University Guidance

The University Guidance office helps students find a university that suits them well; however, it is also an opportunity for students to reflect, grow and learn about who they are. The students are at the center of this process from beginning to end. We expect them to take responsibility for meeting deadlines, researching schools, registering for tests and completing applications. We are here to support, encourage and counsel students as they navigate their many available post-secondary options.

While we spend a great deal of time working with students in Grades 11 and 12, we make our initial contact with our students in Grade 9. In addition to regularly scheduled individual meetings, we also hold group meetings for our more senior students addressing various topics related to the university search and application processes. We host evening sessions for parents in both the fall and spring terms to cover the fundamentals of applying to Canadian, American and international schools. We host over 60 universities each year to provide students the opportunity to meet university admission representatives to learn about the most up to date university programs and admission information.

Remember, you are the architect of your future. Think about your passions and where you wish to go after Collingwood. We are here to advise you in every way we can, and we invite you to call, email, or stop by with any questions, suggestions, or concerns you may have. Our doors are open and we invite you in.

University Acceptances

United States

Academic Approach Prep Course Information

Collingwood School, in conjunction with Academic Approach, offers preparation courses during the school year for students aiming to write university admissions tests.

Each course includes 24 hours of instruction as well as a diagnostic test and two practice tests that are used to customize each student’s course of study. Classes run 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays at the Morven campus in the weeks leading up to each of the targeted test dates. These courses are open to all Collingwood students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Please see the attached flyers for further information and a detailed course schedule.

You can find the detailed schedules of both courses below:

SAT Prep Course Syllabus

ACT Prep Course Syllabus

Alumni Transcript Request

If you are an alumni/alumna of Collingwood School and would like to request an official copy of your British Columbia Ministry of Education Transcript of Grades please click on the link below.

Post-secondary institutions will only accept an official transcript direct from the BC Ministry of Education as you are no longer a current Collingwood student.


Stay tuned for important UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SESSIONS & EVENTS coming this Fall 2017

Key Contacts

Michelle Embury
Director of University Guidance
604.925.3331 x2274

Brian McDonald
Director of University Guidance
604.925.3331 x2225

Derek Wong
Associate Director of University Guidance
604.925.3331 x2005

Christy Shandler
University Guidance Administrative Assistant
604.925.3331 x2226

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