Maclean's Guide to Getting In


How to find the perfect university scholarship

You don’t need the highest grades in your class or serious financial need in order to be eligible for awards. Says one expert: ’You can’t win if you don’t try.’
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How to ace your university application

Grades are important but are just part of the picture. Plus, admission faux-pas to avoid.
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Going to college? The best advice for new students

Here’s a crash course in choosing from 10,000 college programs, staying on top of your work, finding financial support, getting help when you need it—and having fun and making friends

How to choose the right university for you

We spoke to students, admissions advisers and admissions consultants for tips on how to make that crucial choice
Students on campus at UBC. (Martin Dee/UBC)

Canadian university admission deadlines 2018-2019

With deadlines looming, this chart will help students keep track of application due dates across the country

Ontario universities: The minimum grades for getting in

With application deadlines looming, here are the marks needed to attend Ontario’s universities
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Beyond grades: university entrance essays, tests and portfolios

Many schools now ask for essays, portfolios and quizzes. Here is how to ace them
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How to get a university scholarship: six tips for success

It pays to start looking early and widely for financial support
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Universities and colleges: choosing the right fit in Canada

How do you know if a prestigious school is really the right fit for you? Here are some factors to consider when choosing which post-secondary pathway to follow.
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Getting in to Canadian universities: Why marks are so important

You can be a great person with myriad interests. Marks still matter