ADMISSIONS EXAM: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Number of candidates registered for the exam: 399Girls: 206Boys: 193
Open House days for the candidates and their parents were held on November 15, December 8, 2012 and then on January 15 and January 19, 2013. Additionally, we had info meetings in Plovdiv and in Burgas on November 28, 2012 and December 5, 2012 respectively.
February 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, and 20: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PMFebruary 16, Saturday: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION DATES:
February 28, Thursday: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PMMarch 7, Thursday: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, office 4103, Sanders Hall
Exam Registration Fee: 60 lv.
WHO CAN APPLY? The American College of Sofia welcomes applicants in 7th grade who have a GPA of no less than 5.00. The 160 candidates with highest results get in: 80 girls and 80 boys.
THE EXAM consists of a short essay and a short answer/multiple choice test section. The test section is responsible for 4/5 of the total exam grade, while the essay stands for 1/5 of it. The exam is conducted entirely in Bulgarian and is geared to the expected academic development of seventh-graders, therefore there is no need of special preparation. ACS does not organize preparatory courses, nor have we ever authorized any organization or individual to engage in such activity.THE ESSAY is a composition on a subject given on the day of the exam and unrelated to the Bulgarian schools’ syllabus. Candidates have thirty minutes to compose their texts. When grading, reviewers consider rhetorical skills - such as the ability to formulate a clear thesis, completeness of the text, and originality in approaching the subject- plus language skills - such as spelling, punctuation, and style. Each component is graded in points, with a maximum of 20 points given by each reviewer. The essay is checked by two reviewers and the final grade is the sum of their marks in points. In the case of a difference of 4 or more points between the two grades, the composition is checked by an arbiter. THE TEST consists of 4 sections containing math problems, reading comprehension questions, and logic problems. Twenty-five minutes are allotted for working on each section. Some sections require candidates to write out their answers, others are in a multiple choice format. All answers are entered on a special answer sheet.
Final ranking is based solely on the total result from the essay and the test.
Download the ACS brochure HERE.