Students from China Studying at American Universities

Tense trade relations between the United States and China may be impacting more than your portfolios. Last week, China’s Ministry of Education issued a stern warning that Chinese nationals who choose to pursue their studies in the United States could encounter Visa issues from the U.S. government. As our readers … 

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Stephen Miller’s Attempted Ban of Chinese Students at American Universities

A couple of months ago, it’s been reported that Stephen Miller, a key advisor to President Trump, attempted to persuade his boss to order Chinese nationals be banned from studying at American universities. As tensions continue to escalate between the United States and China, particularly in the South China Sea, … 

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The Gaokao Exam Comes to America

Have you heard of the Gaokao? The Gaokao is the National Higher Education Entrance Examination, an exam held annually for students typically completing their last year of high school in China. Like the SAT or ACT at most highly selective universities in the United States (with the exception of test-optional … 

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Profile of the One-Man Band Challenging Affirmative Action

As a December 1st deadline looms for Harvard University to respond to the Department of Justice’s demand to turn over requested admissions documents, we thought we’d touch on the one-man-band that is behind the fight to end the practice of Affirmative Action in American college admissions. That one-man band (with … 

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Chinese Students and TOEFL Scandal

Highly selective American universities ask for TOEFL scores from students applying from other countries where English is not the native language (and from non-native English speakers attending high school in the U.S. too). Indeed many highly selective schools have minimum TOEFL requirements. But even if a particular school doesn’t have … 

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Chinese Students at American High Schools

A piece in “The New York Times” by Brook Larmer entitled “The Parachute Generation” offers insight into the growing trend of Chinese students studying abroad in the United States not only for college — but for high school as well. Indeed in an effort to improve their children’s case for admission to … 

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Chinese Students and Critical Thinking

There was an interesting article recently in “The New York Times” written by Javier C. Hernandez. The piece focuses on a study that will soon be coming out of Stanford University that finds that Chinese students — students educated in China to be clear — have some of the strongest … 

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Asians in Ivy League Minority Pool

Asian American discrimination in Ivy League admissions is is in the news again, largely because of a recent complaint filed by The Asian American Coalition for Education with the United States Departments of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. On this blog and in every news publication in which we’re ever … 

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Chinese Natives and SAT

There is an expose in “The Hechinger Report” by Peg Tyre that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece focuses on how some students in China have been using proxies on American soil to take their SATs, GREs, TOEFLs, etc. for them. Apparently, these proxies are called “gunners.” … 

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China University Admission and Bribery

“The New York Times” is reporting on a bribery scandal in China concerning the Gaokao, the all-important test that determine’s one’s college admissions fate if a student wishes to attend university within China. It should come as no surprise to our readers that there are allegations the entire system of university admission in … 

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