October’s Hong Kong protests have created a quandary for US and British international admissions. For instance, how will each country handle visa applications for Hong Kong youth arrested during the demonstrations? Having an arrest record makes it nearly impossible to procure a student visa.

Temple University no longer requires SAT or ACT scores. “Applicants who do not submit test scores will be required to answer specifically designed, self-reflective short answer questions that speak to non-cognitive attributes.” International applicants are ineligible for “the Temple Option.” Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s own strategy for gathering non-cognitive criteria will be to start asking undergraduate applicants if they think they are in control of their destinies. Those who say “yes” will gain an edge in the decision process.

The University of California system is beginning to listen to parents and state legislators who’re worried that overseas Chinese and other out-of-state enrollment is too high.

Yale just received a $10 million dollar donation from Chinese real estate developers but wouldn’t guarantee an increased ratio of Chinese students.

A few Chinese billionaires aren’t bothering with the US boarding school admissions process anymore. Instead, they’re starting schools themselves and buying entire buildings to serve as campuses. American University Preparatory School has started its first school year in the 2nd floor of a downtown Los Angeles hotel. Another Chinese investor bought the former American Boychoir School and set up the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, which is 75 percent Chinese.

That’s all for October!

-The Vericant Team

(Links in order of appearance)

For Hong Kong Students, Getting Arrested Could Mean A Complicated Visa Process
Temple University Aims To Broaden Access With New Test Option
Admissions Psychology
UC Leaders Consider Limiting Out-Of-State Enrollment
Poor Chinese Get $10 Million In Yale Scholarships
New Downtown L.A. Boarding School Aims To Enhance Culture, Education
U.S. Private High Schools Accommodate Influx Of Chinese Students

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