Understanding Chinese Credentials
This session will provide an overview of the Chinese education system and discuss the latest changes U.S. institutions encounter. Topics will include elements of the secondary and postsecondary education, documentation and fraudulent issues, language and translations, and content and curriculum. Participants will become familiar with the General Ability and the Gaokao Examinations and the verification authorities
Address admissions standards
Recognize verification resources
Understand documentation challenges
Review language basics
International enrollment managers, international admissions assistant directors/directors, registrars, credit transfer evaluators, international student recruitment teams and administrators who work to enroll international students and need a better understanding of foreign credentials.
5 years or less of international education experience
Presenter: Bernard Ramos, Director of Evaluations
Bernard has worked in international education for 10 years. He has presented at regional and national conferences and has conducted credential training workshops for numerous institutions over the years. Bernard has worked to develop EP into a resource for international students and institutions alike, helping admissions offices develop highly reliable practices in credential evaluation. Having previously lived in the Philippines, France and Switzerland, Bernard is fluent in Tagalog and English, proficient in French and some German. Though trained on all systems of education, Bernard has developed strong interests in educational credentials from France, Francophone Africa, East and Southeast Asia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from DePaul University and completed a Research Diploma on the EU Framework at Sciences-Po in Paris Institut D'Etudes Politiques de Paris.