I have completed BTech in 6 yrs,and had backlogs around 20,can i go for ms in US?and is Duolingo enough according to my profile in academics?

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Deepali Singh

Deepali Singh

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Well, unfortunately, you cannot go abroad with so many backlogs. According to international standards, a maximum of  5 backlogs are acceptable and if you don't clear your backlogs within the course duration then no university is going to accept your application and your profile has everything that one must avoid if they want to study abroad. If you have any further questions just ask me.


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Sonali Bisht

Sonali Bisht

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Universities in the US typically look for candidates who demonstrate academic readiness and the ability to handle rigorous coursework, but they also appreciate diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Academic History: Addressing the extended duration of your BTech and the number of backlogs is crucial. Most universities require transcripts and detailed explanations for any academic discrepancies. Be prepared to explain the reasons behind your academic journey candidly in your Statement of Purpose (SOP). 

Highlight any upward trends in grades or successful completion of complex projects as evidence of your growth and persistence.

Standardized Tests: While the Duolingo English Test has gained acceptance as a proof of English proficiency, it's not universally accepted for all programs, especially competitive ones. Research your target programs thoroughly to determine if they accept Duolingo or if other tests like the TOEFL or IELTS are preferred. 

Additionally, a strong GRE score can significantly bolster your application, especially if it offsets lower undergraduate grades.

Enhance your application with strong letters of recommendation from faculty who can vouch for your technical skills and dedication. Include any relevant work experience, internships, or research projects. 

These elements can demonstrate your commitment and capability beyond academic scores.

Considering Alternative Pathways: If direct admission to an MS program seems challenging, consider enrolling in a pre-master's program or taking relevant courses as a non-degree student to build up your academic record. These steps can prove your ability to succeed in graduate-level courses.

Universities value diversity and resilience, so framing your experiences as a journey of persistence and learning can make a compelling case. Be honest, detailed, and strategic in how you present your academic background and future aspirations.


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