3 years ago
Admissions Advice

Can I be able to transfer to a USA university or college from a Nigerian polytechnic

I want to study a course that is not offered in my home country and I'm currently in a federal polytechnic in Nigeria studying science laboratory technology an ND degree and i want to transfer to USA to study neuroscience. What are my chances?

🎉 First post
Let’s welcome @Takashi73 to the community! Remember to be kind, helpful, and supportive in your responses.

Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

1 answer

Accepted Answer
3 years ago

It will probably depend on what types of schools you are hoping to transfer to. It can be difficult to transfer as an international student but by no means is it impossible.

I'd recommend checking out the schools you are interested in applying at to make sure that you're meeting their requirements to transfer first. If you don't your first step will be to make sure you work on whatever requirements you are missing and then apply. If you have questions on certain requirements, how to meet them, cost of attending, etc. you will need to reach out to the school so they can answer your specific questions.

Most application deadlines have already passed. Some schools have rolling admissions so you could apply to those now. If none of the schools you are interested in offer rolling admissions then you'll need to wait for the next application cycle. That can be a good time to research and work on your application and essays. Those take a ton of time and effort so you'll want to start them as early as possible.

What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works