15 juin 2014

Meet the registrar for U of T's transitional year program

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Sparrow McGowan. A registrar who helps school leavers qualify for university understands their mindset. The University of Toronto welcomes some 14,000 first-year students every September, but for many individuals the prospect of a university education appears out of reach. Yet, some of them will graduate, with the help of a little-known program for people who lack the formal education to qualify for university admission. The eight-month Transitional Year Program is for “somebody who may have dropped out of high school, somebody who may have been in prison, homeless, a sole-support parent, LGBTQ,” says Lauriann (“L.A.”) Wade, the program’s registrar. Yet, these factors don’t “necessarily determine that they wouldn’t be successful in university.” More...

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