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Academic Counselling and Scholarship Info (Scroll down for general grad info). 

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What's new at UFV?

Bachelor of Media Arts: January 2018 We are excited to begin admitting students to the Bachelor of Media Arts (BMA) in January 2018. The BMA is set to be an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for creative production in digital media. To enter the BMA, high school students will need
  • BC secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • A minimum of a C+ in English 12 and a minimum of a B average in two additional Approved Grade 12 courses.

UFV programs now offering direct entry The following UFV programs will now accept students directly from high school:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care

  • Liberal Arts diploma

  • Geographic Information Systems certificate

  • Indigenous Studies certificate

  • Mennonite Studies certificate

For information regarding admissions requirements, see the academic calendar.

Updates to Engineering Transfer Program Admissions UFV's Engineering Transfer Program will move to competitive entry effective Fall 2017. Seats will be awarded based on the average of Chemistry 12, Physics 12, and Pre-Calculus 12. If these courses are not completed at the time of application, then the grades for the corresponding Grade 11 courses will be substituted. In all cases, if both the Grade 11 and 12 courses have been completed, then the better of the two grades will be used to calculate the GPA for admission. Students who do not have at least a B average in these three courses will not normally be considered for admission. Conditional admission may be granted to students with courses in progress at the time of application. See the academic calendar for complete details about the program. Scholarship updates Our entrance scholarship application process has been updated. Students will now only need to fill in one application through their myUFV account to apply for all applicable UFV Entrance Awards. Please also note the change in deadlines: Entrance Scholarships: March 1st Trades Entrance Scholarships: September 1st New Student Orientation Your grade 12 students planning to attend UFV in the Fall should register for New Student Orientation (NSO) soon! Registration information is located here.
  • NSO Part 1: Start Your Journey
    • May 16 & 25,  4-8pm – Abbotsford Campus
    • May 18, 4-8pm – Chilliwack
    • Open for students and their supporter (parent, partner, family member or friend)
  • NSO Part 2: Survival Guide
    • August 28 – Chilliwack
    • August 30 – Abbotsford

UFV Athletics teams  UFV is proud to announce a Men's Baseball and Women's Rugby Sevens club teams to the Cascades line up. Read more


Websites for award searching:

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⇒Are you on the Grade 12 email list? (if not, email Mr. Fraser at ⇒Have you met or are you in the process of meeting all of your graduation requirements? (see Mr. Fraser if you are unsure) ⇒Have you applied to university (if you are planning to go)? ⇒Have you checked the additional requirements for your program (personal statements, etc.)? ⇒Do you understand the self-reporting or transcript requirements (see below for information for UBC, SFU, UVic)? ⇒Have you made your PSI selections (this allows the universities to access your grades - see below for information)? ⇒Have you researched scholarships and bursaries available through the university (see their webpage under financial aid and awards)? ⇒Have you researched other forms of financial aid (see Financial Aid in B.C. below)? ⇒Have you completed 30 hours of work/volunteer experience (after grade 10)? ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣



In order for universities to get your final grades in August you have to give them permission. Grade 12‘s must login to the student secure web at (the same place you go to check provincial exam marks) to complete the online form for PSI choices. This is to indicate which colleges and universities will be able to receive your final marks after graduation. These marks are then provided electronically to those institutions. See the following for details: 2016-psi_selections_instructions   ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

Financial Aid in BC

Student Loans

Not everyone qualifies for student loans or other forms of assistance The most important Financial Aid Websites are your Provincial Government student assistance Website:   Student Aid BC Student Aid BC provides information on government student aid, including loans, grants, and bursaries; online application, guidebooks, eligibility for part-time study grants, adult basic education study grants, special grants for students with disabilities, and funding for aboriginal students Service Canada:  a wealth of information on financing opportunities.  Visit “Education & Training” under the “Services by Subject” heading Can Learn:  includes useful online tools such as budget planner and loan repayment calculator.  Use the A-Z index to locate topics quickly Debt Free Grad:  direct link to financial aid post-secondary institute webpages Your Money:  good financial planning tips Here are a few resources to take a look at:
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Grade 12 students (or their parents) who wish to be on my email list of updates for university and scholarships should email me at and request to be added.

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2016 Grad Planner and 2016 Dogwood Planner All grade 12 students and parents should read these documents from the Ministry of Education. Link to 2016/2017 Grad Planner: Link to 2016/2017 Dogwood Planner: ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣


DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LANGUAGE CHALLENGE EXAM Go to the following link to apply Please Note:
  1. The deadline for applications to the 2016/2017 Language Challenge Exams is November 4, 2016.
  2. Sections of the Student Application package are to be filled out online before you print them (page 9).
  3. All universities in Canada accept the Language Challenge exam marks. UBC accepts Challenge credits for pre-requisite and requirements for courses and second-language requirements but does not accept Challenge marks as part of the GPA calculation for admission. It is highly recommended that you check with your intended university for their admissions requirements.
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  1. You can apply online through the website for any university or use the application service
  2. When you apply you will be required to pay a deposit. This isn't too costly but do keep in mind that it is non-refundable. This should not stop you from applying to more than one university (which is highly recommended).
  3. You will likely receive a confirmation that your application has been accepted. Even though this may say "Welcome to ...." the university, you are not admitted for your program until your marks go in after Christmas (and you meet the course and admission average requirements at that time).
  4. The university you apply to will give you further information about mark submission. This usually occurs between February and April. Ontario universities may request your grades earlier.
  5. University admission to your program will usually be based on your final grades for first semester and your interim grades for 2nd semester. However, if you receive an offer of admission they are expecting that your 2nd semester grades will not drop dramatically by June.
  6. Make sure you check the university calendar section for your program to make sure that there are no additional admission requirements (e.g. personal statement, portfolio, etc.).
Be sure to do the following:
  1. Send me an email ( requesting to be included in my email updates list.
  2. Check the school webpage from time to time for updates on scholarships and university information.
  3. Email me any questions you have at
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Mission students. See this link for information: Deadline: February 23, 2017

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CMOLIK Foundation Awards

TCF awards scholarships to deserving British Columbia students that have met adversity during their life and, in the opinion of the Student Selection Committee, demonstrated a good work ethic, tenacity, and other commendable attributes in achieving their academic and social goals; and without TCF's support may not have the means to attend a post-secondary institution. School can nominate one student. If you meet the criteria and wish to be nominated, submit an outline (point form) of the application form (download from their website and submit to Mr. Fraser by February 17.

Deadline for Award: Last Friday in February (submit nomination request by February 17 to Mr. Fraser

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Pathway to Teacher Education Award for the application form.

Deadline: February 22, 2017

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UFV Entrance Scholarships Deadline: March 1, 2017 CWL ARCHDIOCESAN BURSARY Open to sons or daughters of league members. Application can be downloaded here: 0-2015 - CWL - diocesan-bursary-appl-criteria-2016 Deadline: March 31, 2016 to address on form. More CWL Bursaries 2016 - CWL - BURSARIES AVAILABLE IN ARCHDIOCESE Knights of Columbus - St. Marys - Bursary (active member of St. Mary's Parish) 0-2016 - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - ST. MARYS - APPLICATION INFO 0-2016 - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - ST. MARYS - APPLICATION   Knights of Columbus (St. Ann's Abbotsford) 0-2016 - K OF C - ST ANNS ABBOTSFORD Catholic Womens' League (St. Ann's Abbotsford) (St. Ann's Parishioner) 2016 - ST ANNS CWL BURSARY APPLICATION General Application Form 0-2016 - GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
EXAM RESULTS FOR JUNE PROVINCIAL EXAMS Exam results will be available for all June provincial exams on July 30, 2015. Transcripts are mailed out the same day from the Ministry of Education to Grade 12 students. Students can see their provincial exam results via the internet at You click on the “Student Secure Web” link. You will need your PEN number or previous login information. POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION CHOICES FORM Students in Grade 12 should have now completed their Post-secondary Institution Choices form online at the above website. This will allow their final transcripts to be forwarded to the post-secondary institutions of their choice. Grade 12 students who have applied to a post-secondary institution must log on to the above website and complete the PSI selections section if they have not already done so. TRANSCRIPTS FROM MINISTRY - GRADE 12'S If any data is incorrect on the final transcript from the Ministry of Education, students should contact me, Mr. Fraser, by email (during the summer – Do not call the Ministry of Education. They cannot make changes to your transcript without us being involved. Good luck to our grads!     OLD NEWS: GENERAL BURSARIES, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND CWL BURSARIES: Most applications are due April 30th! 2015 - GENERAL BURSARY APPLICATION 2015 - APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - K OF C - ST ANNS ABBOTSFORD 2015 - SJB KC ST. MARYS - Bursary Application 2015 - APPLICATION - CWL ST. MARYS BURSARY     UFV Entrance Awards UFV-Entrance-Scholarship-Application For information about these awards, please see the UFV site at the following link: Deadline: April 1, 2015 Knights of Columbus (St. Mary's Chilliwack) Bursaries 2015 - SJB KC Bursary Application 2015 K OF C - CHILLIWACK - SJB Bursary Application Information2015 SJB KC Bursary Description The Catholic Women’s League of Canada Vancouver Diocesan Council Bursary Bursary of $1000.00 to a son or daughter of a League Member Student must be entering first year of a Post-Secondary Institution Application form: 2015 - CWL - Archdiocesan Bursary App Deadline: March 31, 2015 Molly Boucher Bursary (CWL) Application: Deadline: March 31, 2015 Catholic Women's League Art and Culture Award Application: Deadline: March 31, 2015 Dogwood District Awards: Application now available! (Deadline: April 1, 2015) 0-2014 - DOGWOOD DISTRICT APPLICATION Dogwood District Authority Awards Applications are now available. These are $1000 awards open to grade 12 students who have excelled in one of 6 areas:
  1. Applied Skills (Business Ed., Technology Ed, Home Ec.)
  2. Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Photography)
  3. Physical Activity (PE, school and community sports)
  4. Second Languages
  5. Community Service
  6. Trades and Technology
Students must submit a presentation of their achievements in one of the above areas by April 1st 2015 RE/MAX Quest for Excellence? This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at The deadline is March 9th 2015. Only online entries will be accepted. Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should demonstrate are leadership, motivation and communication skills.  Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities. GASPARD KEEP CANADA GREEN ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST This is an online test for environmentally-savvy students. You might win a $1000 award! Deadline: April 11, 2015 Information will be posted here to help Grade 12's prepare their university applications and to search for scholarships and bursaries. Please check back on a regular basis for updates. To receive my email mailouts please send me an email at        Student Loans: Information about student loans can be accessed from the government website   UFV Applications: UFV begins accepting applications October 1st. However, this is not a deadline, only the opening of the application period. UFV's policy for most programs (this comes directly from UFV), including the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts programs is that students who have the prerequisite courses and admission averages who apply by January 31st will be admitted to the programs. Programs such as Nursing, however are competitive. For example, for Nursing admission students are given points based on GPA, an interview, volunteer hours, etc. For all programs I would recommend applying this fall to be on the safe side. See the following links if you are planning to apply to UFV: (see the academic counseling webpage to click on these links) Programs:
  1. Set up a meeting with an advisor if you need assistance:
  2. Apply online:
Although the UFV calendar requests transcripts at the time of application, this does not apply to Grade 12 students. Students currently attending Grade 12 have until March 31 to submit interim grades and/or final grades for courses required for program entrance, and any test scores required for admission. All other required documents should be submitted with the application form. Therefore, please do not request a transcript to send in with your UFV application. If they require one for your specific program at this time they will contact you.   Other University Applications: Other B.C. Universities will begin accepting applications soon but again the deadlines are not until after Christmas. See for the online application for most B.C. Universities.   Please Stay Up to Date  I highly recommend that parents become involved in their son or daughter’s scholarship search and application process. Many applications and many deadlines are missed as students get busier throughout the school year and put things aside. I urge all Grade 12 parents to add their names to my email list so that I can provide updates directly to you. Please send an email to or and ask to be added to the email list. Questions? Feel free to contact me at or The Academic Counselling Department  At St. John Brebeuf our goal is to assist our students in pursuing post-secondary options and workplace options that are best-suited to their interests and aptitudes. To support our students along this path we provide academic counselling and career planning through the Academic Counselling Department. The Department is open on an appointment or drop-in basis throughout the day to assist students with course selections, career planning, university, college or trades program research and general academic support. Together, the Academic Counselling Department and Learning Centre coordinate a highly effective Peer Tutoring program in which senior students provide academic assistance to other students in the school. The Academic Counselling Department also provides information on external and internal scholarships and external testing (TOEFL, SAT, ACT, etc.) and assists students with work experience placements.  

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