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Virtual March Break: A different kind of open house

Empty Classroom Chairs

Ontario’s “March Break” is a time when students go on fact-finding missions to university campuses across the province. Universities host open houses to help students learn more about academic programs, support services, and campus life. The visits are an excellent way to experience first-hand what it’s like to study at universities on their lists. As…

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Researching Universities (Virtually)

SFU Reflecting Pool

Building a great list of universities (and programs) takes time, research, and a good deal of reflection. Springtime is normally a good time to start visiting campuses. This spring, not so much. A global pandemic has a way of complicating things. All is not lost.  There are plenty of ways for you to start researching…

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Open Houses 2018

Acadia University

Spring is a great time to visit university campuses. It’s the season when most universities host special events for recently admitted students as well as for students seeking to narrow their options list. For many high school students, the thought of visiting university campuses conjures up feelings of anxiety. What should be enjoyable experiences, can…

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U.S. Universities and “demonstrated interest”

UCLA

When applying to American universities, demonstrating interest is important. According to a National Association for College Admissions Counselling (NACAC), about 50 percent of universities claim that a student’s demonstrated interest is either highly or moderately important in the admissions process. The university admissions process may be likened to dating.  Universities want applicants to show them…

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