friends are just getting admission to school outside but in my case I don’t know what to do.

    I sincerely need your help

    Reply
  48. Sir Blessing, I have gotten my SAT score, can’t I get any US University that doesn’t require IELTS for admission and Secondly I don’t know anything about secondary school transcript and how it is gotten, though I have a good Waec result

    Reply
    • Hello Favour,

      Below are some of the universities in the USA you can apply to study at without IELTS;

      Rice University
      California State University
      Drexel UniversityState University of New York
      University of Iowa
      University of Arkansas
      University of Dayton
      University of Delaware

      The secondary school transcript is a compilation of all your results in secondary school.

      You can get this document from the school you attended.

      Reply
  49. Do Some Private Universities In The USA Require For IELTS/TOEFL English Certificate? Because I Personally Don’t Have It…

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    • Yes, Emmah

      There are Private Universities in the USA that do require IELTS/TOEFL English certificates.

      Examples of these schools are;

      Rice University
      California State University
      Drexel University
      State University of New York
      University of Iowa
      University of Arkansas
      University of Dayton
      University of Delaware

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
      • Thanks for the information
        Please how can I get a sponsor?

        I did waec 2017 and I did not do well

        Please can I go ahead to write another Waec ?

        Should j tender the transcript of the school I finished from

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        • Hello Sarah,

          You can get a sponsor by approaching a family member or friend that meets the minimum financial requirement.

          Concerning your WAEC result, do you have credit passes in the relevant subjects?

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    • Yes, Blessing.

      The University of Maryland, USA accept Nigerian students for admission.

      Are you seeking undergraduate or postgraduate admission?

      Reply
  50. Thanks for this comprehensive, well-researched article. Please I will like to discuss with you in order to explore the options for me personally and the possibility of me getting such a visa. Thanks

    Reply
    • Hello Sola,

      It is nice to hear from you.

      You can reach me by clicking on the Contact buttons at the end of this page.

      Reply
          • Good day sir, I will like to know maybe there are some tests or exams to pass through before the admission can be granted into school of choice

          • Dear Prosper,

            Depending on the school, you might need to write an entrance exam or do an online interview.

          • Hi, i am Sadiq Tanko Abdulrahman by name, I hail from Kano state, Nigeria. Please sir/ma’am, i will like to request your help choosing the cheapest and best university in the USA, specifically in Atlanta. I have read your blog about the requirements earlier and i think i need more explanation regarding theD-160, I-20 and the I-901 SEVIS fee. Thank you.

          • Hello Sadiq Tanko Abdulrahman,

            Thank you for reaching out. When it comes to choosing a university in the USA, the “cheapest” and “best” criteria can vary based on individual preferences and circumstances. However, I can provide you with some general information to help you make an informed decision.

            In Atlanta, Georgia, there are several universities that offer a wide range of programs and have varying tuition fees. Some universities in Atlanta include Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, and Clark Atlanta University, among others. It is important to research these institutions, their programs, and their respective tuition fees to determine which one aligns with your academic and financial goals.

            Regarding the D-160, I-20, and the I-901 SEVIS fee, here’s a brief explanation of each:

            1. Form D-160 (Nonimmigrant Visa Application): The Form D-160 is an online application form that must be completed by individuals seeking a nonimmigrant visa to enter the United States. It is used for various visa categories, including student visas (F-1 or M-1 visas) for studying in the USA. The form collects personal and background information necessary for visa processing.

            2. Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status): The Form I-20 is a document issued by a U.S. educational institution to accepted international students. It verifies that you have been admitted to a specific institution, have met the necessary requirements, and demonstrates that you have sufficient funds to cover your educational and living expenses. The Form I-20 is required when applying for a student visa.

            3. I-901 SEVIS Fee: The I-901 SEVIS fee is a mandatory fee that international students must pay before their visa interview or applying for a change of status to F or M student visa. SEVIS stands for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, which is a database that tracks and monitors international students studying in the USA. The fee helps fund the SEVIS program.

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