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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

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What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

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

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

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

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

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????


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

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

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

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!!!!!


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

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


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

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

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

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 #? 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? 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.


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

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


Where does the for post secondary come from

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER

  • Thurs. October 18

    • GPS Meeting @ lunch Rm 322

  • Thurs. October 25

    • Scholarship Information Evening

      @ 7 p.m. Wheelhouse Theatre


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

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 !!!


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

NOVEMBER

  • Thurs. Nov. 1 7:00 pm

    • U.B.C. Information Evening

  • Wed. Nov. 217:00 pm

    • POST SECONDARY EVENING

      @ Elgin Park Secondary


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

November / December

UVIC Early Acceptance & Scholarship

  • based on Grade 11 marks

    Explore Other Options After Graduation

  • GAP Program

  • Katimavik

  • Canada World Youth


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

DECEMBER

Work on University & Scholarship applications


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

JANUARY

  • Provincial Exams at the end of January


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

FEBRUARY

  • February 28

    • Applications due for most universities

    • Scholarship applications for university due

    • Register for LPI


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

MARCH

  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index)

    Register online by February

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


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

March / April

  • Self-report grades to UBC, UVIC & SFU


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

May

  • Earl Marriott Scholarship applications due

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


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

May / June

  • Will start to get conditional acceptance letters from universities


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

June

  • Tuesday, June 3, 2008

    • Commencement Ceremony

  • Saturday, June 7, 2008

    • Grad Banquet


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

July/August

  • Expect final acceptance letters from university and college

  • Register for courses

  • Make down payments for housing


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

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


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

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


What am i going to do where am i going to go who can help me with my decisions

Best of Luck, Grads!


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