University Counselling

Our primary goal in the University Counselling office is to encourage our young men to develop a useful template for making wise adult decisions, one which recognizes the value of thorough research, honest reflection, and a willingness to follow one’s own path.
— Katherine Ridout, Director of University Counselling

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  • Katherine Ridout

    Director of University Counselling

Guiding boys on the path to success

The University Counselling Office at Upper Canada College is committed to supporting our students as they identify and develop their individual passions and strengths and explore how these will shape their post-secondary studies and future careers.
Counsellors strive to work in close partnership with boys and their parents, recognizing, as psychologist Michael Thompson has pointed out, that this process is about much more than the mechanics of selecting a place of higher education: it is “the most important and difficult transition” in a young person’s life.
The office also provides course selection counselling as subject choices often influence opportunities for study at the post-secondary level.

An IB Diploma that opens doors

The breadth of opportunities at UCC combined with the College's international reputation for all-round excellence distinguishes our grads internationally. With IB scores an average of four points above the world average, UCC grads are well-equipped to head on to top universities in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Plus, not only do our grads gain admission to the schools of their choice – they thrive there.

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Program choices

Our leaving class destinations for 2018 include top universities around the world, with 30 of our graduates heading to U.S. or international schools. Here's a breakdown of program choices by subject area:

32% - Humanities
24% - Business
16% - Sciences
13% - Engineering
11% - Liberal Arts
4% - Fine Arts/Architecture
1% - Medicine
1% - Education
 The UCC Difference