Vancouver’s largest university fair is for students in grade 9-11. Advisors from 200 universities will be on hand to present on topics such as admissions to Canadian, US and UK institutions, as well as program offerings, tuition fees, scholarships, standardized testing, and medical school admission. The opening keynote workshops will begin at 12:30pm. To register for this free event please visit: Vancouver International University Fair
April 11th is KPU’s Major Entrance Scholarship Deadline. Major Entrance Scholarships go up to $20,000, and students only have to apply once to be considered for all KPU entrance awards. More information can be found online at ca/awards.
April 5th is Surrey Parent Night: KPU will be hosting an evening for parents from 5:30-7:30 at the Surrey campus. The event will include tours, a general KPU presentation, as well as a panel discussion that includes a current student, a parent, and a co-op employer. Parents can register online at ca/parentnight.
Extended Application Deadlines: Some limited intake programs have extended their deadlines for the Fall. The full listing can be found at ca/admission/deadlines-extended
UPDATE 1 – Financial Aid: Applications for our Entrance Scholarships are open now!
- Deadline to submit application is April 1st
- Deadline to submit all supporting documents is April 7th
- Once the student is admitted and has a student # they can access the application through My Account – Financial Aid – Award Applications – Entrance Awards Application
- The student only needs to submit one application in order to be assessed for every award that they may be eligible for
UPDATE 2 – Nursing: There are a limited number of designated seats in the Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants program.
UPDATE 3 – Psychiatric Nursing: A limited number of seats in the Academic Foundations for Potential Psychiatric Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing programs are designated for Aboriginal applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal, meet the academic and the final admission requirements. Aboriginal applicants must contact Dave Seaweed, Aboriginal Coordinator, at 604-527-5565 or Tanya Joostema, Aboriginal Student Advisor, at 604-777-6188 if interested in being considered for a designated seat in the AFPN or the BSPN program.
HAVEN’T YET APPLIED TO DOUGLAS? IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Seats are still available in open enrollment programs such as General Studies. As always, the simplified admissions process means you need to:
- Graduate from high school
- Have a C or higher in English 12, or B or higher in Communications
UofA is coming to Vancouver on Saturday, April 1st and students who have been accepted to the university are invited to a Registration 101 session. Students must accept their offer of admission to attend. At the session, students will learn to navigate Bear Tracks, build a draft schedule, get advice on course selection for the first year of university, and meet fellow incoming first-year students. UAlberta Advisors will also be on hand to answer all questions. Limited spots are available. Students can register at uab.ca/reg101
If you’re interested in learning more about the programs offered at B.C.I.T., this is a great opportunity and you won’t want to miss it! B.C.I.T. has more than 400 programs in the areas of technology, trades, business, computers and sciences. This open house will take place at the Burnaby Campus and all students and parents are welcome to attend.
Grade 8-12 students are invited to visit the UBC Vancouver campus and learn more about the BCom program and to explore career possibilities in business. Additional information about each session and registration to attend can be found at the following link: sauderundergraduateoffice.eventbrite.com. Here are the info session dates:
- February 17, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
- February 24, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
- March 24, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
- May 8, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
- May 29, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
If so, you and your parents are invited to attend the Information Session – Study Law, Health Sciences and Business in the UK on February 28th, 2017, 5:30-8:00pm at the BCIT Burnaby Campus – SE2: Town square D. To register for this free event go to: www.eventbrite.ca/e/study-law-health-sciences-and-business-in-the-uk-information-session-tickets-30895223445
To date, all grade 8 to 11 classes* have had counsellor visits and course selection presentations. Students should be completing their course selection forms, getting them signed by parents, entering their courses online according to the instructions they were given, and then returning the original forms to their teachers by the deadline given. If you missed your presentation or have questions about Course Selection, see your counsellor in room 317.
Note: Grade 8 students do not need to independently enter their selections online, as they will be doing so as a group in the computer lab on Feb 27th /28th.
*ELL students – your course selection presentation will take place next week (on Feb 20/21) in your ELL classroom.
*If you have any questions about course selection, please see your counsellor in Student Services, room 317.
This fair will take place on April 30th, 1-4pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East). This is a free event and open to all students and parents in B.C. Last year, there were close to 200 post-secondary institutions from the US, Canada and abroad. Students are encouraged to register in advance of the fair to be able to enter directly to the concourse on Fair day – otherwise they will have to register at the door, rather than enter immediately.
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA is hosting two events in Vancouver: