WHEN Start: Each institute has a different date (usually October 1) to start applying. Deadline: Anytime between January 1st and June 1st (most often Jan 15 or Feb 28)
First Applied, First Registered Post-secondary Institutions It is very important to put in an early application especially to post-secondary institutions that work on a first applied, first registered basis such as Langara or Kwantlen! Early applications will give you more choice.
GPA or Research Universities Most GPA universities in Canada have a deadline of February 28th. UBC has a deadline of January 15. Emily Carr University has a deadline of January 15. Ontario universities have an early admission deadline in early January.
Oct 1 Langara, Van Community College, Thompson Rivers University, Emily Carr University, Douglas College, UBC, SFU and UVIC.
Nursing is very competitive. If you are planning a "Nursing" career at a BC college or university it is advised that get the best marks you possibly can, accumulate volunteer hours, apply early and have great references.
Nov 1 Most other universities in Canada and the USA are now accepting applications.
HOW In BC go to EducationPlannerBC In Alberta go to ApplyAlberta. In Ontario apply to the universities for early admission by early January . This is not a deadline but a cut-off for early admission. Anywhere else in Canada go the university or college website and click on “APPLY”.
You Will Need PEN # or Ministry # Credit Card - Every post-sec application costs money. Advice is free.
Find Your PEN# or MINISTRY # All applications must include your Provincial Education/Examination Number (PEN#). The PEN # is a 9-digit identity number from the Provincial Ministry of Education. To access your provincial exam grades you will also need to use your PEN#.
ONCE YOU HAVE APPLIED, NOW WHAT... 1. Set a goal to apply to everywhere that “works” for you by January 1st - your "New Years Resolution". 2. Login to your personal site at the post-secondary using the student number sent to you from that post-secondary. On this site you will self-report your grades, apply for scholarships, summit extra applications, pay tuition, choose classes and correspond with future profs.