This is an extremely busy time for you.
You are expected to know what you want to take in university, what universities you want to apply to, unravel the application process AND keep up with studying and exams so are eligible for your university programs of choice.
It takes a lot of time and a concerted effort to sift through the complex, and often unintelligible, university brochures and websites. Do you really have the time to do a proper job of it?
You have questions. I have answers. We will work through it together.
Welcome High School Students
YOU ARE THE DRIVER IN THIS PROCESS, YOUR PARENTS ARE THE FINANCIERS, AND I AM YOUR NAVIGATOR. WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER, TO MAKE THIS WORK. I ENCOURAGE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON EVERY LEG OF THIS JOURNEY AND WELCOME THEIR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS.
I have to decide what i want to be when i grow up!
what if i haven't got a clue what i want to do?
or, I know what i want to do but not sure how to get there.
WHAT IS UNIVERSITY?
Let's discuss university in general.
What is the difference, and value, of a degree in Political Science versus a degree in, say, Engineering?
What is a Liberal Arts education and how does it help you get a job?
Is there such a thing as a 'job focused' degree?
Universities are designed to develop wisdom rather than job skills. However, there are ways to use your degree, and the other experiences at university to prepare for the job market. Let me tell you how.
HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT I SHOULD BE AIMING FOR?
What are you interested in and what are you good at?
Is mathematics one of your best subjects?
What should you study in university?
Or better yet, what programs should you eliminate from your search?
We will work together to identify the programs that you will be best at, will be the most interesting to you, and, hopefully, have reasonable job prospects.
WHAT ABOUT MY MARKS?
Most importantly, what are the differences between similar programs offered by different universities?
And, what universities and programs are you eligible for, based on your marks?
This is the essence of your search. We will establish what courses, and marks, you need to be accepted into the program(s) of your choice.
WHAT PROGRAMS ARE OUT THERE AND HOW DO I dECIDE WHICH ONES ARE RIGHT FOR ME?
I have access to all 5,900 programs offered across the country and will guide you with the essential criteria you need to evaluate Canadian university programs.
HOW DO I APPLY?
What do you put down on the application my applications, and why?
If asked, what courses and marks should you submit on your application?
I will eliminate the guesswork by sitting down beside you walking you through every step of each application.
CAN I GET A SCHOLARSHIP?
Are you eligible for scholarships?
How do you find out which ones are offered for which programs at which schools?
When do you have to apply?
Let’s see what is available and what is worthwhile applying for.
WHERE SHOULD I LIVE?
What about interim transcripts?
What about early admission?
What about “extra” materials you may need for admission, such as portfolios, interviews, auditions, as well as admission essays and such?
What about the email you just received from the University of “A” that you cannot make head nor tail of?
Let's ensure you have done everything you need to, to maximize your chances of admission.
HOW DO I MAXIMIZE THE CHANCES OF GETTING INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF MY DREAMS?
Applying for residence; single or double room?
Do you want to live on an “academic” floor or a “social” floor?
What meal plan should you choose?
The art of deciding what university residence to live in is dependent on several things: What options are available to you? Do you thrive in a social atmosphere, or do you need privacy to recharge your batteries? We will talk it through to get a clear picture. One thing is sure, you will need to adapt to an entirely different lifestyle.
HOW DO I KEEP ALL MY OPTIONS OPEN?
You have just been offered admission to University of “B”, (your second choice) but not yet admitted to the University of “A” (your first choice). Now what?
University “A” is asking for a $500 tuition deposit! What do you do?
Universities are not about to tell you your options; they are in the business of signing you up and getting you to put a down payment on your tuition so you don't change your mind. There are often options available to you, but you have to dig deep to find the fine print. I know where to dig.
I HAVE BEEN ADMITTED! NOW WHAT?!
Now that you have been admitted, you must decide what courses to take in your first year of university.
Properly done, constructing your first year course schedule will take hours . . . and hours.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone minimize those hours by telling you: “. . . take this course, and not that one” and be able to tell you why?
You are responsible for constructing your own course schedule. You have to choose which courses, out of dozens of offerings, to take. Properly done, constructing your first year course schedule will take hours . . . and hours. I have a system that helps you create a course schedule that will contribute to your academic success. We will work together to plan a schedule that works for you.