Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 03 March 2023

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Comparison of the Admission Policy of Chinese and American High School Athletes

Zijian Zhao * 1
1 School of Humanity and Foreign Languages, Qingdao University of Technology, Qingdao, Shandong, China, 250014

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Advances in Social Behavior Research, ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 664-669
Published 03 March 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Zijian Zhao. Comparison of the Admission Policy of Chinese and American High School Athletes. ASBR (2023) ASBR ICEIPI 2022: 664-669.


Athletics admission is one of the admissions considered special in the United States. High school athletes in China have also been enjoying special admissions policies. The author would like to compare the admission policies for high school athletes in China and the United States. The research methods used in this paper mainly include literature review and comparative analysis. This article compares the management and admissions departments, admission standards (academic and sports), and sports programs of Chinese and American athletes, and makes a discussion and summary. The article showed that the department responsible for admissions in China is a national institution, while in the United States is NCAA. In terms of admission standards, China’s academic standard for athletes is relatively simple, and only one test result is considered. In the United States, students’ high school courses, high school grades, and SAT or ACT scores are comprehensively considered.


NCAA, High Level Sports Team Enrollment, Admission Policy., Athlete Admissions, Comparison between China and the United States


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