Is it possible to Study at US universities with backlogs? Study Abroad

Study Abroad | Is it possible to Study at US universities with backlogs?

Study at US universities with backlogs: Students who want to study abroad often have doubts regarding backlog subjects and whether backlogs matter or not. To answer this question, it all depends on where you want to study. Some foreign universities accept backlogs, and some don’t. In this article, we try to learn whether it is possible to Study at US universities with backlogs.

What is Backlog: If you don’t clear (pass) your exam paper on your first attempt, then it is considered a backlog subject (paper).

Can we apply to universities abroad with backlogs?

Yes, we can apply to universities abroad with backlogs, but not with active backlogs!

US universities prefer applicants with no backlogs. But most universities in the US will accept a maximum of five (5) backlogs. However, some universities accept a maximum of 10-15 backlogs.

Universities may accept your application if the subject (paper) on which you failed was not a major one. However, there is always a chance that students with up to 10-15 backlogs will be accepted at some universities if they achieve a high GRE score (310–325).

List of US universities accepting 0-5 backlogs

  • Marist College, New York
  • Wright State University, Ohio
  • Gannon University, Pennsylvania
  • Clarkson University, New York
  • Wichita State University, Kansas
  • Kent State University, Ohio

List of US universities accepting 5-10 backlogs

  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago
  • Missouri State University, Springfield
  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Pace University, New York
  • Clark University, Massachusetts

List of US universities accepting 10-15 backlogs

  • Rowan University, New Jersey
  • Golden Gate University, California
  • Pittsburg State University, Kansas
  • Old Dominion University, Virginia

Final thoughts

Always try to complete your graduation without backlogs and maintain a good overall CGPA. Most universities in the US allow up to five (5) backlogs, so keep your backlogs under five (5).

Chase your dreams and achieve high.


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