The best advice in the admissions process is to be yourself. Don’t hesitate to let the school know what are your passions beyond the classroom. The admissions staff are very friendly and work hard to ensure applicants feel comfortable during the admissions process. Student are evaluated based on their academic history, some teacher references and some entrance testing. Students whose first language is not English or French, may be required to submit results from a language assessment. Personal interviews are conducted and the admissions staff travels across Canada and around the world seeking mission appropriate students. The school awards a significant amount of financial aid and holds entrance scholarship competitions annually in order to attract the best students possible while attempting to make attending the school accessible to a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.
The admissions officers at Stanstead College are extremely helpful. In fact, if you are curious about the school, I suggest you contact them and get to know more about it. This website ourkids is useful for browsing hundreds of schools but when it comes down to it, a phone call or e-mail will be much more enlightening. From my memory, the goal of the admission process at Stanstead College was: 1. To ensure I would be able to handle the workload 2. To ensure I had the right attitude toward learning and broadening my skills. If you feel as if you satisfy those criteria, I strongly suggest getting in touch with an admission officer as they can help you learn more about the school better than any other source.
I would definitely suggest taking a tour if it's an option for you. The campus has a lot of character that you can only appreciate by being there, not to mention that having a place be familiar to you gives you such a head start in settling in when you attend! My path through admissions was somewhat eased by the fact that I was a day-student, and lived locally. I remember everyone being very friendly, and welcoming. There was a standardized-style test, but the admissions counselor was very nice about everything and it was not a stressful process. They were very willing to answer questions, and offering suggestions for activities offered that they believed would compliment my interests. They also asked a lot of questions to me directly, which made me feel as though they were interested in getting to know who I was as an individual.