By Victor Yin
Upcoming Alpha graduates have no shortage of things to do, events to attend, and paperwork to fill out. Among these are University presentations. UBC came to Alpha on Wednesday, October 11th and SFU followed shortly after on Tuesday, October 17th.
Prospective Alpha students filled the library where the information sessions took place and left with one of the greatest gifts of all: a highly coveted, brand new 2018 university viewbook! This year, UBC has opted for a colourful cover split between their Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. SFU, on the other hand, decided to go for a more simple and sleek look with interesting image collages.
How are the application processes? All universities and colleges have already opened up their applications. At UBC, early admission closes on December 1st, along with any chances of winning entrance scholarships. However, if you miss the deadline, you still have until January 15th to complete your application and finish writing your Personal Profile essays. SFU is more lenient. Their deadlines are approaching on February 28th and applications consist of a simple click-and-submit process and no essay is required. Entrance scholarship applications are due on January 15th, however.
Indecisive Grade 12 students may also be pleased to hear about another exciting event to mark on their calendars! The Post Secondary Event at Alpha will be taking place on November 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in Alpha’s large gym. Representatives from several post-secondary institutions will be there to provide more information and handouts regarding their programs.
As always, more information, handouts, and viewbooks can be found in the counselling office on the third floor. Talking to a counsellor may also be helpful to students who are still unsure about their life after Alpha Secondary. Either way, Alpha’s grads are in for a busy year.