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Applying to University and/or College in Ontario. St. Michael Catholic High School 2011-2012 School Year. Source: Alan King, Double Cohort Study, 2002. What Has Been Done So Far. Each grade 12 student’s history has been reviewed by a Guidance counsellor:

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applying to university and or college in ontario

Applying to University and/or College in Ontario

St. Michael Catholic High School

2011-2012 School Year

what has been done so far
What Has Been Done So Far

Each grade 12 student’s history has been reviewed by a Guidance counsellor:

  • To check for graduation requirements
  • To check university candidates for ENG4U and five other U or M courses
  • To check college candidates for specific college program requirements besides ENG4C.
  • To check for community service hour completion.
first important university application dates
First Important University Application Dates
  • October 17th: The OUAC will receive student information and begin to assign PIN numbers so students can begin to access the online application system.
  • January 11th: Deadline for equal consideration applications (applications received after this date will still be processed)
first important college application dates
First Important College Application Dates
  • October 31st: Access to online application system begins. Students will require OEN numbers (which can be picked up in Student Services) to complete their applications.
  • November 28th: Colleges will receive student information files from high schools by this date and begin to acknowledge applications.
  • February 1st: Deadline for online applications (applications received after this date will still be processed but may not receive equal consideration)
requirements for university application
Requirements for University Application
  • 30 credits
  • 40 hours of volunteer service
  • ENG4U (the odd Engineering program will accept ENG4C)
  • 5 other grade 12 credits (3 at the U level and 2 at either the U or M level)
  • For some specialty programs, specific Science or Math credits may be required.
  • Specific schools will have other application requirements (e.g. Queens’ PSE)
requirements for college application
Requirements for College Application
  • 30 credits
  • 40 hours of volunteer service
  • ENG4C or ENG4U (only a handful of programs will accept ENG4E)
  • For some college programs in science or computers, MAP4C, MCT4C, SBI3C, and/or SCH4C may be required.
  • For some college programs, CPR, First Aid, a medical history, a criminal record check, and/or an entrance exam may be required.
ontario university application center
Ontario University Application Center
  • This is the organization that collects personal and grade information from university applicants and sends it on to the schools the applicant is applying to.
  • The website for the university program search engine is www.electronicinfo.ca
  • The website for the application system is: www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-101/ (or -105/ for students who have already graduated).
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Ontario University Application Center
  • Other important items that can be found at the www.ouac.on.ca/101 website are:
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • The Compass Companion Booklet
    • The Online Application Tutorial
  • A practice application will also be available as of October 5th at:
    • http://guidance.ouac.on.ca
ontario college application system
Ontario College Application System
  • This is the organization that collects personal and grade information from college applicants and sends it on to the colleges the applicant is applying to.
  • The web site for the application system is:

www.ontariocolleges.ca

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Ontario College Application System
  • The webpage where the online application and Find-a-Program tutorials can be found is:

http://www.ocas.ca/ocas/home/high-schools-and-boards.html

ontario colleges applied degrees
Ontario Colleges Applied Degrees
  • Colleges in Ontario have now been accredited to grant applied degrees (many not available at universities)
  • Designed to meet needs of companies who require employees with special skills
  • Most of these degrees include a co-op placement and opportunity to do applied research
  • A list of all of these applied degree programs is available at:

www.degreesindemand.ca

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Items Required for Applications

  • College:
    • Ontario Education Number (OEN) available in Student Services from secretary or Guidance counsellor, personal e-mail address
  • University:
    • Student number, PIN number, and school mident number available in student services, personal e-mail address
costs for applications
Costs for Applications
  • College: $95 for application to 5 schools or programs (maximum 3 at one school, no additional choices allowed)
  • University: $125 for application to 3 schools or programs (additional choices are $42 each – no limit)
  • Payment by VISA, MasterCard, Amex, money order, certified cheque, or online banking (but credit card is best/fastest)
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College Costs

Source: www.ontariocolleges.ca

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University

Source: http://admissions.carleton.ca/awards/TuitionFees/expenses.html

applications to out of province schools
Applications to Out-of-Province Schools
  • It is the student’s responsibility to complete these applications by their due dates.
  • Most school applications are done online and each have separate application fees.
  • Students looking for information about out-of-province schools may book an appointment with a guidance counsellor to ask that information be ordered for them from their school of interest.
applications to american schools
Applications to American Schools
  • It is the student’s responsibility to complete these applications by their due dates.
  • Students looking for information about U.S. schools may book an appointment with a guidance counsellor to ask that information be ordered for them
  • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores are usually required to apply to U.S. universities
  • SAT Information is available in Student Services
  • Many U.S. schools can be accessed by the Common Application.
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Applications to American Schools
  • The Common Application
    • Can be used to apply to almost 400 universities and colleges in the United States
    • Map showing these schools and their locations is posted in Student Services
    • Can be completed in print or online
    • Requires an application fee for each school being applied to
    • Will require a CEEB high school code (ours is 826506)
some useful websites
Some Useful Websites
  • For students who want to know if there is a transfer agreement between the college program of their choice and a related university program:

www.ocutg.on.ca

Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer

  • Calls can also be made directly to the colleges to see what is in the works
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Some Useful Websites
  • Vocational Testing Sites for students who are unsure of their interests:

www.jvis.com ($)

www.careertest.us ($)

www.projectcareer.com

www.monster.ca

www.careercruising.com

our school login is eastern and our password is careers3

some useful websites2
Some Useful Websites
  • For University Information Across Canada:

www.ouac.on.ca

www.electronicinfo.ca

www.canlearn.ca

www.aucc.ca

www.canadian-universities.net

www.atlanticcanada.info/universities.htm

www.schoolfinder.com

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Some Useful Websites
  • For College Information Across Canada:

www.ontariocolleges.ca

www.canlearn.ca

www.atlanticcanada.info/universities.htm

www.schoolfinder.com

www.univsource.com/canadian.htm

www.oucc.on.ca (Career College Information)

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Options:

  • Ontario Student Loans Program
    • Work Study Program
    • Fee Deferral
  • Personal Bank Loan
  • Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries
  • St. Michael CHS Graduation Bursaries and Awards
  • St. Michael Graduation/Bursary Bulletin Board in Student Services
  • Scholarship Search Engines
  • Part-time Jobs
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Some Useful Websites
  • For Financial Aid, Job, and Scholarship Information:

www.osap.gov.on.ca

applications for the 2011/12 schoolyear will only be available in the spring)

www.scholarshipscanada.com

www.studentawards.com

www.millenniumscholarships.ca

www.youthjobs.gov.on.ca

http://tools.macleans.ca/scholarships2007/default.aspx

www.campusstarter.com/scholarships.cfm

www.studentscholarships.org

some useful websites5
Some Useful Websites
  • For American Schools and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Information:

www.collegeboard.com

www.clas.ufl.edu/au/

www.50states.com/college/

www.univsource.com/

other important university information dates
Other Important University Information Dates
  • Carleton U. Day was Friday, October 7th, 2011
  • University of Ottawa Day is Friday, October 28th, 2011 (PD Day for students)
  • UIP (21 Ontario Universities) at St. Michael on October 17th, 2010
other important college information dates
Other Important College Information Dates
  • St. Lawrence College Open House is November 19th, 2010
  • Algonquin College Open House is November 3rd, 2011
  • CIP (28 Colleges) at Algonquin College on November 3rd, 2011
gap year at algonquin
GAP YEAR at Algonquin
  • Global Studies Program:
    • 26 weeks
    • Courses in Psychology, Spanish, Public Speaking
    • Articulation agreement with University of Ottawa for two credits
    • Kenya humanitarian experience
    • Ontario College certificate conferred in Global Studies
    • http://www2.algonquincollege.com/healthandcommunity/program/global-studies-gap-year/
for students with learning disabilities
For Students With Learning Disabilities
  • “Make the Cut”
  • One day joint session between Centre for Students with Disabilities at Algonquin and Paul Menton Center at Carleton
  • Fall Session: Wednesday, November 24th at Carleton University
  • Spring Session: At Algonquin – to be announced
  • DARE day at Algonquin to be announced
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