Application for regular admission for the 2023 academic year begins today (29th).

Four-year general universities will be held from the 29th to January 2nd, and junior colleges will be held from the 29th to the 12th of the following month.

In this second CSAT, which was conducted in an integrated form of liberal arts and science, it is expected that the main variable will be the cross application of science students following last year.

In a recent survey conducted by Jongno Academy for science students, 44.8% of science students showed interest in cross-disciplinary application after the announcement of successful applicants.

In addition, in this year's college entrance exam, the number of random recruitment units itself has decreased, and the number of rollovers has not increased significantly, so it is not expected that there will be a large adjustment in the number of regular admissions.

In addition, the admissions industry predicted that cross-application could lead to competition among science students in the liberal arts department, and that competition for regular admission to universities in the Seoul area would intensify.

The total number of university recruits was 349,124 this year, up 2,571 from the previous year.

In regular recruitment, 76,682 people (22% of the total number of people) are selected, which is less than 7,493 people.

The admissions industry advised that it is most important to keep your own principles during the regular recruitment period.

Nam Yoon-gon, head of Megastudy Education's entrance examination strategy research institute, said, "As there are a total of three application opportunities for regular admissions for each group, it is effective to provide adequate support, stability support, and belief support." It is good to consider and devise an appropriate strategy,” he said.

Director Nam said, "In the entrance exam, there are many situational variables such as the competition rate, so if you don't set principles, you may make an unintended decision at the last minute. Meticulous planning is necessary."

Each university has different application deadlines and deadlines, so be sure to check the application deadline carefully.

Yonsei University closes on-time recruitment at 5:00 pm on the 31st, Seoul National University at 6:00 pm, Korea University, Dongguk University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Sookmyung Women's University close at 5:00 pm on the 2nd of the following month, and Konkuk University, Kyunghee University, and Sogang University close at 6:00 pm on the same day. do.

The overall trend of the real-time competition rate should be observed, but paying too much attention can be poisonous.

Kim Byeong-jin, head of the Etoos Educational Evaluation Research Institute, said, “The competition rate announced by universities right before the deadline may not be the actual time, but the competition rate in the morning of the day or two to three hours before the deadline.” So, we need to look at the overall competition rate trend,” he said.

Since this year is the second integrated CSAT, it is also essential to check the results of last year's entrance exam and the competition rate.

Director Nam said, "Last year, it was difficult to refer to the previous year's entrance exam results as it was the first year of the integrated exam, but this year is different." "He advised.

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