From December to September, it can be a Way of the Cross. Three days after the opening of the admission phase, Thursday, "more than 600,000" high school students and students in reorientation have a positive response to their wishes on the post-baccalaureate admission platform Parcoursup, says the Minister of Education, Pap Ndiaye.
Among the 917,000 candidates who confirmed at least one wish in April, "more than 600,000 received a positive response, which is a perfectly correct rate," said the minister in an interview with the Telegram. "Knowing that we are only at the beginning of the process, since this first phase extends until July 7," he adds.
For applicants, four answers from higher education institutions are possible to each of their expressed wishes: to be accepted ("yes"), to be accepted conditionally ("yes if"), to be on the waiting list or to be refused (only for selective courses).
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High school students must respond to the proposals made on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd no later than this Sunday at 23:59 pm; Those who received their proposal on Saturday have until Monday at the same time to decide. For proposals received from Monday, they must respond no later than the following evening.
Ten new wishes
"For now, it's going well, both from a technical point of view and for the candidates," said Pap Ndiaye. In parallel, an additional admission phase will allow candidates to formulate from 15 June up to ten new wishes in the courses that still have places. Those who still have vows pending at the end of June will be asked to rank them in order of preference.
Asked about the absenteeism observed by many teachers since the specialty tests of the baccalaureate were passed, the minister wanted to "warn" high school students who may be tempted not to come to class. "A bad calculation", according to him: "for students who have not received favorable answers from Parcoursup on June 1st, and who are therefore in the complementary phase, the grades of the third term count". And faced with this phenomenon, which he has not quantified, he recalls having instructed the former rector of the academy of Nantes, William Marois, "to make proposals" on the subject "by the beginning of autumn".