Applying to Post-Secondary
Grade 12 families!
It is hard to believe it is October already! I thought I should send out an update as there are some important dates quickly arriving. Even though our grade 12 year has just started, it is time to start thinking about post-secondary plans. Pretty much all the post-secondary institutions open their application process for the 2021-22 school year on October 1. It is a good idea for students to apply in early October, as there are some programs that have first-come, first-served acceptance. It is also nice to apply early because many post-secondary institutions will send out early acceptance letters to students in December and it can be a big relief for students to know that they have been accepted that early in the year. To apply, students will need to create an account at: https://applyalberta.ca/. This site allows students to create their profile and enter all their past and current course information. They are then able to apply to as many post-secondary institutions as they would like through that one location. Students who need assistance with this process should make an appointment to meet with our school counsellor, Mrs. Doerksen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Make sure students get their MyPass account created before they need to check their diploma exam marks. Students should use a personal email account rather than a school account because they will lose access to their school account once they graduate, but they may still need to access MyPass to order transcripts. You will find the MyPass tab in your powerschool portal.
Virtual Post-Secondary Open Houses
Hey all, please see information regarding Post-Secondary Virtual Open House dates.
As outlined in our annual Alberta Accountability Pillar Data, our 6-year High School to Post-Secondary transition rate is above 70% and well above the provincial average. The Post-Secondary Transition Rate (6 year) is the percentage of students in the grade 10 cohort who have entered a post-secondary-level program at an Alberta post-secondary institution or registered in an Alberta apprenticeship program within six years of entering grade 10, adjusted for attrition.
We would highly recommend students and families interested to check out the various institutions and programs.
Alberta University of the Arts Virtual Open House is on
Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Drop in on a demo by our talented Education Art Technicians.
- Hear from current students about what it's like to study at AUArts.
- Get expert tips on your portfolio from admissions and faculty.
- Attend a virtual tour of the campus hosted by an AUArts alum.
- Find out more about AUArts and how to apply.
You'll also have the chance to book one-on-one time with a member of the Recruitment and Admissions team to have your specific AUArts questions answered.
Students must register to attend.
University of Alberta October 15 – October 17, 2020
Day 1 | Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Day 2 | Friday, October 16, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Day 3 | Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is required for this event. Check back on September 28 to register.
NAIT Friday, October 16, (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Saturday, October 17, (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Olds College Friday, October 16, 2020 (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Concordia University Saturday, October 17, 2020 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
The Kings University Saturday, October 24, 2020 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Norquest College Saturday, October 24, 2020 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Mac Ewan University Saturday, November 7, 2020
University of Calgary Saturday, October 3, 2020 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)