On Monday, January 27th, the Overseas College Guidance department held its annual information session for students in Grades 9 and 10. During this session, Mr. Crosiar introduced our students to the process of preparing to apply to overseas universities. Since most overseas universities consider applicants’ academic records and extra-curricular activities over four years, it is important that our students begin building competitive applications in Grade 9.
Mr. Crosiar introduced our students to the ShibuMaku Overseas College Guidance Textbook and Workbook. These tools are essential in our students’ preparation for applying to overseas universities. Our textbook provides our students with information regarding the different university systems around the world, such as the application requirements and the important factors schools consider when reviewing applications. Our workbook allows our students to keep track of their academic and extra-curricular activities so they can easily ensure they are on the correct path to entering an overseas university and are able to accurately describe their school experience on their applications.
Our students also learned about the concrete steps they can take in Grades 9 and 10 that will allow them to write strong applications in Grade 12. Mr. Crosiar discussed the various standardized tests and how our students can begin preparing for them. He also informed our students about how to choose extra-curricular activities that will allow our students to discover their academic interests and demonstrate their potential. In closing, Mr. Crosiar encouraged our students to begin thinking about what and where they would like to study.