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University Qualification Year – setting students up for success!

Published Bernice on Monday, February 8, 2021

University Prep Year Merrick Prep Canada

There has been much adaption to help students deal with academic challenges during this pandemic.  Some of these accommodations, such as canceling exams, reducing the workload and removing expectations for completing work, does not set students up for success in university.  Instead of removing the expectations and lowering the standard, here at Merrick Preparatory School we have adjusted our support and the way we teach while still maintaining our academic rigour, including exams, nightly homework and regular assessments.

We have specifically designed a program to help students bridge between completing high school and starting university – our University Qualification Year (UQY).

Our UQY program provides:

  • Opportunity to earn the world-renowned Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • Significant advantage over your peers as you enter North American or UK post-secondary institutions
  • Rich understanding of the North American pedagogical approach and curriculum
  • Intensive English language acquisition
  • 3 hours of IELTS prep per week resulting in a competitive IELTS score
  • One-on-one academic guidance, ensuring post-secondary placement and enhancing scholarship opportunities
  • 100% university placement for our graduates to their first-choice program

This is the perfect program for:

  • Students who graduate high school at age 17 or younger, or who only have 11 years school verses 12 in Ontario
  • Students who want to improve their academic results to be eligible for top programs and scholarships
  • Students who require additional English language training to cope with the demands of an English language university program
  • Students who want a supportive transition from high school to university, an opportunity to take a graduated step from home to independence, gain confidence, maturity and deeper critical thought in preparation for university.
  • Students who are keen to earn the #1 world ranked high school diploma – in addition to the one they earned from home – thereby becoming more competitive when applying to university and for jobs

Since our founding in 2012, MPS has graduated 110 students who have all gained entry into top ranked universities in Canada and around the world, many on scholarships.  Check out where our graduates went: https://www.merrickprep.com/university-preparation--acceptance.html.  Join us, your success starts here! admissions@merrickprep.com

We are hosting a webinar about the Ontario Secondary School Diploma on March 3rd at 10 AM (EST). If you are interested, please register ! Our head of school will talk about the advantages of the OSSD and how it helps with university applications around the world.”



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