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Post-Secondary Information Counsellor Presentation Welcome and introductions Counsellors Information package Transition from school .... Possible Career Paths … Entry-level Apprentice Journeyman labourer/work Technical Management Institute Leadership Senior High Training School College University Professions ie: Architect High Doctor School Accountant Upgrading Teacher Post-High School “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do” Ancient Chinese Proverb University of Calgary Online at www.ucalgary.ca Begins Nov 1 – Deadline April 1 Deadline for scholarships Dec 1 Fee = $100.00 ID# Password Application Process High school admission averages – range from 70 – 80% Official Transcript from Alberta Education Student for a day, Nov 19 - 22 University of Calgary Post Secondary requirements Five 30 level (5 credit) courses are required at virtually all universities in Canada Required subjects are area specific and will vary depending on the faculty Pure Math 30 vs Applied Math 30 Summer School Math 31 University of Calgary Entrance Example: Culture and Communication English 30-1 Pure or Applied Math 30 or Language (30 level) Two of Social 30 Biology 30 Physics 30 Chemistry 30 Science 30 Math 31 Second Language 30 Fifth Grade 12 subject (Non academic category) All except special projects Cut-off at 70% 2007 dependent on division of C&C SAIT Entrance Example: General Technology Studies High School Diploma or Equivalent with a minimum of 60% in English 30-1 and Math 30 Pure, or less competitively English 30-2 and Math 30 Applied *Please note – Some programs have more rigorous standards than others SAIT Statistics 54% of first year students at SAIT have some post- secondary education 10% of first time students have a university degree 11% of first year students arrive direct from high school 99% of graduates are employed within 9 months of graduation Mount Royal College Entrance Examples High School Diploma or 18yrs of age and out of school Most programs require a selection of five 30 level academic and complementary courses Many programs have specialized requirements such as Interviews Specific Courses Auditions Portfolios Resumes Applied degrees St Mary’s University College Bachelor of Arts Degrees 27 Disciplines and Programs Degree Programs General Studies (3 yrs) History (3 yrs) English (3 or 4 yrs) Psychology (3 yrs) Other Programs 2 yr Biological Science transfer 2 yr Business transfer Future B Ed in progress Open House – March 1, 2008 (10.00am – 2.00pm) International Baccalaureate (IB) Admissions Admission and recognition for Full Diploma students varies from university to university University Of Alberta Admitted on Predicted IB points :official school letterhead or IB Grade forms (www.registar.ualberta.ca/IB) Final IB transcripts (www.ibo.org) 5 required subjects for program Admitted on highest scores presented (Alberta Ed. Or IB) Transfer Credit ( can be up to a Year with a grade of 6 or 7) U. of C. ( Grade of 5 or Higher) IB Grade Conversion Chart University of Alberta IB Grade Alberta Equivalent 7 98% 6 90% 5 82% 4 73% 3 55% 2 Not accepted for admission 1 Not accepted for admission University of Lethbridge Offers more than 150 programs in Arts and Science, Fine Arts, Pre-Management, Health Sciences (including Nursing), Pre-Engineering and Education (elementary and secondary) Application online @ www.ulethbridge.ca or paper application Fee $60 - non-refundable Apply from Oct 15, 2007 - Deadline June 1, 2008 Apply before Dec 15 - eligible for Board of Governors award of $1000. Usually need around 75% average On the spot admissions Thurs Nov 15 at Glenmore Inn and Convention Centre. No need for official transcripts University of Lethbridge (cont) 65% minimum required admission average (Math 30 Applied acceptable as 5th course) Math 30 Pure still needed for some programs though does not have to count in calculation of average Other awards Early Entrance Awards ($1000 - $5000) Apply by March 1 High School Applicant Awards Apply by June 1 Grade 11 Merit Award ($800) Apply by June 30 Accommodation – apply now online. 332 beds for first yr students. Traditional $956/sem. (not incl meals - extra $1000/sem). Have an off campus site as well. University of Alberta Programs Agriculture, Forestry, Home Economics Arts, Business, Education, Engineering Native Studies, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences Physical Education and Recreation, Science and Rehabilitation Medicine Also professional programs in Law and Medicine and Dentistry Augustana Campus in Camrose University of Alberta Admissions Application online @ www.ualberta.ca or www.augustana.ca Fee $100 non-refundable Apply from Nov 07 - Deadline 1 May 08 for most programs High School Averages required for admission range from 70 -80% Accommodation – apply now (need student ID) University of Alberta Courses required for admission (examples) Engineering Arts Eng 30-1 Eng 30-1 + 4 from Chem 30 Math 30 Phys 30 Math 31 Math 30 Pure Bio 30 Math 31 Phys 30 Chem 30 Sci 30 Soc 30 Lang 30 Fine Arts 30 Scholarships Most scholarships are awarded based on 3 criteria Academic Achievement Extracurricular Involvement Community Service Scholarship and Bursary Information Definition of awards Scholarship – A scholarship is a monetary award given to a student primarily on the basis of academic standing. Leadership and citizenship are often considered. Bursary – A bursary is a monetary award given to a student who has attained a certain level of achievement and is in need of financial assistance to continue their education. Competitive Award - An award based on academic merit. Other criteria, such as extracurricular activities, leadership involvement, financial need and contribution to the community or campus life, will be considered if they are included among conditions for receiving the award. Students must complete an application to be considered for a competitive award. Nominated Award - An award based solely on academic merit and normally associated with a specific faculty. The faculty makes selection automatically without need for application by the student. Prize – A prize is an award given in recognition of some specific superior accomplishment. Prizes may be in the form of such things as books, plaques, subscriptions or money. Scholarships and Bursaries Tips to enhance your opportunities Get involved in co-curricular, extracurricular and community activities. Seek volunteer opportunities in your parish, youth groups, hospitals, service organizations, etc. Have your parents inquire about scholarships offered by their employers. Check at your workplace for available scholarships. Post-secondary institutions have their scholarships posted online. Access the college or university you are planning to attend for more information. **HIGH MARKS ARE OFTEN NOT ENOUGH. MOST SCHOLARSHIPS WILL REQUIRE STRONG LEADERSHIP QUALITIES AND INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. Scholarships and Bursaries General Information WATCH DEADLINE DATES CAREFULLY! Applications are usually not accepted beyond these dates. Remember that the dates are subject to change, and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm these well in advance. Some deadlines refer to "post it by the date", other providers want "receive by the date." More detailed scholarship information and application forms can be found in the Student Services Department. Unless otherwise stated, applications are available online or at Student Services. Scholarships and Bursaries General Information (cont) DO NOT LEAVE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. Most are quite complex and involve portfolios, letters of recommendation and summary data. Plan to work a minimum of one to two hours on each application. Keep copies of all your applications as similar requests may be made on other scholarship forms. New scholarships are announced frequently in the Monthly Newsletter and the Desired to Learn Platform (D2L). Most scholarships require a Social Insurance Number. Apply for a SIN now if you do not have one. Scholarships and Bursaries Tips for seeking Letters of Recommendation Confirm with your referee(s) that they are comfortable in providing you with a letter of reference. Give the referee(s) all the pertinent information regarding the scholarship for which you are applying. Give the referee(s) a written list of your accomplishments from which they may choose to improve the reference. Organize this list according to the criteria required for scholarship application. Indicate whether your referee(s) should address the letter "To Whom It May Concern" or to a specific person. Indicate the exact address and include a stamped envelope if the referee is to mail the letter directly. DO NOT ASK FOR A REFERENCE TO BE READY THE SAME DAY. Give the referee time to do the job well – 2 weeks if possible! Write a thankyou letter to your donor. Scholarships and Bursaries Tips on reporting community and extra-curricular involvement List the organizations, teams, clubs or agencies in which you participated/volunteered. Include information about the length and nature of your involvement. (e.g., 2 times weekly, for 6 months, coached) Specify leadership or organizational responsibilities. Scholarships and Bursaries Internet resources Check the following websites for other Canadian scholarship information: www.alis.gov.ab.ca/scholarships/ www.scholarshipscanada.com www.studentawards.com www.aucc.ca/programs/index_e.html www.cssd.ab.ca www.canlearn.ca www.millenniumscholarships.ca www.fastweb.com/canada Scholarships and Bursaries Assessing internet information Beware of Scholarship Websites requiring payment for information. The above sites are free, up to date and contain comprehensive information on Canadian awards. After registering at a specific site, check the information regularly. Most sites notify you when a new scholarship you qualify for comes online. Update your information. Any change in your status (for example, your grades improve, you decide on a different college) may create a change in scholarships available to you. Scholarships and Bursaries Alexander Rutherford Scholarship This scholarship was established by the Alberta Government for all graduating students entering post-secondary institutions Students are eligible to receive funding for academic achievements accomplished in Grade 10, 11 and 12 Applications to the scholarship are made in April 2008 and monies would be distributed in November 2008 upon verification of post-secondary registration Refer to www. alis.gov.ab.ca for more information Scholarships and Bursaries Loans and grants A loan is advanced on the understanding that the money will be repaid upon the completion of one’s studies. The Federal and Provincial governments both provide student loan plans. Some financial institutions also offer student loan plans. Loan applications must be submitted before June 30, 2008 To be eligible for loan and grant assistance, students must: Be an Alberta resident. Prove financial need. Be enrolled as a full time student. How much assistance can I receive?? Your Allowable Expenses – Your Resources = Your Allowance (loans and/or grants) Two automatic bursaries for Alberta students: The Alberta Opportunities Bursary Canada Millennium Bursary To discuss student loan application inquiries, phone toll free 1-800-222-6485. Also refer to www.alis.gov.ab.ca for an Alberta Service Center near you. Also www.edulinx.ca Transcripts Who orders? You do When do I order? Before you leave school in June Where do I order? Alberta Learning website http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca What do I need to order? Dept of Education Number ***Make sure you document all correspondence with Alberta Education. And the post-secondary institution to which you are applying Out of Province Post-Secondary Fair Featuring universities from across Canada (except Alberta) Tuesday, November 13, 2007 6:30 – 8:30 pm In gathering area @ Bishop O’Byrne High School Alberta Post-Secondary Fair Bishop Grandin High School Thurs Dec 6 (7.00pm – 8.30pm) Contact Information Ph 252 4320 Helen Mackinnon, Department Head Counselling ext. 325 firstname.lastname@example.org Charlene Mackinnon, Counsellor ext 323 email@example.com Peter Rose, Counsellor ext 322 firstname.lastname@example.org (Phil St. Louis, Counsellor) ext 322 email@example.com Lisa Iannone, Counsellor ext. 326 firstname.lastname@example.org Questions?
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