Grim prospect! The U.S. universities continuously lower their admission rate primarily due to course system?
The application season 2017 to 2018 is coming to an end. The application prospect this year is grimmer than any previous year as the applicants are mostly born in the year of Dragon after 2000 and the number of applicants rise sharply. What’s worse, a number of universities, prestigious universities in particular, have continuously lowered their admission rate. The application and admission information released by the university websites have soon frustrated many students.
While the number of applicants for the 7 Ivy League universities hit a record high and that for the Dartmouth College approaches the peak level in the past five years, the admission rate of these universities is at a record low level.
The competition for the attention-drawing University of California campuses is fierce. A total of 221,788 applicants applied for the University of California over this application season, a 5.7% increase over last year. The number of applicants for different campuses of the University of California increased by over 5% than that of last year. While the applicants for the University of California, Los Angeles amounted to 113,409 persons, the applicants for the University of California, San Diego were close to 100,000 persons. The University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Santa Barbara which offered greater chances for admission seemed to be “unrestrained” in sending rejection letters.
As the Chinese students pay increasing attention to the colleges of arts and sciences, the applicants have been on the rise, resulting in an increasingly low admission rate of the top-ranking colleges of arts and sciences. The admission rate of many colleges of arts and sciences has dropped below 10%.
The upcoming competition is expected to be fiercer. How many applicants do you need to compete against to get into a prestigious university?
Once the application data is released every year, the press and experts will soon start to analyze the situation. “Despite of the keen competition, the application strength of the U.S. senior high school students remains strong.” This re-assuring statement is often-heard. Certainly, it’s an indisputable fact. How much strength do the U.S. senior high school students have in their application for the U.S. universities?
U.S. senior high schools are consistent with U.S. universities.
Since the U.S. senior high schools are consistent with U.S. universities, studying in U.S. senior high schools is strong evidence for your adaptability to the North American educational system. If your application materials can adequately prove that you can learn well under the North American educational system, possess the learning ability and master the learning methods and thinking modes required by the U.S. universities, you will certainly be favored.
Academic transcripts and recommendation letters from U.S. senior high schools are more convincing.
The students of the U.S. senior high schools have an edge in spoken English and in recommendation letters written by U.S. senior high school teachers who are highly trusted by the U.S. universities.
The American logic and thinking and writing of U.S. senior high school students gained in their senior high school learning give them another strength in essay writing.
Furthermore, the admission officers of the U.S. universities are well aware that the academic transcripts of most Chinese Mainland students are less reliable and convincing that those issued by the U.S. senior high schools.
Our kid hopes to study in a U.S. senior high school, but I am concerned that he may lack adequate independent living, linguistic learning and socializing skills in a U.S. senior high school.
Do all U.S. senior high schools have an application strength? Which U.S. senior high school programs in China can enjoy the same privileges as the U.S. senior high schools?
If you have the above concerns,
You can select VAIE, a high-profile U.S. school
Established by the international education brand Inherit with Heart
What makes it different from other U.S. senior high school programs in China?
Accreditation by the U.S. Department of Education
Winning the support and accreditation of the State Government of Utah and the Utah State Board of Education, VAIE has partnered up with a number of public senior high schools in the district available to choose from.
The credits earned by the students of VAIE are fully recognized by the U.S. senior high schools without conversion or certification. The students of VAIE will be preferentially admitted. For example, our students received the letter of admission from local public schools of the State of Utah this March, sooner than the international students who generally receive their letter of admission in April.
Fully Consistent Courses with the U.S. Senior High Schools
VAIE has exclusively introduced the complete course system of U.S. senior high schools to seamlessly connect with the U.S. universities.
1. The CCSS system—a standard course system recognized by 48 states of the United States is adopted, and the U.S. universities completely recognize the credits earned and training route;
(*CCSS: Common Core State Standards, a unified U.S. senior high school teaching standard and syllabus jointly formulated by 48 states and districts of the United States.)
2. VAIE has a digital platform which is synchronized with the U.S. senior high school courses.
3. Students studying in the U.S. in the third year may learn college courses by CE and gain credits.
U.S. Public High School Teachers
Our senior U.S. teaching team can provides the students with pure American education.
1. VAIE employs in-service U.S. senior high school teachers with U.S. standard teaching certificates, and 80% of the teachers hold a master’s degree or above.
2. The teacher-student ratio is kept at 1:6, consistent with the true U.S. teacher-studio ratio.
3. All courses are taught by U.S. teachers. While Chinese teaching assistants are to supervise the learning process, the mentorship system is developed for care about children’s growth. The teaching assistants are the best helpers for the students to adapt to the American education, and the mentors are more like friends of students.
4. The U.S. local board of education will send teaching supervisors on a regular basis to supplement the teaching team.
VAIE has won the support of the Utah State Board of Education in teacher selection and teaching resource supply.
A diploma of U.S. senior high schools
Students enrolled in China will immediately have a place in the U.S. school districts, and receive the same diploma of the U.S. senior high school students upon graduation (different from the certificate of completion offered by certain U.S. senior high school programs), and can apply for the U.S. Universities in the same route.
According to the federal laws, foreign students to receive a diploma of the U.S. senior high schools must study in a U.S. senior high school for at least 1 year. Therefore, our students will study in the U.S. in the third year. A short-term overseas study tour or exchange will not qualify the foreign students to receive a diploma of the U.S. senior high schools.
2+1 New Quality Program
We adopt the 2+1 Program where the students improve their English linguistic competency and earn most credits required by the U.S. senior high schools in China in the first two years, and study in a U.S. senior high school on an F1 visa, obtain a diploma and apply for the U.S. universities in the third year. This model has helped resolved the problems of children studying abroad at a young age, and at the same time imposed pressure on their learning ability for they are expected to earn the credits of U.S. senior high schools over a span of 4 years within the time frame.