Counsellor Toolbox

The best place for secondary and post-secondary counsellors to connect with The SchoolFinder Group network!


Why You Should Request Info from Schools
Did you know that by reaching out to schools before you apply, you can actually increase your chance of acceptance? With the request info button on, we've made the first step easy for you!
How to Successfully Market Yourself in Applications
Whether it's for school admissions or scholarships, most students have questions about their applications. Check out this handout for advice on what to say — and how to say it — when it comes to your scholarship or school application.
Taking Advantage of Office Hours
Office hours are among the most underused, yet incredible resources for students to succeed in college or university. Check out how attending office hours can benefit your education!
Student Lines of Credit and Loans: What's the Difference?
Financial aid can be difficult to navigate and with the many options available, how do you know where to begin? Check out this handout to understand the differences between a Student Line of Credit and a Student Loan, and which one is best for you!
Writing A Great Scholarship Essay
Whether you're asked to reflect on your accomplishments or your future goals, your personal essay is the most important part of many scholarship applications. Check out this handout for info and advice on crafting a great scholarship essay!
Questions to Ask at Info Sessions
Attending open houses and info sessions is one of the best ways to learn about schools and programs, but when you're chatting with a school rep, it can be easy to get tongue tied. This list of questions will help you get the answers you need to make a good decision.
Getting Good References
Many scholarships — and even some programs — require a reference letter or two as part of your application. Knowing who to approach, and how, is important. With a little prep time, and the right approach, you can get great reference letters.
Your First Job
Finding your first job can be tough, by with the right tools, strategies, and advice on writing your resumé and getting interviewed, you'll find a position you enjoy that fits your goals for the future.
Your Matching Programs
Take the guesswork out of finding a great program with SchoolFinder's Matching Programs tool. Get matched automatically to programs and schools based on your interests and desired location, then compare them directly to make the best decision for your education. It's easy!
Finding Scholarships
Post-secondary school can be expensive. Find out how ScholarshipsCanada can help! Students can get matched automatically with awards that fit their profile, or search our database of thousands of scholarships and bursaries. Read more to become a scholarship pro!
Applying for Scholarships
A great scholarship is nothing if you don't win it! ScholarshipsCanada offers our best advice to students seeking awards, on everything from eligibility to reference letters. Check out the best practices and good advice you need to maximize your scholarship haul.
Guide to Funding Higher Education
A recent study showed that 85% of Canadian students will graduate from higher education with an average of $27,000 of debt. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, because there are many sources of funding available for higher education - from birth, through to post-graduation - that can make access to post-secondary education possible and reduce potential debt.


ScholarshipsCanada Overview
Download and share this ScholarshipsCanada presentation with students to give them a better sense of the cost of a post-secondary education, as well as how to obtain funding by finding and applying for scholarships.

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SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)

The standardized test used for university admissions in the United States.
ACT (American College Test)

The standardized test for university admissions in the United States.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) The test designed to measure the English profiency of non-English speaking people.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

The test for assesing four key English language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

The standardized test required for most graduate schools in the United States.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

The standardized test for graduate management programs (specifically MBA).
LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)

The standardized test for prospective law school candidates.
MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test)

The standardized test for prospective medical school candidates.

Recommended Test Prep partners of The SchoolFinder Group

Admit Master

Most recommended GMAT courses in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and other cities across Canada, but this is just the beginning.
The Princeton Review

For 30 years, The Princeton Review has been the destination for undergrad and grad bound students to make their dreams a reality. The SchoolFinder Group's recommendation for SAT and ACT test prep.