The EducationUSA Advising Service of the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Guinea provides accurate, comprehensive, and current information to students living in Guinea who seriously want to carry on their studies in the United States. The EducationUSA advisor meets with students on a walk-in basis or by appointment for personalized counseling. He also holds weekly group counseling sessions in public and private secondary schools and universities in Conakry and upcountry. The American Corner located at General Lansana Conte University contains undergraduate and graduate programs reference materials, ETS test preparation materials, and computer stations equipped with internet for research on colleges and universities in the United States. The U.S. Embassy offers free educational advising at the Thurgood Marshall American Center of the U.S. Embassy and at the American Corner of General Lansana Conte University in Sonfonia-Conakry for students interested in studying in the United States.
The Education Advising Service aims mainly to:
- Give objective and practical advice during individual and/or group information sessions.
- Give information about the American educational system and universities by phone, mail and email.
- Help students with enrollment and visa procedures.
The iBT TOEFL is an English language test. The test is administered at least once a month at Dixinn Gate on the T2 road in Kipé (Ratoma). The registration fee for the exam is $180, payable by credit card directly to the testing service in the United States. Registration information for the exam can be found at the American Center of the embassy and at the American Corner in Sonfonia.
The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is an exam required for entrance into graduate school for advanced degrees in the United States. It is offered twice a year in Conakry at CELA (Centre d’Etudes de la Langue Anglaise), which is located in the community of Donka in Dixinn. Registration is required approximately one month in advance to secure a seat. The registration fee for the exam is $205, payable by credit card directly to the testing service in the United States. Registration information for the exam can be found at CELA.
Both the TOEFL and the GRE exams can also be taken by computer-based testing on a daily basis in Accra, Ghana..
For more information on the TOEFL, GRE, and other U.S. student exams, please see the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org.