What am I going to do?
Sponsored Links
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
1 / 34

What am I going to do? Where am I going to go? Who can help me with my decisions? PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 102 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

What am I going to do? Where am I going to go? Who can help me with my decisions? How can I afford an education?. POST SECONDARY PLANNING. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. Grade 10 Courses : English, Math, P.E., Planning, Science, Social Studies

Download Presentation

What am I going to do? Where am I going to go? Who can help me with my decisions?

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


What am I going to do?

Where am I going to go?

Who can help me with my decisions?

How can I afford an education?

POST SECONDARY PLANNING


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 10 Courses: English, Math, P.E.,Planning, Science, Social Studies

  • Grade 11 Courses: English, Science, Math, Social Studies

  • Grade 12 Courses: English, 3 Grade 12 courses & Graduation Transitions

  • Other Requirements: at least one course from Fine Arts or Applied Skills in grades 10, 11, or 12

  • MINIMUM # OF CREDITS REQUIRED IS 80

    (=19 courses + G.T.)


Graduation Transitions

Starting in the September 1, 2007 school year, Graduation

Transitions replaces the Graduation Portfolio Assessment.

  • Personal Health - maintain a personal health plan and participate in at least 80 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity, in addition to PE 10.

  • Community Connections - participate in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service and describe what was learned.

  • Career and Life - complete a transition plan and present significant accomplishments.


WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?

  • Some people have a clear plan for September 2008.

  • Many others are undecided about what they are going to do; however it is important to start examining the options.

  • You want to be in charge of the

    decision, not have the decision

    in charge of you!


WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

  • University full time

  • College full time (diploma, certificate, university transfer, associate degrees)

  • Trade/technical school full time

  • School part time and work part time

  • Travel

  • Work full time

  • Government programs

  • Others????


POST SECONDARY APPLICATION PROCESS

  • BC Universities, Colleges, Technical Schools apply through www.pas.bc.ca

  • Ontario Universities www.ouac.on.ca

  • Other institutions, access directly online


College/Trade School Requirements

  • High school graduation.

  • Some programs have specific prerequisite courses that are required. (Check online or viewbooks.)

  • Can do upgrade courses at college if necessary.

  • Apply early – October / November!

  • May be waiting lists for some programs.

  • No waiting lists for general registration.


University Requirements

  • Must have a Language 11.

  • Must have English 12

  • Must have minimum of 3 additional provincially examinable courses.

  • Provincial exams are NOTan option if you want to go to university

  • Some faculties have specific course requirements eg. Science.

  • Important to check specific requirements

    NOW!!!!!


Comparisons

COLLEGES/TRADES

  • Apply early.

  • Registration date is based on whenapplication is received in most cases.

  • Back up plan for university bound students.

  • Variety of programs.

  • Nov. 1 Kwantlen applications

UNIVERSITIES

  • Early application deadline is usually the end of February.

  • Admission is based on GPA for English 12 and 3 provincially examinable courses.

  • Some faculties use specific courses eg. Science.

Don’t forget, apply to Kwantlen on Nov 1


AMERICAN COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

  • Students interested in applying to American post secondary institutions should start the process in gr. 10 and 11.

  • Students must write a SAT test.

    • Registration can be done online at collegeboard.com

    • Info in Counselling Centre

  • Athletic and academic scholarships are available.


WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION?

  • www.earlmarriott.com Grad Info:Mariner GPS

  • Career Resource Center Rm.322

  • Lunch meetings every 2nd Thursday

  • Post Secondary Evening NOV. 21 @Elgin Park

  • University recruiting sessions at the school.

  • Post Secondary open houses/campus tours

  • Websites & calendars from institutions.

  • Your counsellor, parents, teachers, other adults, former grads


PROVINCIAL EXAMS

  • Everyone writes at least one provincial exam.

  • Exams are written at the end of January and the end of June.

  • Results are available onlineapproximately 4 weeks after exams are completed.

  • $1000 scholarships are available if you score a minimum of a B in English 12 and 86% on your best three provincial exams.

  • Rereads and rewrites are available; see your counsellor for information.


PEN #? TVR? LPI?

  • PEN # Personal Education Number

    • How you are identified at the Ministry.

    • Available from your counsellor or on your report card.

    • Necessary for applications & to access your marks.

  • TVR Transcript Verification Record

    • Shows graduation information school sends to the ministry. Available in DECEMBER & MARCH.

  • LPI Language Proficiency Index

    • Required English test for many post secondary institutions

    • Students with 86% (or 80% for UBC) in English 12 are exempt

    • April 3, 2008 at EMS; other locations & dates


PSI? TRANSCRIPTS?

PSI Post Secondary Institute Choices Form

  • Signing this form in MARCH allows the universities and colleges to electronically access your marks.

    Transcripts are requested through the office.

  • Will be necessary for some scholarship applications and some post secondary institutions.

  • Applications to American schools will require grade 9 – 12 marks.


SELF REPORTING MARKS

  • BC universities (SFU, UBC and UVIC)

    ask students to self report grades

  • When? March / April

  • In some cases students may have to predict second semester marks

  • Information is submitted online

  • Marks are verified in early May

    when universities get the electronic

    transfer from the Ministry of Education


money

Where does the for Post Secondary come from?

  • If you are lucky….the Bank of Mom & Dad.

  • Personal savings.

  • Passport to Education.

  • Provincial Exam Scholarships.

  • Entrance Scholarships.

  • Scholarships and Bursaries.

  • Student Loans.


Scholarship Application Tips

  • Attend bi-weekly Scholarship meetings in Room 322 (Every 2nd Thursday)

  • READ The Mariner G.P.S. ONLINE!!!

  • Prepare student profile sheet + Resume (on your computer)

  • Letters of reference

  • EMS Scholarship Information Booklet

  • Attend the Scholarship Evening: Oct. 25th


UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER

  • Thurs. October 18

    • GPS Meeting @ lunch Rm 322

  • Thurs. October 25

    • Scholarship Information Evening

      @ 7 p.m. Wheelhouse Theatre


NOVEMBER

  • Wed. November 1

    • Kwantlen University College applications accepted*

  • *Early application to colleges is highly recommended.

    • Apply online in our computer lab at 2:45 !!!


NOVEMBER

  • Thurs. Nov. 1 7:00 pm

    • U.B.C. Information Evening

  • Wed. Nov. 217:00 pm

    • POST SECONDARY EVENING

      @ Elgin Park Secondary


November / December

UVIC Early Acceptance & Scholarship

  • based on Grade 11 marks

    Explore Other Options After Graduation

  • GAP Program

  • Katimavik

  • Canada World Youth


DECEMBER

Work on University & Scholarship applications


JANUARY

  • Provincial Exams at the end of January


FEBRUARY

  • February 28

    • Applications due for most universities

    • Scholarship applications for university due

    • Register for LPI


MARCH

  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index)

    Register online by February

  • PSI (Post Secondary Institutions Choices Form) are signed & sent


March / April

  • Self-report grades to UBC, UVIC & SFU


May

  • Earl Marriott Scholarship applications due

  • Ministry of Education electronically transfers mark to post secondary institutions in B.C. and Ontario


May / June

  • Will start to get conditional acceptance letters from universities


June

  • Tuesday, June 3, 2008

    • Commencement Ceremony

  • Saturday, June 7, 2008

    • Grad Banquet


July/August

  • Expect final acceptance letters from university and college

  • Register for courses

  • Make down payments for housing


Action Timeline

  • College/Trade applications Oct/Nov

  • Research institutions Sept – Dec

  • University application Dec – Feb

  • Residence Applications Jan - Feb

  • Prov. Exams preparations Ongoing

  • Scholarship/Bursary Sept – Apr

  • Early Acceptance notification May

  • Selecting courses(university) June – July

  • Selecting courses (college) July – Aug

  • Transcripts/passport July


Managing Stress

  • Prioritize your time

  • Be realistic

  • Keep balance in your life

    -academics, extracurricular, social, work

  • Practise stress reduction techniques

    -exercise, meditation, journaling, etc.

  • Balance outside work with school

    -More that 15 hours a week can be detrimental to studies


Best of Luck, Grads!


  • Login