Summerland Secondary School
9518 Main Street.
Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0
Tel: (250)770-7650 Fax: (250)770-7650
Brad Russill Linda Bergstrom
Post-Secondary Information Booklet
Table of Contents
Year at a Glance for Grade 12s
Post-Secondary Application – Dates to Note
Post-Secondary Liaison Visits
University Admission Averages for SFU and UBC
Scholarships Page 12 Letters of Reference Requests
University/Scholarship Checklist and Grade 12
Planning for Further Education – Some Things to Consider
Information about the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
Year at a Glance for Grad 2008
By October, you should have checked that you meet graduation requirements and that you have the
correct courses you need for your post-secondary programs.
Research college/university programs and admissions requirements
Use www.studentcounsellor.com, user id: summerss password: rockets to explore careers
opportunities, postsecondary institutions and their respective programs
Watch for early scholarship opportunities. Submit your email address to counsellor‟s so they can
send you scholarship other graduation information. Regularly check scholarship websites (see
Helpful Websites handout included in this package).
Attend the Post-Secondary Liason sessions. Admissions advisors from 13 B.C. post-secondary
institutions will present information on their programs and admissions requirements. You will be able
to attend 3 different sessions.
Attend other post-secondary liaison visits that occur in the fall. They are offered at lunch or after
Write the SAT I & II or ACT (in October or November at the latest) if planning to apply to a US post-
Attend the Grad Meeting with your parents on November 6th at 7:00 pm in Center Stage.
Registration is now open for the LPI (Language Proficiency Index) exam at www.lpi.ubc.ca (Select
On-Line Services, then High School Sittings).
November 1 deadline for U.S. early action/decision applications (allow three weeks notice for
counsellor‟s report and letter).
You must give your counsellors, teachers or administration at least one weeks notice and you
must provide all necessary documentation
By November, most Canadian universities have opened admission. Check university websites for
application deadlines and apply after you have listened to the Post-secondary speakers. Submit
your application only, unless required for the early decision process which is based on Term 1 report
TVR (transcript verification reports) will arrive from the Ministry of Education in November and
students will have a chance to check that their courses and credits are correct at the Ministry
Keep researching universities and program requirements
Apply to post-secondary institutions of greatest interest to you. Good idea to apply to 3 – 5 post-
December/January – regular decision deadlines for U.S. colleges/universities. Allow three weeks
notice for counsellor‟s reports and letters of reference.
Winter break holidays! Get some rest!
Application process continues; make sure to meet application deadlines
Visit student services for scholarship information. Check the scholarship websites!
January Provincial Exams (Jan. 26 – 30).
Apply! Apply! Apply! Deadline for most post-secondary institutions in B.C. is February
28 ! Remember that some university application deadlines may be sooner!
Scholarship applications continue
March 1 , 2009– Deadline for students to sign up for transcripts to be sent to out-of-Province
Investigate if you should register for the Language Proficiency Index exam on-line at:
www.lpi.ubc.ca . At the home page, select On-Line Services, then High School Sittings. No drop-ins
are allowed on the day of the exam.
Self-report Term 2 marks on-line and/or mail transcripts to colleges/universities as required.
Once students have self-reported their term 2 grades, they will start to receive information on their
admission status and conditional offers of acceptance
Obtain the Local Bursary and Scholarship Financial Aid Booklet from student services and
PSI (Post-Secondary Institutions) CHOICES forms distributed and completed by students. This form
allows the students‟ Term 2 marks to go electronically to Canadian post-secondary institutions.
Students start to receive conditional offers of admission from post-secondary institutions
Scholarship applications continue
Term 2 marks sent electronically to the Ministry of Education in Victoria
Transcripts do not have to be mailed to BC universities and colleges
Mass mailing of Term 1 & 2 marks to other Canadian universities
Ministry of Education sends Term 2 marks electronically to post-secondary institutions
June provincial exam registry check
Students continue to receive information on their admission status and conditional offers of
Pay admission deposit by the college or university‟s deadline
Scholarship applications continue
Final TVR check
Develop timetable and register for courses (June for universities and Summer for colleges)
Application for scholarships continue and confirmation of scholarship awards to students ongoing
Need a summer job? Visit Service Canada‟s Student Employment Centre
Scholarship applications continue
Provincial Exams begin – June 17 - 25
Graduation Ceremony – June 25th & 26th
High School is finished!!! Good luck and Best Wishes!
POST SECONDARY APPLICATION
DATES TO NOTE (FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS)
For BC schools, apply on-line at www.pas.bc.ca you will need the following:
Personal Education Number
Social Insurance Number
Full Address Credit
Card Number & Expiry Date.
Apply as early as possible during the intake periods. University acceptance is based on
meeting all the required pre-requisites and your Grade 12 Grade Point Average after your
Provincial Exam results. Colleges are based on first come, first served.
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH Early Admission: Applications accepted starting
COLUMBIA Self-report grades after 2nd report card. February
Apply at: www.pas.bc.ca
28th is the deadline for September 2009 entry.
Undergraduate Admissions Website:
May be required to take the Language Proficiency
Index (LPI) to register for 1st year English
Student Enrollment Services
Student Recruitment & Advising:
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY Early Admission: Applications accepted after Nov1
Apply at: www.pas.bc.ca Self-report grades – after first report card.
Undergraduate Admissions Website: Deadline for Early Admission is February 28 for
http://students.sfu.ca/admission/ September 2009 entry (applications accepted until
Admission & Enrollment Information: April 30/09).
778-782-6930 Deadline for spring entry: Oct 2; Summer entry:
May be required to take the Language Proficiency
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA Applications accepted between September 1st and
Apply at: www.pas.bc.ca February 28th for September 2009 admission.
Undergraduate Admissions Website: October 1st – Grade 12 students can self report
www.registrar.ucvic.ca/recruiting their final grade 11 marks, potentially receiving a
Admissions: 250-721-8121 conditional offer of admission. Marks must be
submitted by Nov. 30,2008.
Self-report grades all grades February/March.
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY Applications accepted starting in October.
Apply at: www.ouac.on.ca February 1st is the deadline for September 2009
Undergraduate Admissions Website: entry.
www.queensu.ca/admission Applications for major entrance scholarships &
Recruitment & Advising: 613-533-2217 awards are due on December 1st
For students who have applied: (Mar 1st- Entrance Bursaries deadline).
613-533-2218 All applicants must complete and submit Personal
Statement of Experience by March 1st
McGILL UNIVERSITY Applications accepted starting in September
Apply at: www.mcgill.ca/applying/online February 1st is the deadline for September
Admissions Website: 2009 entry
www.mcgill.ca/applying/online Entrance scholarship applications must be
Recruitment & Advising: 514-398-3910 submitted by February 1st
McMASTER UNIVERSITY Applications accepted starting on October 1st
Apply at: www.ouac.on.ca January 10th is the recommended date to apply
Admissions Website: by for September 2009 entry, esp. for Arts and
www.mcmaster.ca/student/prosstud.cfm Science or Bachelor of Health Science program.
Recruitment & Advising: Both programs require supplementary
905-525-9140 ext 23650 application for these two programs.
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN Applications accepted starting October 1st for
September 2009 entry.
ONTARIO June 1st is the deadline for Sept. 2009 entry.
Apply at: www.ouac.on.ca
Apply early. Starting Jan. 1/09, offers of
admission to general undergraduate programs
begin and continue throughout the Spring &
Admissions Inquiries: 519-661-2150
Summer. Students may submit Term 1 marks
Admission is on a rolling basis. You are advised
Extraordinary Extracurricular Activities and
to apply well in advance of the June 1st
Contributions to Citizenship Profile – Admission
available under this category to qualified
students who don‟t meet the competitive
academic admission requirement
KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC November 1st to June 30th for September
UNIVERSITY March 1st to October 15th for January entry
Apply at: www.pas.bc.ca
July 1st to February 28th for May entry
- Surrey (604)-599-2000
- Richmond (604)- 599-2512
- Langley (604)-599-3215
LANGARA COLLEGE October 1st to April 30th for September entry
Apply at: www.pas.bc.ca February 1st to October 31st for January entry
Admissions Website: June 1st to February 28th for May 2009 entry
www.langara.bc.ca/futurestudents.html May be required to take the Langara English
Admissions: 604-323-5241 Test (LET) or the Language Proficiency Index
(LPI) to enroll in English
EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY Admission application deadline is March 1st for
Apply at: www.pas.bc.ca September 2009 entry
Admissions Website: Portfolio required for admission
www.eciad.ca/www/admissions/ Feb 13 & 14 Deadline for submission of
VANCOUVER COMMUNITY Continuous intake (depends on availability)
Please refer to the calendar for program start
Apply on line at : www.vcc.ca/apply-to-vcc
VCC offer Arts & Science university transfer
Download paper based application from website
CAPILANO UNIVERSITY Applications accepted starting September 1st
Apply at: www.pas.bc.ca for September 2009entry.
Admissions Website: Priority Application Deadlines for applying to
www.capcollege.bc.ca/prospective/index.x University Transfer & Business Administration
Admissions: (604)-986-1911 -March 31st for September entry
-September 15th for Spring entry
-January 14th for Summer entry.
For application deadlines to Career/Vocational
Programs, see College Calendar.
BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTE October 1st: applications are accepted for most
OF TECHNOLOGY Applications for the Trade programs are
Apply at www.bcit.ca
received and processed all year-round, on an
Student Information and Enrollment
Some programs may have specific deadline
dates. Please check individual program web
pages for details
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Applications accepted starting November 1st
Apply at: www.ouac.on.ca February 1st is the deadline for September
Undergraduate Admissions Website: 2009entry
www.adm.utoronto.ca February 1st is the deadline for Music (Music
Admission & Enrollment Information: questionnaire due February 15th)
426-978-2190, press „0‟ E-mail admissions questions to:
The above information is based on the College and University calendars/websites and is
intended as a guide.
Students and parents are advised that deadlines may change.
Users of this material are responsible for verifying the information is accurate and
Application deadlines for International Students may be different; please refer to the
college or university calendars/websites for details.
It is advisable for students to apply as early as possible during the application
intake periods of any particular college or university
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT APPLYING TO
Contact: Student Recruiting & Advising
Applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2008. Students should apply through
www.you.ubc.ca or by the PASBC website at www.pas.bc.ca
Students can also apply to UBC through their own online application form at
www.you.ubc.ca/ubc/index.jsp. You will need to create an ID/password access then follow
the application procedure.
Self-reporting opens in March and April; Students self-report Term 2 grades. What a
student reports on-line will be verified in May when the Ministry of Education send the
student‟s marks electronically to UBC. Final marks are verified by UBC in July. Please be
accurate in what you report; it must be the same as what the Ministry will send in May.
When student self-report their grades on-line, in many cases, they will receive an
immediate response with a conditional offer of admission. If a student does not receive an
offer, it is usually for any other reasons listed below:
o Missing documentation(e.g. landed immigrant/citizenship papers, TOEFL results)
o The student has applied to Commerce where a Supplemental Application is required
before an admission decision can be made.
o The student has applied to Science under Broad-based Admission and still needs to
submit a Supplemental Application Form.
o The student has applied to a program with additional requirements (e.g. Music
requires an Audition and Music Supplementary Application.)
English Language Admissions Standard (ELAS)
Students must have four or more years of education in English full-time and must include
BC Grade 12 or the equivalent. Exemption from the ELAS requirements can be on the
o A grad of 70% or better on the provincial examination portion of BC English 12 or
English Literature or the equivalent.
o The first two years of the four years can include ESL/ Transitional classes, however
grades 11 and 12 must be a regular curriculum.
Do I have to write the Language Proficiency Index? Is the LPI an admission
requirement for UBC?
o The LPI is NOT an admission requirement. However, it is needed to enroll in first
year English courses at UBC English. Regardless of the faculty to which you are
applying, all UBC students are required to take first year English. LPI scores must be
5/6 or above on the essay portion.
o You do NOT have to write the LPI if your final grade in English 12 or Literature 12(
course mark+provincial exam mark) is 80% or higher. As a high school student, you
should NOT be waiting until you receive your final grade in English 12 in July to see if
you need to write the LPI.
The LPI must be written by August to maintain registration in any first year
English course at UBC.
o For students whose final mark in Eng 12 or Lit 12 is less than 80% and who do not
score a minimum 5/6 on the essay portion of the LPI, it is recommended that they
register in “Writing 098: Preparation for University Writing and the LPI” prior to
retaking the LPI again. This is a non-credit course offered by UBC Continuing
Studies. UBC stude3nts must register online for this course through UBC‟s Student
Service Centre (www.students.ubc.ca). Students should inform the English
Department that they are registered in this course and obtain permission to register
in a first year English course that starts in Term 2.
UBC’s President’s Entrance Scholarships
o No application required. Students are automatically considered based on their
admission average. The criteria are as follows:
Based on final grades
Determined by the courses used for admission purposes
95%+ average= $4,000 plus early course registration date and eligible to
apply for housing
90%- 94.99%= $2,000 plus early course registration date and eligible to apply
86%-89.99% average= $500 = early course registration date
UBC had a foreign language 11 requirement for all applicants. Students can receive the
Language 11 requirements by:
Taking the course at the grade 11 or grade 12 level( beginner‟s language course will
NOT be accepted);
Write a Challenge Exam; or
If the student‟s first day in BC (this also includes Canadian students from other
provinces) is in Grade 10, then the student must obtain a letter from the School
Principal stating when he/she started in the BC school system. This provides an
exemption for the student.
If the student completed Grade 9 in another country where English is not the
language of instruction, then that student is eligible for External language credits
provided they forward the school with proper documentation i.e. Grade 8 + 9 report
o Grade 8- External language Grade 11
o Grade 9- External language Grade 12
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT APPLYING TO
Contact: Sara Lim, Admissions Advisor
Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2008. Students should apply thought the
PASBC website at www.pas.bc.ca. In 2 to 3 weeks time, the student will receive an e-mail
from SFU containing a temporary user ID and password. Students will use this ID and
password to log into go.sfu.ca to pay their application and document evaluation fees (if
any) by credit card.
Qualified students can receive an early admission offer as soon as spring break. After you
apply on-line, you will receive an acknowledgment from SFU with instructions on self-
reporting your grades. You will be asked to report your final grade 11 and interim or final
grade 12 marks.
What a student reports on-line will be verified in May when the Ministry of Education send
the student‟s marks electronically to SFU. Please be accurate in what you report; it must be
the same as what the Ministry will send in May.
All early offers of admission to SFU are conditional based on the student maintaining the
minimum grade point average (GPA) required by the program to which they have applied
and/or completing specific required courses. SFU receives final marks from the Ministry of
Education in July and confirms all offers then.
SFU has a second language 11 requirement. Students with a language 12, but no language
11 will meet this requirement. A Beginner‟s Language 11 or 12 course is acceptable.
Meeting SFU’s Language and Literacy Requirement:
Students with one of the following three results can be admitted to SFU; will have met
SFU‟s language and literacy requirement; and may enroll directly in an SFU “W” (writing
1. English 12/English Lit 12 or equivalent with 75% or better
2. An LPI overall test score of 4 or better and 50% on all parts, and a minimum of 60% or
above in English 12/English Lit 12 or equivalent
3. IELTS International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5 on
the Academic Modules.
Students with a grade of between 60% and 74% in English 12 will be required during their
first 3 terms at SFU to either complete the Foundations of Academic Literacyy Course
(FAL x99-4) with at least a C grade or pass the the Language Proficiency Index exam (LPI)
with a score of 4 or better on the essay section and at least 50% on all other parts.
Quantitative (i.e. Math) Skills Requirement
1. Students can be admitted with a grade of 70% or higher in the required senior math
course (Principles of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, or Principles of Math 12); will
have met this quantitative skills requirement; and may enroll directly in an SFU "Q"
Students can be admitted with a grade of 60 to 69% in the required senior math course, but
during their first three terms at SFU must either score at least 20/30 in our Q Placement
Test, or achieve at least a C grade in the Foundations of Analytical and Quantitative
Reasoning course (FAN X99-4).
SFU‟s Automatic Entrance Scholarships
All applicants with an admission average of 95% or higher will receive a $5,000
scholarship for academic achievement.
All applicants with an admission average of 90% or higher will receive a $3,500
scholarship for academic achievement.
Awards are conditional in that admission requirements must be met and students must
maintain scholarship standing on final grades. Regardless of the program that the student
applies to, SFU uses the Arts Admission average. The scholarship can be used for tuition,
residence and any fees imposed by SFU. If all fees have been paid by other means, the
students can receive the award in cash.
SFU encourages students with a GPA of 90% or above to apply for the Major Entrance
Scholarships. Visit http://students.sfu.ca/admission/entrancescholarships for details.
The above information from SFU was updated in Sept 2008. Students and parents are
advised that information could change without notice. Users of this material are responsible
for verifying that the information is accurate and current. Students are advised to check the
SFU website for the most up-to-date information.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT APPLYING TO
Question: I've applied - now what do I do?
If you applied online, you will automatically receive your UVic student number. If you applied
by submitting a paper application, you will receive your UVic student number via email or mail.
You will be notified of any documents that are still required in order to complete your
application. Once your application is complete and an admission decision is made, you will be
notified by mail.
Using your UVic student number, you can access your student record online at WebView. By
using WebView, you can check to see if your transcripts have been received and you can also
see if and when an admission decision is made.
If you have been offered admission, you can also check to see if you have been awarded
transfer credit for any eligible courses.
If you‟re hoping to live on-campus, don‟t forget to apply for housing. You should also check
out information about scholarships and financial aid.
Question: I've received an offer of admission by mail - what do I do next?
Congratulations! If you decide to accept your offer of admission, send the acceptance deposit
to Accounting Services as instructed in the Admission Summary section of your admission
letter. Remember, the acceptance deposit is non-refundable and will be credited to your
tuition account; it must be paid before you can register for courses.
If you want to live on campus, but haven‟t already applied for on-campus housing, make sure
to apply right away.
Your admission letter will include a course registration date – this is the time and date on
which you can sign up for courses. (Please note that depending on the time of year that
admission is granted, course registration information may be sent in a follow-up letter). UVic
Course registration is done online using WebReg. For more information, see the registration
Undergraduate English Requirement
All undergraduate students, including diploma, certificate and unclassified students, must complete
1.5 units of first-year English (excluding ENGL 181 and 182) in order to satisfy the English
Requirement. Students who can show equivalent proficiency in English may be exempt from this
Registration in English courses is not permitted until a placement test or other
measure of English proficiency is submitted. The most common English proficiency measure
is the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) result.
Exemptions from the English Requirement
Students who meet any of the following criteria are exempt from the English Requirement:
o a grade of 86% or higher on any provincial Grade 12 English examination or Grade
4U English (Ontario) within the three years prior to admission
o a score of Level 6 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
o a score of 4 or higher on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and
o a score of 4 or higher on IB Higher Level English
o 1.5 or more units of transfer credit for university level English courses (excluding
ENGL 181 and 182)
o a degree from an accredited English-speaking university
o while attending as a visiting student on a Letter of Permission
The Language Proficiency Index
Students who are not exempt from the English Requirement must write the Language
Students applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing post-diploma Option B program are
advised to contact the School of Nursing Adviser prior to writing the LPI.
Students should arrange to write the LPI at least six weeks before registration to allow time
for the results to be processed.
The Language Proficiency Index is available nationally and internationally.
For dates, locations and further information, contact the LPI office at UBC or consult the LPI
website using the link below:
Neville Scarfe Building
University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall, Room 6
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
Fax: (604) 822-9144
E-mail : <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Current secondary students who have received a school or interim grade of 86% or higher in
Grade 12 English may register for ENGL 125, 135 or 145 without writing the LPI.
University Admission Averages
for 2007-2008 School Year
Students who wish to pursue the degrees in the table below should aim to earn grades within or above the
percentage indicated. The averages listed below are based on academic courses, not the overall average.
Note that the percentage ranges below are given as guidelines only; in any given year, the GPA for
admission may fall outside these ranges Please use this as a guide only.
Simon Fraser University
SFU offers an admission guarantee for all programs. It is anticipated that for Sept. 2009, an
admissions average of 80% will guarantee admission to all programs, except for the Faculty of
Business which will require 90%. These averages will be finalized in the near future.
University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus)
Agroecology High 70‟s
Applied Science (Engineering) High 70‟s to low 80‟s
Arts Low to mid 80‟s
Commerce (direct entry) Mid to high 80‟s (1)
Food Nutrition & Health Low to mid 80‟s
Forest Sciences, Forestry Resources Management, Forest Operations, Mid to high 70‟s
Natural Resources Conservation
Human Kinetics Mid to high 80‟s
Sciences Mid 80‟s to low 90‟s (2)
1. Plus supplemental application
2. Students at the low end of this range may be invited to submit a personal profile to strengthen their
University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus)
Nursing High 70‟s to low 80‟s
Visual Arts High 60‟s
All other programs Mid 70‟s (3)
3. At present, UBC Okanagan offers an admission guarantee to all programs except Nursing for students who
present a GPA of 75%
University of Victoria
September 2007 Admission Cut-off
Business No Year 1 Entry
Education No Year 1 Entry
Computer Science 75%
History in Art 75%
Music, Theater, Visual Arts 67%
Human & Social Development 75%
Law No Year 1 Entry
Social Science 75%
Thompson Rivers University
No admission Averages Required.
Note: If a student does not have a “B” in English 12 they will be required to write the LPI before being
allowed to register in a first year English class
University of Northern British Columbia
Minimum Admission Average
Fine Arts 67%
Health Science 65%
Environmental Engineering 75%
Planning For Further Education
Some things to consider . . .
How long is the program?
How do colleges, universities and institutes of technology differ?
Can I begin a program elsewhere then transfer?
Does this program differ in content or length from other similar programs?
Do I have to choose a specific program before I apply?
What is the program format? Lectures, labs, tutorials? How big are classes?
Do programs include work and/or practicums?
How do your equipment and facilities compare to that currently being used in industry?
What high school courses are necessary for admission to the program?
How is my eligibility for admission determined?
Is there any entrance tests required?
How do I apply? Is there an application fee?
Is there a restriction on the number of students accepted for any of the programs?
What can I do if I am not eligible for admission, either because my grades are too low or
because I lack the correct courses?
Who do I see about choosing my first-year courses? Do I need an appointment?
Which courses do I have to take during my first year/semester?
Is there a minimum number of courses which I must take each term?
Can I visit your campus at any time? If so, can I attend classes or visit labs?
About financing your education…
How much does it cost for tuition, books, residence? What other expenses are there?
What kind of scholarships, financial awards and assistance are available from the
About student services…
What is residence life like?
How do I go about finding a place to live off campus?
What counseling services are available?
What about clubs, cultural, athletic and recreational activities?
About universities, colleges and institutes…
How many students attend your institution on a full-time basis?
How many hours per week does a student typically spend in classes? Studying out of class?
What type of degree, certificate or diploma programs are offered?
Information about the
Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
Q: What is the purpose of the LPI?
A: The purpose of the LPI is to provide information about an individual‟s
competency in English. The LPI is a requirement for enrolling in first
year English at UBC, SFU and UVIC and in English courses at most
colleges and universities in B.C. All undergraduate students at UBC
must take a first year English course in order to graduate.
Q: What does the LPI test?
A: It tests your functional literacy. The test consists of 4 parts
comprising 80 points: identifying errors in sentence structure (10
points); identifying errors in English usage (10 points); evaluating
and/or summarizing short prose passages (20 points); and writing a
300- to 400-word argumentative essay on one of three topics (40
points). The essay is marked holistically: expression, organization,
and content are weighted equally.
Q: Where can I write the LPI?
A: Visit the LPI website for location and dates www.lpi.ubc.ca.
Q: How do I register for the LPI?
To register, go to www.lpi.ubc.ca. From the menu, select On-Line
Services, then High School Sittings. Payment is by credit card ONLY.
Remember to print your Test Admission ticket and bring it
with you to the test.
Q: When should I write the LPI?
A: It is recommended that grade 12 students write the LPI during the
2007-2008 school year in order to ensure that the English Language
requirement is met for the university or college to which the student
has applied and prior to registering for university courses in June,
2008 or for college courses in the Summer 2008.
Please note that the LPI does not fulfill the English Facility
Requirement for students whose first language is not
English. These students may still need to take the TOEFL
which IS a condition for acceptance.
Q: Can I be exempt from writing the LPI?
A: To be exempt, students need to obtain a final grade in BC English 12
(school mark plus government exam mark) of 80% or more for UBC
and SFU and 86% or above for UVIC and Langara. Students should
check with postsecondary institutions for particular exemption
Q: How can I prepare for the LPI?
A: Students should speak to their English teacher for advice. They can
also purchase study materials from the LPI website. UBC offers an
LPI preparation course in January and in the Spring through
Admissions/On-line Applications URL
PASBC – Apply to most BC universities and www.pas.bc.ca
OUAC – Apply to all Ontario universities. www.ouac.on.ca
US -The Common Application for www.commonapp.org
Undergraduate Students – one application
for up to 300 schools
LPI (Language Proficiency Index) www.lpi.ubc.ca
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign www.toefl.org
Language) Take a free IBT TOEFL practice
test at Kaplan (604.738.7837)
SAT I & II University Hill School Code: www.collegeboard.com
ACT (alternative to SAT I) University Hill www.act.org
School Code: #821590
Past Provincial Exams and Keys www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/search/
Provincial Exam Results www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams
Post-Secondary Institutions &
Programs of Study
Student Counsellor www.studentcounsellor.com
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Career Cruising www.careercruising.com
Username: sss Password: summerland
Education Planner (BC institutions only) www.educationplanner.bc.ca
Research Ontario universities & programs; http://www.electronicinfo.ca/
Private Career Training Schools in BC www.pctia.bc.ca
School Finder – database of over 1,700 www.schoolfinder.com
post-secondary institutions in Canada
Association of Canadian Universities & www.aucc.ca
US College Admissions Information & www.collegecommonapplication.com
Access to homepage of every Canadian www.campusaccess.com
university or US School
Research US Schools www.univsource.com www.petersons.com
Universities Worldwide – Links to 7509 http://univ.cc
universities in 185 countries
BC College University Transfer Guide www.bccat.bc.ca
Ontario College University Transfer Guide www.ocutg.on.ca
Skills and Learning
Essential Skills for today‟s job market. www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/hip/hrp/essential_skills/ess
Access to free on-line tests www.jobhuntersbible.com/library/counseling/ct
Are you the entrepreneurial type? Free www.bdc.ca/en/home.htm Select “Business
Business Development Bank test Tools” link
Queendom – Tests, tests, tests www.queendom.com
Jobs, etc. www.jobsetc.ca
Career Paths – select “Entry Level Jobs” www.careerpathsonline.com
Career Exploration & Planning
Min. of Education Career Planning site www.bced.gov.bc.ca/careers/planning/plan
Career Cruising www.careercruising.com
What can I do with a degree in…? What www.careers.uottawa.ca/en/students/studies/
can I do with my major? www.careersonline.ubc.ca/student/major.cfm
BC Work Futures for Youth www.workinfonet.bc.ca/workscene
Scholarships & Financial Aid
BC Ministry of Education Awards www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards
BC Awards On-line www.bcawardsonline.sd61.bc.ca
Student Awards www.studentawards.com
Scholarships Canada www.scholarshipscanada.com
Canadian Merit Awards www.cmsf.ca
Millennium Scholarships www.millenniumscholarships.ca/en/index.asp
CanLearn – funding your education www.canlearn.ca
BC Student Loan Assistance Program- www.bcsap.bc.ca
Youth Employment Strategy Programs – www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/epb/yi/yep/newprog/yespr
Government of Canada ograms.shtml
Federal Student Work Experience and Coop www.jobs-emplois.gc.ca/menu/home_e.htm
Exchanges Canada www.exchanges.gc.ca
Youth Cyberstation – The Skills Zone www.pch.gc.ca/cyberstation
Surfing for Work in BC – Online Tutorial www.surfingforwork.com
Youth Employment Information – Access to www.youth.gc.ca
Job Bank for Students
Work Info Net Youth Site http://workinfonet.bc.ca/youth/
Federal Government Website for Youth with www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/ypi-jpi
a degree or diploma who want to gain
international work experience
Monster - Job Postings www.monster.ca
Hospitality Jobs www.hcareers.ca
Newspaper Classifieds http://working.canada.com/vancouver
BC Jobs www.bcjobs.com
Jobs in the Tourism Industry www.go2hr.ca
Working, Volunteering, Studying
Volunteer Vancouver http://govolunteer.ca
International Youth Programs – Work and http://dfait.gc.ca/123go
Au Pair/EduCare in America – Work, study www.aupairamerica.co.uk
and live with an American family
Youth on the Move – Destination Europe www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada-europa/youth
The Big Guide to Living & Working www.workingoverseas.com
Canada World Youth www.canadaworldyouth.org
Canadian Information Centre for www.cicic.ca/en/index.aspx
International Credentials – includes
information on studying abroad
Study in Europe www.study-in-europe.org
Australearn – study in Australia/New www.australearncanada.org
Association of Universities of Asia and the http://sut2.sut.ac.th/AUAP