FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions At MEC

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding some of our services. We believe with these you may possibly find answers to your intending questions.

SEVIS FEE PAYMENT
GRE
TOEFL
SEVIS FEE PAYMENT

Question 1:
Who Should Pay The I – 901 SEVIS Fee?

Answer:
All student or exchange visitor issued with an initial Form I – 20 or Ds – 2019 to study in United States.
Visa exempt and applying for entry to the US in F-1 status at a Port of Entry (PoE).
Applying for a change of status to F-1, M-1 or J-1 from another student visa status.
A current F-1, M-1 or J-1 students who have fallen out of status and are applying for reinstatement after more than 5 months.
A current F-1, M-1 or J-1 students who have been outside the U.S. for more than 5 months and are returning to resume a degree program or begin a new degree program.

Question 2:
What is the difference between a I – 901 SEVIS Fee and a school SEVIS administration fee?

Answer:
Some schools charge a fee per year or semester to support their foreign student/exchange visitor office and automated systems. These fees neither mandated nor collected by the U.S. government.

Question 3:
Who is SEVIS fee paid to or who receives SEVIS fee payments?

Answer:
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) under the control of the Department of Homeland Security.

Question 4:
What is the importance of SEVIS fee payment to the US government?

Answer:
The payment helps to keep track of students and exchange visitors and ensures that they maintain their status while in the United States.

Question 5:
Does the I – 901 SEVIS Fee replaces the visa fee?

Answer:
No. I – 901 SEVIS Fee is paid to Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) while visa fee is paid to the US Consulates in the country where you are applying for visa or attending visa interview.

Question 6:
How do I apply to become a student (F or M)?

Answer:
You must apply to a SEVP – approved school. If the school accepts you, you will receive a form I – 20 from the school. Please contact us for more information on applying to SEVP – approved school.

Question 7:
How do I apply to become an exchange visitor (J)?

Answer:
You must apply to a Department of State (DoS) approved exchange visitor program. If you are accepted, you will receive a Form DS – 2019. For more information please contact a MEC Counselor on 08060581501, 08055730374.

Question 8:
Do I need to pay the SEVIS fee before receiving a Form I – 20 or DS – 2019?

Answer:
No, you must have received your Form I – 20 or DS – 2019 before contacting us for SEVIS payment. By this we can retrieve your SEVIS ID number and School Code in order to complete the SEVIS form I – 901.

Question 9:
Do I pay SEVIS fee for every Form I – 20 or DS – 2019 I receive?

Answer:
No. If you receive acceptance packages from several schools or Exchange Visitor Program Sponsors, please select a school or program and use that Form I-20 or DS-2019 to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee.
We highly recommend that you pay the SEVIS I-901 fee using the form from the sponsor or school you will attend. Fee payment is made for a specific SEVIS ID number. Each Form I-20 or DS-Form DS-2019 has a SEVIS ID number. All SEVIS ID numbers start with the letter N.
The SEVIS ID on the payment confirmation receipt must always match the SEVIS ID on the student’s most current Form I-20 or DS-2019, unless the F or M student is considered a border commuter student. If the SEVIS ID is different, please email fmjfee.sevis@ice.dhs.gov to confirm if a new I-901 SEVIS Fee payment is required.

Question 10:
What if I have more than one Form I – 20 or DS – 2019?

Answer:
You only need to pay the fee for one Form I-20 or DS-2019, except in the case of a person who is applying to enter the United States to participate in more than one exchange visitor program. Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee using the information from the Form I-20 or DS-2019 issued by the school or exchange visitor program(s) you wish to attend.

Question 11:
Do I have to pay the SEVIS fee every time I apply for a student or exchange visitor visa?

Answer:
Not necessarily. If you are a continuing student or continuing to participate in the same exchange visitor program, you have continued to maintain your status, and you have the same SEVIS ID you do not need to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee before applying for a new visa.
However, you do need to pay the fee if you are starting a new program or course of study (excluding F students who are transferring schools or changing program levels).

Question 12:
Do I need to pay the SEVIS fee again if I need a new visa to return to the United States to continue my studies or participate in an exchange visitor program?

Answer:
No. When you are applying for a new visa to return the United States, you do not have to pay the fee again if you are reentering to continue a program of study and:
You maintained your status
You have not completed your program unless you are an F student transferring to another school or program within five months of leaving the United States and maintaining the same SEVIS ID
You have not been out of the United States for more than five months except to participate in a study abroad program approved by your school

Question 13:
What happens if I am supposed to pay the SEVIS fee and I did not?

Answer:
If you are required to pay the fee and do not, you will be denied a visa and or entry to the United States. If you are already in the United States and are required to pay the fee before submitting a benefit application, not paying the fee is grounds for denying your application.
If you did not pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee when required, pay it as soon as you discover the error so that you will not be denied benefits you might otherwise be granted.
Not paying the I-901 SEVIS Fee is also a basis for denying application for a benefit based on the nonimmigrant’s F-1, F-3, M-1, M-3 or J-1 status. For example, while an additional fee is not required when applying for a work permit, if you were subject to the fee when becoming a student or exchange visitor, you will be denied a work permit if you did not pay the initial fee.
Failure to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee is not a basis for removal. However, if you do not pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee, you may jeopardize your status. Not maintaining status is a basis for removal.

Question 14:
Do I need to pay for SEVIS before scheduling visa appointment at the embassy?

Answer:
No. You only need to have made the payment before attending the visa interview. For F, M & J visa applicants No SEVIS payment equals no interview. Visa appointment does not affect SEVIS fee payment in any way. However, ensure that your SEVIS Fee payment is made at least 3 business days before your interview at the US Consulate.

Question 15:
Does SEVIS fee payment guarantee a student visa to US?

Answer:
No. The Visa Officer at the US Consulate where you are attending your visa interview determines your eligibility to obtain a student visa.

Question 16:
Will there be a refund of my SEVIS fee payment if I am denied a visa?

Answer:
No refund. Although your initial payment for SEVIS was made through MEC; we also process all payment to the Department of Homeland Security through Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).

Question 17:
Will I pay another SEVIS fee if I am reapplying after I have been previously denied a visa?

Answer:
No, provided the denial is within 12 months and that your SEVIS ID number has not changed for any reason.

Question 18:
After completing a program of studies in US and I want to go for another program, do I need to pay for SEVIS?

Answer:
No. You do not have to pay the fee again if you are currently in the United States as a nonimmigrant student or exchange visitor and you have maintained your status.

Question 19:
How long does the SEVIS payment last/the validity of a SEVIS payment?

Answer:
SEVIS fee payment remains valid for 12 months if your F-1, M-1 or J-1 visa is denied. This means that during this period you can re-apply for another F-1, M-1 or J-1 visa without paying a new fee.

Question 20:
Will F-2, M-2 and J-2 visa applicants pay for SEVIS fee?

Answer:
No, except if you are changing your visa status to F-1, M-1 or J-1.

Question 21:
What is the best time for students to make SEVIS Fee payment?

Answer:
The fee does not have a definite time for payment; you can contact us for payment immediately you receive your form I – 20 or DS 2019 from school. It is also advised that you make all payment at least 3 business days before your visa interview. The fee must also be paid before an application for change of status to F-1, M-1 or J-1 or application for reinstatement to F-1, M-1 or J-1 status is submitted to the Department of Homeland Security.

Question 22:
What are the requirements if I want to pay my SEVIS fee through MEC?

Answer:
**If you have completed and submitted the SEVIS form I -901 online. Send to our email: register@mecnigeria.org
The print out page of the submitted form/coupon page
The data page of your international passport
Proof of SEVIS Fee payment made into our account
**If you have not yet completed the SEVIS form I – 901 online. Send to our email: register@mecnigeria.org
A scanned copy of your Form I – 20 or DS – 2019
Your contact address
Your email address
Your phone number
The data page of your international passport
Proof of SEVIS Fee payment made into our account.

Question 23:
Can you give me a general overview of SEVIS Fee payment at MEC?

Answer:
If you are interested in paying SEVIS fee through us, follow the Six (6) simple steps below:
Step 1 – CONFIRM THE AMOUNT
Here you are to contact a MEC Counselor on 08177619660, 08060581501 or 08055730374 via call, text message or whatsapp to ascertain the exact amount for your visa category – F, M or J. See below our current amount for each visa category.

S/N Description In Dollar (US) In Naira (NGN)
1. For students (F-1, F-3, M-1 or M-3) visa applicants $260 ₦95,000
2. For exchange visitors (J-1) visa applicants (Full Payment) $240 ₦88,000
3. For exchange visitors (J-1) visa applicants (Subsidized Payment) $100 ₦37,000

Step 2 – PAY INTO OUR ACCOUNT
After confirming the amount you are to pay, depending on the visa category, make payment into our account. You can pay into any of the accounts below.

ACCOUNT 1 – GTBank
Account Name: Multinational Educational Consulting Limited
Account No: 0126580520 (NAIRA ACCOUNT)
OR
Account No: 0152993475 (DOLLAR ACCOUNT)

ACCOUNT 2 – UBA
Account Name: Multinational Educational Consulting Limited
Account No: 1018060727 (NAIRA ACCOUNT)

Step 3 – SEND DOCUMENTS TO US
**If you have completed and submitted the SEVIS form I -901 online;
Send to our email: register@mecnigeria.org
· The print out page of the submitted form/coupon page.
· The data page of your international passport.
· Proof of SEVIS Fee payment made into our account.
**If you have not yet completed the SEVIS form I – 901 online;
Send to our email: register@mecnigeria.org

· A scanned copy of your Form I – 20 or DS – 2019
· Your contact address
· Your email address
· Your phone number
· The data page of your international passport
· Proof of SEVIS Fee payment made into our account

Step 4 – CONFIRMATION OF RECEIVED DOCUMENTS
After sending your documents listed on step 3 above, please give us up to 30 – 45 minutes to confirm your payment and the received documents. Please note that in some cases, especially when network is bad, your payment may take a longer time to be confirmed. Be rest assured we will get back to you (via email, call or text) as soon as we are able to confirm it.

Step 5 – PAYMENT REMITTANCE TO SEVIS
After receiving your documents and have confirmed your payment into our account, we will process your SEVIS payment. The waiting time here is 24 hours. You should receive a payment notification email from SEVIS within the next 24 hours after we have confirmed the receipt of your documents and money according to STEP 4 above. If you do not receive an email it means your email address on SEVIS record is invalid. In this case you are free to contact us for more information. Please note that we do not tolerate calls, text messages, whatsapp messages e.t.c. in form of follow up until after 24 hours. You do not need to do a follow up on us for your payment to be made.

Step 6 – PRINTING YOUR SEVIS RECEIPT
Immediately you receive the payment notification email from SEVIS or after we have confirmed your SEVIS payment, go ahead and print off the payment receipt. You can do that by visiting SEVIS official page at https://www.fmjfee.com/ and enter your SEVIS ID Number, SURNAME/LAST NAME and DATE OF BIRTH. Download the payment confirmation receipt and print off.
Our Whatsapp No is 08060581501.

Question 24:
What is the purpose of the SEVIS Form I – 901?

Answer:
The Form I-901, when properly completed, gives SEVP sufficient information to:
Determine the correct amount of the I-901 SEVIS Fee due
Ensure the payment is posted to the correct SEVIS record

Question 25:
What documents do I need to fill in my SEVIS Form I – 901?

Answer:
You need the information from your Form I-20 or DS-2019 to fill out the Form I-901 properly.

Question 26:
How much is the I – 901 SEVIS Fee At MEC?

Answer:

S/N Description In Dollar (US) In Naira (NGN)
1. For students (F-1, F-3, M-1 or M-3) visa applicants $260 ₦95,000
2. For exchange visitors (J-1) visa applicants (Full Payment) $240 ₦88,000
3. For exchange visitors (J-1) visa applicants (Subsidized Payment) $100 ₦37,000

Question 27:
How do I know if MEC has paid my I – 901 SEVIS Fee?

Answer:
If we made payment on your behalf, a copy of your I – 901 SEVIS fee payment confirmation/receipt can be printed from www.fmjfee.com

Question 28:
After SEVIS payment at MEC when can I get the receipt?

Answer:
Immediately after we have completed your payment with SEVIS you will receive an email showing that a payment has been made on your behalf. Use the link on the email to locate and print off a soft copy of your payment receipt and attend your visa interview with it.

Question 29:
Can I get a refund after making SEVIS payment through MEC?

Answer:
Not possible for any reason. Immediately money hit our account we can only do a refund if your payment has not been processed from MEC. In most cases we process payments as soon as we receive them, so it becomes practically impossible to make refunds. Call us if you need clarification.

Question 30:
Where can I locate MEC for my SEVIS Fee Payment?

Answer:
We have our offices in the following locations;

Lagos Office:
Multinational Educational Consulting
321 Road, B Close, House 15,
Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria.
Telephone: +234(0)8177619660/+234(0)7032835643.

Apapa Outlet – Mini Information Centre.
Multinational Educational Consulting
24, Cardoso Street, Kirikiri Town, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.
Telephone: +234(0)9037177887/+234(0)9091503740

Ibadan Office:
Multinational Educational Consulting
By Iyana Ile Oba, Caterpillar Bus stop, 1st Floor, Monatan Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Telephone: +234(0)9091503506/+234(0)8060581501

Kaduna Outlets – Mini Information Centre

ADDRESS 1:
Multinational Educational Consulting
C/O Heyik Int’l Schools, 1 & 2 Mai – Angwa Street, Off Post Office Road, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Telephone: +234(0)8055730374

ADDRESS 2:
Multinational Educational Consulting
C/O Heyik Int’l Schools,
Ac 30, Samaru Road, Kakuri, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Telephone: +234(0)7038285484

Question 31:
Can MEC assist with SEVIS Fee payment for someone outside Lagos, Ibadan and Kaduna?

Answer:
If you do not reside in Lagos, Ibadan or Kaduna, you don’t have to worry; distance has never been a barrier to our operations at MEC. Just call our Team on 08177619660, 08060581501 or 08055730374 and you will be advised on what to do. You do not have to be physically present in our office to make SEVIS payment. Wherever you are you can contact us and your payment will be made accordingly.

Question 32:
When is the best time to contact MEC for SEVIS Fee payment?

Answer:
The best time is between 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday. We do not make SEVIS payment on weekends and even Nigeria & USA public holidays. Although if your payment is pretty urgent, you can still contact us to give it a trial you never can tell.

Question 33:
How can I trust MEC with my SEVIS Fee payment?

Answer:
We have been paying SEVIS fee for students consistently since November 2010. As a matter of fact each year we pay SEVIS fee for not less than 700 people across our office network. MEC have never fail or disappoint anyone as far as this payment is concerned. We have made SEVIS payment at a time within 20minutes after contacting us, depending on the time we receive the student payment and documents. If you are in doubt please ask of proof of at least any 20 SEVIS payment made by us before making any commitment to using our service. We will supply you with each student Surname, SEVIS ID Number, Date of birth and Payment date. You are free to check the status of each from SEVIS page at https://fmjfee.com/

How easy can you get this information from SEVIS if you have not made the payment in the first place?
We are very confident at any given time to deliver what we have promised

GRE

Question 1:
What Is GRE?

Answer:
The full meaning of GRE is Graduate Record Examination.

Question 2:
How important is the GRE Revised General Test?

Answer:
Taking the GRE is an important step toward your future, whether you are planning to go to graduate school or business school or just exploring your options. It is a smart move to show schools your best.

Question 3:
Who administers the GRE Test?

Answer:
The US-based Educational Testing Service (ETS), develops and administers the GRE test. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports.

Question 4:
Who takes the GRE Revised General Test?

Answer:
Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a Master’s, MBA, specialized Master’s in Business or Doctoral degree takes the GRE revised General Test. GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

Question 5:
When and where do people take the GRE exam?

Answer:
The GRE revised General Test is available at about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the computer-based test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year. In areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available, the test is administered in a paper-based format up to three times a year in October, November and February.

Question 6:
Which graduate or business school accepts GRE scores?

Answer:
You can visit any of our office or call our Counselors to find out more information. Call 08060581501 or 08055730374 or whatsapp 08060581501

Question 7:
Which MBA program accepts GRE?

Answer:
Most Business schools worldwide accepts the GRE scores for their MBA, specialized Masters and other Doctoral Business oriented programs. You can visit any of our office or call our Counselors to find out more information.

Question 8:
Does Business Schools prefer the GRE or GMAT scores?

Answer:
According to our recent research at MEC, nearly 8 out of every 10 MBA programs have no test preference. In other words, most MBA programs view GRE and GMAT scores equally.

Question 9:
Does ETS offer any services to help match students with graduate and business schools?

Answer:
Yes we will add your unique GRE profile to the graduate and business school recruiters around the world and will use this database to find prospective students like you.

Question 10:
What skill does the GRE revised General test measure?

Answer:
The Verbal Reasoning section measures your abilityto analyze and draw conclusions from discourse, understand multiple levels of meaning, select important points and understand the meanings of sentences and entire texts.
The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your abilityto interpret and analyze quantitative information and use mathematical skills such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics to solve problems.
The Analytical Writing section measures your ability tosustain a well-focused, coherent discussion, articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively, support your ideas with relevant examples and examine claims and accompanying evidence.

Question 11:
How does the Computer – delivered GRE test work?

Answer:
The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections are section-level adaptive, meaning that the first section of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures spans a range of difficulty levels, from easy to difficult. The first section is assembled such that, overall, the first section is of average difficulty. The difficulty level of the second section of each of the measures depends on your performance on the first section. For example, if for the Quantitative Reasoning measure you do very well on the first section, the second section of the Quantitative Reasoning measure will be at a higher level of difficulty. The scoring for the Quantitative Reasoning measure takes into consideration the total number of questions answered correctly across the two sections, as well as the difficulty level of the section (similar process for the Verbal Reasoning measure).

Question 12:
What level of Math content is included in the test?

Answers:
The GRE General Test uses the foundations of high school math to test quantitative reasoning. The test material measures your ability to understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis; to reason quantitatively; and to solve problems in a quantitative setting.

Question 13:
How does MEC assist in the GRE exam?

Answers:
We register and coach students for the exam. You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office. Whatsapp 08060581501.

Question 14:
How do I register for the GRE exam Through MEC?

Answers:
If you are registering for the Computer – Delivered or Paper – Delivered GRE exam, you can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office. Whatsapp 08060581501.

Question 15:
How much does it cost for MEC to register the GRE general exam?

Answers:
At the moment we charge $230 USD. If you are paying in Naira please contact a MEC Counselor to find out the Naira equivalent.

Question 16:
How do I coach for the GRE exam Through MEC?

Answers:
You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office. Whatsapp 08060581501. We offer 2 months intensive coaching in order to prepare our students adequately before sitting for the GRE exam. We have highly experienced Tutors who understand the need of students and are able to prepare the students to overcome their weaknesses. At the end of the coaching we will administer up to 2 full lengths GRE test to students as though they are taking the real GRE exam.

Question 17:
Where is the GRE exam written in Nigeria?

Answers:
At the moment the exam is written in Lagos, Abuja and Portharcourt. Although there is possibility of having new centres anytime soon, therefore you can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office to get more information. Whatsapp 08060581501.

Question 18:
How can I see where and when the test is offered in my region?

Answers:
You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office or whatsapp 08060581501 for more information.

Question 19:
What if I need to change the date or location of my GRE exam?

Answers:
If you have registered at MEC to take the GRE general test, and wants to change the exam date or location, you must contact us with your intention at least 4 business days before your test date otherwise your exam fee already paid will be forfeited.
Also if you are to reschedule your exam date, we will charge you a rescheduling fee of $75 USD. If you decide to cancel your exam within the time period indicated above (4 business days), you will receive a refund of 50% of the official GRE exam fee (that is $102.5 USD).
You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office or whatsapp 08060581501 for more information.

Question 20:
How often can I retake GRE test?

Answers:
You can take the GRE general test once every 21days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12 – months period (365 days). You may take the paper – delivered test as often as it is offered.

Question 21:
How long is the GRE test taken?

Answers:
The total test time for the GRE Computer – delivered test is about 3hours 45minutes plus short breaks.

Question 22:
Will I see my scores at the test centre when I take the computer – delivered test?

Answers:
Yes, after completing the computer – delivered GRE general exam you will be able to view your scores and have the opportunity to report or cancel the scores. You will see your unofficial scores for both verbal and quantitative reasoning, but will not be able to view your Analytical writing essays.

Question 23:
How do I send my GRE scores to an institution of my choice?

Answers:
Your exam fee entitles you to request the scores to be sent to up to 4 graduate schools or fellowship sponsors at no additional cost.
For the computer – delivered GRE general test, you will be asked to designate your score recipients at the exam centre.
For the paper – delivered GRE general test, you will be asked to designate your score recipients during registration.

Question 24:
When will my official scores be reported after testing?

Answers:
If you take the computer – delivered GRE general test, your official scores will be available in your ETS account and a copy will be sent to the institutions you designated approximately 10 – 15 days after your test date.

Question 25:
Can I view my score online?

Answers:
Yes once your official scores are reported you will receive an email from ETS indicating you can view your scores online free of charge via your ETS account.

Question 26:
How can I get an official test taker score report?

Answers:
If you wish to get a paper copy of your official test taker score report, you may use the print functionality in your ETS account to print a copy of your official score report.

Question 27:
How do I order additional GRE score report?

Answers:
You can order additional GRE score reports as soon as your official test scores are available, approximately 10 days after taking the test. You can send your scores to as many institutions or agencies as you choose for a fee of $40 USD per score recipient. You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office or whatsapp 08060581501 for more information. If you are paying in Naira, please contact us to find out the Naira equivalent of $40 USD.

Question 28:
How long are GRE score valid?

Answers:
Five (5) years; after which ETS can no longer report your score to institutions.

TOEFL TEST

Question 1:
What Is TOEFL?

Answer:
The full meaning of TOEFL is Test of English as a Foreign Language.

Question 2:
How important is the TOEFL Test?

Answer:
TOEFL test your ability to understand and use English language proficiently especially for academic purpose.

Question 3:
Who administers the TOEFL Test?

Answer:
The US-based Educational Testing Service (ETS), develops and administers the TOEFL test. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports.

Question 4:
What is the difference between the TOEFL IBT test and PBT delivering testing?

Answer:
The TOEFL iBT test is delivered through the internet and measures the taker Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing skills. It is administered online at testing site only.
The TOEFL PBT test is delivered as paper and pencil test that also measure the taker Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing skills. It is offered only in locations where the internet is not available. The TOEFL revised paper – delivered test replaces the TOEFL PBT and it measures Reading, Listening and Writing skills. There is no Speaking component because of technical requirements of capturing spoken responses.

Question 5:
Where are TEOFL test score accepted?

Answer:
More than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in about 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.

Question 6:
How do I know my institution TOEFL score requirement?

Answer:
Each institution sets its own score requirements. If you are processing your admission with us at MEC, you can be rest assured that we will let you know the minimum TOEFL score required for admission. If you are processing your admission on your own, do well to contact your institution to know the score requirement.

Question 7:
How often is the test given?

Answer:
There are no specific number of times the test is taken weekly, monthly or yearly. Meanwhile you can visit any of our office or call our Counselors to find out more information. Call 08060581501 or 08055730374 or whatsapp 08060581501

Question 8:
How do I find testing location and dates?

Answer:
Kindly contact our office or call our Counselors to find out more information. Call 08060581501 or 08055730374 or whatsapp 08060581501.

Question 9:
Can I take the entire test in 1 day?

Answer:
Yes, the test is given all in one day. It takes about 4.5 hours to complete the full test including break time.

Question 10:
Why should I choose the TOEFL test over another English proficiency test?

Answer:

  • It’s the most highly respected around the world
  • It’s the most widely accepted
  • It’s the most accurately measured
  • It’s the most fair and unbiased
  • It’s the most convenient

Question 11:
How much does the TOEFL iBT test cost to register at MEC?

Answer:
At the moment we charge $205 USD for the exam registration. If you are paying in Naira please contact a MEC Counselor to find out the Naira equivalent.

Question 12:
What is the test fee refund policy?

Answers:
If you cancel your registration before the 4-day advance deadline, you will receive a refund of half the exact test fee (that is $90 USD). You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office. Whatsapp 08060581501.

Question 13:
What do I need to know before I register at MEC?

Answers:
Before you register, decide where you want to take the test. Contact us at MEC for testing locations and available dates. You will be required to enter identification (ID) information before you can register for the test. Be sure to use the same form of ID that you will bring to the test center. Your only valid means of identification in Nigeria is your international passport.

Question 14:
When can I register for the TOEFL iBT test?

Answers:
Seats can fill up quickly, so register early. We recommend that you register 3 to 4 months before your desired test date to reserve your seat. Your test date should be 2 to 3 months before your earliest admissions application or other deadline. Although we can still register you anytime provided your preferred test date is available irrespective of the time you contact us for the registration.

Question 15:
When do late registration fee apply?

Answers:
It applies when the registration closes 7 days prior to the test date or when we can no longer register you with the official registration amount. In this case MEC is going to charge an extra fee for the registration.
To ascertain the exact amount, call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office. Whatsapp 08060581501. All late registration closes 4 days prior to your test date.

Question 16:
What if I need to change the date or location of my TOEFL exam?

Answers:
If you have registered at MEC to take the TOEFL general test, and wants to change the exam date or location, you must contact us with your intention at worst case 4 business days before your test date otherwise your exam fee already paid will be forfeited.
Also if you are to reschedule your exam date, we will charge you a rescheduling fee of $75 USD, and we cannot guarantee you availability of date. If you decide to cancel your exam within the time period indicated above (4 business days), you will receive a refund of 50% of the official TOEFL exam fee (that is $90 USD).
You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office or whatsapp 08060581501 for more information.

Question 17:
How should my name appear on my registration?

Answers:
Your name and the spelling of your name must match the name printed on the valid ID document you will present at the test center. If this information does not match, you will not be permitted to test, and your test fee will not be refunded.

Question 18:
I have a multiple-part first or last name. How should I enter it?

Answers:
Enter your name exactly as it appears on your international passport that you will bring to the test centre. If the names do not match, you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded.
Enter your entire last name (family name/surname) and first (given) name. If you have a multiple-part first or last name, enter it as it appears on your international passport, excluding accents and apostrophes. For example, if your first/given name is “Jean Louis,” enter both names in the First/Given Name(s) box. If your last/family name is “Smith-Davis,” enter both names in the Last/Family Name(s) box. Be sure to enter all the names in the same order as they appear on your passport.

Question 19:
I don’t have a first (or last) name. What should I do?

Answers:
If you do not have a first or a last name, enter the name(s) you have in the Last Name field and leave the First Name field blank. This is because the Last Name field is a mandatory field, and the First Name field is not.

Question 20:
What can I do with my TOEFL online account?

Answers:
When you register your TOEFL iBT at MEC, we will create a profile/account, including a username and password. You will be able to return to your account to:

  • update your email or mailing address
  • update your ID information
  • view your registration at “View Orders”
  • add a TOEFL®Value Pack to your order
  • reschedule or cancel your registration
  • change your score report preference
  • view your scores
  • download a PDF test taker score report (not currently available for tests taken in China)
  • order additional score reports
  • check the status of previous orders
  • pay an outstanding balance

Question 21:
What if I make a mistake entering my name or date of birth?

Answers:
Once you enter your name and date of birth, you can’t change those fields. If you need to make a change to your name or date of birth, contact us at MEC for possible help. You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office. Whatsapp 08060581501. We charge between $25 to $40 USD to effect such changes depending on the nature of changes to be made.

Question 22:
Will I receive a confirmation after my TOEFL test is registered at MEC?

Answers:
Yes once we have registered you, a confirmation email will be sent to your email bearing your exam details such as test date, start time and test centre address. You need to print out the confirmation and take it to the exam venue on the test day.

Question 23:
How many score reports are included in my test fee?

Answers:
Your test fee includes:
1 online score report for you, and 1 paper copy if you requested it before you took the test. Your scores will be posted electronically only, unless you request a paper copy by selecting that option when registering.
You can also download and print a PDF test taker score report for your records.
Up to 4 official score reports sent to the institutions or agencies you select before you test; ETS will send the official score reports directly to the score recipients. Keep in mind that if you designate any institution or agency to receive your scores, you will not be able to have your Writing and/or Speaking section re-scored through the Score Review service.

Question 24:
Can I order additional official score reports?

Answers:
Yes, you can order additional score reports once your scores are available online, approximately 10 days after your test date. The fee is $35 USD for each report to be ordered. You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office for more information. Whatsapp 08060581501.
Reports are mailed from ETS approximately 3 to 5 days after receipt of your request and payment.

Question 25:
How do I order additional score reports?

Answer:
You can order additional score reports as soon as your test scores are available, approximately 10 days after you take the test. You can send your scores to as many institutions or agencies as you choose for a fee of $35 USD per report. If you are paying in Naira, please contact us to find out the Naira equivalent of $35 USD.

Question 26:
When will ETS send my additional score reports to school?

Answer:
Score reports will be mailed 5–10 business days after MEC receive your request and payment, and have in turn contacted ETS accordingly.

Question 27:
Can I retake the test?

Answer:
Yes, you can. There is no limit to the number of times you can take the test, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment.
This policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified (for example, due to inconsistent registration information).
If the violation is identified after registration, but before the test date, your test appointment will be canceled and your test fee will not be refunded.
If the violation is not identified until after your scores have been reported, your scores will be canceled. You and any score recipients will be notified by a cancellation letter. Your test fee will not be refunded.

Question 28:
When should I start preparing for the TOEFL test?

Answers:
Start preparing for the test as early as possible.

Question 29:
What is the best way to prepare for the TOEFL test?

Answers:
MEC is your sure way. Practicing your English reading, listening, speaking and writing skills as much as possible will help you feel prepared and confident on test day. We offer resources to make it easier. You can call a MEC Counselor on 08060581501 or 08055730374 or visit our office.
Whatsapp 08060581501. We offer one month intensive coaching in order to prepare our students adequately before sitting for the TOEFL exam. We have highly experienced Tutors who understand the need of students and are able to prepare the students to overcome their weaknesses. At the end of the coaching we will administer up to 2 full lengths TOEFL test to students as though they are under the real TOEFL exam condition.

Question 30:
Where can I purchase TOEFL test preparation materials?

Answers:
You can purchase the recent TOEFL test preparation materials (textbooks plus CDs) at any MEC store nearest to you. After purchasing our study material we provide door post delivery services by sending materials through courier to your address. We deliver books timely (within 24 – 48 hours) to any given location in Nigeria. This service has really helped our clients who reside outside Lagos, Ibadan and Kaduna. Note that courier charges apply here and varies with respect to delivery location.
Please call us to know the exact amount as per your location.

Question 31:
How and when do I get my scores?

Answer:
Scores will be posted online approximately 10 days after the test date. Log in to your TOEFL online account, enter the ETS ID number you received when you registered, and click “View Scores.” A score report posting schedule (PDF) for each test date is available on the TOEFL iBT website, and you will receive an email letting you know when your scores have been posted.
You can also download and print a PDF copy of your test taker score report. The PDF will be available within 3 days of the date your scores are posted online. Your scores are also sent to the institutions or agencies you selected (and to you, if you requested a paper copy before you took the test). Allow 7–10 days for mail delivery in the United States and 4–6 weeks for other areas outside the United States. MEC has no control over mail delivery to locations around the world. We recommend that you take the test 2 to 3 months before your earliest application or other deadline.

Question 32:
What is on my score report?

Answer:
Your score report includes scores for each test section, a total score and performance feedback about what test takers at your score level can typically do.

Question 33:
What are TOEFL test scores like?

Answer:
The TOEFL iBT test provides scores in 4 skill areas — Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing — and a total score:
Reading 0–30
Listening 0–30
Speaking 0–30
Writing 0–30
Total Score 0–120
The total score is the sum of the 4 skill scores.

Question 34:
How soon do score recipients get my scores?

Answer:
Score reports are sent electronically or mailed to recipients approximately 13 days after the test date. However, MEC has no control over mail delivery to various locations around the world. Allow 7–10 days after the mailing date for delivery in the United States, and 4–6 weeks or more for locations outside the United States. For information specific to your location, contact your postal service.

Question 35:
How long are scores valid?

Answer:
ETS reports scores for 2 years after the test date.

ADMISSION PROCESSING

Question 1:
When do I need to apply for admission?

Answer:
Applications for admission are received any time before the deadline dates of the institution of your choice. However, students are advised to make early applications in order to secure a place on their course. It is also very important that you finish all necessary discussion with your sponsor as regards financial sponsorship before submitting your application.

Question 2:
Do I really need to discuss with my sponsor before or when contacting MEC?

Answer:
NO if you are self – sponsored, but YES if someone will be sponsoring you. They need to be aware since it is their fund you will need in the later part of the journey.

Question 3:
What does it cost to Study Abroad?

Answer:
The cost depends on the course you are going to study, the level of study, country of study and institution. It also depends on your lifestyle especially when it comes to living expenses. You can ask any of our counselors for full information.

Question 4:
Can I get scholarship?

Answer:
There are virtually fewer, but very competitive scholarship slots for international students. In most cases, they are given based on academic merits. We can therefore not be able to guarantee you one for now. However, you can consult the embassy of the country you wish to study for further information on study scholarship opportunities.

Question 5:
What institutions does MEC represent?

Answer:
MEC have an unlimited coverage for now. We believe we cannot serve everyone according to their desires, but certainly will do everything possible to help students actualize their dream by giving quality value to their money.

Question 6:
How long does it take to process my admission?

Answer:
It varies from school to school. Each school has its own processing time. In most cases, processing period depends on the time of making application, because applications are treated on first – come, first – served basis. Early applications attract swift response from schools. In any case, we can be looking at a processing time of one (1) to two (2) weeks if all application documents are complete.

Question 7:
After the admission offer what next?

Answer:
You usually would be required to pay your tuition fee (either in full or as part payment). Although most schools in USA and Canada may not require any deposit from you at this stage.

Question 8:
Why do I need to pay any fee before arriving school?

Answer:
You are the one coming to study abroad and must adhere to the rules and regulations of the institution you wish to study. The immigration is also very much interested in whether or not you are a genuine student by ensuring that you make reasonable deposit off your tuition (especially when demanded by the institution). Although most schools in Europe may not send you any visa document or letter until such deposits are made.

Question 9:
Can my tuition fees be paid by installments?

Answer:
Yes in most cases; but the number of installments depends on the institution concerned. Some institutions offer discounts to students who pays the whole of their tuition fees in advance of enrolment. Please ask your MEC counselor for such details.

Question 10:
Who do I pay my tuition fees to?

Answer:
You have the option of either paying directly to the institution you wantto study after getting your initial offer letter or through MEC to same institution.However, what you stand to enjoy when these fees are paid through MEC is quick remittance into the institution’s account without any delay. You will also enjoy the opportunity of getting quicker and faster refunds in case of visa refusal.

Question 11:
How easy will it be to secure my visa?

Answer:
If you are truly a genuine immigrant or student, and all rules as instructed by MEC have been carefully obeyed, then we can assure you that your visa is almost 100% guaranteed.

Question 12:
How long does visa application takes at the embassy?

Answer:
It depends on country. The duration varies from one country to another. You can consult us or the embassy of the country you wish to study for such information.

Question 13:
What then happens to my deposited fund if visa is unsuccessful?

Answer:
If you are refused a student visa after making some initial tuition deposits, ensure to contact us immediately so we can advice you on what next to do. Generally, tuition fees deposited are refunded in full if students are able to contact the school before the start date of their programs. In some cases, institutions will only make refunds after deducting some administrative charges from the sum deposited. These charges varies from school to school but you can find out from us if need be. No refund is made in case where visa is refused because applicant submitted false documents.

Question 14:
Is it possible to defer my admission?

Answer:
Yes it is very possible. Usually, you will be required to state in writing to MEC your intention(s) for wanting to do so. This should be done not more than one (1) month after the receipt of your admission offer. Please be aware that further application processing fee may be payable if MEC must continue with such processing subsequently.

Question 15:
Is it possible to change my course when I have arrived school?

Answer:
It may be possible to do so within the university or college in which you are planning to study but we can hardly tell of the possibility if you are changing from one institution to another. However, the change becomes practically impossible if your preferred course is already filled up.

Question 16:
How much does it cost to process the admission and visa counseling?

Answer:
We normally do not charge a separate fee for admission and visa counseling. Our processing fees cover both the admission processing and visa counseling. These fees vary from one country to another, and are usually paid in full before MEC can commence the processing of your admission to ensure we are not dealing with time wasters.
We can accept some form of part payment of processing fees in exceptional cases, provided the student or their sponsors are willing to pay the remaining balance immediately they get their offer letters.