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Grade 12 Post-Secondary Planning. University,Scholarships &Applications. Objectives. University Requirements Deadline Dates Scholarships References Resources Career Sites Your Future. University Update. Entrance Requirements U of M Criteria

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grade 12 post secondary planning

Grade 12Post-Secondary Planning

University,Scholarships &Applications

  • University Requirements
  • Deadline Dates
  • Scholarships
  • References
  • Resources
  • Career Sites
  • Your Future
university update
University Update

Entrance Requirements U of M


1.One credit of Grade 12 S or U English with a minimum grade of 60% .


2. A minimum average of 70% over three Grade 12 S.

NB:less than 70% average will limit the students ability to access certain courses as well as limit the student to 24 credit hours in their first year

Direct Entry

85% no less than 60% over 3 specified courses

out of province
Out of Province

University Entrance


  • University entrance requirements vary from university to university
  • Check the entrance requirements for these universities using the internet.
  • Speak to your counsellor if you need to make a course change
  • Students have encountered problems for NOT checking out the out of province requirements
deadline dates
Deadline Dates
  • October 8 University of Winnipeg Evening of Outstanding Students
  • October 7/November 8/December 30 Standards Achievement Testing (SAT scores) for college entrance in USA
  • October 11 Loran Awards (Canadian Merit) to Mr. Owczar
  • October 25 University of Manitoba Evening of Excellence

  • October 30 Canada Trust TD Scholarship
  • November 2-4 Canadian National Universities Fair (St. John’s Ravenscourt, Balmoral Hall, Vincent Massey, Sturgeon Heights)
  • December 1 U of M Student Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship

90% average Grade 11, $10 000 potential scholarship

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Deadline Dates
  • December 1 Advanced Early Entrance Applications:University of Manitoba & Winnipeg (qualifies students for Advanced Early Admissions Scholarships with completion of applications)

  • Out Of Province Applications Dates vary so students need to access details for each post-secondary institution applied to. Ontario university applications go through a special application procedure.

Note that Colleges and Universities in the USA have a more extensive application process often beginning in early October.

  • February 24 Entrance Applications U of M (qualifies students for any further scholarships possibilities)
  • March 1 Entrance Application U of W (qualifies students for any further scholarships possibilities)
  • May 1 Deadline for all applications University of Manitoba
  • Academic Standing/Grades This varies form scholarship to scholarship so students need to check these details out before beginning the process. The more national the scholarship the greater the competition.
  • Community Service What special services have you provided to the greater community outside of school life?
  • Extra-Curricular Commitment The after 3:15 crowd..drama, student council, sport, yearbook, newspaper etc..
  • Cultural Affiliation Special scholarships exist for culturally active students in Italian, Pilipino, Polish, Aboriginal, Scandinavian to name a few
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Scholarships continued
  • Future Career Choices Scholarship availability for students pursuing studies in business, teaching, medicine, engineering
  • Workplace/Membership Check out your parents workplace, places connected with unions or membership affiliations (Canadian Legion, Sobey’s, Wendy’s, Knights of Columbus, Credit Unions, Manitoba Labour)
  • St. Paul’s Scholarships Criteria is more focused on commitment in activities than the academics.(Duncan Norrie, Acheson-Cadieux)
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Scholarships continued
  • Websites:

Use St. Paul’s Community website as a resource.www.studentawards.comNew scholarships posted regularly throughout the year.

www.scholarshipscanada.caUniversity financing and scholarships only

www.iefa.orgInternational scholarship and financial support only

www.canlearn.caFederal Government financial support for students

references some key points to keep in mind
ReferencesSome key points to keep in mind
  • Choose references/referee carefully How well do they know you? What area of your life are referees associated with? Referees should reflect a complete image of who you are.
  • Prepare a resume of yourself to give referees Highlight your curricular and extra curricular, your community involvement,

other strengths/experiences.

  • Allow referees enough time to complete the letter Use the 10 DAY Rule. Meet the deadline dates. Provide a stamped addressed envelope if the referee is asked to mail the reference in himself.
  • Counsellors
  • Websites (including the counseling web page found in School Life SPHS)
  • Library
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • People in your own Community
  • Alumni
career sites these are sites available for you to seek out areas of interest for future careers
Career SitesThese are sites available for you to seek out areas of interest for future careers
  • you can obtain the username and the password from your high school counselor to access this site.
  • for training and education at Canadian post-secondary sites
  • resources for job seekers, career changers and life planners
  • enter the job menu and investigate your interests, do a career profile
  • identifies high demand occupations in Manitoba
  • 90% of SPHS graduates go on to university study
  • University is not the only option
  • Travel, work-study programs, working for a year, colleges, technical trades, armed forces, apprentice programs are just a few of the many options
your future

Your Future

It really depends on you. How motivated are you? Your ability to put in the time required to see “what is out there”, what is available to you in terms of finances, scholarships, choices of post-secondary institutions, and further career opportunities.