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Academic Terminology

It's tough in your first year at University or College - learning new things, living in a new place, remembering where the heck your biology lab is. Surely you shouldn't have to remember a bunch of new terminology as well! Never mind, Campus Starter is here to help - although we don't know where your biology lab is....sorry.... TRANSCRIPTS -- Official aca... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Career Choice: Science

AstronomerAre you hooked on sci-fi? Ever thought about a career studying galaxies far, far away? If you are fascinated with the night sky and the idea of exploring the universe, then a career as an astronomer may be right for you. Astronomers research the universe and the life and death of stars. A solid background in math and physics is required for those pursuing further studies in... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Career Choices: Business

If we were to list all of the various careers in business, Campus Starter would be looking less like a magazine and more like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Here's a little taster of the range of careers that are available in business. No hobbits were killed in the writing of this article. AccountantOK, so we all like money, but do you enjoy working with it? Perhaps you do you... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Changing Schools — New Leaf or New Grief?

Moving to a new school is a tough challenge for any teenager. I’m talking about changing schools when you have absolutely no control over the decision — Mum or Dad have to move to start a new job or there’s a split in the family or maybe they wanted to move to a new town or neighbourhood. There are lots of other reasons adults have to change postal and area codes. In my school of nearly 20... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Come from Away: Going to School in Atlantic Canada

"There's more to Canada than Ontario." That's what a Timmins, Ontario high school teacher told Victoria (Vickie) Lamb after she applied to the big universities in Canada's biggest province and got accepted to them all. Her teacher, a graduate of Acadia University in Nova Scotia, advised her to check out Atlantic Canada as well; she did, and found Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Bru... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Conditional Acceptance—Keep Your Grades Up!

If you've been keeping your grades up and are interested in jump-starting your university applications, seeking conditional acceptance may be for you. Conditional acceptance (sometimes also called conditional offers of admission or early admission) is an approach many institutions use to accept high school students to their programs before final grades are released at the end of a school year. ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Do Your Research

Once you have an idea of what you want to do and what kind of education you need, you'll have to find a university or college that not only offers that particular program, but one that best meets the majority of your needs. Be sure to research any school that may be of interest to you. You can begin this research on Campus Starter by searching many di... > [more] Canadian Article Search

How do I know what courses to take in high school?

CHOOSING CLASSES IN HIGH SCHOOL CAN BE CHALLENGING. You're probably getting a lot of different messages, depending on who you talk to. Parents are usually concerned about keeping your options open for a path to a great career. You might wish that you could just take your favourite subjects and leave the ones that don't seem relevant. Your friends may be telling you to take the same ones th... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Liberal Arts: Train your brain!

Liberal Arts: Train your brain! Philosophy, literature, history, art, sociology or music - are you interested in studying one of these subjects, but you don't dare to admit to your parents and friends that an undergraduate liberal arts degree is what you really want to achieve after finishing high school? Are the myths and prejudices surrounding liberal arts deterring you from going in ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Making Sense of Madness

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? That question was fun and easy to answer when you were five. But now that it's time to actually plan your future, everything seems a lot more complicated. Teachers, counsellors, parents and even your friends pressure you to make a decision, and there are so many things to think about. What's the best school for you? What program do you want to take? ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

The Letter of Fate

All your applications have been carefully filled out, and sent in on time (we hope). Now, the waiting game starts — that love/hate relationship with your postal worker. When the letter arrives, most people immediately assess its appearance, be it a big envelope, stuffed with registration information and date reminders, or a thin envelope, with a simple “thanks, but no thanks.” No... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Transfer Credits Glossary

Advanced StandingCredit given for a previously-taken post-secondary credential such as a certificate or diploma program; this credit enables you to enter a degree program or other program at a higher level.    Also called Career Laddering or Laddering.Applied degreeA degree granted by a college or technical institute in an applied sub... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Transition to University

Unless you're planning on studying Spanish or French at university, most of us are not prepared to learn a new language. But in reality there is a lot of terminology that a new student has to get used to when attending college. Below is a list of common words that you'll undoubtedly come across within your first week of post-secondary school. Course Calendar- This is a booklet that... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Types of Transfer Credits in BC and Yukon

The British Columbia transfer system (which includes Yukon College) is a comprehensive system that allows you to start your post-secondary education at one institution and finish it at another. Generally, you can use your transferable courses in two ways: 1) to calculate your admission grade-point average (GPA), and 2) to meet program-specific requirements. Many public and some private insti... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Understanding Transfer Credits

Many students begin their post-secondary studies at one college or university and complete them at another. You might be one of them. Understanding what transfer credits are and how they work can help make your transfer as smooth and stress-free as possible.A credit is the value given to a specific course and is usually based on the number of hours of instruction. For example, th... > [more] Canadian Article Search

University and College Transfer Arrangements in BC and Yukon

This information is current as of October 2007. Please check the school profiles on Campus Starter for updates. British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Access and Transfer Programs: • Technology Entry (TE) • Trades Discovery General • Trades Discovery for Women • Degree Transfer in Science and Technology Other transfer credits: •... > [more] Canadian Article Search

University Study Options

With the number of study options available at universities and colleges, it can be as confusing as ordering a cuppa joe. While post secondary institutions vary slightly in their terminology, these basic terms will help you decide the best study option for you. From full course to part time, and distance to online these definitions will give you the confidence to reveal your study options to your f... > [more] Canadian Article Search

What are you waiting for?

While you may have considered the final semester of high school to be a time to kick back and have some fun, the reality is that you need to be preparing for your college and university career. Consider the following: College and University Decisions Acceptance letters from post secondary institutions start arriving in March and April. If by the 15th of April you still haven't recei... > [more] Canadian Article Search

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Remember how easy it was to answer that question when you were six? Not anymore. In fact, if you're starting university next fall, you'll have to figure it out pretty quickly. What an enormous responsibility for someone seventeen years old, or younger! How do you choose? Where should you start? What if you end up in the wrong post-secondary program and miss a chance for the perfect career-forev... > [more] Canadian Article Search

What is a Recruiter and how can they help me?

They visit your school every year. While some wear dress suits, others sport institutional promotional apparel. They may be goofy, or even a little on the up-tight side. Yet, no matter what image they present, they are all recruiters… and they all have a wealth of knowledge to share. Recruiters, admissions counsellors or educational liaisons - as they are often called - travel on a career fair ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

What is Exemption?

What is exemption? The dictionary definition of exemption is to be free from an obligation imposed on others. In the student's case it would be a course in the curriculum. If a student has prior knowledge or credit in the area of instruction, they can apply for an exemption or 'advanced standing' as it's called in some schools. If approved, they would not have to attend the course and ther... > [more] Canadian Article Search

What's a grade point average and how important is it?

Canadian students often read American magazines or hear American students discussing their GPA (grade point average) and wonder what this term refers to. American high schools and universities use this term, but in Canada we tend to discuss averages or requirements rather than GPA. Some Canadian schools use the term, but it's not as well accepted as in the United States. So what do America... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Write On (Because They Need to Know)

What makes communication work? Have you ever had it go seriously wrong? Writing emails is simple, no? Everyone does it every day, and it almost always works. Arranging to meet friends in the afternoon, setting up plans for a Saturday, or deciding who's driving is simple and quick, and only takes a few lines. Misunderstandings don't happen often, and if they do, they're easy to straighten out... > [more] Canadian Article Search
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