Université d'Orléans

Active counselling

For the start of the 2013 academic year, Orléans University is repeating its counselling procedure for all the first-year Licence students with a distinction and for the pre-registrations on the Post-Bac admissions site.

What is active counselling?

The purpose of active counselling is to help secondary school pupils to make the right choice. Thanks to our active counselling, future university students can ask the university to compare their application with the curriculum for which they intend to register and to be advised on their initial choice.

The process is very simple. The student expresses a preference for a course of study, fills in a form on line and gives details of his career plan. The lycée records the marks and assessments after the class council meeting in the second semester. The commission of university lecturers then examines the application. A recommendation is then given on the basis of the skills acquired at school.

Eligible pupils

All final-year pupils who want to register for a first year of a Licence.

The calendar and procedures:

The active counselling files are completed on the www.admission-postbac.fr portal during the period for applications for pre-registrations for Licences, as of 20 January 2013.

Once the lycée has recorded the marks and assessments, the educational commission studies the application and sends its recommendation to the pupil on 15 May 2013.

What active counselling is not:

It is important to remember that the pupil can register in any course, irrespective of the advice given. The advice is no more than a recommendation. It is not a selection. Pupils who have passed their Baccalaureate are free to decide any course of study.

Personal and professional projects

 The PPP is a compulsory unit in the first or second year of a Licence that provides students with an environment conducive to the preparation of a personal and professional project. This experimental exercise is conducted in small groups supervised by an instructor.
The instructor (a lecturer or a Doctorate student) chairs the group for six 2-hour sessions. The students are required to work alone and in a team.

Give meaning to your studies, explore the possibilities and become aware of the world of work

What is the point of this instruction unit?
Since the European LMD system was introduced for higher education, students are more responsible than ever for choosing their own course of study.
It is important that first-year students to draw up a personal and professional plan that will allow them to find their place and to give meaning to their studies.
Moreover, as our environment becomes more complex and unsure, technological, economic and social changes are speeding up. Looking to the future has become a difficult exercise. We have to learn how to adjust our goals according to the unforeseeable events that occur in the course of our studies and in our professional careers later on.

Supporting students to help them to adopt these new strategies is one of the University's missions.