Post Secondary Guidance

University Prep

QMS students are counseled to think beyond graduation and are supported in their research, preparation and application for post-secondary by a team of professionals that includes a Post-Secondary Counselor, a Faculty Advisor and subject area teachers.

The Post-Secondary Counselling office works closely with students to ensure that BC Ministry of Education requirements for graduation are met. Starting in Grade 10, students will meet individually with a Post-Secondary Counsellor to research and discuss options for their post-secondary education. We also provide assistance for TOEFL, SAT, IELTS and other exams that may be required for post-secondary entrance.

Students’ post-secondary guidance teams help with research, filling out applications, applying for scholarships, writing reference letters, sending transcripts, and interviewing techniques. The Post-Secondary Counselling Centre also hosts post-secondary presentations and seminars, sponsors exploratory field trips to post-secondary schools in BC and Eastern Canada, and arranges trips to University Fairs and Portfolio Days.

University Acceptances

Queen Margaret’s School graduates approach life after high school with confidence that is built through outstanding academic preparation and balanced by relevant and meaningful experiences in community service, entrepreneurial initiatives, global studies, public speaking, visual and performing arts, and athletics. Our graduates are accepted at their choice of universities and colleges in Canada, North America and abroad.

Academic rigor and personal excellence are important pillars at QMS, and our graduates enter into a broad variety of fields including engineering, business and finance, the humanities, the arts, mathematics, the culinary arts, medicine, the social sciences as well as biological and environmental sciences.

Students find creative expression through visual and media arts, choir, instrumental music, film, and drama. Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art courses allow students to prepare for entry into post-secondary schools of art and applied design in the fields of fashion, animation, film, media, and architecture.

With life skills such as leadership, critical thinking, collaboration, and independence, our students become confident leaders of character and compassion empowered to create a more just and connected world.

Universities That Have Accepted QMS Graduates

  • Acadia University
  • Bishop’s University
  • Brandon University
  • Camosun College
  • Carleton University
  • Concordia University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Durham College
  • Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design
  • Humber College
  • l’Université de Montreal
  • Kings University College
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Mount Allison University
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson Polytechnic University
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Selkirk College
  • Sheridan College
  • Simon Fraser University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Trent University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of Regina
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University
  • Istituto Europeo di Design – Italy
  • Beykent University – Turkey
  • Bezmialem Vakif University – Turkey
  • Bristol University – UK
  • Cardiff University – UK
  • Durham University – UK
  • Edinburgh University – Scotland
  • Hartpury College – UK
  • Hokkaido University – Japan
  • Hong Kong University – Hong Kong
  • Imperial College London – UK
  • Istanbul Medipol University – Turkey
  • Istanbul Okan University – Turkey
  • King’s College London – UK
  • London College of Fashion – UK
  • Nottingham University – UK
  • Queen Mary University – UK
  • Royal Holloway University of London – UK
  • University of Birmingham – UK
  • University of Bristol – UK
  • University of Edinburgh – UK
  • University of Leeds – UK
  • University of Manchester – UK
  • University of Melbourne – Australia
  • University of St. Andrew’s – UK
  • University of Sydney – Australia
  • University College London – UK
  • University of King’s College – UK
  • University of the Arts London – UK
  • Berklee School of Music
  • Boston University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • School of Art – Chicago
  • The New School
  • University of California
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Walla Walla University

Interested in learning more about Queen Margaret’s School? Contact our Admissions Team.