Is there any problem if I have any previous backlogs?

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Divyakshi  Gupta

Divyakshi Gupta

Study Abroad Expert

While applying for universities abroad, the admission committee often sees your overall performance in both academics and extracurricular activities. So getting backlogs sometimes creates a bad impression on the admission process. 

The minimum and maximum number of backlogs that foreign colleges allow may vary depending on where you plan to enrol. The definitive statement would be that backlogs are generally accepted in all nations. However, there are tolerant and rigid geographic areas worldwide and may or may not allow significant backlogs. The stricter regions place a great value on the academic records of international students and take into account their overall percentage when sternly refusing to accept more than a small number of backlogs.

You can still fulfil your aspirations of studying abroad even if you have backlogs. Just be sure to learn how many backlogs are accepted as well as the requirements for admission in the nation of your choosing. The standards vary by nation, including:

United Kingdom

Although UK universities are willing to accept students with 15 backlogs, a strong performance on the English language proficiency test is necessary, as in the IELTS, where an overall band of 6 is required. Although there may not be any explicit prerequisites for backlog acceptance, admittance does require a strong IELTS score.



A maximum of five backlogs with a minimum average of 70% from the prior study are accepted by Canadian universities.


Note: For PG degree programmes, Canadian universities may additionally accept seven or eight backlogs with a minimum average of 65 percent in bachelor's degrees. You can apply for PG diplomas if you have 10 or 12 backlogs, but students with higher backlogs are assessed on a case-by-case basis. 



While Go8 universities allow a maximum of two to three backlogs, all private Australian universities take no more than seven or eight. If you choose public institutions over private ones, you must have no more than eight backlogs.


Note: Australian institutions classify attempts as backlogs.


The United States

The majority of American institutions favour students who have no backlogs, but in extreme circumstances, they may tolerate up to five backlogs if you have a strong GRE score between 315 and 325. Additionally, the university's judgement governs admission in situations where there are 10–12 backlogs.


New Zealand 

While certain selective schools may consider students with a maximum of 12 to 15 backlogs, the majority of Kiwi universities only examine applicants with a maximum of five backlogs. Additionally, a strong IELTS score is important for admission, as are any concrete research projects or extracurricular activities that can make up for academic deficiencies.



Irish institutions typically accept applications with a maximum backlog of four to five. However, some may only accept applications with a maximum backlog of two to three.


As long as your university has confirmed your admission and accepted your application, your backlogs generally have no bearing on the processing of your visa. If you still have any confusion, you can directly get in touch with Study Abroad Experts here. They will amylase your profile and help you with all the required information for FREE.
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