University of the Fraser Valley provides an opportunity to take academic courses at UFV while completing grade 12 at GW Graham. Here are some of the reasons why:
- It provides a smooth transition for students moving from high school to university
- It jump-starts university education while students complete high school
- Students are considered 2nd year students when they attend full time after leaving high school
- Students receive high school credits for their university course (dual credit)
- Students get to explore career options and educational pathways
Along with the application forms at the bottom of this page, UFV requires students to apply for admission online and pay a $45 application fee. Students will also require their PEN (Personal Education Number) which they can get from their Counselor or Career Advisor. For more information and how to apply, please go to: https://www.ufv.ca/admissions/high-school-grades-and-transcripts/concurrent-studies/
CONCURRENT UNIVERSITY STUDIES AT UFV
Students interested in applying for Concurrent Studies start by meeting with their school Counselor regarding eligibility and process. If requirements are met, students download the Generic Concurrent Studies Package at the bottom of this page and follow the directions.
It is the responsibility of the student, then, to submit the completed package, along with the UFV application fee to the Office of the Registrar at UFV before May 31 of his/her grade 11 year. UFV will not consider late applications. Once the grade 12 starts, approved students may take an academic course during the FALL UFV semester (September - December provided the grade 12 prerequisite is completed) or the WINTER UFV semester (January- April). Since the GWG students are fully enrolled in a timetable of studies at GWG, courses taken at UFV concurrently need to be taken after the GWG school day has ended.
DUAL CREDIT COURSES AT UFV
In partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley, School District # 33 is able to provide the opportunity for students to complete dual credit courses as part of the students Grade 12 year. Students interested in applying for these programs should connect with their school-based counsellor to ensure they meet the requirements. Application forms for Dual Credit programs are available on the school District's - Career Education website in January of each school year. Students interested in these programs must complete their graduation requirements in an advanced manner. Connecting with counsellors and career advisors early on is important in planning for these programs. The school district has dual credit courses in Trades Training as well as Early Childhood Education. For more information, please check out the Career programs website or contact the District Coordinator of ADST & Career Transitions, Heather Elliott - email@example.com
Regional Career Programs (RCP) - https://learningservices.sd33.bc.ca/sd33-youth-train-programs
Skilled Trades BC - Work in Trades
Students interested in Apprenticeship, please contact Heather Elliott, District Coordinator of A. D. S. T. & Career Transitions K-12, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apprenticeship is paid, work-based training, usually combined with post-secondary education. The SD#33 Apprenticeship Program is designed for students who are interested in an Apprentice able Trade. Skilled Trades BC - Work in Trades allows you to begin an apprenticeship while still in high school, and earn credits!
How to Get Started: check out the School District website for information:
Youth Work in Trades - https://learningservices.sd33.bc.ca/youth-work-trades