"While students may not apply simultaneously to the Dual BA Program and other undergraduate schools or programs at Columbia University or Sciences Po, highly qualified students who are not offered admission to the Dual BA Program due to enrollment limits may be offered the option to be considered for another program.
If you would like to be considered for general admission to the Sciences Po undergraduate program if you are not offered admission to the Dual BA Program, please email email@example.com.
If you would like to be considered for general admission to the School of General Studies if you are not offered admission to the Dual BA Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. "
On a side note, just so you all know... from what I learnt during the info session, the dual BA students actually aren't limited to the 3 campuses they listed. They admitted 2 or 3 students last year to the Paris campus - possibly because they were 1) fluent in French and 2) intended to do something Science-related for their latter years in Columbia (so they're getting Science credits from another uni in Paris). I believe they look at it on a case-to-case basis!
really hope we can get some news soon! bonne chance à tous!
I does seem awesome. I chosed Le Havre too, since I am really interested in Asian studies. So sad we can't get mandarin classes though. I've applied for this one as well: European Social and Political Studies: Dual Degree BA Printout Page, seeing as it's the same general idea with two years in France and two years in London. Also, the tuition fee is much cheaper, but the Sciences po/Columbia is my first choice and I really really really hope I get in. I am Swedish, but I've lived in France so I'm fluent in French as well as English.
I think that if we are rejected, both Sciences po and Columbia will look at our applications and then decide wether or not we are to be considered for general undergraduate studies, if you have ticked that box in the application. And only fall enrollment for the program.
Really messy post (also my second ever on CC), it's so late. Sorry.
So are you doing your High school in US or in Sweden, last year some people heard about interviews in February. Keeping my fingers crossed. I wish you the best of luck
Dont know what they are lookign for
Yes, but apparently it's for non-beginners only. So glad the interviews are made by phone, seeing as it would have been impossible for me (and many others I assume) otherwise. Do you think it's going to be like skype with webcam? I hope so, it's so much easier when you see the person you are talking to.
I assume that HS means high school, and if so - I did it in Sweden, with one extra year in France as an exchange student. Well, February is tomorrow so then we'll only have 29 more days (at most) to worry about interviews. Yay.
I am a student at SciencesPo Le Havre, NOT in the Columbia Program, but I do know many people who are.
This is what we do at Sciences Po.
There are five major core subjects that all will take: Law and Jurisprudence, Sociology, Economics (separated into Micro and Macro), History, and Political Science. In addition, (nearly) all students take at least ONE (1) language class, with the majority taking TWO (2). For non-French speakers, French is required and will be placed into Levels 0 for absolute beginners through to Level 4 for those who are extremely advanced. For those who do not speak an Asian Language taught at SciencesPo Le Havre (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi) you MUST take one of the above. Indonesian is offered but only starting from the second year. All of these language classes have Level 0 for absolute beginners so, Mirros, you will be able to take Chinese if you get into SciencesPo. The interview is done over Skype an you will see an interviewer from both Columbia University and SciencesPo.
In addition, we have artistic workshops (optional for First Year Students, but required for Second Years) that one may attend. One must also complete either an athletic credit (which is basically being part of a sports team, EXTREMELY easy) or an artistic credit (music/art lessons) per year.
There is also something called the "Projet Collectif" or the Team Project where you will complete a project with a team of your choice (once you arrive) and a topic of your choice that involves the city of Le Havre or SciencesPo Le Havre students. These all count towards your credit points.
SciencesPo Le Havre is the campus that gets the highest academic grades of all 7 campuses, and this year, our student population is 154. It's really a lot of fun and you, potential first year students, will have the opportunity to enjoy our brand new campus, which is slated for completion in September.
I wish you all success with your applications and, if you don't get into this program, fear not, there is a student who applied for the Dual BA but didn't get in, and she was accepted into SciencesPo Le Havre separately. If you need any more information, please do let me know.
Well, the experience is the same so far, as those in the Dual BA program take exactly the same classes as we do and live in the same place. Living with a smaller student body does mean that you know a lot more people and the school is a lot more integrated. On the Paris campus, the student body is much more divided and, from what I have heard from friends in Paris, the atmosphere is not as nice because you really do not get to meet many of your classmates. Only during the 3rd year and, eventually 4th year, will the experience begin to diverge for regular SciencesPo students and students in the Dual BA.