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    #247959 - 01/28/21 05:12 AM Re: Canadian universities [Re: aquinas]
    greenlotus Offline
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Many Canadian universities are excellent. You’ll want to review the Universities Canada website (linked below), which is the representative body of the Canadian post-secondary sector:

    https://www.univcan.ca/.

    Thank you, aquinas, I will go take a look.

    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    If you can give us more context on program of study, region, and career aspirations, I might have more targeted info for you. Please feel free to PM me if you would prefer to keep some of the personal discussion private.

    We are definitely looking at a location which is "international folk" friendly as we have now lived overseas for years and find it it very important to our multicultural family. Quite a few people have directed us to Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa.

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    #247960 - 01/28/21 05:42 AM Re: Canadian universities [Re: greenlotus]
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    I think you will find you can cast the net pretty broadly in Canada as far as communities supporting diversity and welcoming newcomers. smile

    Depending on programming and professional needs, you might also find Montreal, Quebec City, Victoria, Kingston, and Halifax to be nice, mid-size options.
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    #247961 - 01/28/21 06:47 AM Re: Canadian universities [Re: greenlotus]
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    I have a question that people with recent experience may be able to answer.

    In my day, you applied in the spring and found out in the spring. Now people have heard in late fall, early winter. My neighbor told me that her dd got into Dalhousie (Halifax). And she told me they only take the average of 5 subjects (lucky since her DD had a 9% in biology-- the teacher was going to give her an assignment to bring it up to 60%). I was surprised it wasn't more competitive, since I thought Dalhousie was in the top group of schools, but also, they know already? I checked the website and it says Jun 1st.
    Does anyone know the timeline of acceptances?

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    #247962 - 01/28/21 08:13 AM Re: Canadian universities [Re: greenlotus]
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    Here's the link to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC): it lists all the application materials, timelines, and has FAQs for all programs in Ontario. OUAC serves as the application portal for Ontario university admission - both for domestic and international candidates.

    https://www.ouac.on.ca/

    I'm not familiar with Dalhousie's admissions policy, but I'm sure their registrar has that information mapped out on its website.
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    #247963 - 01/28/21 08:48 AM Re: Canadian universities [Re: greenlotus]
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    I did look at that site, before I posted, and it doesn't mention anything about early admissions. Are admissions rolling?

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    #247964 - 01/28/21 09:57 AM Re: Canadian universities [Re: greenlotus]
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    From OUAC: "Most universities will make conditional offers of admission on a rolling basis using a combination of Grade 11 and available Grade 12 marks. This type of assessment depends on students being registered in all required Grade 12 courses"

    Source: https://www.ouac.on.ca/news/important-covid-19-update/
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    #247965 - 01/28/21 10:37 PM Re: Canadian universities [Re: aquinas]
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    aquinas, I just sent you a PM.


    Edited by greenlotus (01/28/21 10:38 PM)

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    #247966 - 01/29/21 05:26 AM Re: Canadian universities [Re: greenlotus]
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    thanks. we had a parent town hall with the school admin last night and they sort of talked about this but even their guidance was not clear on it and said it was only for some admittance, not competitive programs.

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    #247967 - 01/29/21 07:21 AM Re: Canadian universities [Re: Wren]
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    Originally Posted By: Wren
    thanks. we had a parent town hall with the school admin last night and they sort of talked about this but even their guidance was not clear on it and said it was only for some admittance, not competitive programs.



    No problem. I'd eliminate the middle man and contact the programs directly. Sounds maddening!
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    #247968 - 01/29/21 07:44 AM Re: Canadian universities [Re: greenlotus]
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    Originally Posted By: greenlotus
    aquinas, I just sent you a PM.


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