Donna Naufal Moffatt

Grade 12 Students: 

Our office has been extra busy this short week. I am enjoying the drop-in conversations and the scheduled meetings. It is clear Grade 12 students have plenty on their minds.  

Many of our Grade 12 students and parents have requested time to meet with me to review current university offers and choices. Making a “best-fit” decision takes time and thoughtful consideration of many factors and personal values. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like help breaking down choices, reviewing offer letters, and figuring out next steps. 

I will be meeting with the Grade 12 students during Community Time on Thursday, April 21 to review the current stage of the admissions cycle. I understand many students are still waiting for highly selective programs. This is one of the most difficult stages in the process. Our office will transmit April grades by April 25. This grade transmission will give universities information for their final round of decisions in May.  

Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm – Business Education and Career Pathway Panel – In collaboration with the Business Department and the Alumni Office, all students in Grade 11 and 12 students are encouraged to join this virtual event to learn from graduates about their education and career pathways they have taken in business since leaving Ashbury. More information with alumni bios plus the registration link will follow next week.   

Grade 11 Students: 

I was really pleased to see a great turnout of Grade 11 students at the presentation this past Wednesday, April 13 in the afternoon. The presentation focused on the Understanding the U.S. Application Process and Current Admissions Landscape. The Power Point will be posted in the student Guidance Class of 2023 One Note.  

Next week, Grade 11 students looking at International Applications in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Netherlands, and/or other International Destinations are invited to join me on Wednesday, April 20 at 4:00pm in the Mital Classroom. I will offer an overview of these applications styles, plus include information about what is required when applying to professional programs in some of these countries.  

Reminder: Here are some upcoming non-Ashbury Community Events taking place that may still prove valuable in the research stage of applications for our Grade 11 students.  

Thursday, April 21 5pm-9pm EducationUSA Virtual Fair Registration link 

Thursday, April 21 EducationUSA Webinar for NCAA (7pm) and NAIA (7:30pm). This event would be very beneficial for any student interested in playing sport in the U.S. Registration is the same as the Fair 

Saturday, April 30 10am-2pm US College Expo, Toronto – register here  

“Studying STEM in the US” – learn more about the advantages of studying STEM in the US and resources available for international students.   

WPI, Drexel University, and Rochester Institute of Technology will co-host this session.   

April 25 @ 7pm eastern time – register here 

April 26 @ 11am eastern time – register here 

April 27 @ 8am eastern time – register here 

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