Post-Secondary & Scholarship Evening. September 25, 2013 Career and Post-secondary Advisor: Trisha Foster [email protected] Post Secondary Guideline. September: Research application start dates Attend open houses Book guided tours Visit campus advisors. March/April:
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GPA or Research Post-secondary Schools
Course selection and Admission is competitive, based on specific courses and specific grades to enter different faculties.
GPA universities are also know as “Research Universities” and offer Masters and PHD degrees.
Examples: UBC, SFU, UVIC, UNBC, U of C, U of Toronto, McGill
Teaching Post-secondary Schools
Course selection will be based on the date of application submission and fee payment. “First come, first serve.” Admission is based on High School graduation and English 12 grade. There are exceptions such as Nursing and Business programs. Teaching universities and colleges, and BCIT offer certificates, diplomas, degrees, limited Masters degrees and limited research opportunities.
Examples: Kwantlen, Langara, Capilano, TRU, UFV, BCIT, VIU,
UT programs (Arts & Sciences)
Career Programs ( Limited Enrollment)
Application Start Date for Technologies: October 1, 2013
Application for Trades is on-going due to long waitlists. Reduce waitlist time by doing a pre-test.
Pre-Tests: Students in trade programs should consider writing pre-tests for English and/or Math to access the waitlist prior to graduation. Pre-testing can be done at SDSS. Have the test sent to Ms. Foster.
Student for a Day:
Vancouver Community College
60% minimum final blended grade, for admission purposes
75% final blended grade, will permit enrolment in a 1st year university writing course
Challenge Courses: are accepted by SFU and considered for admission
SFU SuperTours: watch the website for dates and times.
Challenge Courses: No longer be used for admission purposes only pre-requisites.
All AP Courses: can be used in place of Grade 12 courses used for university admission. Exception: Calculus 12 may not replace Math 12
English Requirement: Students are required to obtain a minimum of 70% in Either English 11 or 12 in order to be considered for admission to UBC
Online Courses: Must be 100% complete by February 1st in order for the course to be considered for admission.
Each of the questions requires short essay answers.
Focus less on listing and describing activities. Focus instead on what you have learned through these experiences. Your answers need to show self-reflection. Tell them what you have learned and how you learned it.
This will be your final opportunity to clarify and/or add information (e.g., reasons for gaps in academic history, describing a unique curriculum) to your application that has not yet been requested.
Sept. 26 Study and Go Abroad, 3-7 pm, Vancouver Convention Centre
October 2 Canadian Universities Fair, McMath Secondary, 6:30 – 8:30pm.
October 7 Canadian Universities Fair, Sands Secondary, 6:30 – 8:30pm.
October 8 McGill, Block F in the Conference Room
October 16 Kwantlen Faculty of Design (Interior, Fashion, Graphics), Rmd. Campus
October 22 Western Ontario University, Block B in the Conference Room
October 23 USA/CND Athletic Scholarship Presentation
November 4 Kwantlen will be in Rm. 122 at lunch to help students apply
November 5 UBC Info Night, Theatre, 7 pm.
November 7 Post-Secondary Evening, 6:30 – 8 pm. in the new gym
November 20 University of Alberta, Block h in the Conference Room
BCIT, Big Info Session 5-8pm
November 21 University of Toronto, Block A in the Conference Room
International Student Fair at DMEC in Ladner, 3pm start
December 7 Emily Carr National Portfolio Day, 11 – 2pm
Simon Fraser University
Arts mid-high 80’s
Science high 80’s-low 90’s
Human Kinetics mid-high 80’s
Engineering mid-high 80’s
Commerce 84% minimum
Mid 80% and personal profile for 2014
Applied Science 90%
Arts/Social Sciences 85%
Health Sciences 86%
Business 83%/personal profile
They are starting at 88% for admission 2013.
Humanities/S Sciences 75%
Business 84% /personal profile
Nursing high 80%
Personal Profiles are also required.
Any offer made is conditional until marks are verified and Ministry marks are available
SFU: Student who complete an Associates Degree prior to transfer will receive priority placement and a reduced GPA of .25
Students are required to self report grades to their intended Post-secondary institution
BC Universities check your 2nd term marks for accuracy.
SFU: Students self-report 1 or 2nd interim in Dec ’13 but SFU will check 2nd term marks in April 2014
UBC: Students report 2nd term in March 2013 and they will check
Students submit Grade 11 final marks and any final Grade 12 grades when applying
UVIC: Students may report final grade 11 marks, Oct-Nov, 2013
Student self-report Grade 12 marks by March 2014.
Douglas, Kwantlen, Langara, Capilano: Students do not self report marks, student will complete the post-secondary institutions (PSI) form online in January.
The ministry will verify all marks in May.
SAT – LPI – PSI Form – INFO Sessions – Scholarships – Exchanges
Why use a letter:
Most important part of the scholarship application form, often the defining piece of information that will set a great student apart from other delegates.
It is important for students to know who to ask for reference letter and take responsibility for the quality of information that goes inside.
I am truly amazed at the accomplishments of this young man. Luke Skywalker exudes the notion of a passionate confident leader.
Luke first came to my attention when he approached me to nominate him as a participant in the Encounters with Canada program during his grade 10 year. This leadership experience allowed Luke to embrace his confidence and exuberance. Now, quite frankly there was no stopping him. He is an active leader. He has been involved with the 30 Hour Famine as Co-chair for the last two years. Through his involvement the donations have doubled which was recognized nationally by World Vision. Needless to say he received the Outstanding Citizenship Award at the end of Grade 10.
I think the department that most appreciates Luke’s school leadership and volunteerism is the Drama Department. Luke is the Stage Manager. He is professional, organized and respectful of others as well as highly respected for his knowledge. He has clocked hundreds if not thousands of volunteer time.
He has “crewed” our major spring productions. These shows are seen by over 5000 community member per year and Luke has played a key role in our theatre’s success. And it is not only behind the scenes, Luke has inspired and mentored many of our younger students. This program allows Luke to flex his leadership muscles and provide a much needed service within the school.
Luke is an action person who has the ability to motivate others. He is an outstanding athlete and was a member of the South Delta Sundevils Varsity Football Club and the South Delta Rams Football Club.
Luke has committed many hours to his sport and his teammates over the last six years. He has demonstrated leadership by serving as Captain for the Rams. In gathering information for this letter one teacher described Luke as the social and emotional force on the Football team.
I am looking forward to seeing what Luke Skywalker will accomplish in his lifetime. I feel privileged to provide him with a letter of reference. I wish Luke Skywalker the best of luck and fully support his application.
Major Entrance Scholarship:
Major Entrance Scholarship based on academic excellence, leadership and service.
Deadline: February 28, 2014
SFU Entrance $34,000 (2)
SFU Alumni Leadership $29,000 (2)
Gordon Shrum $24,000 (40)
Tadeusz Spect Memorial $10,000
Dean’s Scholarship $7,000 (16)
Jack Diamond Award $4000 (10)
SFU Surrey Entrance Scholarship $2000
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Criteria: Commitment to school and the wider community and has exhibited leadership. Student must be attending all classes at Surrey SFU
SFU Summit Scholarship $3500-$5000
SFU Aboriginal Scholarship $2500
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Criteria: 80% minimum GPA, and a living connection to the community.
UVIC Entrance Scholarships based on academic excellence, leadership and service.
Students may apply for entrance scholarships with an admission average of minimum 85%.
Students not living on the Vancouver Island who have an admission average of 90% or higher, are eligible for “Come to Campus” grants.
Renewable scholarships valued at $16,000-$24,000 paid over 4 years.
Deadline to apply March 31, 2014
Marks are based on the academic Grade 12 courses required for each faculty.
Visual Arts Applied Skills Athletics Second languages
Community Service Trades/Tech
SDSS Community Awards
Applications for the District and SDSS Community Awards will be
available the week after Spring Break in English 12 classes, and due April 28/14.
Student Scholarships - this is a good site
How does the Career Centre help???
Make available sample essays and reference letters for student use
Provide assistance with essay drafts and completion of scholarship packages
Provide a Profile outline for nominated scholarships and reference information