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Graduation Information Evening October 30, 2014
Welcome The end of high school - The beginning of questions Tracking Graduation status Post-Secondary Admission Process Transcripts Scholarship/Bursary
Student Erica Schmidt VP – gr 12 Family Jay Prepchuk counsellor Planning 12 teachers Friends Meghan Burns –Stacey Schwegler Grad sponsors
Grad Barbeque (TBA) Grad Scavenger Hunt (sometime in Nov) Grad Clothing (Dec) Grad Photos in January (sign up for studio appointments in November) Grad Ceremony (TENTATIVE DATE: Thursday, June 17, 2015 Orpheum) (Need Gown Heights – sign up in Planning 12 in February) Grad Banquet (June 13, 2015 – Hyatt Regency) Much, much more
Outside organizations Big White (or other)Ski Weekend Spring Break trips (no teachers aboard) Limousine Scams After Grads/After formals If in doubt, call the school !!!!
GRAD UPDATES Prospects will be posted on the school website two or three times per year
Diploma Verifications ◦ Students have already seen these in Planning 12 and programming last year ◦ Students/parents correct errors – online marks, external credits, etc ◦ New data transferred to the Ministry regularly ◦ Unofficial transcript available at BC Ministry of Education website
Purpose of DVR’s: verify the information sent to Ministry double check all graduation requirements met student’s responsibility to make sure the information on his/her DVR is accurate and to ensure missing requirements are being addressed Students will review their official DVR in Planning 12
Unofficial transcripts available by order in the main office (sign up sheet – 1 week) Record of successfully completed Gr. 10, 11 & 12 courses Official transcripts mailed to home address in August.
Apprenticeship programs University Technical programs Career programs VCC,BCIT, CAP U BCIT, VCC Begin in High School, BCIT VCC BC Universities and beyond So many choices…..
Work, Travel Voluntouring Work on yourself……
Education planner create your own profile search by area of study/program/ length of program etc. links to school websites/aptitude tests etc
……. Early admissions deadline February 28 Note : UBC – Jan 31 -Apply online at -Need PEN, Faculty (1 st, 2 nd choice) -Pay fee (credit card) -Student account will be set up – pay attention to next steps, deadlines, etc.
Self-reporting grades You will probably be asked for 1st Term Grades You will be asked for 2 nd Term Grades Electronic submission of grades Final grades to be sent by the Ministry - August
- applied to the post secondary institution(s) - self-reported my grades NOW WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
- The university will cross check your grades in early May - Offers will go out in May / June (may depend on GPA) - You will accept or decline the offer - Course registration – late June/ early July
You will complete the PSI form (Post- Secondary Institutions) in Planning 12 class this fall Gives the Ministry of Education permission to release your school and exam results to the Post Secondary Institutions that you indicate --Available only in electronic format PSI selections made between November and mid July. Form available only until JULY 15.
A more detailed look at the post secondary process…..
Factors to consider: Program availability Entrance grades Location Size of institution (small/mid/large) Tuition cost (usually per credit) What else the institution has to offer Family history Other…..
High School Diploma – Dogwood Certificate Program – 8 months – 1 year Diploma Program – 1 – 2 years University Transfer – 1 – 2 years Undergraduate Degree – 4 – 5 years Graduate Degree – 6 years in total undergrad years + 2 graduate years
BCIT Justice Institute Cap University Vancouver Community College Langara Douglas check websites !! Abundant program choice!Abundant program choice! Entrance requirements varyEntrance requirements vary Wait list possibilitiesWait list possibilities check nowcheck now may be able to work on pre- requisites this year
Faculties to consider : Faculties Sciences Commerce (Business) Arts (Humanities Social Sciences) Applied Sciences Health Sciences Health Sciences Education Fine Arts Law Medicine Dentistry MBA
Check with Institution for: ◦ General Requirements Courses ( grade 11 & 12) Second Language & Math requirements English Language requirements ◦ Faculty Requirements ◦ Program Requirements ◦ GPA Courses used Admissions averages
Faculty / Program … Faculty / Program … Requirement examples: BCIT ( programs) Bridge Watchman Program : Graduation, Trades pre-entry test for En + Ma, medical certificate, resume, letter of intent Electrical and Computer Engineering : En 12, Precalc 12, Ph 11, Ch 11(recommended)
Faculty / Program (con’t) Faculty / Program (con’t) University of ??? Faculty of Business : En 12, Precalc 12 + …… 12, ……. 12 Faculty of Engineering : En 12, Precalc 12, Ph 12, Ch 12 Faculty of Arts/Humanities : En ’s Faculty of Sc: En 12 + Precalc Sc 12’s Leaving the province??….double check!!
BC –use Alberta – use Saskatchewan & Manitoba – directly to the school website Ontario –use Quebec –directly to the school website Maritimes –directly to the school website KNOW YOUR PEN # (9 – digits)!!
keep track of all applications – GT Binder / file folder Will receive student # & info on how to access your student site Look for contact info in confirmation /letter Check if additional/supplemental applications are needed Continue to monitor account for any additional paperwork/deadlines etc.
Distributed Learning, (ONLINE), courses are different…see me if you are unsure DL school sends grade to Ministry IDEALLY - complete DL courses by March/early April so the DL schools can submit grades course must be at least 50% complete by end of March/early April for a submission of the mark to the Ministry (there are exceptions- double check)
FOR UBC… – If you wish to use your Distributed Learning (online) course in the calculation of your competitive admission average, the course must be 100% complete by February 1, Online courses that are being used to meet prerequisites, ( for example, French 11), can be completed by June 30, 2015
United States ◦ Usually a lot of paperwork! ◦ Sometimes common applications forms ◦ Stay ahead of deadline dates ◦ Will need to send paper transcripts ◦ Check each institution requirements carefully! ◦ SAT’s American Universities determine the eligibility of applicants by their Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results combined with their High School marks. You should write your SAT (hopefully done!) as soon as possible if you are planning to attend a U.S. university.
Almost every post secondary institution has some sort of “English Language Proficiency” requirement The most common is the Language Proficiency Index (LPI ) Fee is $ Handsworth date TBA – usually in April No walk-ins. Must register 3 weeks in advance of the writing Passport type picture required More info to come in January Study materials :
A Language proficiency test is used by many institutions to determine placement in first year English course….NOT as a means of getting into the Institution To be exempt from the LPI: UBC - 75% or better final grade SFU - 75% or better final grade Capilano U ( University Transfer) - 75% or better final grade
Research, research, research……
Scholarship Bursary Loan Parental contribution
Monetary ◦ Based on academic merit or excellence in the area to which the award pertains Other criteria may include ◦ Leadership ◦ Community service ◦ Athletics ◦ Excellence in the Fine Arts
Provincial Scholarships excellence in the 5 mandatory exams ($1000 for top 5000 Gr 12 students in BC / $2500 for top 20 students in BC) Must have at least a 73% final mark in English 12. District Scholarships excellence in non-academic ($1000) Passport to Education Gr. 10 $ 250, Gr. 11 $250, Gr. 12 $500
Academic achievement only Guideline - some in December (UBC) – check websites! Local Institutions : - SFU, UBC, UVIC, Capilano, BCIT, UNBC Out of province – Check websites
Pool of Scholarships and Bursaries Decided at the School Level - Scholarship Committee. Due in January – Handsworth Scholarship form available in Planning 12 and on the web page General criteria includes: - academic standing - volunteer service - extracurricular involvement Specific Criteria – depends on Scholarship or Bursary
Affiliation Scholarships Sports/CUPE/workplace etc. Sponsored by private organizations Info and application deadlines are ongoing Sometimes a parent or grandparent must be a member or employee Check with employers! RESEARCH required – may not be sent directly to schools
Meet the criteria Download applications Due Dates – received by, mailed by Postage Follow instructions precisely Cover Page Resume
Resume – for scholarship purposes Transcript of Grades Reference Letters Information for Referee/Reference Budget Statement for Financial need
Bursaries – for financial need - income statement - family contribution - non-repayable Loans -government program - studentaid.ca - repayable
Planning 12 class School website Prospects (Grad Update) Bulletin board outside the cafeteria