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Post-Secondary Pathways: Exploring Your Options. Presented by LPCI Guidance. Tonight’s Program. 7:00 – 7:25 Lawrence Park CI Guidance Presentation 7:30 - 8:40 Presentations from Post- Secondary Institutions 7:30 – 7:50 Session 1 7:55 – 8:15 Session 2 8:20 – 8:40 Session 3.

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Post-Secondary Pathways:

Exploring Your Options

Presented by

LPCI Guidance

tonight s program
Tonight’s Program

7:00 – 7:25 Lawrence Park CI Guidance Presentation

7:30 - 8:40 Presentations from Post- Secondary Institutions

7:30 – 7:50 Session 1

7:55 – 8:15 Session 2

8:20 – 8:40 Session 3

who is here tonight
Who is here tonight?
  • Dalhousie University Rm 116
  • University of Guelph-Humber Rm 211
  • University of Waterloo Rm 203
  • University of New Brunswick Rm 202
  • Queen’s University Rm 102
  • Ryerson University Rm 217
  • University of Toronto Rm 103
  • University of Western Ontario Rm 106
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Rm 215
  • York University Rm 107
  • University of Guelph Rm 108
  • University of Ontario Inst. of Tech. Rm 115
  • Centennial College Auditorium
  • Humber College Auditorium
  • Seneca College Auditorium
  • Katimavik Library
  • Lattitude Gap Year Program Library
  • SAINTS Auditorium Foyer
general admission requirements for university in ontario
General Admission Requirements for University in Ontario
  • High School Diploma
    • all credit requirements met – see information in your package
    • 40 hours of Community Service
    • Literacy Test
  • Grade 12 Academic English (ENG4U)
  • 5 additional 12U/12M courses
  • Certain programs may require additional Grade 12 University prerequisite courses as well as minimum averages
general admission requirements for college in ontario
General Admission Requirements for College in Ontario
  • High School Diploma
    • all credit requirements met – see information in your package
    • 40 hours of Community Service
    • Literacy Test
  • Highly Competitive Programs often have specific prerequisite courses at the Grade 11 & 12 level.
  • Bachelor Degree programs offered at colleges will still require U or M level courses at the Gr. 12 level.
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Consider the College Option

  • Applied degrees, collaborative partnerships with universities
  • College Diploma/Certificate
  • One year foundation year courses
  • Post graduate programmes
u s beyond
U.S. & Beyond
  • Planning to attend Post-Secondary education in the U.S. & beyond will require additional research
  • Your Grade 11 year is the time to start taking SAT/ACTs, investigating schools of interest and visiting
  • LPCI Guidance deadline for U.S. applications is December 1 (but you should give us a heads up well before this) – this allows sufficient time to process applications.
  • www.collegeboard.org provides a clearing house of information about SAT test dates, colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as the application system
factors to consider
Factors to Consider

Programs

  • Costs and Financial Awards
  • Co-op / Internships
  • Admission Requirements
      • Required grades
      • Pre-requisites and recommended subjects
      • Supplementary applications
      • Deadlines
  • Career Pathways

Campus Life

  • Housing/Residence
  • University/College Life outside the classroom
  • Overall fit…
    • Size of school / campus / city
    • Size of classes
    • Tutorial and faculty support
    • Distance from home / family
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Other Options

  • GAP year
  • Part-time college and university combined with work, travel or volunteer opportunities
  • Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship placements
  • Direct entry to the workplace
  • Opportunities with the Canadian Forces
  • Volunteer engagement
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The role of the student

  • Research
    • Attend college and university presentations
    • Visit the Ontario Universities Fair – late September
    • Visit the Ontario College Information Fair – in October
    • Consult myblueprint.ca/tdsb and use the Post-Secondary Planner
    • Consult electronicinfo.ca
    • Consult university websites for program or institution specific deadlines
    • Consult ontariocolleges.ca or college websites for college admissions requirements
    • University/college calendars in guidance office
  • Sign up for and Read Grad e-mail from Guidance Office
  • Attend classes, submit assignments on time, seek extra help, communicate with teachers
  • Be informed of deadlines for scholarships, financial awards
  • Visit open houses and attend campus events
  • Sign up for college and university e-mailings
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The role of Guidance at LPCI

  • Host university and college visits
    • Fall visits to LP & Winter information evening
  • Provide support throughout the application process
    • present fall information session for all graduating students
    • Serve as a reference centre
    • Post secondary materials for research and planning
    • Support scholarship applications
  • Transmit marks
    • The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC)
    • The Ontario College Application Services (OCAS)
the role of the family
The role of the family
  • Encourage students to…
    • be aware of and meet deadlines
    • have a balanced lifestyle of school, family and social involvement
    • take an active and responsible role in planning for their own future
  • Support students
    • visit campuses
    • attend information sessions
    • make wise decisions that meet students’ personal needs
    • actively listen with an open mind when discussing possible choices
    • foster resilience so that students develop skills that help them cope with the challenges they will encounter
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How to Apply

to University

  • Go to Ontario University Application Centre (www.ouac.on.ca)
    • Out of Province OUAC links with the following institutions: Bishop’s, UBC, Concordia, Dalhousie, McGill, Simon Fraser and U. Victoria. You must still apply directly to these institutions
  • Students apply on-line between early December and early January
    • PIN codes are distributed by Guidance
    • Use the PIN to set up an account with the OUAC
    • Guidance will offer assemblies and information sessions to students to assist them in understanding the application process
  • Deadline mid-January 2013
    • Modifications to your choices may be made after this date
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How to Apply

to College

  • Students apply online to another application clearinghouse in January. OCAS is the Ontario College Application Service (www.ontariocolleges.ca)
  • Feb. 1st deadline for equal consideration
looking for answers
Looking for answers?
  • Invaluable help is found by checking www.myblueprint.ca/tdsb

Activation code: lparkci

www.electronicinfo.cathe companion guide to Ontario universities for secondary school students

  • Visit eINFO for information on:
      • Ontario university programs by keyword, area of study, degree or university location
      • Admissions requirements
      • Additional requirements
      • Codes used for the on-line applications
      • Scholarships, financial aid
      • Residence information and campus tour dates
      • Repeated or failed courses
      • Professional Programs – upper year programs
what s coming up
What’s Coming Up?
  • Online course selection Jan 30 – Feb 10, 2012
  • Sat. Feb 4, 2012 – Travel, Volunteer & Experiential Education Fair – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Royal St. Georges College
  • Sun. March 4, 2012 – Study & Go Abroad Fair – 12-5 p.m. @ Metro Toronto Convention Ctr.
  • Thurs April 26th : Adolescent Brains: Unlocking the Potential 7 – 9 p.m. @ Lawrence Park C.I.