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The aim of this site is to provide students with relevant information on career/education planning, post-secondary education - including entrance/admission requirements, application deadlines, and scholarships & grants. (See Links below.)
TRY - The Responsibility is Yours. While WJM counsellors are here to support and assist students with their growth and development, the ultimate responsibility lies with the students. That said, students are strongly encouraged to verify information by going directly to websites of each post-secondary institution and other sites listed on the WJM website. Students who require additional support and/or assitance can see Mr. Johannson, Ms. Merrick and/or Mrs. Nyberg in the counselling centre (room 120) or Ms. Solgaard in the Career Centre (room 117).
Welcome 2017 WJ Mouat Grads! The bulletin board is a means of distributing pertinent information to grade 12 students. Please check this page on a regular basis.
UBC Important Update
Admission decisions are released on a rolling basis, and many students will have received an offer by now.
Maintaining offers of admission: All UBC offers of admission are conditional. Conditions required to maintain an offer of admission are outlined in each student's letter of admission. Our recent Admissions Blog post on this topic covers key points for students to consider in order to maintain their offer.
Deadline to accept an offer of admission: The deadline to accept an offer of admission is June 1. However, deadlines may vary by program, and students should refer to the date specified in their admission letter. Offers can be accepted through the Student Service Centre.
Scholarship announcements: Students can expect notifications for the Major Entrance Scholarship, and UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award by April 28.
Supporting students through their next steps: Students admitted to the Okanagan campus can connect with Student Services for assistance with next steps, such as course registration, course planning, and finances.Students who have been admitted and accepted their offer to the Vancouver campus will be assigned an Enrolment Services Professional (ESP). ESPs are general campus advisors that help students access financial, academic, and health resources. Students can expect an email from their ESP starting May 8.
Summer programs for Aboriginal students: Aboriginal Programs and Services on UBC's Okanagan campus is hosting two summer programs: Indigenous Summer Scholar Camp (ages 12–14) and Indigenous Summer Leadership Camp (ages 15–17). Both programs are free, including food, accommodation, and programming. Travel to the program is not covered. The deadline to apply is June 2.
The UBC Summer Science program: The UBC Summer Science program on the Vancouver campus is a one-week cultural, health, and science program for Aboriginal youth going into Grades 9–12. The cost of this program is $200, not including travel. Bursaries for the program costs are available. The deadline to apply for this program is May 1.
Summer program deadline: UBC offers high school students the opportunity to experience the university setting on the Vancouver campus with two-week summer programs: Future Global Leaders and Experience University Life. The deadline to apply for Canadian students is April 30, and the deadline for international students is June 30.
Campus tours: We continue to offer weekly campus tours on our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses, and are able to accommodate school group tours. You can also learn more about programs, services, and spaces available for Aboriginal students on our Vancouver campus. Please connect with Chloe Erlendson, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange a tour for Aboriginal students.
B.Davis Scholarship - $1,000 Scholarship. Applications deadline: May 22, 2017. For more information visit website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
ONLINE POST SECONDARY INSTITUTION (PSI) SELECTIONS for STUDENTS - The online PSI Selections Form is now available for students graduating in the 2016/17 school year. This online form should only be submitted by Grade 12 students who expect to graduate this school year and are applying to a PSI for September 2017 admission. Students may make their PSI Selections between October 9th and July 15th. If students select BC Electronic PSIs and/or OUAC by May 1, their transcript information will also be forwarded automatically in late July. Note: Students who select University of Alberta and/or University of Calgary in Section 3 will also have their interim transcript provided to this PSI. Grade 12 students can complete the online PSI Selections form at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/
The following two points address the submission deadlines associated with this form:
1) Interim transcript information will be forwarded to BC Electronic PSIs and the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) in early-May if students submit these Section 1 selections by May 1.
2) Final transcript information will be forwarded by July 30 to all PSIs selected from Sections 1, 2 and 3. Students must complete the PSI Selections Form by July 15.
Grad Planner 2016/17 - The Grad Planner explains what's required to graduate and where you have choices in the graduation journey. It also covers exams, scholarships, funding and links to web sites with helpful information. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12/supp...
BC Dogwood Planner - The companion document for the Grad Planner 2016/17 (above) which is meant to be read alongside the Grad Planner. This booklet helps students find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship: The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education.
Application: Complete the application package (PDF), including the written statement worth 60% overall, and the resume worth 40% overall. It must be completed online using the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides (PDF) are available for reference. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2017, to:
Provincial Scholarships Program
Ministry of Education
PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9T6
Selection of winners will be finalized after August 31, 2017
BC Achievement Scholarships - For the 2016/17 school year, 3000 top B.C. graduates with the highest cumulative average based on courses required for graduation (both required and elective) are eligible to receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. The Ministry will determine recipients based on students’ achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy graduation program requirements (including elective courses). Grad Transitions will not be included. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for awarding the BC Achievement Scholarship.
Pathway to Teaching Scholarship - The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Each recipient will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use towards tuition in their teaching program at a designated BC post-secondary institution. A student cannot win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship.
ScholarshipsCanada.com is a database for students looking for scholarships, bursaries, grants and student awards. Students are matched to scholarships in our database using the information they provide in their profile. http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/
SmartScholar is a great scholarship research tool for students applying for post-secondary education. SmartScholar helps to make sure that when you get that offer from your dream college/university, you've already got the financials covered. http://www.smartscholar.com/
Adult: Have you thought about what you're going to do when you graduate?
Adult: Yeah. Like a job? A career? University? College?
Student: I dunno.
Adult: Well, you better figure it out. Soon.
Student: Yeah, thanks.
If this sounds like a conversation you've had with an adult in your life, and you are wanting to figure it out, then here are some links to resources/tools that may be helpful.
Career Cruising - a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life. (To obtain username and password please see Mr. Johannson in the counselling centre.)
Education Planner - a resource that allows you to compare post-secondary programs in BC.
The Key to Scholarships - a program that provides steps for high school students to follow in order to simplify and facilitate the scholarship application writing process.
Scholarship Tips - a site to assist students with the scholarship exploration/application writing process.
CanLearn - an interactive tool/resource designed to help individuals save, plan and pay for post-secondary education.
Handbook of PROCEDURES for the GRADUATION PROGRAM 2016/2017 http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/handbook_of_procedures.pdf