Applying to Colleges and Universities outside of Canada

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					  Applying to Colleges and
Universities outside of Canada
  An information session for parents
                  Contents
1.   The Process
2.   Expectations and Responsibilities
3.   The Time Line
4.   Questions
            1. The Process
 There are 6 main components of the
    average application
  – Academic Average / Courses
  – SAT and SAT Subject Tests




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   SAT and SATII Subject Tests
 Written in Vancouver or Richmond
 Can write the SAT or up to 3 SAT Subject tests
  per sitting, but not both.
 Registration dates are a little over one month
  before the sitting date.
 Pick up a brochure for “Rowan Consulting” SAT
  prep course in November if you are interested.
 SAT Subject tests can be difficult for Canadian
  students because many cover grade 12 material.
  Students try to fast track courses to prepare.
               1. The Process
 There are 6 main components of the average
  application
  – Academic Average / Courses
  – SAT and SAT Subject Tests      Student’s
  – Application with Personal      Responsibility
     Statement / Essay

  – Teacher Reference Letters
  – School Report / Transcript     School’s
  – Mid Year Report                Responsibility
2. Expectations and Responsibilities
            for Students
 Research information
 Prepare for, register for and write SAT and
  SAT subject tests.
 Write Personal Essays
 Request reference letters from teachers and
  UGCC if necessary, and provide application
  info to reference writers.
 Stay in Communication with UGCC
2. Expectations and Responsibilities
           for the UGCC
 Help students find current, accurate and useful
  information about their post secondary options.
 Help students select appropriate post secondary
  options.
 Help students select appropriate teacher reference
  writers.
 Complete the School Report
 Mail reference letters, school report, transcript and
  supporting documentation on time.
 Communicate with universities if/when problems
  arise with applications.
              3. The Time Line
1. Grade 10 – 12 attend lunch time/evening
   lectures
2. The Fall/Winter of Grade 11
  a. Begin research of schools you will be applying to.
  b. Research SAT prep options
  c. Write PSAT
3. The Spring of Grade 11
  a. Write SAT
  b. Begin to finalize decisions of where to apply.
4. The Summer after Grade 11
  a. Work on Essay
  b. Complete coursework if necessary for SAT Subject
     Tests.
  c. Visit campuses of interest
            3. The Time Line
5. The Fall/Winter of Grade 12
  a. Write SAT Subject Tests
  b. Request Reference Letters from Teachers
     Key Dates:
     September: Request Reference Letters and
          submit forms to teachers and UGCC
     November 1st: Early Application Deadline (for
          most schools)
     January 1st: Regular Application Deadline (for
          most schools)
     Mid January: Submit Mid Year Report Form to
          UGCC
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