Chinese students who performed well on their country’s national college placement exam will be able to apply for admission to the University of San Francisco (CA) later this month.
Roughly 9.4 million Chinese students sat for the grueling, two-day test (called the gaokao) last week. Their scores, which will be released June 25, determine where they will be able to attend college. The University of San Francisco (USF) program offers students another choice — matriculation at a selective US institution.
“Once the (Chinese) government releases its cut-off scores, we will establish our own, and invite students for a face-to-face interview in Beijing,” Stanley Nel, the university’s vice president for international relations, said in an email.
“Provided their English is good enough, students will be able to enroll in Fall 2015,” he noted.
Space is limited. About 70 Chinese students have inquired about the program so far, according to Nel. Fifteen applicants have signed up for interviews.
“We expect the new gaokao process to yield no more than a dozen or so students this fall, and would be quite happy with just five very good students,” he said.
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