Welcome to Archbishop MacDonald's Student Services Department
April 8, 2020
In light of recent directives from the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, WISEST has transitioned to remote work and suspended all events and gatherings until further notice. While WISEST team members are working remotely, the easiest way to reach them is via email.
For programming and SRP related questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org and for community engagements and school activities contact email@example.com.
Please visit our website or social media channels (@WISESTUAlberta) for the latest updates.
We know you or your students likely have questions regarding the status of the program in light of COVID-19. At this time, we remain hopeful that the Summer Research Program will run with a few modifications to our group activities, as this program is a research-based employment opportunity and not a summer camp. In light of recent developments within the school systems, we have decided to take the following measures:
· The SRP application deadline has been extended until April 15, 2020.
· The application fee has been waived.
· We recognize with the school closures, requesting grades may pose a challenge. If students can access official transcripts, that is great and still preferred- otherwise whatever they can get as evidence of their marks will be acceptable.
· For this year only, we regretfully are unable to accept out-of-province applications due to increasing travel restrictions.
· At this time we are uncertain whether we will be able to provide an option for students to stay in residence, but we still encourage Alberta students from outside the Greater Edmonton Area to apply as we hope to have more information soon.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we may need to make further changes. We will be providing updates on our website and through our social media. Our top priority is the safety and health of our students and we will be working closely with the University of Alberta to ensure we are abiding by best practices. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these uncertain times.
If you have any specific questions or concerns about the SRP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very fortunate at MAC to have a large, diverse department to meet the needs of our students. Whether you are looking for post-secondary or scholarship information, assistance with learning needs or individual counselling supports, we welcome all students to the Student Resource Centre (SRC). Our doors are always open. Please feel free to drop in any time or make an appointment with one of our counsellors.
Student Services Team:
School Counsellor/Grad Coach: Mrs. L. Reeves
School Counsellor/Grad Coach: Mrs. K. Laplante
Learning Coach: Mrs. T. Joy-McGill
Registered Psychologist: Ms. K. Kirkpatrick
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Tutors for Affordable Education (TAE) is a undergraduate student-run group at the University of Alberta dedicated to providing free tutoring at the High School subject level. All TAE tutors received a grade of 90% or above in the high school subject they are tutoring, or a B+ or higher at the university level in the subject area. If you are a parent or student interested in our services, feel free to stop by our drop-in tutoring centre at the time and place shown below!
No registration is required for our drop-in tutoring centre!
Peer Tutor Program: Students at Archbishop MacDonald tutoring other students. For more information please see Mrs. Laplante or Mrs. P.M in the SRC.
Diploma Re-writes - You must register and pay to re-write a Diploma Exam. Register online at: mypass.alberta.ca
Post Secondary Planning:
Every fall Grade 12 students from across the province start applying for their post-secondary programs. We are blessed in Edmonton to have a variety of fantastic schools to choose from. Below is some information about three of Edmonton’s most popular post-secondary institutions but we encourage students to look at all schools that they feel would fit their program needs.
GENERALLY, students will need to know about four particular websites. The first one is mypass.alberta.ca MyPass is a Government of Alberta webpage that provides students with transcripts, diploma marks, and diploma rewrite information, to name a few of the services provided. All high school students should have a MyPass account, but it is required for Grade 12 students. If you have not already registered, please do so as it takes time to set up the account.
Apply Alberta is an application system for ANY post-secondary institution in Alberta. When a student goes to apply to a school of their choice, they will automatically be bumped to Apply Alberta to enter their personal and mark information. This information is then linked with the post-secondary institution and the student will receive further admission information or requirements directly from their school of choice. Students are allowed to apply to as many post-secondary institutions as they want. It is mandatory that the student watch the post-secondary schools PORTAL for further information and to ensure that they do not miss any deadlines. www.applyalberta.ca
The website Students Services recommends for CAREER information is https://alis.alberta.ca/ . ALIS is an up-to-date Alberta Government website that will lead students through interest inventories, give them career information, program requirements and scholarship, bursary and other financial information. We highly recommend students become familiar with this website and use it as a career planning tool.
Lastly, many students inquire about Student Loan information. You can find out more by visiting https://studentaid.alberta.ca/.
University of Alberta Information:
U of A Admissions and Program Requirements: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/admission/admission-requirements
U of A – Dates and Deadlines: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/admission/dates-and-deadlines
U of A Awards and Scholarships: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tuition-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-awards
U of A IB Information: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/resources/ib-students
U of A Parent and Family Handbook: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/resources/parents?v=canadian
U of A Academic Success Centre: https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/academic-success-centre
U of A Study Abroad: https://www.ualberta.ca/why-ualberta/international/
U of A Open House: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tours-and-events/open-house
MacEwan University Information:
MacEwan University programs and courses: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/ProspectiveStudents/OurPrograms/index.htm
MacEwan Dates and Deadlines: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/Admissions/AdmissionDatesDeadlines/index.htm
MacEwan Awards and Scholarships https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/FeesandFinancialInformation/ScholarshipsAwardsBursaries/Search/index.htm#
MacEwan IB Information: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/Admissions/TransferCredit/index.htm#4
MacEwan Student Advising: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/Advising/index.htm
MacEwan Open House: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/MacEwanEvents/OpenHouse/index.htm
I know that these times are very stressful for everyone. As of now, we understand that diploma exams are still happening. That being said, we know that things can change, and if they do, we are willing to work with the students to gain them entrance into our programs for the fall.
On our website, we do have some FAQ regarding admissions, https://emergency.nait.ca/COVID-19-Update-and-general-information/Information-for-NAIT-Students#admissions
These answers are for general admission questions. If a student has a specific question about their application, please have them call our contact center at 780-471-6248, or they can also fill out an online form, https://www.nait.ca/nait/contact/student-service-centre/email-the-student-service-centre
All the best,
NAIT Admissions http://www.nait.ca/8831.htm
NAIT Programs and Courses http://www.nait.ca/programsandcourses.htm
NAIT Awards and Scholarships http://www.nait.ca/33720.htm
NAIT Student Services: http://www.nait.ca/9384.htm
NAIT Open House: http://www.nait.ca/prospective/open-house.htm
**Please note, all Grade 12 students will be attending a mandatory PLT session in the fall to discuss graduation requirements, post-secondary applications and scholarships.
Thinking of Applying to USA Universities?
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MAC’s two counsellors, Mrs. Laplante and Mrs. Reeves, are always available to answer student questions. We encourage students to please stop by the Student Resource Centre if they require any further post-secondary information.