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High 9-12 / University Guidance

University Guidance

In addition to finishing their High School education, Aberdeen Hall students are busy planning their post-secondary pursuits. For some, this will involve sending application packages to local universities and colleges. For others, this might involve writing SAT and AP tests, calculating GPAs and interviewing at American or international schools.  Whatever direction they choose, these students will have the support and assistance of their teachers, administrators and our High School Vice Principal specializing in University Guidance, Stephen Acree. Through a combination of individualized meetings, classroom time,  and their MyBlueprint accounts, students are guided through the process of planning for High School and post-secondary studies. Aberdeen Hall is committed to 100% university and college acceptance, and our students are ready to take on the world when they graduate.


Next Steps

Once students have submitted applications they can move onto the next steps. They should receive an email from the university they have applied to indicating any need for transcripts, and encouraging students to fill in a housing application in the new year. Once an offer of conditional acceptance has been received from a university, students will have a period of time to accept the offer and issue a deposit to hold their placement.

Students are required to request transcripts through the Ministry of Education website, a process they will be guided through in Grade 12. 

We will also explore scholarship opportunities with our students, helping to explain the various requirements and navigate the process as applications open up. 


University Visits

Every fall our students have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of universities. Our campus has been visited by a number of institutions including the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, and Western University.

In addition to these visits, many of our students take part in a school trip to tour the campuses of UBC Vancouver and Simon Fraser University, as well as to attend the VAIS American University Fair in October.

These opportunities are invaluable to our students as they consider which university is the best fit for their next step in their educational careers.


Volunteer Opportunities & More Information

If you are interested in assisting with fundraising activities or for more information, please contact Stephen Acree, Sigh School vice Principal, University Guidance at stephen.acree@aberdeenhall.com