• RSS feed RSS feed

Parcoursup: why this fiasco was predictable

Parcoursup: why this fiasco was predictable

For a few hours now, social networks have been attacking Parcourssup, the platform responsible for managing the wishes of future students in higher education. Indeed, the results have fallen and there are many disappointments. But could what looks like a Parcoursup fiasco have been avoided?

Let's dive into the Routeup code

On Monday May 21, Parcoursup made part of its source code available to the curious on Framagit.org. We emphasize that this is only one part of the code: the one that explains how assignments are managed, not how institutions and other universities rank applicants.

While most media agree that the code is clean and well documented, the very functioning of Parcoursup leaves some doubt about certain choices. Thus, unlike APB (Admission Post Bac), the old system, a high school student no longer classifies these wishes according to his or her preferences: each wish is at the same level as the others, which means that if he or she is accepted in a stream A and placed on a waiting list in streams B and C, a place is also reserved for him or her in the latter two streams, which considerably lengthens the waiting lists.

Towards a saturation of the system?

And that is indeed the main flaw of Parcoursup. A future student may be accepted into a stream and remain in a queue to look for a place in an institution that interests him/her more. As a result, waiting lists for students may take a long time to decline, leaving high school students in doubt for several weeks.

Yesterday, of the 810,000 students registered on Parcoursup, 436,000 saw at least one of their wishes validated. Every day, the platform will be updated to update the queues for the high school students concerned.

On social networks, it's better to laugh about it...

On Twitter, high school students did not hesitate to share their joy but especially their disappointment in the sometimes random choices of Parcoursup.

Some find themselves in funny situations where they are accepted into courses when they have expressly "sabotaged" their application through their cover letter.

Others, who had nevertheless shown originality, find themselves with refusals.

In any case, Parcoursup certainly still needs adjustments to become more effective. Let's hope that high school students will not be demotivated as the Baccalaureate exams are fast approaching.

Articles on the Same Subject

No Comments
Be the First to Leave a Comment

Leave a comment for the article Parcoursup: why this fiasco was predictable

Please behave respectfully towards other users

Must-Have Software
  • Mon anglais sur Excel 2019 Mon anglais sur Excel 2019 318 downloads

    The my English application on Excel has 42 word lists divided into general themes (home, transport, etc.). You can add word lists. An automatic...
    See the software

  • Mon Japonais Mon Japonais 104 downloads

    If you want to learn Japanese, this software is for you. To begin, you will learn the Hiragana and Katakana alphabet.
    See the software

  • ABA English sur Android ABA English sur Android 25 downloads

    ABA English is an application that allows you to learn English easily while using learning methods that resemble the assimilation of a mother tongue.
    See the software