Two more uni­ver­si­ties in the US ac­cept gaokao

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

Two more uni­ver­si­ties in the United States have be­gun ac­cept­ing scores from China’s na­tional col­lege en­trance exam, or gaokao, as en­try cri­te­ria to at­tract more Chi­nese stu­dents. Adel­phi Uni­ver­sity, a pri­vate school in New York, and Louisiana State Uni­ver­sity said re­cently that they would use gaokao scores alone to ad­mit Chi­nese stu­dents — mean­ing they no longer need to take the SAT or ACT tests or sub­mit their score in the TOEFL, an in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized English pro­fi­ciency test. Still, Chi­nese stu­dents must demon­strate English skills. While they can apply for Adel­phi’s in­ter­na­tional pro­gram and LSU’s global pro­gram im­me­di­ately, they must com­plete eight weeks of English-lan­guage cour­ses, start­ing in Oc­to­ber. Af­ter that, they can start their first year at one of the uni­ver­si­ties in Jan­uary. The two uni­ver­si­ties also of­fer schol­ar­ships to Chi­nese stu­dents, rang­ing from $5,000 (4,270 euros; £3,800) to $15,000, de­pend­ing on their gaokao score.

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