Parcoursup 2022-2023: when and how to register?

During the year of the Baccalaureate, final year students formulate orientation wishes for their higher education on the Parcoursup platform. A device that does not only make people happy, and whose use is done in several stages. Explanations.

  Parcoursup 2022-2023: when and how'inscrire ?

Parcoursup is the national platform for pre-registration in the first year of higher education. To do this, future bachelors or students wishing to reorient themselves must put together a file and formulate their wishes. Each high school student can make up to 10 wishes, and 20 sub-wishes. In the case of a positive answer to two wishes, he will have to renounce one of them.

How are acceptances made on Parcoursup?

Once your file has been submitted on Parcoursup, it is available to the desired sector or establishment. The latter then look at your notes, but not only: the assessments as well as the motivations are also taken into account in the acceptance of your application. After the submission of the file, which takes place during March-April, the establishment committees meet between April and May to rule on the various files proposed to them. Each of them corresponds to a final grade, which takes into account the grades, but also the annotations left on the Future Sheet. The 'bonus points' are not to be neglected, because in the event of equivalent school records, additional activities (travel, sport, commitment, etc.) will be a selection criterion.

When to apply on Parcoursup in 2022-2023?

For this school year, the procedure is taking place in several stages with the opening of the information site from December 20, 2022. Otherwise, these dates are to be remembered:

  • 8 mars 2023 : date limit of the formulation des vœux;
  • April 6, 2023: deadline to complete their file and confirm the wishes;
  • 1 is June 2023 : launch of the main admission phase (responses from the courses);
  • Mid-June until July 13, 2023: launch of the complementary phase.

What is the complementary phase?

On the Parcoursup platform, the complementary phase allows students who have only obtained negative answers or who have missed their registration to apply for courses that still offer places, with the same rules as the previous procedure, but in an accelerated manner. .

The role of CAES

Candidates who have been refused or who were waiting on Parcoursup, can ask for help from the commission for access to higher education (CAES). There is one in each academy, led by the rector. On the mission? 'Helping candidates who have not received an admissions proposal and who wish to enter higher education to find training that is as close as possible to their project and according to the places available.' The request is made directly from the candidate's Parcoursup file, by clicking on 'I request the CAES'. If you are one of those who received only negative responses, be sure to complete the ' Preference and other projects' by widening your orientation wishes as much as possible in order to help the commission. It will study your file and may rely on the information you have provided in this section. Namely that the support of the CAES continues even beyond the end of the Parcoursup procedure, indicates the site dedicated.

How do I respond to admissions proposals?

Note that you may receive one or more admission proposals, at the same time or on different dates, but that you can only accept one at a time. You may receive 4 types of training responses:

  • A 'Yes' which corresponds to a proposal for admission. You will then only have to validate this choice while waiting a few hours, because at the very beginning of the admission phase, the Parcoursup platform will be in 'consultation' mode only
  • A ' If yes (for a license wish)' which corresponds to an admission proposal accompanied, if you accept it, by a support system to strengthen your skills
  • A 'in waiting list' which means that you are on the waiting list which evolves according to the places that become available. This is the most frequent situation for the majority of candidates on Parcoursup on the first day of the results. If you are in this case, check your place in the waiting list by comparing it with that of the last admitted or the last admitted in 2021: if you are at the top of this list, you should receive an admission offer a few days later after the withdrawal of other candidates ranked higher than you. On the other hand, if you are in the middle or even at the bottom of this waiting list, don't get your hopes up too high and consider accepting an offer of admission on another wish - if you have any. If you're on the waiting list for all your wishes, don't panic and give yourself a few days to check how your ranking is changing as other candidates withdraw.
  • A ' Non (only for a wish in selective training)' which means that the committee for examining the wishes of the training has not retained your file. You must then wait for the additional phase of Parcoursup which begins on Thursday, June 23

You have a few days to definitively validate your admission in the event of a positive response. If you only get negative responses from selective formations ( BTS , BUT, IFSI ...) you can request support in your establishment or at the Information and Orientation Center (CIO) to prepare for the complementary phase.

Options for latecomers

Formulate your wishes among the formations still open

For latecomers, it is quite possible for a young bachelor to register on the platform a few days before the deadline , to create an account (with a valid e-mail address and the student's INE number) then to express their wishes. In general, on the card available training in the additional phase, includes training where there are still places available, whether in public schools, private establishments under contract or not, and schools in higher education. To know that you can formulate up to ten wishes and submit your applications before the end of the complementary phase. If you do it in time, you should normally receive a response from the establishment within two days.

Find work-study training

Until September, it is possible to find work-study training. On Parcours, you can make your choices and make your wishes for apprenticeship training, until mid-September. As with the other courses, you can make up to 10 wishes.

Find training outside of Parcoursup

If you don't want to go through the Parcoursup platform, you can very well go to other schools, most of them private, which offer multiple training courses (BTS, prepas, bachelor's, etc.) and organize their own registrations. There are many sectors. This is the case of business schools, engineering schools, art schools, schools specializing in real estate or IT and even certain selective licenses. Check on the Internet or directly with these establishments to find out if there are still places available to register.

What other platform to make wishes?

To respond to the problem of students without universities, a new registration platform for the first year of a master's degree will be launched. It should be implemented at the beginning of 2023, for the month of February, at the national level. The idea with this new project is to 'fluidify' access to master's courses which are often very coveted. In principle, students will be able to enroll from March. Each candidate will be able to make 15 wishes for masters and 15 others for work-study or apprenticeship training. And unlike Parcoursup, a single file will be requested to apply.

Parcoursup 2022 figures

For the year 2022, the main phase of Parcoursup ended on July 15, 2022. On this date, nearly 562,674 baccalauréat holders had received at least one admission proposal, i.e. 90.4% of them, a rate almost 1 point higher than last year. More 9 high school students out of 10 had thus obtained an answer to their wishes to pursue higher education. As for students in reorientation, 79% have received at least one admission offer, i.e. 2 additional points compared to 2021.