Beyond York - December 1 / 2017

McGill Summer Academy

McGill Summer Academy (MSA)! July 15-28th, 2018, is designed for high school students from all over the world. Students can experience campus life for two weeks to participate in classes, workshops, labs, and various activities introducing them to university life, McGill and Montréal! Students will be able to live and eat in one of our residences and see for themselves why Montréal was rated the #1 Student City in the World (QS Best Student Cities 2017). Online Registration opens on February 7, 2018. Students interested in learning more about the McGill Summer Academy can refer to their website.

King’s College University - Humanities for Young People

Humanities for Young People (HYP), is a non-credit programme for ambitious teens who want an intellectual challenge and a taste of college life. For two intensive weeks in July, students will study challenging texts with some of the College’s most engaging professors; develop their analytical, verbal, and interpersonal skills; and enjoy residential life at Canada’s oldest chartered university.

HYP is an academic adventure that will take you from Ancient Greece to multicultural Canada. HYP will clarify what we study in the humanities; how broadly applicable humanities skills are, and the way the humanities shape our communities. Each year, HYP will conclude with a public symposium featuring the work of students, professors and a keynote address. The theme for HYP 2018 is Migration. According to the United Nations, “an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home”. Canada prides itself on its multiculturalism, its relatively open borders, and its status as a “country of immigrants”. What role can we play in this global crisis? HYP 2018 offers you the chance to think about the cultural, historical, philosophical, and political issues that inform Canadians’ understanding of immigration.

HYP is open to all Canadian students ages 14 to 16 with an interest in writing, in reading, and in thoughtful inquiry. For more information on Humanities for Young People, please visit or contact the program staff at


The University of Chicago Summer Session Programs

The University of Chicago Summer Session programs draw from the interdisciplinary emphasis and intellectual richness of the College’s Core curriculum. During Summer Session, students can explore any of nearly 100 credit-bearing courses—from “Biotechnology for the 21st Century” to “The Physics of Stars: Their Structure and Evolution” and more—or engage with a number of programs taught at the college level but designed exclusively for high school students. Those programs include:

  • College Pathway Programs: Three-week immersion courses in subjects such as Economics, Neuroscience, Molecular Engineering, and Human Rights at UChicago. Each course features guest lectures by faculty members from across the university who specialize in the field.
  • UChicago Immersions: A selection of courses designed to provide high school students with in-depth and hands-on learning at an undergraduate level in subjects such as developmental psychology, law, and biotechnology.
  • Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS): Extensive training in laboratory research techniques and methods.
  • Stones and Bones: Study geology and excavate fossils with Field Museum Distinguished Service Curator Dr. Lance Grande at a site with a 52-million-year old community of extinct organisms.
  • Admissions Academy: Additionally, along with any summer opportunity, students can take part in workshops that focus on the holistic admissions process, provide insights on admission to highly selective colleges and universities, and offer essay writing tips.

If you have any further questions about the University of Chicago Summer Session, please email The application for UChicago Summer Session opens soon at

Experience Northeastern University

The 2018 Accelerate: Pre-College Program

Northeastern University is offering a variety of pre-college programs and are hosted in Boston, allowing students to experience true collegiate learning in a world-class environment.

Programs and Dates:

  • Engineering Innovation and Design: July 8-20, Residential, Boston
  • BioE Summer Immersion: July 22-August 3, Residential, Boston
  • Innovations in Health Professions: July 8-20, Residential, Boston
  • Experience Design: July 8-20, Residential, Boston
  • Experiential Entrepreneurship I: June 24-July 13, Residential and Day Programs, Boston
  • Experiential Entrepreneurship II: July 22-August 10, Residential and Day Programs, Boston
  • Experiential Entrepreneurship California: June 25-July 13 Day Program, Silicon Valley Campus

For more information go to Accelerate: Pre-College Programs

Acadia University

The Acadia University Boarding Pass Program enables future students with the ability to participate in our campus visit program while reducing costs of travel. Students who come for a campus visit, and subsequently register and show up for classes, will be reimbursed for one way of their travel to Acadia's campus.

Experience Rotman Commerce

Attention Grade 11 Students! If you’re interested in Business, experience a day in the life at Canada's top business school, Rotman School of Management, at UofT.

Date: Friday February 16, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

To register, click here:


Your University Applications 

READ all emails and become aware of any program-specific application essays you must complete. On many applications you have submitted (Canadian and US), students applying to particular programs may have to complete additional essays.

Queen’s commerce applicants, for example, have two prompts in addition to the Personal Statement of Experience. In the case of UBC commerce, the two extra prompts (one a video) appear only once a student has selected commerce as a program choice on the online application. The universities to which you have applied to expect you to be on top of all supplemental forms. They accept no excuses for not knowing such forms exist.  It is the responsibility of each individual student to put in their program choice well before application deadlines so as to avoid any last-minute surprises!