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60.9 Pct. of College Frosh in 2011 to Get Early Admission

60.9 Pct. of College Frosh in 2011 to Get Early Admission

Posted December. 01, 2009 08:24,   


More than 60 percent of students set to enter college in fall 2011 will be admitted through early admission. This will apply to high school juniors who will take the college entrance exam for the 2011 scholastic year.

As more universities introduce the admissions officer program, 10 percent of freshmen will be recruited through the program, the Korea Council for University Education said yesterday in announcing the 2010 student admissions plans for 200 universities.

An additional 1,074 students will be admitted to raise the combined number to 379,215 in 2011. Among them, 60.9 percent or 231,035 students will be selected via early admission.

The number of universities following the policies of the Education, Science, and Technology Ministry to introduce the admissions officer program will increase from 97 to 118. Students recruited via the program will number 37,628, or 9.9 percent of those to be admitted.

Under the early admission system, scholastic records and interviews will carry heavier weight while writing will account for a smaller share. The number of students chosen via special admission will grow and the types of such admission programs will be diversified.

Uway.com Director Lee Man-ki said, “Due to a surge in the number of examinees, competition will intensify next year. Universities will release a variety of admissions programs and the number of students admitted through the admissions officer program will increase. Accordingly, students should strive to find which universities provide admissions programs suitable for themselves.”

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