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Changes have been made to how BC high school students will be expected to submit their transcripts to Queen’s University.  This change will simplify the process on your end, be less stressful for students, and lead to faster admission decisions. Queen’s will now require BC curriculum applicants to arrange for their grades to be electronically submitted via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). This will ensure that grades will be sent electronically to Queen’s on an ongoing basis. 


The Process 

Your students must arrange for their grades to be electronically submitted by establishing a connection between the OUAC’s Post-Secondary Information (PSI) system and the BC Ministry of Education’s Student Transcript Services (STS) system.   

To establish this connection, there are two steps your students must take as soon as possible after they have applied

  1. Provide their Personal Education Number (PEN) as part of their OUAC application. 
  1. Authorize the BC Ministry of Education to release their academic information (transcript) to OUAC through the STS.  They should select Ontario Universities’' Application Centre (OUAC) when placing their order. Learn more.

We will be adding an item to each student’s “To-Do List” on their Queen’s student portal (SOLUS) outlining the steps they need to take, if they have not already done so.   

Important Notes 

  • As your students’ midterm/interim results and course enrolments are reported to the Ministry, please do not send transcripts to Queen’s by email, hardcopy mail or document upload. 
  • The transcript that students will see when they register with STS to send grades to OUAC will only show completed courses. The transcript that STS sends to OUAC will show interim grades as well as course enrolments that have been reported to the Ministry. 
  • Counsellors are to submit all course enrollments and course attempts, including repeated courses, to the Ministry.

When you submit updated grades to the Ministry, they will show up on STS and be transmitted to OUAC on an ongoing basis, provided the student has given their PEN on their OUAC application. 

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How to keep your offer of admission from UBC…

Offers of admission are conditional. You must complete your offer of admission requirements and send your final grades by the given deadline.

Through July and August, we review these to ensure you:

  • complete your high school diploma*;
  • complete the degree-specific course requirements; and
  • maintain the level of academic standing upon which your offer was made.

Changes to applicants’ level of academic standing are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

*BC High School students graduating in June 2022 are required to complete the Grade 12 Literacy Assessment to demonstrate high school graduation. UBC requires you to achieve “Proficient” on the Grade 12 Literacy Assessment to maintain your offer of admission. BC high school applicants who do not meet this level of proficiency will have their admission offers reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, visit https://you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/admitted/keep-offer/

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Greetings from Dalhousie University!

Registration for the #DalBound: New Student Welcome Series is now live. This includes: 

Welcome Sessions detailing next steps for new students (May 2-12)

Register on Track Sessions covering course selection and registration (May 26 - June 2)

The full event schedule and registration is available at dal.ca/futurestudentevents.

We hope you'll help us get the word out to your accepted and confirmed Dal students. We've prepared a PDF printable poster, screen image and social media graphics to help. You can find these on the downloadable resources page for counsellors and supporters.

If you have questions, reach out to us by reply to this email. 

All the best, 

Dalhousie Recruitment and Admissions team

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Important dates:  

  • Self-reporting: March 15 deadline (today!)
  • Housing application: May 1 deadline
  • Specific criteria scholarship applications: April 30 deadline 
  • Accepting an offer of admission:
    May 1 deadline (unless otherwise stated in the admission offer)
  • Completion of online courses: June 30 deadline

Next Steps Events are underway. The remaining sessions will be highly valuable to Fall 2022 applicants:

 a) Residence Spotlight (March 15 at 4 p.m.) – Applicants learn more about on-campus housing options (including our brand-new housing and dining facilities), learn how our community leaders and staff support residents, and get tips on the residence application. Registration will remain open until two hours prior to event start time (closing at 2 p.m. today).

 b) How to register with the Centre for Accessible Learning (March 16 and March 31) – Applicants can join our team from the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) to learn more about their services, how students with a diagnosed condition that presents a barrier to learning can register for academic accommodations, and when to apply.  

Discover UVic events for your grade 10 and 11 students will resume in the coming weeks. While the Next Steps events are designed for grade 12 applicants, we’ll host Discover UVic Information sessions for grade 10 and 11 students getting a head start on their university research. Registration is open now for our April 5, April 22 and May 11 sessions.

Registration 101 events for your graduating grade 12 students will take place at the end of May and beginning of June (prior to course registration opening in mid-June). Our team of recruiters will be offering presentations to new students on how to prepare for course registration. Registration for these presentations is not yet open, but please encourage your students to watch for email invitations in the coming months.  

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