Grade 12 University Check-list
GRADE 12 UNIVERSITY PREPARATION CHECK-LIST
TL;DR: Great grades in English and Math this semester are important, take your IELTS ASAP, research the specific admissions requirements for your universities of choice (email them your questions re: your specific situations), start asking teachers and coaches for letters of reference.
- Regular whole grade assemblies to update students on requirements and where they should be in the application process
- Drop in meetings for individual university application help
- Organize school university fair
- Narrow choice of programs; know the deadlines (cut-off dates can vary between institutions)
- Visit the post-secondary school’s websites to be sure you are taking the correct courses to qualify for admission
- Visit local schools on your shortlist (open house or pre-book)
- Attend university info sessions and university fairs
- Continue applying for scholarships
- Study and keep up with all assignments; Grade 12 marks, especially from the first semester, count heavily in post-secondary admissions.
- Some Canadian schools are open for application now
- Some post-secondary schools even have application deadlines as early as November 1. Check application deadlines for the post-secondary schools that interest you. Also, find out if there are early deadlines to qualify for certain programs, attend different campuses, or to apply for student housing
- Deadline for some scholarship applications! Be aware of specific dates
- Give references enough time to write letters of recommendation
- Use winter break to finish applying to school, many deadlines are in January!
- This is your final semester of high school! Continue to work hard and get good grades.
- Continuously check, search and apply for scholarships, grants and bursaries.
- Letters of admission start to arrive
- Read offer-of-admission letters carefully; know when and how to register for classes
- Look into housing; some residence spots are first come first served. To live off campus start looking for listings and/or roommates
- See if you qualify for bursaries and apply
- Continue to make long-range plans with your family about how you’re going to pay for post-secondary education and where you’re going to live
- Whole grade assembly on organising next steps (i.e. creating a folder including all post-secondary materials (applications, transcripts, etc.) for safe keeping;
- Make appointment to discuss what transition programs their chosen school offers
- Whole grade assembly on preparation for living on outside parental home for those going abroad
- Check school’s website for deposit and fee deadlines
- Send your final transcript showing high school graduation to the post-secondary school you will be attending
- Review and ensure you meet requests for deposits, housing information, and other information relevant to you from the post-secondary school you will be attending
- Have graduation ceremony/celebration planned and ready to go
- Make checklist of everything needed to live outside parental home if applicable
- Coordinate with future roommates
- Back to school shopping
- Study course calendar, choose courses ASAP
- ***If you have decided to pursue post-secondary education during this time, you may still have a “walk in” option. During the two- to three-week period, just before classes begin, post-secondary schools sometimes discover they still have room for students. Apply now… it’s possible you can still be accepted***