Start Your Post Secondary Planning Here:
Education Planner is BC’s own post secondary planning website with helpful tools to assist students and families navigate through BC’s post secondary system.
You can also look at the type of career your may want to have and then determine the required education/training you need to achieve your career goals. For more information visit the Student Services
Careers center (Aptitude tests also available online).
A varitey of handouts are available in Student Services such as: “Writing an Winning Resume”; “Information Interviews”; “What can I do with a Science Degree?”; “What can I do with an Arts Degree?”
Institutions in BC
British Columbia possesses a wide variety of post-secondary institutions, consisting of Universities, university colleges, colleges and technical institutes. These different types of institutions provide unique educational opportunities to students, whatever your academic interests may be.
Institutions in Canada
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada administers international and Canadian exchanges and programs for students and researchers. They also manage programs that establish links between universities in Canada and abroad. (This is a great source of information on universities in Canada)
The Association of Canadian Community Colleges has links to Canadian colleges.
Campus Finder gives campus tours and information, as well as financial aid information.
Institutions in the US
Planning on Studying in the US – SAT/ACT/SATII . The SAT measures verbal and mathematical skills. SAT scores are used for university admission purposes in the USA. The Subject Tests (SAT II) are one-hour, primarily multiple-choice tests in specific subjects. SAT II’s measure knowledge or skills in a particular subject and students’ ability to apply that knowledge. Students can take the test as many times as they want.
Students should register to make their final attempt at the SAT by the beginning of September of their Grade 12 year.
College Board web site is an ideal starting point. Here you can find information on:
You can also purchase Test Prep books at your local bookstore, and as well check them out from your local public library.
Note that some schools require an alternate test fro admission such as the ACT. For more information visit