Applying to a Post-Secondary Institution
The most common time to apply to a post-secondary institution is at the end of 1st semester although each year students are applying earlier, often before first marks come out in November. It is your responsibility to check application and scholarship deadlines. See Ms. Briand or Ms. Hennebery for assistance. If you are ready to apply and need a transcript of marks, please sign up in the Counselling office. Many universities and colleges will accept faxed transcripts if they are faxed directly from the school. Once you have decided which university or college you are attending, please remember to sign up for a Final Transcript at the end of the year!
Choosing a College/University
This is a very important and expensive decision, so do your homework! Make good use of our post-secondary night/day when university and college reps come to WKDHS. We often have visits from University reps so watch our Open House and Other Events link for dates and times.
Talk to friends, relatives and employers or people you know who are working in a job that interests you.
Visiting campuses can also help in choosing where to go for further study. Many institutions have open houses during the year.
Post-secondary institutions will welcome you at most times during the year, giving you the opportunity to visit, sit in on a class, see the dorms, etc.
Requests for a Campus Visit forms are available at the Counselling Department see Mrs. Hatt, or one of the Guidance Counsellors.
The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)campuses have Test Drives which you can book to spend a day to sit in on classes of the program you are interested in from October to mid-March. Parents are welcome too!
For information on universities ad colleges in Canada use some of the links below. We also have a career program that West Kings subscribes to that is internet-based:www.careercruising.com You can use this site as often as you'd like. It has links to universities an colleges in Canada and descriptions of careers
User name westkingsdhs and the password is careers.