Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a French Institution of Higher Education?
Yes, the Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon® is authorized to operate under the article L731-1 and L731-6 of the code de l’éducation de la République Française. It is registered by the French Government under # 0862003720 with publication at the… Read More »Are you a French Institution of Higher Education?
Is the VAE Law (Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience) procedure legal in France?
Absolutely, it is a Law been signed by the French “Premier Ministre” on January 17, 2002 and it regulates the VAE procedure. The VAE mandates French universities to grant full degrees on experience, exactly similar to the “classic ones”. The… Read More »Is the VAE Law (Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience) procedure legal in France?
Are you Accredited?
The Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon® is a legal French Private Institution of Higher Education following the “Code de l’Education de la République Française”. It has the right to grant degrees as per article L-731-14 of the French code of… Read More »Are you Accredited?
What means ®, after Ecole supérieure Robert de Sorbon®
The French Authorities granted our institution the registered trademark ® (Marque de service ) on November 8, 2013 with publication #14/09 Vol II in the Bulletin Officiel. See the document below.
Do you have a .education domain name?
Yes ICANN granted us the www.sorbon.education domain. Being a French institution of Higher Education, we are proud that the French authorities (AFNIC) granted us the prestigious www.sorbon.fr domain in 2004.
Are your degrees accepted by other universities?
For the USA most of the time a credential evaluation by a US evaluator is necessary as for all foreign degrees. Each university has its own recognition procedure, therefore no university can guarantee that its degrees will be accepted all… Read More »Are your degrees accepted by other universities?
Who are your professors and are they qualified?
Judge by yourself see their Ph.D. degrees and unique University teaching experience. Click to see the quality of the report of one of our VAE jury member.
Will I have transcripts for my studies?
No, we will not “invent “courses and grades. VAE means “Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience”, which is “Validation of knowledges through experience”. Following a procedure defined by the Law, a jury of a French university may decide that the accumulation… Read More »Will I have transcripts for my studies?
May I see a copy of your diplomas?
Absolutely not ! We are somewhat offended when people ask for a “specimen of our diploma” for the following reasons: We must add that France Institutions of Higher education are notorious for their “below average looking diplomas”, and generally do… Read More »May I see a copy of your diplomas?
Could I get a de Sorbon Gown when I graduate?
Yes you can. Contrary to other French universities, de Sorbon rehabilitates the formal and traditional University gowns, called “Toges”. You may order it after graduation at the Sorbon boutique.
Could I get two degrees from you at the same time?
Forget for a moment your own system of education and think “French”. The VAE recognizes work experience associated or not with previous studies as equivalent to a certain educational level. Therefore it forbids us to give two degrees at the… Read More »Could I get two degrees from you at the same time?
Should I take additional courses to receive a French Diploma?
It depends, but the VAE authorizes to grant “Certificats” entirely based on experience. From the “equivalence formula” located in Our Degrees Page you can foresee your possible educational level.
I need a letter of invitation to enter France, could I get one from your institution?
Absolutely not. We are a registered French university specialized in the VAE procedure not a way to circumvent French and European immigration laws.
Could I request a specific GPA or impose a specific name or level?
Certainly not ! Our “Jurys de VAE” are independent and sovereign. You may earn a degree from a French Private Institution of Higher Education, you are not buying a piece of paper with no value. In the case of the… Read More »Could I request a specific GPA or impose a specific name or level?
If I am accepted and if I pay the Jury and diploma fees, am I sure to get the “requested” Diploma?
No. Like in all Universities, you are never assured of the results of an examination. However the admission committee will verify that you qualify for the VAE specially in determining that you have the sufficient number of years of work… Read More »If I am accepted and if I pay the Jury and diploma fees, am I sure to get the “requested” Diploma?
Can I get my degree tomorrow?
No (non!) We are not a “Diploma Mill” and we follow a regulated evaluation procedure, which takes up to 3 months.
I am a De Sorbon® Alumni and I want to apply for another VAE. What should I do?
You do exactly like the first time you applied: