In recent weeks in preparation for the admission test for the number courses planned at national level (Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary and Architecture), which for the first time will be held at the beginning of April, flourishes the business of courses to prepare the tests. Exploiting the fact that success is being able to hit harder every year because of the numbers shrinking, proliferate institutions offering specific lessons. But all, of course, has a cost.

Excluding the entry tests for admission which can also be more than one, just to open at least one door in the university world including manuals and training courses we talk about a figure that goes from 800 to 4,200 Euros. The chances of being able to enroll in the degree program of their dreams especially for those who attended courses are also high, but not everyone can afford to deal with such an expense.


In addition to the differences that occur between students with higher and lower budget, the question of business courses in preparation for the admission test generates questions from the point of view of ethics. In many cases, the would-be freshmen pay often less than 1,000 euro to attend classes taught by the same faculty who teach at the university and who will then act as guarantors of the proper conduct of national tests. All this takes place, then, within the academic system and the same doubts about the correctness are, at least, legitimate.

The circulation of money in the business of preparation courses for the admission test is significant and, in order to encourage greater participation there is even one who offers discounted packages for the brothers, while other companies offering campus summer in the tourist places of some importance.

And, if every year among those who successfully pass the admission test, the percentage of those who have attended a specific course of preparation are very high (up to 80 per cent) remain disadvantaged students are less well off . What I have to deal with the decline in the number of places – this year in Medicine they have ‘disappeared’ 1 of 4 and with competition, which has a more specific preparation.