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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
August 28, 2014
 
 
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Guidance Counsellor Overview



Building Bridges to Success aims to provide academically qualified students with a post-secondary experience to enhance their confidence, study skills and career success.

This program reaches out to non-traditional students including aboriginal students, first generation students, students with crown ward status and newcomers to Canada who are also facing financial barriers to post-secondary participation.



Program Highlights

  • Students experience university culture as well as academic expectations
  • Small class environment consists of only Building Bridges students
  • Supplemental instructions helps develop academic skills that can help improve high school grades
  • Courses run outside of regular school hours
  • Free for all qualified students

Upcoming Opportunities

Student Success 101 - Winter 2014

Building Bridges University Credit Course - Fall 2014


How guidance counsellors can help:

  • Identify students that fit the Building Bridges profile
  • Encourage students to apply
  • Write a brief letter of recommendation to support the students application (could also be completed by a classroom teacher)
  • Provide copy of applicants credit summary or transcript


For more information, contact Ian Schwartz at ischwartz@wlu.ca  or 519-884-0710 ext 4499.

Related Information Title Type
2014 Building Bridges Application Instructions and Checklist Document
2014 Building Bridges Self-Assessment and Application Form Document
2014 Guidance Counsellor Program Overview Document
2014 Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form Document
2012 Recommendation Form Document