Making it Easier for the Chinese Student Market to Grow: Universities in some U.S. states have found a way to make the process of enrolling in an American college or university less cumbersome; this, in turn could make the number of students studying in the United States—more than 350,000 were enrolled in U.S. educational institutions in the most recent year for which data are available—grow even more. Were Chinese students considered a separate entity, they would rank No. 24 among overseas source markets—just ahead of Denmark and just behind Ecuador.
A recent article in the Chinese People’s Daily Online, explained how U.S. schools have begun to use college examination results from the admissions test administered to students in China (known as the Gaokao) are making it easier for these students to attend U.S. colleges and universities:*
“A lot of schools in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and other places have taken the lead in taking the college entrance examination results as the admission standard for international students, and the Chinese students who have been admitted to the school have performed well in school.”
Recently, the International Admissions Office of Adelphi University In an interview with People’s Daily, Director Shannon Paul said, “Adelphi University is committed to building an international student-friendly university. Taking the college entrance examination results as an admission standard will reduce the difficulty of international students’ progression.”
Since 2015, some American universities have begun to use the results of the college entrance examination to replace the SAT or ACT test scores originally required by the applicants for the study, but still require the applicant to meet the minimum score requirements of the English proficiency test or pass the interview test. Recently, New York University’s Adelphi University and Louisiana State University announced the adoption of the Chinese college entrance examination results as the admission criteria. These two universities will simply use the results of the college entrance examination to enroll Chinese students to attend their international courses (the “International Year One”).
“The college entrance examination is a high-quality examination. Chinese students have made great efforts to make this. It is very feasible to use the college entrance examination results as the admission standard. We do not want students to spend three years preparing for the college entrance examination, and it will take years to prepare for the SAT or ACT.”
Todd Ellwein, director of International Programs at Louisiana State University, said in an interview that he highly respects and recognizes the college entrance examination.
In order to maximize the application time for Chinese students, according to Deng Kai, a US News Global Education staff member in China, two universities, Adelphi University and Louisiana State University, broke the United States (by) one, three, four, one year. 5. The law of enrollment in September (is) for the Chinese students to open an academic English course in October (in mid-term) for 7 to 8 weeks. At the end of the course, students can progress to the International Student Direct Entry, International Year One, or continue their Academic English course in January of the following year. (Hao Mengjia Jiang Hongyu)
*Caution: The article above is a Google translation. To see it in its original Mandarin, click this link to the original article: http://edu.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0911/c1006-30286693.html