Grade 12

Post Secondary Events

September 24th: Study and Go Abroad Fair. Vancouver Convention Centre. Go to: www.studyandgoabroad.com/student-expo for more information.

September 23rd @ 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.: UK University Fair, Mulgrave School, 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver. RSVP at http://bit.ly/ukfair2017.

October 3rd @ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Canadian University Fair - Public Event - Hilton Vancouver Metrotown (VC will not be hosting a fair this year).

October 5th, 2017 @ 1:20 p.m.: Catholic Pacific College, Student Services Centre.

October 10th, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.: University of Chicago. St. George's School. Register at:

https://prospects.uchicago.edu/register/vancouver

October 12th, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.: University of British Columbia. Alumni Room.

October 17th, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.: US University Presentation: Brown University, Dartmouth University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton University. St. George's School. Register at:

https://key.admissions.upenn.edu/register/vancouve...

October 21st & March 24th: Thompson Rivers University Open House. For more information go to: www.tru.ca/openhouse.

November 1st, 2017 @ 1:20 p.m.: Ryerson University. Alumni Room.

November 15th, 2017 @ 1:20 p.m.: Simon Fraser University. Alumni Room.

November 15th, 2017: BCIT Big Info Session. BCIT Campus Burnaby: bcit.ca/infosessions.

November 20th, 2017 @ 9:30 - 11:30: PSIBC Fair: BC Post-Secondary Institutions. Gym.

November 27th, 2017 @ 1:15 p.m.: University of Calgary. Alumni Room.

December 4th, 2017 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Discover UVic. Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby. Register at: uvic.ca/discover.

Volunteer Opportunities

Columbus Seniors' Residence

Student volunteers (age 16 or older), who are willing to make a six month commitment, are needed to spend at least an hour and a half each weekend, at morning socials with the seniors at Columbus Residence, located at 704 West 69th Avenue in Vancouver. Volunteers will visit with and play simple games with residents. Interested students can contact Kelsie Tham at kelsiet98@gmailcom.

Bumpin Bakery

Bumpin Bakery in a student founded and run non-profit organization serving coffee and muffins every Sunday morning at the corner of Main and Hastings. Student volunteers are needed to donate muffins and/or serve muffins, coffee, and kindness to those in need in the downtown east side. One dozen muffins donated equals one service hour for VC students. For more information to to www.bumpinbakery.ca.



Post-Secondary Guidance and Counselling

Ms. Beck and Mr. Accili will provide four presentations this fall to the grade 12's. These presentations will cover: post-secondary research and selection, post-secondary application, scholarships and financial aid, and the personal profile and similar broad-based admissions profiles. We are available to meet with students, as well as their parents, to assist with research, planning and general application guidance. Detailed information on many of these topics is available on the Post-Secondary link.

US and International University Applicants

A reminder that students interested in applying to US and international universities, which involve earlier deadlines, were expected to advise/meet with Ms. Beck or Mr. Accili at the end of the last school year. Please reconnect with the counsellor that you began working with to resume the dialogue and process as soon as possible.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to research and apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for. A comprehensive list of scholarships is available on the Scholarships and Financial Aid link and students should also research and apply for scholarships offered by the post-secondary institutions they will apply to. Students interested in being nominated for a scholarship must submit a letter of intent, outlining their alignment with the scholarship criteria, as well as a completed Student Biography Form to either Ms. Beck or Mr. Accili three weeks prior to the nomination deadline.

Transcript Requests

Transcripts may be requested only by completing a Transcript Request Form and submitting it to the Senior School Administrative Assistant, Mr. Potusek. More information about transcripts is available on the Transcript link.

Reference Requests

Requests for letters of reference also require three weeks notice and the Student Biography Form.

SAT

Students are responsible for registering for and preparing for the SATs independently on the College Board website at www.collegeboard.com . Please see Post Secondary Application - US Universities and Colleges for more information. Information about the designed SATs is available on the College Board website.

Helpful Articles for Navigating Grade 12:

Stress Management

Time Management and Study Skills

Test Anxiety

Struggling in School

How to be Motivated

Procrastination

Perfectionism





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