As an increasing number of Chinese undergraduates are starting their college careers in the U.S, we noticed the increased number enrolling at American community colleges. It was reported that roughly 13 percent of all Chinese undergrads studying in the U.S increased from 2007 to 2015, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times.
Lee Academia has been working with children from not only the high-class families, but we are also starting to see more children from the middle-class families looking to leave the Chinese educational system.
Chinese students of every level are now looking at various types of U.S. institutions. They are more interested in the way America teaches. Top students were the majority coming to study in the U.S in the past, but now, more and more who can afford the education are coming to study at U.S. community colleges, and not necessarily applying to Harvard.
Many applicants were deferred from this year's early admissions. At the NACAC annual conference two years ago, the University of Michigan Senior Associate Director of Admissions addressed the issue of early action and the increasing loads of early applications from the students.
But over the last few years, we can see Michigan's admissions putting the brakes on and slowing down the process of early admissions.
There are many complaints posted on professional message boards and calls that went into the Michigan admissions office when the students and counselors saw the impact of the change in policy on early admissions. Counselors can continue to expect to see several thousand students deferred to regular decision due to the over-enrolling every year. In addition to reducing the number of students admitted early, the director mentioned that Michigan would be making greater use of wait lists to control the flow of admitted students and to get a handle on the class size.
There are many other universities finding themselves in similar situations, so for the thousands of applicants deferred because of the institution's over-enrollment problem, be prepared for a long ride into June.
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Stephenie, having been a tutor/instructor/mentor since 1996, discovered her passion and founded Lee Academia Educational Consulting, LLC. after she left the dental and medical field. She loves teaching/mentoring and counseling her students. Her passion lies in educating others and helping them pursue their educational path. Today, certified in College Counseling and with more than 10 years of experience, Stephenie and her team continues to blog about current updated educational news and events.
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