The following process is recommended when applying to the institution of your
- Gather as much information as you need to
answer all questions. Attend all information sessions with post-secondary
institutions of interest to you.
- Speak to your guidance counsellor and check
out the information in the guidance office and on the bulletin boards.
- Check for deadline dates for all
institutions of interest. Most applications are sent after first semester
exams. Deadlines are usually between the middle and the end of March for
entrance scholarships. Different institutions have different deadlines, and
it is your responsibility to become familiar with those
that are of interest to you.
- It is your responsibility to mail your
application to each institution and to enclose the appropriate application
- Please notify your guidance counsellor of
your intent. Students will request copies of their transcript from the main
(Vice Principal's) office after first semester marks become available.
- Post-secondary institutions will contact you
directly if they require further information and to inform you of your
application status. The status at this point is usually one of the
following: early acceptance, deferred until June marks, or not accepted.
- In June, the guidance office will forward
final transcripts to institutions outside of Halifax Regional Municipality
only if you tell us where to send them. For institutions in the Halifax
area, you must send your final transcript yourself. You will receive
three final transcripts in your graduation package.
- ESL students: If English is not your first
language and you have been in Canada less than three years you must arrange
to write English Language Tests. Call Sylvan Learning Centre at 423-7373 to
arrange for a "TOEFL".
- SATís: If you are applying to an American
university you should obtain information on SAT's from the guidance office.
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER:
YOUR FIRST SEMESTER MARKS ARE CRUCIAL. ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIPS
ARE GENERALLY BASED ON FIRST SEMESTER MARKS.