FAQs

Q: Who is GIEVA? 

Ans: Gieva is an acronym for Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association. A youth based Non-Governmental Organization which empowers and develop young people with a central focus on education. GIEVA is also the International representative for SAT and ACT administration in Nigeria.

Q: Apart from SAT and ACT Administration, what else does GIEVA do?

Ans: Just like we mentioned, GIEVA is interested in the development of young people in the country especially in terms of their Education. We carry out outreach programs through our choices project. Short term empowerment programs We provide other services such as registration of standardized tests GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, processing Additional score reports for SAT,ACT, GRE, TOEFL, and GMAT, processing SEVIS fee payments, application fees, tuition fees, housing fees, admission acceptance payments, WES etc.

Q: Where is GIEVA office?

Ans: GIEVA has offices in Abuja and Lagos and the U.S.A.; our contact addresses can be found on our contact page.

Q: What is SAT?

Ans: SAT is Scholastic Aptitude Test; it is a test for undergraduate study in American Universities. It is required by almost all American Universities and American based Universities around the world. The test is used to measure an individuals’ academic performance including aptitude. The test is also divided into two (2): SAT Reasoning and SAT II.

SAT Reasoning is a general test which tests students in reasoning i.e. aptitude and logic, covering a wide range of ideas throughout the academic years spent in school and a few details in basic reasoning and logic.

SAT II on the other hand is subject based. This means that a candidate taking the SAT II test has to choose a minimum of 1 subject and maximum of 3 subjects. The subjects are chosen based on the Universities the candidate is applying to. The school usually asks for results in these subjects to enable them measure a student’s strength and weaknesses based on the course the candidate is applying for.

Q: How can I get the SAT Form?

Ans: SAT forms can be obtained at any of our offices in Abuja or Lagos. We have also made it easier for students outside this location to collect SAT forms at the various test centers around the country. For center details (go to downloads)

Q: How do I register for SAT?

Ans: For you to be registered for SAT you need to pick up a form from any of our offices or collection point, the forms are free. After which the form is filled and payment for the test is done at any Guarantee Trust Bank across the country. Payment details are included in each of the form you collect from our office or you can request for a copy if not given. Please ensure to return the payment teller and the form to our office before the deadline of any given test.

Q: How do I get preparatory material?

Ans: Preparatory materials can be gotten from any of our offices in Abuja or Lagos.

Q: Does GIEVA conduct training sessions for those who want to take the test?

Ans:  Gieva does not conduct training sessions for those who want to take any of the tests. We only provide you with preparatory books for your personal use at very moderate cost.

Q: How much does SAT registration cost?

Ans: The cost of registration varies each year, for international students, you pay international processing fee and the cost of the tests. Current cost of registration can be gotten on the College Board website www.collegeboard.com or the bulletin that contains the registration form or call our office to know what the current fees are.

Q: What is the Naira equivalent of the registration fees?

The naira equivalent rate is dependent on the domestic dollar rate, due to fluctuation Gieva is subject to peg a rate for administrative purpose for the organization. Call any of our offices before making payment.

Q: What are the test dates for the examination?

Ans: The test dates for SAT are at the back of the bulletin, please check to see which test date meets your plan and ensure you submit your forms before each given registration deadline.

Q: What scores do I need to qualify for scholarship?

Ans: SAT scores that qualify you for scholarship is dependent on each institution, you need to confirm what scores are required from the schools that you are applying to. But for us as an organization we encourage you to study hard and score not less than 1800 to stand a good chance.

Q: I have been given admission how do I go about the visa?

Ans: For your visa process please contact the nearest Education Advising Center of the American embassy for further directives or visit the U.S. Embassy website or use the US education guide for details on what you need to do.

Q: Where are the testing centers in Nigeria?

There are 13 test centers in Nigeria some of which are closed centers, spread across major cities in Nigeria, Lagos, Ibadan, Osun, Kwara, Benin, Aba, Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Kaduna,and Jos. Click here for center address.

Q: What do you mean by “closed center”?

Ans: By closed Center, we mean a school that Administers’ SAT tests for the students of that school only. They do not admit any other candidates and no external candidate is sent to the center to write.

Q: I have a large no. of student in my school (200) how do we get a center?

Ans: For those in a school with a large number of candidates interested in writing  SAT and want to become a testing center for  SAT, please contact Gieva office for further details on the process of initiating a new center. For schools like this, they can also apply to be a “closed testing Center”.

QQ: I missed my SAT test because I was ill, how do i get another date or a refund?

Ans: If you miss your test due to lateness, illness or other issues, you can reschedule your test for another test date. This will cost you some additional charges; it is not in our place to make refunds for payments or registrations processed especially if the fault is greatly yours.

Q: I have computer phobia can I do the paper based test and where?

Ans: If you have computer phobia, we will encourage you to get over it because for now we don’t have paper based test for toefl, and for you who want to go abroad to study, you will have to depend on the computer to do most of your school work.

Q: What is paper based test dates?

Ans: Gre paper based test are usually fixed at specific dates by Gre, please visit the Gre website or check the back of the bulletin for more information on test dates.

Q: What is pre sat?

Pre sat is Sat exams taken by students still in secondary school especially those in the 10th and 11th grade (SS1&SS2) for trials. It is usually organized by specific schools that have interest in their students doing the test before the actual SAT test. More details can be gotten on College Board website.

Q: Where is ETs office in Nigeria?

Ans:  Ets has no office in Nigeria, but have regional offices that coordinate different countries around the world.

Q: Can I pay in any currency other than the dollar or Naira?

Ans: You cannot pay any other currency apart from the two major currencies designated for this purpose, The Naira and Dollar.

Q: If I find out that my name was omitted in the exams what do I do?

Ans: If your name was omitted on the exam list and you don’t have admission ticket, please contact the Closest Gieva office nearer to you for further actionbut it is advisable to call GIEVA office at least a day or two before the test day if your admission ticket does not get to you. You will be given your registration number.

Q: Can I get some past questions for study?

Ans: There are no past questions for study, what we provide is the preparatory booklet officially provided by College Board for candidatesor go to College Board website and register to receive sample questions daily. This will give you a better idea of the kind of questions you would be answering during the test.

Q: What is the dead line for submission of SAT registration forms?

Ans: Deadline for submission of your sat forms is available at the back of the bulletin given to you or click here. Please confirm your test date and dead line.

Q: My results are not released and I sat for the exams what do I do?

Ans: If you have delays in viewing your scores or receiving a mailed copy of your scores after the set date, please call College Board customer service, 0091-866, 756, 7346. Or send a mail to SAT@info.collegeboard.org.

Q: Can I pay with credit card for my brother from any part of the country?

Ans:  credit card payment from Nigeria is generally frowned upon especially ETS. So you are advised to pay in cash.

Q: Can my brother pay to your GTB account from U.S

Ans: You need to have a proof that payment was made into the account, once we confirm that payments have been made, we will honor your request.

 

Q: Can I register for someone from abroad?

Ans: Yes you can register a candidate who wants to test in Nigeria from abroad.

Q: What qualifies me for GRE exams?

Ans: Only candidates that have completed a four year degree program can qualify to write the Gre exams, this is necessary if you choose to pursue a post graduate program in the United States.

Q: Does ETS cover all institutions abroad and US?

Ans: ETS is known all over the world and covers accredited universities in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

Q: How can I register for TOEFL?

Ans: download a form clickmake payment at the bank and return your form and teller to our office. Register very early as there is limited space.

 

Q: How to I order SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL addition score reports, change my test date or reschedule?

Ans: Please go to any of our offices or call +2347035250399, +2347035250344 or send us a mail us at contact@gieva.org

 

Q: How many times is GRE and GMAT taken in a month?

Ans: GRE is taken at chosen days of the week mostly weekends now. We advise that you register at least 20 days before your chosen test date.

Q: Where are the test center locations for GRE and GMAT in Nigeria?

Ans: test centers are only located in Lagos and Abuja. For more information visit www.ets.org/gre