PostSecondary Planning Information 2017 Checklist for Graduation Timeline

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Post-Secondary Planning Information 2017

Post-Secondary Planning Information 2017

Checklist for Graduation Timeline for: • Grad credit checks, TVR • Grad Planner •

Checklist for Graduation Timeline for: • Grad credit checks, TVR • Grad Planner • Post-secondary planning • Financial aid applications • Application for PSI Admission • Early Admissions • Scholarships • Transcripts

Life After Belmont Searching for Ideas: • Career Cruising now XELLO • Work Experience

Life After Belmont Searching for Ideas: • Career Cruising now XELLO • Work Experience • Career Education – apprenticeship, dual credit opportunities • Camosun Lync – Westshore Courses • Travel • Paid or Volunteer Work • Latitude/GAP Year

Searching for Programs • www. educationplanner. ca – for programs and schools within BC

Searching for Programs • www. educationplanner. ca – for programs and schools within BC • www. schoolfinder. com – national and international programs and schools

University Versus College Factors to Consider: • Tuition Costs • Class size • Programs/Co-op

University Versus College Factors to Consider: • Tuition Costs • Class size • Programs/Co-op • Admissions process • Transfer credits • Entrance scholarships • International programs • Support Network • Readiness to leave home

University Admission Requirements • Admissible courses – grade 12 academic courses (4 or 5

University Admission Requirements • Admissible courses – grade 12 academic courses (4 or 5 in Canada) • Vary from one PSI to another • Vary from program to program • Early Admissions – based on grade 11 marks

College Admission Requirements • Program specific requirements • Apply early • Some programs have

College Admission Requirements • Program specific requirements • Apply early • Some programs have wait-lists

Additional application requirements • Supplementary applications • Personal profile (Very important, take your time)

Additional application requirements • Supplementary applications • Personal profile (Very important, take your time)

How to Apply • • • Apply Online Need to know what program you

How to Apply • • • Apply Online Need to know what program you want Need credit card for application fee Need Provincial Education Number (PEN) Need to send transcript of marks through ministry secure student website

Deadlines • There application deadlines • They are sooner than you think!!!! • Vary

Deadlines • There application deadlines • They are sooner than you think!!!! • Vary from one PSI to the next and from program to program • Some schools base entrance scholarship decisions on early application deadlines

BC Applications • Apply-BC www. applybc. ca • Central application service for BC postsecondary

BC Applications • Apply-BC www. applybc. ca • Central application service for BC postsecondary institutions • Check the PSI of choice for application procedure

Alberta Applications • Apply Alberta • www. applyalberta. ca • Central application service for

Alberta Applications • Apply Alberta • www. applyalberta. ca • Central application service for AB postsecondary institutions • Check the PSI of choice for application procedure

Ontario Applications • OUAC • Ontario Universities’ Application Service • www. ouac. on. ca

Ontario Applications • OUAC • Ontario Universities’ Application Service • www. ouac. on. ca

Transcript Requests • Use Ministry Student Transcript Service • Fill out green form in

Transcript Requests • Use Ministry Student Transcript Service • Fill out green form in Counselling Office • Must be verified as “official” (Belmont Seal) • Give 24 hours notice for request • Sometimes must be mailed to institution – need your PSI student number

Self-reporting of grades • Many applications require that students “self-report” grades • Enter grades

Self-reporting of grades • Many applications require that students “self-report” grades • Enter grades for completed courses • Predict grades of courses in progress • The windows for self reporting are very important for admission and scholarship offers

Conditional Acceptance • Based on self-report and mid-term grades • Offers of conditional acceptance

Conditional Acceptance • Based on self-report and mid-term grades • Offers of conditional acceptance in the spring • Verified by final transcripts in July • Final offers of admission in August • Check ability to defer admission and defer scholarships

Other Considerations • Allowed one English 12 rewrite within 12 months of first writing

Other Considerations • Allowed one English 12 rewrite within 12 months of first writing • Students must verify timelines for completing DL course • Students must ask their PSI about how dual credit courses are used in the admission process

Resources • • Belmont Counselling Website View books PSI Websites Counsellors Teachers PSI Advisors/Recruiters

Resources • • Belmont Counselling Website View books PSI Websites Counsellors Teachers PSI Advisors/Recruiters November 20 th BC PSI Fair