for Incoming Students
During your first class at Quest, called
“Cornerstone” , you will discuss this
required reading with your fellow
students and faculty tutor - enjoy!
Starting your intellectual journey at Quest necessitates having the right tools. In particular, the ability to work with numeric information is a critical component of Quest's Foundation Program, and thus we require that you demonstrate basic skills of quantitative reasoning (“Q skills”) *before* entering into many of our Foundation courses. At the beginning of the year, you will be required to take the Quantitative Skills Diagnostics, which determine skill levels in three strands: Information, Algebra, and Measurement. You must complete these diagnostics successfully before being able to register in several Foundation courses. While you will have more than one opportunity to write the diagnostics, failure to complete them may delay your progress through the Foundation Program. We suggest you prepare intently for the diagnostics over the summer. Information and review materials for each of the strands can be found here on the Quest Portal.
REQUIRED SUMMER READING:
Chronicle of A Death Foretold
by Gabriela Garcia Marquez
Students who are keen to get Cornerstone ideas flowing will find Plato’s Apology of Socrates a useful supplementary text to read. A copyright free version is available
RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING:
Apology of Socrates
Classes begin on September 1. All incoming students will be automatically assigned to their Cornerstone course in September and Rhetoric course in October. Registration for other courses will take place after students arrive on campus.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
ARRIVAL SURVEY DUE AUGUST 15 NEW!!!
Please use the following link to complete the Arrival Survey. Everyone must complete the survey regardless if they are planning to take Quest transportation or not. It is essential for us to know when you will be arriving on campus. The survey must be completed by Friday, August 15th. We cannot provide transportation for anyone who responds after the deadline. CLICK HERE NEW!!!
Quest Orientation Schedule NEW!!!
· International Student Orientation Schedule August 27-28 CLICK HERE NEW!!!
· All Student Orientation Schedule (Including International Students) August 29-31 CLICK HERE NEW!!!
· Parent Orientation Schedule (Including International Students) August 29-31 CLICK HERE NEW!!!
We are very pleased to invite you to watch our Quest Orientation webinars.
These will contain key information in various areas that will help you to prepare for beginning your studies at Quest, and being part of our community. Prior to each of the webinars, you will be sent an email invitation to join. Click here for more details about the webinars.
· Webinar 2: Residence and Campus Life (Wednesday, July 16 @ 4 pm) - CLICK HERE TO WATCH
· Webinar 3: Enrolment Policies/Financial Aid and Scholarships/Campus Employment (Wednesday, July 23 @ 4pm) CLICK HERE TO WATCH
· Webinar 4: Health and Wellness (Wednesday, July 30 @4 pm – will be posted Thursday, July 31) CLICK HERE TO WATCH
· Webinar 5: Parent Session (Wednesday, August 6 @ 4pm – will be posted Thursday, August 7) CLICK HERE TO WATCH
· Webinar 6: International Student Session (Wednesday, August 13 @ 4 pm – will be posted Thursday, August 14) CLICK TO WATCH NEW!!!
On Campus Work Study Information
Students who have received a need-based financial aid award from Quest are eligible to be a part of our Work Study Program.
Click here for more information.
To fill out the online form, click here and complete the On-Campus Employment Application before August 15.
Please note that we have very few on campus positions for students who are not on the Work Study Program.
Complete the Student Life Housing and Residence Form - DUE JUNE 1
Students are required to complete the Student Life and Residence Registration form here in order to apply for housing, indicate their living preferences, complete an informed consent form, and document heath insurance choices. This form helps the Student Affairs team to match you with roommates and interest-based floors, so answer thoughtfully. By mid-August, all students will be notified of their room assignment and provided with the contact information of their roommates.
Submit Your ID Card Picture
Click here to upload a headshot of yourself for your Student ID Card, which is used to purchase meals, enter buildings, etc.
Submit your Final Transcript
Quest University Canada requires confirmation of graduation and an official final secondary school transcript from all incoming first-year students. Students will not be allowed to attend classes at Quest until a final transcript confirming graduation has been received. Please see this form for further instructions. Contact the Registrar's Office with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete Parental Consent Form by June 1
If you are 18 years of age or younger, a parent/guardian is required to complete and sign these forms. They may do so by reading the relevant information provided at the link and completing the required form by June 1.
Meet the Student Affairs Team
The Student Affairs team will be supporting you during your time at Quest. Get to know us by reading our bios here.
Join the Quest Fall 2014 Incoming Class Facebook Group
Request to join here.
Print the Pre-Arrival Checklist
Apply for Study Visa
All students who are not Canadian must apply for a study permit. You can access Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) here.
Tuition fees are due by August 15. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions
Wednesday, August 27,
NORTH AMERICAN STUDENTS:
Friday, August 29,
A detailed student & parent orientation schedule is coming soon!
If you would like transportation to campus from the airport, please book a flight with an arrival time before 1:00pm. In August, you will be sent an Arrival Survey in which you can indicate if you would like a shuttle to Quest.
MOVE IN DATES
For detailed information about our residence buildings, including floor plans and dimensions download our residence profiles here.
AND come on a video walk through of our residence buildings:
To learn about the guidelines we have for campus living, read our Community Living Guide Top 10 click here NEW!!!
To meet your Student Representative Council for 2014/2015 click here. NEW!!!
To meet your student elected Floor Reps for 2014/2015 click here. NEW!!!
Students interested in learning more about accessibility at Quest, specifically academic and non-academic accommodations, should click here.
To read some sage advice from Quest graduates, please click here.
To find out more info about laptop, software, and hardware requirements, click here.
To find out more about the resources available in Squamish, click here.
To find out more about health and wellness at Quest, click here.
For more information about our residence buildings click here. and read the housing F.A.Q. below.
To see the 2014-2015 term calendar click here.
PRIVACY OF INFORMATION
Quest University Canada commits to protecting and using information contained in student records in compliance with the BC Personal Information Protection Act (2003). Students wishing to make account information (to make payments, for example) or grades available to a parent or guardian can grant access through the ‘Self Serve’ option on the Quest portal. Students who wish to authorize Quest to release their academic, financial, medical or other personal information to a specified third party (including parents) in writing, in person, or by telephone must complete a Release of Information Authorization Form with the Registrar's office. This form can be accessed on the Quest website here.
Note that University staff and faculty cannot discuss a students personal information with any other party (including parents) without this authorization granted in writing. In cases where the authorization is granted, discussions or conference calls are normally only held with the student present. For further information, contact the Dean of Students Melanie Koenderman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.898.8039.