This is an area of excellence at SMUS. The counsellors are familiar with Canadian, American and UK applications processes, as well as a few other international schools. They offer student trips to tour West Coast American universities, along with one for Ontario/Quebec universities. There is also a required class in grade 12, Grad Transitions. During that time they are in class with a counsellor and they do applications, resumes, essay writing skills. Students from SMUS get accepted at numerous Canadian Universities, as well as "Ivy Plus" schools. Our daughter will be attending University of North Carolina on a full Morehead Cain scholarship. We would never have known about this scholarship without attending SMUS and are very grateful for the help in the application process.
Each student is assigned one of the academic advisors who advise them throughout their time at SMUS. I feel that all the counsellors are well-versed in the Canadian and US university application process. Additionally, there are counsellors with specific specialities, for example, there are counsellors specialized in sports scholarships, US financial aid, etc. The University Counselling Department begins informing the students about the university application process as early as grade 11 and they continue into the beginning of grade 12. This comprehensive course program is dedicated to informing students about the university experience and helping them apply seamlessly, while also giving them the opportunity to complete their various personal essays and/ or statements . Furthermore, the counsellors encourage them to make specific appointments and of course, the student is free to make other additional appointments.