Guidance and Post-Secondary Application Process

Guidance at Uchenna Academy

We are committed to providing comprehensive support and guidance to our students as they navigate the exciting journey of university applications. Our dedicated guidance team is here to assist students every step of the way, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to higher education.

At Uchenna Academy, the guidance process is multifaceted and includes the following:

Junior Year (grade 11): Guided school search and small group guidance counsellor meetings 

Our guidance counsellors meet with out students to discuss their aspirations, interests, and academic goals. The small group sessions help students explore potential career paths, understand university requirements, and develop a tailored plan for their university application process.

Our guidance team provides guided research assistance to help students explore various institutions, academic programs, and campus cultures. We help students gather information, compare options, and make informed decisions about their future educational pursuits.

For University and College searches in Canada and USA, Uchenna Academy students use myBlueprint software.

For Universities in Ontario, students can complete a search on OUAC portal. 

For schools specifically in USA, students complement their MyBlueprint research using the following search websites:

  • Princeton Review USA College search: HERE
  • Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) search: HERE
  • NCAA – DI, II, III school search: HERE (Simon Fraser U. is the only DII in Canada)
  • NAIA school search: HERE

August – October of Senior Year (grade 12 and Post-Grad): Individual guidance counsellor meetings 

At the start of their senior year, our guidance counsellors meet one-on-one with students to discuss their academic goals and program choices. These personalized sessions help students explore potential career paths, understand university requirements, and develop a tailored plan for their university application process. The students that haven’t selected their University choices are required to complete the guided school search with their guidance counsellor.

October – November of Senior Year: Application completion and coach support

Applying to universities and colleges can be a complex process, but our guidance team is here to simplify it. We provide comprehensive support in completing applications, including assistance with the Common Application (USA application portal), Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), and Ontario College Application Service (OCAS). We ensure that students submit well-crafted applications that highlight their achievements, experiences, and potential.

We understand the importance of showcasing athletic abilities and interests to university coaches. Our guidance team collaborates with coaches to provide support in crafting impactful emails and communications to university coaches. We assist student-athletes in highlighting their skills, achievements, and aspirations, helping them make a strong impression on the coaches.

October – March of Senior Year: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Our guidance team also provides information and guidance on financial aid options and scholarships. We help students explore opportunities to secure financial assistance for their university education, ensuring that financial considerations do not hinder their aspirations.

We are dedicated to empowering our students to pursue their dreams and achieve success in their university applications. Our guidance team is committed to offering personalized support, helping students make informed decisions, and maximizing their chances of securing admission to their desired institutions. Feel free to reach out to our guidance counsellors for any questions or assistance throughout the university application process. Your future starts here!