Frequently Asked Questions
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
Absolutely not. We are a registered French university specialized in the VAE procedure not a way to circumvent French and European immigration laws.
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?
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?