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Save these dates for next September!

Students who are applying to UK or US universities should mark the following dates in their calendars for next fall:

Wednesday, September 16 6:00-7:30 p.m. OR Sunday, September 20 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—UK Workshop

At this workshop, we will introduce you to the key features of the UCAS website and provide you with the “buzzword” you will need to begin your application. You will complete all parts of your UCAS application (except perhaps the program choices and personal statement, which can be finalized at a later meeting with your counsellor).

You are encouraged to use the UCAS website to conduct research on university/program choices and you should start writing your personal statement; however, do not set up a UCAS account in the summer as you need to do this in September through UCC.

Sunday, September 20 1:00-3:00 p.m. OR 3:30-5:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, September 30 8:00-9:30 a.m.—US Workshop

At this workshop, we will take you through the key features of the Common Application website and provide you with tips in order to complete the application effectively. The activities section and personal essay will be finalized at subsequent meetings with your counsellor.

More details about registration for these workshops will be available in the first week of the fall term. At that time, we will also have information about other Canadian and US application workshops that will be scheduled into spares and lunches.

The Common Application will be available August 1. However, if you set up your account this summer, please use your UCC email; this is essential in order to link your account with Naviance in the fall.