At Selkirk College there are many opportunities to connect with the wider community and for making connections with other students during your studies.
Now that you are considering your post-secondary educational goals, let us make it easy for you to discover all that Selkirk College has to offer. With several dedicated departments and services specifically oriented for the success of students, a diverse program selection and unique relaxed lifestyle, Selkirk is an excellent place to begin your post-secondary education!
Please read through the following steps to consider while laying the foundation for your educational pathway!
Step 1 - Select a program that you want to apply for
Search the programs offered through Selkirk College and find the right one for you.
Check out the admission requirements for Selkirk College and your program of choice.
Apply for your program!
Request your high school transcripts or transcripts from other post-secondary institutions that you have attended.
Still not sure?
Step 2 - Connect with a Counsellor
Leah Lychowyd, counsellor for Indigenous students at Selkirk College can help assist you during any part of the application process. She can also help you out if you need advice with making decisions, or if run into any difficulties with any part of the application process.
Step 3 - Consider how you will fund your educational pursuits
If you plan to apply for funding, you will need to start looking into this at least six months in advance of your program start date. For all types of funding including band funding, you will need to contact the funding coordinator with the organization.
Ask them the following questions:
what is their application criteria and policy,
what is eligible for funding,
what are the deadlines
Each band or funder will have a different policy, and there is also a wide range of diversity from between them on what is eligible for funding within their individual policies. For instance, sometimes living expenses are not covered at all. Keep in mind that you may want to apply for additional scholarships or bursaries. Again, check with your band or potential funder about their specific policies.
If you are unable to secure funding from your band or from an employment and training program, you can explore other possible pathways to assist with your educational expenses. Here is a link to learn more about additional Indigenous Student Funding options. Remember, you can make an appointment with Leah Lychowyd if you require assistance with your application for scholarships, bursaries, band finding or student loans or any part of the registration process.
Step 4 - Complete College Readiness Tool
Complete College Readiness Tool
As a first-time student, if you may need to complete the College Readiness Tool (CRT) and can book an appointment here.
The tool is used to best assess whether or not there are recommendations for you before you start your program. Don’t get stressed about this test. You can’t fail it, it is just to ensure that students are prepared for success in their program of choice. When needed, upgrading, pre-requisites or additional support services may be recommended or needed before you begin your actual program.
Step 5 - Find a place to live
Look into our Student Housing Services to live on-campus or check out our off-campus housing to see what is available in the area or near the campus you are planning to attend.