Post-Secondary Planning Information
October 1-January 31 Apply to schools; update marks; Apply before Dec.1 for university scholarships
September- November Apply for national scholarships
February and July Send transcripts
- To order High School Transcripts
- College Planning Tips from Next Step
- Alis Alberta Government Web site Career exploration, Scholarships/Bursaries, Student Loans
- School finder matches programs to schools that offer it
- Careerwiseonline.com offers indivdual career planning/testing and advising
Apply before Dec.1 for start dates the following Sept.
- BC schools ;UBC application tips
- Alberta schools
- Ontario universities
- Ontario colleges
- Other schools will have their own web sites.
Fees vary so have a credit card available and your Alberta Student Number (ASN) found on all report cards. Good luck!
Ontario schools need to have Alberta Education course codes Alberta course codes
Virtual tours are available on most institutions' web sites.Click here for a St.Fx example
You may be able to see residences,eating areas,study areas and classrooms or see a "Day in the Life of a Student" Click here for Marine Institute; Click Here for UNB creative writing; Kings Halifax Journalism
.Click here for Business at Western;Click here Toronto Film School ;Click here for Nursing at Ryerson; Click here for Overseas with Queens Click here of Kelowna Centre for the Arts; Ryeron ; UBC ; U of Waterloo
Personal Profile Statements
UBC and Queens and Waterloo Engineering, U of T now require personal statements as part of the admissions process. Applications are considered incomplete without them. In some cases and video interview may be required.
Please answer thoroughly as students with high marks soley maybe rejected based upon their incomplete responses.
Consider using a Zeemee Account. This is a self marketing tool
Some post secondary institutions allow deferred entry up to one year. The student cannot attend any other post secondary institution. Each institution sets their own policies regarding deferrals. Please see the side bar for examples for U of Victoria and UBC. Some other schools like U of Calgary do not accept deferrals. Students have to reapply for the following year and may risk losing their acceptance if the GPA has increased for the desired field of study in the desired year of entry..
Studying in the USA
Most universities in the USA require a standardized exam writing score such as SAT or an ACT. Each college and university sets their own range of scores that they accept.The Common Application allows a student to apply to 400 different colleges in the USA eitherwise each individual school manages their own enrolments. Tuition fees varies widely from U$15 000 - $80 000 for tuition. Make sure you have healthcare insurance for the USA.
Private schools offer different types of programming and/or program delivery. As the name suggests they are for profit instituions and maybe considerationally higher in cost because they receive no or little public funding. Here is a sample of programming.
Aviation /Heavy Equipment
Make up Hair Schools
Pixelblue a college of animation, media and technology
Quebec Singapore Paris
Consider some structure.. here are a few programs
Wwoofing (working on organic farms)
Kibbutz ( working in Israel)
- eCampus Alberta
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- Know More, No Less
- School Finder
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- Macleans rankings of universities
- Globe and Mail University rankings -Career exploration
- Australian Universities
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- Alberta Student Loans
- Canada Student Loans
- Deferring entry to McGill
- Deferring entry to UBC
- Deferring entry to U of Victoria
- Alberta Transfer Agreements
- University mailing addresses
- New NCAA Div. 1 course requirements
- SAIT transfer Agreements with universities
- SAIT cost calculator
- Cost Calculator Mt Royal
- Cost calculator U of A
- Cost calculator UBC
- Universities Canada