Resources for International Universities
The best best place to start looking for information is on the university’s own website. Most universities will have their updated information on their website. Contact information is also on university websites and most universities will respond to phone calls or email within 2 or 3 business days.
Looking for some resources?
- U.S. College Expo – Saturday May 28, 2018 – at Roy Thomson Hall. Get information about U.S. colleges and universities. Register online for this event.
- EducationUSA is an organization that helps Canadian students get information about attending U.S. universities.
- Pierce Educational Consulting produces materials to help graduates plan for university in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K..
- NACAC website provides numerous links to answer all questions regarding university in the US.
- Penny Bissett Consulting provides resources for students looking abroad for a university.
- Globalinks provides information on studying at universities abroad.
- Ivy Global provides seminars and tutoring for students interested in applying to US universities.
The Common Application
The Common Application is used by over 750 American Universities. This is a standard online application form that requires all students to submit academic information, extracurricular information, and teacher references. Students may increase their chances of receiving an offer of admission by selecting “Early Decision” or Early Action” on their university choices. Please read what this may mean if you have applied to MORE than one university choice in the U.S. Universities may still require SAT or ACT scores, other related essays, reference letters, interviews, portfolios or auditions.
If a university is NOT a member of the Common Application, students must apply to the institution as directed by their website.
Admissions Testing for U.S. Universities
Some universities in the U.S. may require students to complete an SAT or an ACT test for admission or scholarship purposes.
- PSAT (Preliminary SAT) – Students interested in taking the PSAT on Wedneday, October 10, 2018 MUST register/pre-pay with Mr. Baker in the Guidance Office to have a test reserved. The cost of the test will be $25.00 – cheques can be made payable to Ancaster High School. PSAT will be written on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8:30 am – the test will take place periods 1 and 2.
- contact Tom Baker – guidance – to reserve a PSAT Test.
- Ancaster High School is a test centre for the PSAT. The PSAT is a practice SAT test for students in grades 10 or 11. The PSAT is written one time only in the fall and will give students feedback on their knowledge of topics written on an actual SAT. Students MUST register with Mr. Baker in the Guidance Office prior to the test as space is limited.
- SAT information and applications.
- ACT information and applications.
- Find test prep and resources for the ACT
All students intending to play sports at NCAA Division I or Division II schools must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Students must meet academic eligibility for these schools and write an SAT or ACT test as part of this process. Ancaster High School’s school code number is 826011.
- NCAA Clearinghouse : information on eligibility for Division I and II universities.
- Academic eligibility requirements are found in the Eligibility Rules Guide
- Courses: Students must have completed all required courses for Division I or Division II schools to be eligible for admission (the CEEB code for Ontario schools is 998003).
- More information regarding the NCAA is accessed through the NCAA high school information portal.
- Ivy Globalprovides seminars on US college applications and on US athletic recruiting. They also have SAT Prep Programs available. NCAA bound students and parents can attend a FREE seminar organized by IVY GLOBAL – Athletic Recruiting. Topics will include an overview of the NCAA, pro-active recruiting process, athletic scholarships and more.
- Berecruited is a website where you can create a profile for NCAA recruitment.
- College Prospects of America assists student/athletes in attaining athletic scholarships.
- UCAS : This is a centralized application service for the United Kingdom (similar to the OUAC in Ontario).
- Across the Pond : offers assistance, advisors, and information with the UCAS application.
- Complete University Guide : help to determine which U.K. university is right for you
- Unistats : Compare official course data from colleges and universities.
- list of universities that use the UCAS
Where do Ancaster High School Students Go?
Ancaster High School students have been accepted to numerous universities around the world. Check out some of the universities our students have chosen:
In the United States:
- Adrian University – Michigan
- Alderson-Broaddus College – West Virginia
- Cornell University – New York State
- Mercyhurst College – womens sports, Mercyhurst College – men’s sports, Mercyhurst College – men’s sports, Pennsylvania
- Saginaw Valley State University – Michigan
- Georgia State University – Georgia
- Harvard University – Massachussetts
- Vassar College – New York
In the United Kingdom
- University of Dublin – Trinity University College
- London South Bank University
- King’s College London
- University of Sussex
- Griffith University – Gold Coast