I have a 7.93 CGPA in my bachelor's and have some backlogs. I also just gave my IELTS and got an overall band of 6. What are the universities that I can target in Canada and USA?

Asked by Nikhil almost 2 years ago

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Kimaya Nigam

Kimaya Nigam

MentR-Me Team

Country Expert : USA

If you have a high GPA and a strong background in extracurricular activities, having a backlog is nothing to be concerned about. If your academic record and GPA are strong but backlogs, many universities accept them in the United States and Canada. 

A 6 band indicates a competent English language user. It is recognized in many Canadian colleges and universities that grant master's degrees or post-graduate diplomas with IELTS 6 band. Universities in Canada that accept IELTS 6 Bands for Masters include:

  • St. Clair College
  • Fleming College
  • Northern College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Lambton College
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Lethbridge College

The best US universities for IELTS six-band scores are shown below:

  1. Texas A&M University
  2. California University of Pennsylvania
  3. Dakota State University
  4. New York Institute of Technology
  5. Abilene Christian University
  6. Colorado Technical University
  7. Florida Institute of Technology

Universities in Canada accepting 7-8 GPA:

  1. University of Regina (UREGINA)
  2. King's University College
  3. Camosun College
  4. Vancouver Community College
  5. Conestoga College
  6. Algonquin College
  7. Capilano University
  8. Georgian College
  9. Humber College
  10. Centennial College
  11. University of the Fraser Valley
  12. Saint Thomas University
  13. Concordia University of Edmonton
  14. Vancouver Island University (Malaspina)
  15. Université Saint Paul
  16. OCAD University (Ontario College of Art & Design)
  17. Kwantlen University College
  18. Bow Valley College
  19. Fanshawe College
  20. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  21. Okanagan College
  22. George Brown College

Universities in the US accepting 7-8 GPA: 

  1. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  2. Oakwood University
  3. Stillman College
  4. Talladega College
  5. University of Advancing Technology
  6. University of Alaska Southeast
  7. The University of Arkansas at Monticello
  8. Arkansas Baptist College
  9. The University of Arkansas at Monticello
  10. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  11. Lincoln University

While some Canadian Universities have stringent policies on backlogs, other forgiving universities will consider your application, provided you match the requirements. Universities in Canada that accept backlogs are listed below:

Up to five backlogs: Cape Breton University    
Royal Roads University    
Concordia University of Edmonton    
Conestoga College, Ontario    

Up to 5-10 backlogs: Yorkville University    
Thompson University    
Wilfrid Laurier University    

Up to five backlogs: Kent State University, Ohio  
Wichita State University, Kansas: 
Marist College, New York
Clarkson University, New York
Wright State University, Ohio 
Gannon University, Pennsylvania 

Up to 5-10 backlogs: Pace University, New York 
Clark University, Massachusetts 
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
University of South Dakota, Vermillion
Missouri State University, Springfield 
California State University, San Bernardino
Golden State University, California 
Old Dominion University, Virginia 
Rowan University, New Jersey 

Hopefully, this will help you a lot. I tried to cover all universities according to your specification. Please keep checking their requirements from the official site. 


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