University Guidance

Shawnigan's team of guidance counsellors is ready to help students prepare for their post-secondary journeys.

Whether applying to a university or college, a technical school or art program, or planning a gap year or work experience, our team can help navigate the process from beginning to end.

We offer a superior level of service and expertise, including:

  • Student-centred advising
  • University information sessions by visiting representatives
  • Skype interviews with Shawnigan grads currently attending university
  • Appropriate assistance to work through application and admission requirements
  • A Grad Advisory Council offering support as students leave Shawnigan and enter the post-secondary world
  • Regular communication with parents about the application process

University Guidance Updates

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  • Greetings from the Guidance Office!

    Dear parents,

    It has been a busy January as we continue working with our grade 12 students on finishing their applications and transitioning into working with our grade 11 students. After the holiday break, students continued to work on their university and scholarship applications alongside their assignments for Career Life Connections and their Capstone. I have seen some great Capstone projects that have really allowed students to explore some of their passions. Please make sure to ask your grade 12 student what they are working on!
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University Guidance Office

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Shawnigan Lake School is an independent boarding school for Grades 8-12 on Canada's West Coast. Our modern, diverse and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.