Ms. Amy Zhu
No. 19A East 3rd Ring Road North,
Chaoyang District Beijing, 100027, China
TEL: +86 13691495371
WeChat: 13691495371 firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting from 2015, USF has been offering a special, accelerated admission procedure for Chinese students who have achieved excellent Gaokao scores. Applicants will be admitted to USF based on their Gaokao test scores, school record and a one-on-one interview with University faculty, designed to evaluate English proficiency. There are no other admission requirements.
Normally our interview happens in early July, immediately after Gaokao scores are released, so that it enables students to begin their education in America immediately in that fall––without spending an extra year preparing for IELTS, TOEFL or SAT tests. However, this year due to the fact that Gaokao exams are deferred to early July, we have to move our interview time to early/middle August accordingly, and we also decided to move the starting semester to spring 2021, thus students can have enough time to obtain their F-1 visa and get ready for studying in the States in Jan. 2021.
For many decades, USF and the City of San Francisco have welcomed students from China. Our Chinese alumni have done very well in life after USF, both professionally and personally. Current Chinese students enrich the educational experience of international and domestic students, alike; all benefit from the international network of friends made and colleagues introduced here at USF.
Over the past few years, we have seen a steady increase in the academic ability and achievements of Chinese applicants to USF. We are happy to report that our current Chinese students are succeeding academically side-by-side with our domestic students.
In honor of the many contributions made by Chinese students to the USF and Bay Area communities, we wish to provide students earning good results in Gaokao examination with the opportunity to begin studying in the US as early as the fall semester of the same year (spring 2021 for this year due to COVID-19). If you are accepted into this special program, you would not have to spend an extra year in China preparing for the TOEFL/ IELTS and SAT/ACT Tests, or submitting applications and anticipating college admission decisions—or simply waiting to begin university study in the States.
The selection scores will vary from province to province, just as they do for students applying to Chinese universities. Our cut-off scores will be at approximately the Tier 1 level, and scores below Tier 1 but above Tier 2 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We try to ensure students from across China have an equal chance to be admitted, rather than favoring those from certain provinces or cities.
Please fill in an inquiry form and we will get in touch with you.
No. You may apply right now or after you receive your Gaokao results.
Four sets of documents are required to complete your application package:
You will need to send us a copy of your Gaokao results immediately after they are released. (We will independently verify all scores.)
We will carefully consider your Gaokao results, and let you know within three days of their receipt whether you qualify to be invited for an interview. If so, we will arrange your written test and interview appointment time. All interviews will be conducted online via Zoom.
USF professors with expertise in assessing English proficiency will conduct the interviews. It is very important that your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are strong enough to ensure your success in college-level courses taught in English.
The best way to prepare for the interview is simply to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible to use your English skills. Read English, listen to English, and speak English as often as you can. Read a book in English while listening to the audio book version. E-mail English-speaking friends. Watch movies or television programs in English with the captions or subtitles turned on.
The interview will not be graded in the usual sense. There are three possible outcomes:
We will let you know whether you have been accepted into the program within three days of your interview.
The entire process will be free of charge except that you will need to pay 70-dollar application fee when you submit your Common Application.
All students we interview will automatically be considered for merit scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 per year. Only the very best applicants, based on their Gaokao scores and performance during the interview, will be awarded scholarships.
通常我们的面试安排在七月初，也就是高考成绩公布之后，这样学生可以在当年秋季即可入读旧金山大学——而无需再花费一整年的时间准备托福/雅思、 SAT/ACT 考试、提交申请材料。然而今年由于高考推迟至七月初举办，我们不得不将面试也相应推迟至8月初或中旬，同时高考生的入学时间推迟至2021年春季学期，这样学生可以有足够的时间取得F-1签证，为2021年1月份的入学做好准备。