Hundreds of thousands of Chinese high school students who take China’s all-or-nothing university placement exam, the Gaokao, fall a few points short of their selected university and have few choices: apply to foreign universities, take the test a full year later, or settle for a second-choice Chinese university.
While acceptance of the Gaokao is quite rare in the US, more than 30 universities in Canada and 7 out of the prestigious Australian “Group of 8” universities accept the Gaokao in making admissions decisions. However, as more and more US universities have embraced a test-optional admissions policy, there is a unique opportunity to recruit students disenfranchised by the Gaokao.
This webinar will cover the following:
-Provide an overview of the Chinese "Gongban" public school system and Gaokao exam
-Offer strategies for engaging Gaokao track students
-Explain how to better understand Gaokao scores
-Consider how test optional policies might be applied to China
Gavin Newton- Tanzer, Sunrise International
David Weeks, Sunrise International
Mike Finnell, AIRC