Applications vers les Etats Unis…

Pour « Early Entry » et « Early Decision », les règles sont maintenant codifiées sur un seul document – https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/Docs/DownloadForms/2012/2012DecisionPlanRules.pdf

Comment aider votre enfant à s’orienter… Les ateliers de la cité.

Les Ateliers Parents ont lieu à la Cité des métiers
de 18h30 – 20h30 • gratuit et sans inscription

  • Comment aider votre enfant à s’orienter ?
  • Comprendre les questions auxquelles votre enfant est confronté
  • Suivre et encadrer son parcours d’orientation,
  • Trouver les bonnes informations

Prochains ateliers

. 4 octobre 2011

. 15 novembre 2011

. 13 décembre2011

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Baisser les exigences scolaires en payant plus!

La pratique peut surprendre et pourtant, certains de nos élèves peuvent en témoigner… Intégrer une université en tant qu’étudiant à l’étranger (avec des droits d’inscription plus élevés) permet de faire baisser les exigences scolaire des universités,  même les plus prestigieuses…

Cet article du « New York Times »  le confirme.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011, 11:27 AM

Colleges Increasingly On Lookout for Applicants Who Can Pay Full Price

By REBECCA R. RUIZ

College admissions directors are increasingly interested in the depth of an applicant’s pockets, according to a report released on Wednesday by Inside Higher Ed, an education news Web site.

As Tamar Lewin writes in Wednesday’s Times, the survey – of a sample of more than 450 college admissions officers across the country – found that more than half at public universities and more than a third at private, four-year colleges are working harder to recruit students who can pay full tuition. (A notable exception are the handful of colleges and universities, including those of the Ivy League, that say they are “need-blind” in their admissions’ decisions, meaning that an applicant’s ability to pay is not part of the admissions process.)

Ten percent of admissions officers reported that such “full-pay” students were admitted with below-average application credentials, and a quarter of admissions officers at four-year institutions said they had been pressured by administrators, trustees or development office staff to admit certain applicants.

Driving this interest in full-pay students was a high concern among admissions officers about tuition price. Affordability for students was the principal worry of those surveyed, most of whom said that by recruiting more candidates not in need of financial aid, they might better help those students who do need assistance.

And yet, despite the heightened attention to an applicant’s ability to pay, 88 percent of admissions officers cited merit scholarships, pegged to the strength of a student’s performance rather than the relative size of his or her bank account, as an appropriate use of institutional resources.

The report also revealed that colleges are escalating their recruitment of transfer students and out-of-state students, who are the top priority for public and private institutions alike.

Asked to rate the effectiveness of various admissions tools, the majority of admissions officers surveyed cited college counselors at private high schools as a top resource. But, in an indication of the democratization of information available to students about colleges, a quarter of the group listed social media sources such as CollegeConfidential and Facebook.

And when asked about standardized tests, a sizable 25 percent of Inside Higher Ed’s sample reported a personal belief that they should be optional.

To see how these sorts of financial calculations are made in an actual admissions committee, see an article by Jonathan D. Glater in The New York Times from June 2009 set at Reed College, under the headline, “College in Need Closes a Door to Needy Students.”