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Do not be concerned if you are a study abroad aspirant concerned about your study abroad plans due to backlogs. Whether or not backlogs affect your study abroad plans depends entirely on your study abroad destination. A backlog certificate is a document that verifies the number of backlogs, subjects with backlogs, the number of attempts to clear the backlog, and backlog status. As a result, when you apply for a backlog certificate, the institution where you completed your previous course issues you a backlog certificate.
Do backlogs matter? It's one of the most frequently asked questions among students. If so, how far are backlogs accepted? Here is a blog that will answer all your questions about whether you can study abroad with backlogs and how many backlogs you can have.
Can I study abroad with backlogs? This is one of the most dreadful questions among students with a record of backlogs. Yes, with a backlog, you can continue your dream of studying abroad. Universities worldwide are aware that there are various reasons why a student may have a backlog at their previous institution. The admissions committee considers all aspects of an application, including overall academic records, test scores, extracurricular participation, social work, and so on.
A backlog is an exam you could not pass on your first attempt (this could be due to a lack of preparation or being unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances). All previous backlogs must be cleared to enrol in any international program successfully.
If you have no backlogs, you will receive a no-backlog certificate. Some countries consider the number of subjects to be the number of backlogs, while others take the number of attempts to clear those backlogs.
These are the following points you should consider
As the phrase implies, the number of backlogs equals the number of attempts to pass the exam. It is a standard method used at universities in Germany, Australia, and by some Canadian institutions. Consider that you passed the exam for one subject in two attempts, so your backlog will be two even though you took the exam only once.
When the subject count is considered, the number of backlogs equals the number of subjects with backlogs, regardless of the number of attempts made to pass the exam. This method of counting backlogs is widely used in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. If you have a backlog in one subject and have taken the exam twice or thrice, your backlog count remains one.
A backlog certificate is issued by your academic institution that contains information about your backlogs. Whether you have backlogs or not, institutions abroad may require you to submit a backlog certificate and academic transcripts to certify your academic records. If you apply to Australian universities, you must request a 'zero backlog' certificate from your educational institution.
Even if you have no backlogs, your international institution may request one with academic transcripts to certify your academic records.
All private universities in Australia accept up to seven or eight backlogs, while Go8 universities accept up to two to three backlogs. If you choose public institutions over private ones, you should have at most eight backlogs. Australian institutions consider backlogs to be the number of attempts.
Canadian universities will accept up to five backlogs with a minimum grade point average of 70% during previous study qualifications. Canadian institutions may also accept seven or eight backlogs for PG degree programs with a minimum Bachelor's average of 65%. Students with 10 or 12 backlogs can apply for PG Diplomas, while students with more backlogs are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
UK institutions readily accept students with 15 backlogs; however, a good score in an English-language proficiency test, such as IELTS, is required. While there are no specific requirements for backlog acceptance, admission requires a good IELTS score.
Most American universities prefer students with no backlogs, but in rare cases, they may accept up to five backlogs if you have a good GRE score between 315 and 325. Furthermore, in cases where there are 10 to 12 backlogs, admission is at the university's discretion.
Most New Zealand universities accept students with a maximum of five backlogs, while some selective institutions may accept 12 to 15 backlogs. Furthermore, a good IELTS score, as well as any tangible research project or extra-curricular activities to back up backlogs, is a significant factor in admission.
Irish institutions typically accept applications with a maximum of four to five backlogs, with some accepting only two to three.
In most cases, convincing universities to admit students with active backlog status is complicated. As a result, make sure you clear any backlogs before applying to universities and that you reapply as few times as possible. However, some institutions may accept you with active backlogs if you have a strong academic record. You will be given a conditional offer letter, and your admission will be confirmed only if you clear the backlog before the program begins.
|Country||Maximum Backlogs Accepted||Admission Criteria||Popular Universities Accepting Backlogs|
|Canada||5 (maximum 10 allowed at the discretion of the university)||60-70% in last 2 semesters with no backlogs required for admission||Conestoga College
George Brown College
|UK||5 to 15||Good GRE/ GMAT scores and proof of English language proficiency||Bangor University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Kingston University London
|US||5 (maximum 10 allowed at the discretion of the university)||Average GRE score of 320 or above or equivalent GMAT score and participation in extracurricular activities||Kent State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
University of South Dakota
Missouri State University
|Australia||8 (should be less if applying to public universities)||Overall academic performance||University of Sydney
University of Melbourne
University of Technology Sydney
|New Zealand||5 (maximum 15 allowed at the discretion of the university)||IELTS/ TOEFL scores and participation in extracurricular activities||University of Auckland
Victoria University of Wellington
Unitech New Zealand
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
It will be helpful for you to get a few tips on managing the backlogs so that you can make a wise decision while applying to universities abroad. The steps for managing your backlog record are as follows.
We hope to have included all information related to backlogs and whether it can affect your study abroad plan. You can read our blogs to get further information on the topic. You can also contact AECC's expert counsellors to get one-to-one assistance for free.
Backlogs generally affect visa processing if your international institutions accepts your application and grants confirmed admission. So, please don't be concerned. Fill out your application and contact us at AECC. Our knowledgeable international education specialists will gladly walk you through the entire process.
Few Canadian universities accept backlogs with a maximum of 5 and 70% in your previous academic qualification.
If there are any active backlogs, you have no chance of obtaining a visa. Your academic transcripts and backlog certificates can help you determine whether a backlog is active or inactive.
Other factors, such as entrance test scores, English language proficiency scores, extracurricular participation, honours and awards, social work, and so on, can help you build an academic profile and gain admission to universities that accept backlogs
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