Graduation Information

 Preparing for the Application process


For many students, life after high school involves moving into the world of work, attending a college or university, traveling. If you are planning to attend college/university or particate in an apprenticeship program...there is some work that has to be done....As Soon As Possible...


College/University application websites are open and deadlines are typically around the end of February.   The application process for colleges and universities is almost completely an online process. 


The following are a list of tasks that we suggest students complete in preparation for attending a British Columbia college or university in September. If you are planning to attend a college or university outside of BC, please meet with your school counsellor for more information.


1. CREATE an account & Complete the COMMON FORM on the Apply BC website.
  • This FREE service enables a student to enter their personal information---required by BC post secondary institutions—used on their college/university application only once…when they apply to more than 1 institution.
  • In BC, the Post-Secondary Application Service of British Columbia accepts applications for all 27 public post-secondary schools in BC.

  • We recommend that you apply to more than 1 institution…as there are no guarantees.
2. Decide what faculty/program you want to register for and attend.


If you are not sure what you want to study or where to study…use the Program Search tool from EDUCATION PLANNER

  • This tool will enable you to search for a Field of Study, Subject Area Region of the province, a particular Institution, Length of the program/course , type of Apprenticeship and many other options.
  • The site will give you information about entrance requirements, tuition fees and program details.


3. Prepare for Scholarship Applications and Reference Letter Requests

  • In order to make the scholarship application process as streamlined as possible, we recommend that students complete the following form:

*Post-Secondary Institutions have different application deadlines –  Students must consult each Post-Secondary web site.  Each institution charges an application fee and your application will not be activated until your fee payment has been received.