Q: I’m not a native English speaker. I don’t have TOEFL/IELTS test scores now. Can I still apply for the program?
A: We require the TOEFL or IELTS examination for international applicants whose primary native language is not English. If you have attended a high school in English-speaking countries for at least three years, or your high school courses are delivered in English, then the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.
Q: Do you have a minimum requirement of IB/SAT/ACT/AP scores?
A: Renmin Business School does not have a minimum standardized test score that a student needs to meet in order for his or her application to be reviewed. Rather, we believe that an applicant who puts the time and effort into applying for the Global BBA program deserves to have his or her application evaluated fully. So while we can't provide you with a formula to gain admission to the program, we can assure you that your completed application will receive careful, thoughtful, and deliberate attention from our Admission Committee.
Q: I've taken the SAT and/or ACT multiple times. Will Renmin Business School use my highest individual section scores?
A: Yes. If you have taken the SAT more than once, we will take the highest individual section scores from each date and combine those scores. For the ACT, we will take your highest individual section scores and average them together, also known as "superscoring."
Q: What will be your policy for the redesigned SAT?
A: You may submit the either the redesigned SAT (1600 scale) or the ACT. The essay portion is not required for either the redesigned SAT or the ACT. We will not consider the pre-2016 version of the SAT (2400 scale). We will superscore the redesigned SAT and ACT. SAT II Subject Tests are optional. If you would like to highlight a talent in a specific area, you are welcome to submit SAT Subject Tests for consideration with your application.
Q: Does Renmin Business School limit the number of students admitted from each high school?
A: Renmin Business School strives to admit the most talented and qualified students from our applicant pool. Therefore, there is no limit to the amount of students we can admit from each high school.
Q: Does geography play a role in the admission process?
A: Geography is not a factor in the admission process.
Q: What are the deadlines to apply for the Global BBA program?
A: We handle applications throughout the year, and don’t have a fixed application deadline. But the earlier you submit application, the earlier you will get our admission notification and prepare for the trip to China if you are admitted. Given the time needed for visa application, we will send admission package to qualified applicants in April and May. Applications we receive after Apr.30 may not be considered.
Q: Does Renmin Business School offer academic merit scholarships?
A: Yes. In fact, 50% of freshmen will be waived first-year tuition based on our Admission Committee’s evaluation of students’ overall performance in interviews and qualifications as demonstrated in their application materials. And in the following three years, students can apply for merit scholarships based on their academic performance each year. Successful applicants will be granted full-year or half-year tuition waiver. Click here for more on Fees & Funding.
Q: Does applying for scholarships affect my chances for admission?
A: Absolutely not. Renmin Business School practices need-blind admission which means that a student's ability to pay is not considered by the Admission Committee.
Q: How long does the Global BBA program take?
A: The Global BBA program takes 4 years to complete under the circumstances that all requirements are met by the student.
Q: When does the first semester normally start?
A: The first semester usually starts in the first week of September.
Q: Can I also start the Global BBA program in the spring semester?
A: No, our program only starts each fall.
Q: How long is one semester, and what are your main holidays?
A: The fall semester usually starts from early September to mid January. The spring semester usually lasts from late February to late June. Between semesters are two month-long vacations, namely summer break (Aug.) and winter break (Jan./Feb.). We also have a 7-day spring break that spans late April and early May, and a week-long National Day holiday in the first week of October.
Q: Will I have classes on the western holidays?
A: Our academic schedule follows Chinese holidays only. But we will consider making special arrangements for Global BBA students so that they can go back to their home countries to celebrate Christmas or other important holidays.
Q：Are all students guaranteed four years of campus housing?
A: Yes, we guarantee on-campus housing for all our Global BBA students.
Q: How can I schedule a campus visit?
A: We believe a campus visit will provide you with insights regarding our students, faculty and campus life that are often difficult to obtain through viewbooks and websites. You are very much welcome make an appointment with us. Our admission staff will be pleased to meet you in person. During the visit, you will also be able to attend a class, eat in one of our dining halls, and get an informal tour of campus from your student host. Click here Contact Us to contact us by phone or email.
Q: Do you consider enrolling transfer students?
A: We will, on a case-by-case basis, deal with applications from students who are currently pursuing a BA degree at another institution but want to transfer to Renmin Business School to continue their undergraduate studies in our Global BBA program.