Registration Information for Schools in Canada
The Step by Step School Registration Process
Step 1 - Write your list of Study Goals which should include university degrees or college diplomas or training certificates or school subjects or career training licenses.
This is also a good time to talk to your existing school guidance counselor or existing mentors who have helped you succeed to this point in your life. They may suggest additional resources or counselors to help you with your future study selections.
Step 2 - Collect your existing school records, certificates, degrees and make copies. This prerequisite information is needed by most schools as part of the admission process.
Step 3 - Research which schools offer your study subject goals (pick 5 to 10) You should research the accreditation of the schools to confirm that they are real, study programs are accredited and the school is in good standing. Unesco has several of these services for international students.
Step 4 - Estimate your study budget - tuition, travel and living expenses. Remember to save enough money for emergencies and even a flight home if you are required to return home for a family situation.
Step 5 - Contact schools or education consultants - ask for registration, cost and eligibility (yes ESL in Canada offers these services to students and overseas advisers who require local assistance)
Step 6 - Send preliminary application for registration to your top 3 schools.
Step 7 - Receive registration acceptance letter(s)
Step 8 - Complete one registration form, send initial registration fees. Remember because of the many problems with ESL schools only pay fees for 1 month. You can pay the balance month by month when you arrive at the school.
Step 9 - Use Acceptance Letter to apply for and obtain student Visa
Step 10 - Receive Student Visa
Step 11 - Book accommodation - student residence or homestay or share apartment
Step 12 - Send secondarty fees or payments to the schools (books, homestay, activities)
Step 13 - Buy travel tickets
Step 14 - Read about location, weather, customs to choose appropriate clothes
Step 15 - Read about school program to choose your study resources (ie) computers, reference books and texts
Step 16 - Read about your new city for local travel, banking, cellphones, shopping, attractions, entertainment
Step 17 - Start to pack your clothes and resources for school
Step 18 - Get ready to go!!
Links to Registration Forms
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