Parcoursup: the government presents new features on the platform, intended to “improve the guidance” of high school students

The Minister of Higher Education, Sylvie Retailleau, announced on Sunday December 17 some new features for the Parcoursup post-baccalaureate admission platform, which will open on Wednesday

Parcoursup: the government presents new features on the platform, intended to “improve the guidance” of high school students

The Minister of Higher Education, Sylvie Retailleau, announced on Sunday December 17 some new features for the Parcoursup post-baccalaureate admission platform, which will open on Wednesday.

“We are constantly improving the ergonomics of the platform in order to better help young people make their choices,” says Sylvie Retailleau in an interview with Journal du Dimanche. New: “From this year, from second grade, high school students who wish will be able to create their profile on Parcoursup. »

They will have access to a “comparator” functionality, which will allow them to “find out about the content, training status, pressure rate, tuition fees”, and will be able to “save their favorites” to keep them in mind. memory, she explains.

The goal ? Being “able to examine the selection criteria which will also help them choose their specialty” [the three “major” subjects chosen by students in first grade, then reduced to two in final year], she emphasizes, and build their orientation project further upstream.

An “advice” section

The information site of the Parcoursup platform will open on Wednesday to high school students and reorientation students who wish to enroll in the first year of higher education in 2024, before registration begins on January 17.

From Wednesday, candidates will be able to consult the 23,000 training courses available in 2024 using the search engine. They will then have from January 17 to March 14 inclusive to make their choice among all these training courses.

To better “enlighten” young people and “reduce stress”, the Ministry of Higher Education also announces that new “key figures on each training” will be provided – to answer questions like “is this training little or very much in demand? What was the profile of the candidates who were classified by the training last year? »

An “advice” section will also be “highlighted” on “the recommended courses in high school to go to this or that training”, as well as “advice given by the training courses themselves on how to apply”.

Another adjustment, the data proposed will be “enriched”, for BTS or professional licenses, with information on professional integration. The Parcoursup site will also offer “the ability to consult [the dates of] open days offered by higher education establishments,” adds the ministry.