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Post secondary scholarship evening

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:

  • PSI Choices form deadline (March 1)

  • Research student loan information

  • Self-report 2nd term marks to BC universities

  • Begin receiving admission offers

  • May/June:

  • Begin filling out student loan application forms

  • Secure post-secondary seats

  • Visit campus advisors for course planning

  • Attend orientations

  • October/November:

  • Begin post secondary application forms

  • Continue visiting campuses

  • Attend information sessions

  • Apply for student housing


  • December:

  • Students receive 1st term marks (Dec 10)

  • Post-sec’s begin requesting marks for admission

  • Entrance Scholarships due

  • January/February:

  • Entrance Scholarships due

  • University application forms close

  • Activate the PSI Choices form in English 12 classes

What counts when applying
What Counts When Applying?

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,

Kwantlen university
Kwantlen University

  • Application Start Date; November 1, 2013

  • Course selection will be based on the date of application submission and fee payment.

  • New Programs:

  • Bachelor Applied Science Sustainable Agriculture

  • Bachelor of Music, Performing Arts

  • Bachelor of Design, Product Design

  • Coming Soon: BSC in Health Science

  • Nursing:

  • New Requirements: Admission is based on 4 courses: Eng 12, Bi 12, Chem 11 Foundation Math 11 – 92% minimum intake this September.

  • 32/64 spots available for high school students, 2 intakes per year

  • Psychiatric Nursing: 40 spots, one intake per year: May


  • Application Start Date: October 1, 2013

  • Course selection will be based on the date of application submission and fee payment.

  • Nursing:

  • Ask for “Foundations in Health Studies” program.

  • Deadline: January 31, 2014

  • New Requirements: Minimum 15 credits of post-secondary course work, minimum C+ average (English, Biology, Math, 2 UT courses)

  • SFU-Langara Degree Program

  • Move between both institutions to complete BA or BSc from SFU.

  • Langara and the University of Sussex:

  • Earn Bachelor of Laws LLB in a 5year program

  • 60 UT credits at Langara, earn a 3.1 GPA, to guarantee a seat at the U of Sussex

  • Study Abroad:

  • Field study programs in Europe, New York , Japan

Capilano university
Capilano University

  • Application Start Date: October 1, 2013

    UT programs (Arts & Sciences)

  • have a 60% GPA using Eng 12 and 3 other approved academic grade 12 courses

    Career Programs ( Limited Enrollment)

  • have individual academic and non-academic requirements

    New Programs:

  • Degree in Communication Studies

  • Bachelor of Performing Arts (2012)

  • Bachelor of Legal studies (2009)

British columbia institute of technology
British Columbia Institute of Technology

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.

Trade Programs:

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:

  • Spend a half day at BCIT as a student paired up with a current BCIT student. Explore the BCIT lifestyle, the campus, and the workings of the classroom in a field of their choice

University of Victoria

  • Application start date: October 2013

  • Application Deadline: February 28th

  • Grade 12 students have the option of self-reporting their Grade 11 marks (Oct 1- Nov 30) to be considered for early admission or wait and self-report Grade 12 marks before the end of March.

Emily carr institute of art and design
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

  • Application start date: NOW

  • Admission Deadline: January 15, 2014

  • National Portfolio Day:Saturday, Dec 7, 11-3 pm

  • Transcripts and visual portfolio are due February 1, 2014

  • Tours: conducted every Friday at 12:oopm from Mid-September to mid-April

Vancouver community college
Vancouver Community College

Vancouver Community College

  • Applicants are asked to apply 8 months prior to the start of program.

  • Programs range from Trades, Business, Design, Health Sciences, Nursing, Tourism and Hospitality, Music, Sign Language Studies and Technologies.

  • Excellent vocational college.

Simon fraser university
Simon Fraser University

  • Application start date: October 2013

  • Admission Deadline: February 28, 2014

    English Requirements:

    60% minimum final blended grade, for admission purposes

    75% final blended grade, will permit enrolment in a 1st year university writing course

    Math Requirements:

  • Minimum grade of a 60% in one of the acceptable math courses used for admission is required.

  • Minimum grade of 70% is required in order to register directly in Q courses.

    Challenge Courses: are accepted by SFU and considered for admission

    SFU SuperTours: watch the website for dates and times.

University of british columbia
University of British Columbia

  • Application start date: October 2013 (apply now and go back to thoughtfully finish the personal profile)

  • Scholarship and application deadline: Dec 10, 2013

  • Admission Deadline: February 3, 2014

    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

    Personal Profiles:

  • Are mandatory and connected to the major entrance scholarship.

  • Grade 11 marks are used to prioritize the application forms.

    Online Courses: Must be 100% complete by February 1st in order for the course to be considered for admission.

Personal profile
Personal Profile

  • Applicants to UBC (Queen’s and most Business Faculties also require a profile) are evaluated on a broad range of criteria. While UBC is looking for academically strong students, your answers to the Profile questions must demonstrate your preparedness and maturity for university studies.

  • The Personal Profile allows you to tell UBC about the things that are important to you: significant achievements, what you have learned from your experiences, and challenges you’ve overcome.

  • Along with your academic achievements the profile will be used to determine your admissibility to UBC undergraduate programsand will also determine the major entrance scholarship recipients.

  • There is no separate application for entrance scholarships and awards so the online application is the only opportunity for you to tell UBC about yourself. This is your opportunity to shine!

Personal profile1
Personal Profile

Each of the questions requires short essay answers.

  • Leadership – e.g., student government experience, community involvement, family responsibility, etc.

  • Academic achievements – e.g., research projects, success in contests, prizes won for high standing, etc.

  • Sports involvement – e.g., membership on teams, participation in competitions, etc.

  • Creative and performing arts experience

  • Work experience

  • Volunteer experience and service to others

    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.

    Application Comments

    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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming Events

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

Applybc ca


  • On-line application service to post-secondary institutes in BC

  • Create a free account

  • Apply to multiple schools

  • Once you have applied/paid on-line you receive instant notification that your application has been received by the intended school

Admission guidelines 2014
Admission Guidelines 2014


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%

Science 87%

Business 83%/personal profile

They are starting at 88% for admission 2013.

Humanities/S Sciences 75%

Engineering 77%

Sciences 75%

Business 84% /personal profile

Writing 85%



Engineering 83

Arts 75

Nursing high 80%

Science 75

Personal Profiles are also required.

Any offer made is conditional until marks are verified and Ministry marks are available

Admission averages ut student based on september 2012 admission averages
Admission Averages UT Student(Based on September 2012 admission averages)

SFU: Student who complete an Associates Degree prior to transfer will receive priority placement and a reduced GPA of .25

Self reporting marks
Self –Reporting Marks

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.

Grade 12 Enhancement

  • Partnership with Kwantlen University and Delta School District allows high school students to enroll in open access registration courses

  • Fall Semester ( September) - apply by May 15

  • Spring Semester (January) - November 1

  • Application Process:

  • Contact Ms. Foster

  • Complete a Kwantlen Application Form ($40 fee)

  • Include an official transcript

Plan b plan c plan d

  • Everything is conditional until final grades in July – partying 3rd term will hurt you.

  • What other routes can you take to achieve your goals? Make these routes part of your post-secondary plan!

Career centre website
Career Centre Website

  • Website:

    • Post-secondary Info

    • Career Explore Sites

    • Awards and Scholarships

    • Links, Forms and Downloads

    • Upcoming Events and Fun Stuff

  • Continual emails to provided addresses

  • Post Secondary Evening (November 7th)

  • Canadian Universities Event (October 2 at McMath Sec. and October 7 at Sands Secondary, 6:30 – 8:30)

    SAT – LPI – PSI Form – INFO Sessions – Scholarships – Exchanges

  • Scholarships



    Where do i start personal inventory
    Where Do I Start - Personal Inventory

    • What clubs and organizations do I belong to inside/outside of school?

    • Where have I volunteered and what have I learned from volunteering?

    • What do I do well? foreign languages, arts, sports, leadership, community service

    • What Career do I want to pursue? Professional organizations

    • Parent/Grandparents employment present/past

    • Ethnic/religious organizations

    • Service Organizations

    • Military

    • Post-Secondary Schools


    Why use a letter:

    • A compelling letter provides critical information to a committee about character, ethics, and integrity.

    • Personal Profile Outline is on the Career Centre website under links-forms-and-downloads (under the title “MORE”)

      Common Mistake:

    • Letters are short, vague, non-persuasive, or not asking the most qualified reference

    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.

    Reference letter sample
    Reference Letter Sample

    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.

    Entrance scholarships ubc
    Entrance Scholarships: UBC

    Major Entrance Scholarship:

    • Deadline: December 10, 2013 to submit application and personal profile.

    • No longer nominated so any student who meets the criteria can apply.

    • Personal Profile will be used for both admissions and for Major Entrance Scholarship consideration.

    • December 10th deadline includes: completed application form, application fee payment, and self-report final grade 11 and if any, final grade 12 marks to date.

    Entrance scholarships sfu
    Entrance Scholarships: SFU

    Major Entrance Scholarship based on academic excellence, leadership and service.

    Deadline: February 28, 2014

    • Any student with a minimum GPA of 90% can apply for the following:

      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)

    Entrance scholarships sfu1
    Entrance Scholarships: SFU

    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

    • Student must have a 96% GPA (2013) to qualify for these awards

    • Awards are renewable

    SFU Aboriginal Scholarship $2500

    Deadline: February 28, 2013

    Criteria: 80% minimum GPA, and a living connection to the community.

    Entrance scholarships uvic
    Entrance Scholarships: UVIC

    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.

    Entrance scholarships kwantlen
    Entrance Scholarships: Kwantlen

    • Leaders of Tomorrow AwardsDeadline: March 2014

    • Criteria:

    • English 12 and three other university approved grade 12 courses,

    • an 80% GPA,

    • school and community service.

    • President’s Entrance: Student entering a 4 yr Degree program $20,000

    • Merit Award: Student entering any program at Kwantlen $7,000

    Entrance Scholarships: BCIT

    • Entrance Scholarships

    • Available in April 2013

    • 60 President Entrance Award valued at $3,000 each

    • 90 Entrance Awards, valued at $4,000 each

    • Applicants should have: good academic standing, school activities, community involvement, demonstrated leadership qualities.

    More Scholarships

    • Graduation Program Examination Scholarship

    • Rewards graduating students for academic excellence in their provincial examinations from grades 10-12.

    • Students write in the following subjects:

    • Grade 10 Language Arts

    • Grade 10 Science

    • Grade 10 Mathematics

    • Grade 11 or 12 Social Studies

    • Grade 12 Language Arts

    • Provincial exam results are blended with the classroom mark to generate the final course mark. All provincial exams count for 20% of the final mark, except in Grade 12 Language Arts, where the exam counts for 40% of the final mark.

    • There are 5 thousand $1000 awards and twenty $2500 to the very top students provincially. The awards are redeemed when a student enters a designated post-secondary institution.

    More scholarships
    More Scholarships

    District Scholarships

    • Award Amount: $1000

    • Recognize superior achievement in a non-academic area:

      Visual Arts Applied Skills Athletics Second languages

      Community Service Trades/Tech

    • Awarded 24 scholarships at our school in 2013

    • Available: April 2014 with the Community Awards.

      SDSS Community Awards

    • SDSS and our Community provide over 30 individual scholarship opportunities

    • Criteria individual for each scholarship

    • Applications available in April 2014

      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.

    Scholarship sites
    Scholarship Sites…

    • Sites to assist students in finding scholarship opportunities:

      Student Awards

      Scholarships Canada

      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

    Update resumes