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Post-Secondary Institution Information

Introduction:

Students who enter the High School Graduation Program in Grade 10 will make plans with their future interests in mind.  In many cases, course selection decisions for Gr. 10, 11 and 12 will be based upon goals that relate to possibilities that will come into play only after graduation.  For those wishing to enter a specific post-secondary institution (psi), or program, preparation in high school is important.

Doing research in the years that lead to graduation will help to ensure appropriate, or required, pre-requisite courses are taken.  Some of this information gathering will be done, or started, when students participate in discussions with their grade counsellor in classroom settings, small groups, or individually.  Doing research is a continual process that also involves many, or all, of the following:

- completing the Planning 10/Career Life Education 10 course.

- consulting with family members.

- taking specific courses in high school and discussions with teachers.

- conversing with peers about interests, ideas, possibilities.

- attending psi information sessions at Point Grey or in the community, and questioning the visiting representatives.

- reading daily information bulletins and listening to P.A. announcements at school.

- accessing resources available on-line and in print form.

- going on a tour at a psi.

- participating in volunteer or paid work (see the VSB Career Programs​ blog).

- being involved in the school community outside of subject classes.

- visiting your grade counsellor at school.


Specific Post-Secondary Institution Information:

There is no better way to learn about specific programs at specific institutions than by consulting the information made available by the institutions themselves.  This can be done by attending information sessions at those institutions, attending information sessions hosted at Point Grey, visiting institution websites, and communicating directly with representatives of the institutions.  Your counsellor will guide you through this process, but cannot be expected to know specifics for diverse and numerous post-secondary institutions, each with their own standards and requirements.


Letters of Reference and Forms to be Filled by the School Counsellor:

For some applications (American colleges/universities, overseas universities, some Canadian university programs, scholarships), students will be required to have school-based personnel to provide supporting documentation.  This important process takes time in order to be done most effectively in support of the student applicant.  The Counselling Department has some important guidelines for students to follow when they want this type of support from their counsellor. 

Please see the Special Applications Protocol.pdfSpecial Applications Protocol.pdf.  

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