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10 Things Applicants Should Know

  1. Be yourself. A cliché, maybe, but true. It'll impress us most if the application accurately reflects who you are.
  2. It's OK to reveal your weaknesses as well as your strengths. We're looking for passion, conviction and commitment, not perfection.
  3. We're interested in the depth of your involvement with your interests, not a shopping list of your achievements. Be detailed, thorough, thoughtful and reflective on the application.
  4. Make your recommender requests early and chose people who can speak to your accomplishments as well as your suitability for UWC.
  5. Acknowledge the possibility that you may not be accepted. Only about 50 of the Canadian students who apply will be offered places in the UWC movement.
  6. Remember: this application is for all UWCs, not just Pearson College.
  7. This is not about competition. If you're applying because UWC is hard to get into rather than out of a true desire to attend, consider other options.
  8. If you want to see if you're a good fit for UWC, take a look around at the stories on UWC school websites.
  9. If you want to see our attempt to capture the characteristics of a UWC student, go here.
  10. Start the application when it goes live in August, make yourself a note to remember!