Beyond York - December 21 /2017

University Admission Acceptances

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Some universities in Canada have adopted the practice of making conditional “earlier” offers to a small number of students. Some of you, therefore, have received offers already and more will hear good news over the next month. Do not panic if you do not receive an offer this early. Many of the more competitive programs will wait for additional academic information before making any offers. As soon as Ontario universities receive the February grades, many admission offices will begin to make conditional offers to applicants they perceive to be the most highly qualified. These offers are usually extended between late February and early April.

In cases where a supplemental application is required for admission, you will not be considered until that information has been submitted, so the earlier the supplement goes in the better.

In some instances, however, Ontario universities will wait until they a student’s April grades before they make a decision about your admissibility, either because your standing wasn’t quite high enough in February or because you have applied for a highly selective program such as Queen’s Commerce, U of T or Waterloo Engineering, or the Arts and Science program at McMaster. These conditional offers will typically be made in April or May.

Universities in other provinces take a similar approach, although there are significant differences in timing. All students will have heard from Canadian universities (one way or another) by late May.

AEO is a conditional pre-admission status to the HBA Program that students can apply for during the final year of high school. Learn more about the AEO application process and the unique features of the HBA Program: Program Road Map.

Offers for AEO are extended on a rolling basis from March through to May. Students will first hear from Western regarding an offer of admission to their program choice.

Note: Students will be notified if additional information is required in order to process their AEO application.

For more information, click the link below:

AEO Student Handbook

Hellmuth Scholarships at Huron University College
Huron University College at Western awards ten Hellmuth Scholarships (valued at $30,000 over four years) to entering students who display outstanding academic achievement together with a strong record of extracurricular activities and community service. If you have an average of 90% or higher and have applied to Huron University College, you should consider applying for one of these awards. The application deadline is mid- February. You can download a copy of the application at:

Naviance and Your Applications

Please be sure to record your list of schools and programs on Naviance. For applications outside Ontario, it is essential that you add the names of those universities to your Naviance account. We cannot not send transcripts and other school documents without this information.

Please keep your counsellor up-to-date concerning the status of your applications. Information about any admission offers and their conditions will allow us to support you more effectively. It is also important for us to know if you have been declined by a particular school. Please update your Naviance account as you hear back from each university. You need to keep us in the loop!

Are you an Aspiring Writer?
Students in Grades 7-12 are invited to enter a creative writing contest as part of this year's edition of the InCITE writing competition.

If you are an aspiring writer and wish to demonstrate your skills, this is a great opportunity to get involved. Participating in contests such as InCITE can really help shape your profile.

Ms. Currier will be the lead teacher for this contest. She will forward one poem, short story, essay, or photo essay into the competition from Grades 7 and 8, one from Grades 9 and 10, and one from Grades 11 and 12. Submissions must be sent to  two weeks prior to the competition deadline.

That makes your submission deadline Friday, February 2nd!

Details for the InCITE Writing Contest are below:

Select a recent or current event—local, national, or global—and use it to inspire a piece of creative non-fiction. Poems, essays, short stories, and photo essays are welcome. Photo submissions must include a 400-500 word explanatory paragraph providing both the context for the images and a rationale in terms of artistic vision.

Student entries should fit one of the following categories:

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  • Poetry (up to 120 lines)
  • Short story (up to 1500 words)
  • Essay (up to 1500 words)
  • Photo essay (up to 10 images, accompanied by one 400-500 word explanatory  paragraph)