Beyond York - March 2 / 2018

ADMISSION DECISIONS: UK UNIVERSITIES

Individual offers are made by UK universities on a rolling basis and are communicated (along with the specific conditions required) on the tracking section of the UCAS website. You do not have to make any choices until you have had a decision from all the UK schools to which you have applied.

Once all the decisions have been communicated to you, however, a choice must be made. You may hold only two offers: one will be your firm choice, the other your insurance choice. In most cases, the offers will be based on an expectation that you will achieve a certain point total. If your offers are conditional on IB results, it is important that you accept an offer of admission from a Canadian university in order to ensure that you have a place next year in case of an unexpected drop on your May exams.

In many cases, UK universities will also make an offer of admission based on your OSSD results.

If you have not met the requirements for a place, it is essential that you check with the individual university after you receive your IB results in July in order to verify your status. In many cases, you might not have your offer confirmed until the A-level results are released in mid-August. Your counsellor will be happy to help you through this process, if necessary.

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We know that many of you have been hearing back from universities with information about your admission status or scholarship offers. Don’t panic if you haven’t heard from all your choices. Schools vary considerably in the scheduling of their offers!

Please drop by or send us an email sharing your news (no matter what the outcome). We have no way of knowing where you stand unless you tell us. Don’t forget to update Naviance as well.

KING’S LAUNCHES NEW LAW MENTORSHIP INITIATIVE

A new law mentorship initiative at King’s University College in London, Ontario aims to provide qualified students with opportunities for experiential learning and mentorship in a professional field. The initiative benefits students enrolled in the Honours Specialization Major in History. A King’s release notes that the duration of the mentorship will be equivalent to 26 contact hours (equal to a 0.5 course). The student’s time and work will be monitored by both a faculty mentor and a lawyer mentor, and these two mentors will periodically consult on the student’s progress. Click here for more.

MONTREAL KNOCKS OFF PARIS AS WORLD'S TOP CITY FOR STUDENTS

Montreal has beaten out London, Berlin, Boston, and Tokyo as the world’s best city for students, according to rankings compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds. The Montreal Gazette reports that Montreal’s desirability, affordability, and positive reviews from students propelled it from seventh place in 2016 to first place 2017. Other Canadian cities on the list included Vancouver (10th) and Toronto (11th). Ottawa received a first-place ranking in a category based on student perceptions.


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