Researching Post-Secondary Options
Researching and eventually applying to universities is one of the more stressful parts of high school for so many students all over the world and it is understandable why; there is almost too much information (and much misinformation) available and with the power of the internet most of it is easily accessible. There are many consultants, agencies and universities themselves offering “advice”, services and “support” that it can seem difficult to know where to start.
Happily, at CDNIS, we have a wealth of expertise on staff and excellent print and web resources that you can access, with all the guidance you will need. CDNIS enjoys an exceptional record of university matriculation to the finest universities globally and this comes as a result of a careful and well planned route to the university application which requires students to consider “fit”, “context”, “academic challenge”, “geographic considerations”, “finances”, “culture”, “employability” and “Grad School Progression” amongst many other personal factors that students need to bring in to their equation.
With over 300 university visitors each year on campus, many seminars and information sessions, dedicated guidance counsellors with small case-loads, optional College Tours, a Cambridge summer school on campus and the College Clinic as a regular part of a student’s experience at CDNIS it is no wonder students find excellent university placements that are great fits for them, leading to excellent academic success at the university level.
Introduce online resources for researching destinations and tracking personal information
Attend Grade 9 Oxbridge Presentation
Higher Education Fair – Specific Gr.9 Focus
Resume building, discuss summer options
Meeting new counsellor
IB Course Registration
Higher Education Fair
Introduction to application process and timelines, seminars and workshops
Higher Education Fair
Personal statement workshops
IB Predicted Grades
University short list
Personal statement drafts refined
August – December
Application process underway
September – May
Decisions must be made
IB Results, firming of conditional offers
Research Tools for Families
Students and parents are welcome to visit the Guidance office to explore and borrow the various print resources we have on hand. Families are also invited to the CDNIS College Clinic, a drop-in session running from 3pm – 5pm every Wednesday.