Two more universities in the US accept gaokao
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.