Researching International Universities
The best place to research international schools is via the universities’ own websites. Schools will respond to phone calls or emails within two or three business days.
Some international schools will ask Ancaster High School to provide students’ GPA or Class Rank. We respond by explaining to the schools that we do not calculate GPA or use a ranking system with our graduating classes. We will offer a general estimate for the students’ place within the graduating class based on the previous year’s grades. Our school’s profile is here.
An excellent resource for schools in the United States is the 2020 U.S. College Expo Canada Virtual Tour/Event
- This virtual event is being held on Wednesday, October 21 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Students are asked to register in advance by Friday, October 16
- Please contact Azeema via e-mail at [email protected]
- Study and Go Abroad’s Virtual Education Fair was held this past Thursday, September 24 and included an exciting line up of universities, colleges and language schools from Canada and many other countries, including Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, France, Spain and Israel. Exhibitors will be promoting programs in a full range of subject areas ranging from Medicine, Law, Pharmacy, Technology, Hospitality, Sciences, Business, Psychology to Music and Arts (including Performing Arts)
- EducationUSA is an organization that helps Canadian students get information about attending U.S. universities.
- NACAC website provides numerous links to answer all questions regarding university in the US.
- Ivy Global provides seminars and tutoring for students interested in applying to US universities
The Common Application (U.S.A.)
The Common Application is used by over 800 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.
- 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 Division 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:
- 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