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IMPORTANT DATES ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES November 18th, 2015 Get your PIN Access Letters for the COMPASS.101 application @ Lunch in the Auditorium Foyer. Bring your Student ID Card. January 13, 2016: Latest date to submit completed online applications to the OUAC. February 5, 2016: Recommended last day to make changes to your application. May 27, 2016: Date by which the universities must respond to your application for admission. June 1, 2016: Earliest date by which the universities may require a response to offers of admission and a financial commitment.
IMPORTANT DATES COLLEGES February 1, 2016 Admission - Equal Consideration Date Offer Date May 1, 2016 Confirm acceptance
EMAIL COMMUNICATION LPCI Grad Mailing List… email@example.com …shared by all counsellors Is your email address professional?
OUAC MARKS - SUBMISSION ALL MARKS FOR COMPLETED 11 & 12 CREDITS… (UP TO MID- NOVEMBER) MIDTERM MARKS - (Mid FEB) MIDTERM MARKS – (Late APR) FINAL MARKS - (early JUL) SUMMER SCHOOL – TDSB (AUG) MARKS OUTSIDE…(YOUR responsibility!)
YOUR CREDIT COUNSELLING SUMMARY Please review and write down every Private credit you are taking. Do you have 30 credits? WHY?????
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COURSE CODES CLARIFICATION 4U 4M You need SIX U or M courses to apply to University 4C 4O Can be submitted to Colleges, but will not be considered by Universities
What are my top 6?? Are “U” and “M” courses treated the same? Who chooses which 6 to use? Can I include Gr. 12 marks I completed last year? Will they include a low mark that is “recommended” ?
UNIVERSITY? GAP YEAR? APPRENTICESHIP COLLEGE? APPLIED DEGREE?
RESEARCH RESOURCES COLLEGE www.ontariocolleges.ca UNIVERSITY www.electronicinfo.ca www.ouac.on.ca www.myblueprint.ca/tdsb* * all pathways across Canada
In addition to… Traditional college diplomas…
JOINT PROGRAMS & APPLIED DEGREES Colleges offer degree programs Programs are unique to each college Require university-bound credits Provides students with a hands-on component …job-ready Check the OUAC Companion Guide for a complete list of joint & collaborative programs
• www.ontariocolleges.ca – information and applications – Online video tutorial which fully explains the application process
HOW MUCH? $$$$$$$$$$$ COLLEGE $95 for 5 choices No more than 3 programs at any one institution WHAT’S THE MAX???
Ontario Universities’ ’ Application Centre OUAC Applying to Ontario’ ’s Universities www.ouac.on.ca/101 Also download, read and refer to the COMPASS: 101 Companion Booklet & Video Tutorials on the website
HOW MUCH? $$$$$$$$$$$ UNIVERSITY (in Ontario) $150 for 3 Program Choices $50 for each additional Program Choice NOT MORE THAN 3 PROGRAMS PER INSTITUTION WHAT’S THE MAX???
APPLICATION PAYMENT Three options: VISA / MasterCard (recommended) Internet / Telephone Banking Cheque / Money Order Mail within two weeks of submitting your application electronically.
COMPASS 101 UNIVERSITIES PIN PICK UP IN AUDITORIUM FOYER ON NOVEMBER 18th@ LUNCH BRING YOUR STUDENT ID COLLEGES?
Let’s Get Started! You will access the online application at: www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-101/ Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2011
OUAC Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=566JJI HO1Nwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 566JJIHO1Nw
IMPORTANT FINAL STEP…PART 2 Print OUAC reference number (2012-xxx-xxx-x) Change PIN to a password OUAC reference number and new password …….“ “Review and Change” ”
OFFERS are CONDITIONAL! Any offer you receive from a university is CONDITIONAL. Any offer you accept from a university is CONDITIONAL. Conditions usually include: Minimum averages based on your final report Minimum marks in specific courses based on your final report Successful completion of all requirements of your OSSD (e.g. community hours).
WHAT’S AN EARLY OFFER? Early Early Conditional Offer Grade 11 Marks & Gr 12 Timetable Early Conditional Offer Grade 11 Marks & Gr 12 Mid-term Marks
BEYOND ONTARIO... Applications for institutions outside Ontario must be done individually through the institution’s website OUAC will send marks to the following institutions if you give permission on your application and provide them with your OUAC Reference Number: • McGill • Bishop’s • Concordia • Dalhousie • UBC • Simon Fraser • U. Victoria
BEYOND CANADA… IVY LEAGUE ++… Early application Deadline – November 1 Regular Deadline Friday, December 4th (for Dec 31) Common Application – ONLINE… www.commonapp.org
SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATIONS Might include… Essays / REFERENCE LETTERS / SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION from Guidance Counsellors, teachers or principals Might have separate deadline dates (e.g. Feb 15 deadline for PSE’s at Queen’s). Check university websites carefully for additional information requirements
ASSISTANCE Read all the details Contact phone or web Speak to your parents and guidance counsellors
LEARNING DISABILITIES SPECIAL NEEDS IEP / IPRC – identify yourself once you’ve decided on an institution and been accepted. Learning Centres on Campus – check out student support services at schools of interest to you. Verify what documentation is required to secure accommodations.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU EVERY DAY, BUT...
CONNECT WITH YOUR COUNSELLORS BUT, PLEASE DON’T SEND THIS KIND OF EMAIL... “hi im XXXXX. Can u please send me what I should have completed by now and wat is left to do. And add me to your information receivers list. thank you” MAKE APPOINTMENTS WITH YOUR ALPHA COUNSELLOR AN ADDRESS OF A UNIVERSITY A DEADLINE DATE, ETC.
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