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Post Secondary Options. Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute Guidance Department. Your Guidance Counsellors are:. Ms. Beck (A-GRA) Ms. Minter (GRE-MOR) Ms. Dodham (MOS-SAN) Ms. Konnaris (SAR-Z). What Are My Options?. Apprenticeship Program College University Workplace

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post secondary options

Post Secondary Options

Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute

Guidance Department

your guidance counsellors are
Your Guidance Counsellors are:

Ms. Beck (A-GRA)

Ms. Minter (GRE-MOR)

Ms. Dodham (MOS-SAN)

Ms. Konnaris (SAR-Z)

what are my options
What Are My Options?

Apprenticeship Program




5th Year of High School

Study Abroad



how to choose a pathway
How to choose a Pathway

Identify which courses you have enjoyed the most

Identify which courses have given you the most difficulty

Think about your strengths and weaknesses

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How to choose a Pathway

Think about how you learn best – hands on vs. textbook

Find out as much information about the university, apprenticeship or college program as possible (what courses will you be required to take in 2-4 years?)

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How to choose a Pathway

Visit our school’s Guidance page and make

use of some of the following excellent and

interactive resources!


Career Cruising


Job Futures

apprenticeship training
Apprenticeship Training

Apprenticeship Timeline

|---- 2 to 5 years |

In school

In school

In school

Apprenticeship is a form of post-secondary education in which:

you earn while you learn

90% of the learning takes place on the job

10 % of the learning will take place in school

interesting facts
Interesting Facts
  • Over 100 skill trades are available
  • Jobs in the skill trades are in demand
  • In 2010, there were 50,000 unfilled jobs in the trades
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Apprenticeship Training

Steps to become an apprentice:


Ministry of Training,

Colleges & Universities


The University Pathway

University programs provide theoretical academic training. In general, there are 4 main types of programs at most universities:

  • Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
  • Life/Health Sciences
  • Physical/Engineering Sciences
  • Business/Commerce
university links
University Links

eINFOSearch Programs

How to use eINFO


How to choose a university programUse eINFO to browse university and program options

Find A Program


Areas of Studies Chart

Alphabetical by Program/University

Choose Program of Interest


1. Find out

more detail about a specific school and program

2. Continue to find out more information about a specific program


Click on the schools icon or title of program to go to the university’s website

Check Grade Range and Program Prerequisites

averages for university
Averages for University

Based on 6 grade 12 “U” or “M” level courses

Prerequisite courses are included

Some programs have minimum marks for certain subjects i.e. 70%-75% in ENG4U or MHF4U

Every university calculates averages differently

Repeated courses may be treated differently

Conditional offers will state averages that you must maintain

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University Links

Collaborative University & College Programs

collaborative joint university college programs
Collaborative (Joint) University - College Programs

Collaborative programs offer the combination of hands-on learning and theoretical approach.

Students may earn either one or two credentials— one from the college and/or one from the university.

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Collaborative (Joint) University - College Programs

Admission requirements are the same as universities (Based on 6 grade 12 “U” or “M” level courses)

Check to see which application centre to apply to for these programs (OUAC, OCAS or both)

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University Links

University Application

Application Tutorials

university application tutorials
University Application Tutorials

Application Tutorial – OUAC 101 Online Application

Tutorial for Reviewing and Changing a submitted application

101 online application main page
101 Online Application – Main Page

The first page of the OUAC application can be used to browse programs without logging in.

online application logging in
Online Application - Logging In

After clicking on the login button on page 1 then you must enter 3 pieces of information:

School Number

Student Number


You will receive this information at the end of November or beginning of December.

online application next steps
Online Application – Next Steps

Prepare your application working from left to right

online application program choices
Online Application – Program Choices

Click to add programs to your application

selecting your programs
Selecting Your Programs

Browse programs using these search options

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Selecting Your Programs

Choose one of

the universities

to view the

programs that

are available.

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Selecting Your Programs
  • Each program has a code.
  • Write down the code of the programs you are interested in.
  • Click on the program you want to add to your application.
check program information
Check Program Information
  • Check program admission requirement
  • Fill in required information
  • Click on “Add
  • Program”
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Online Application – Next Steps

Step 3 – Fill in Personal Information

Step 2 – Order Program Choices

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Online Application – Next Steps
  • Final Step – Press Submit
  • Review and print the application information
  • Pay application fee
  • An OUAC reference number is assigned immediately – record this number
  • Check email for confirmation message
university application fees
University Application Fees
  • $130 for 3 program choices (All fees are non-refundable)
  • For each university/program choice in addition to your initial three, it will cost $44 per choice (All payments must be in Canadian Funds)
  • Maximum of three program choices at any one university
  • Payment methods include credit card and online banking.
  • Check your OUAC account and email regularly; this is how the universities will communicate with you.

The College Pathway

College programs provide a valuable combination of academic and practical/technical skills training for a specific career

Colleges offer a wide range of programs:

  • Certificate (1year / 2 semesters)
  • Diploma (2 year / 4 semesters)
  • Advanced Diploma (3 year / 6 semesters)
  • Bachelor’s Degrees in applied areas of study

(4 years / 8 semesters)

  • Apprenticeship Training Programs (duration varies)
  • Joint College & University Collaborative Programs (duration varies)
college admission guidelines
College Admission Guidelines

High School diploma

Possible additional requirements may include an interview, portfolio, tests

Specific prerequisite courses (e.g. ENG4C/U) at specific levels

May also consider some Grade 11 courses

Check college application information brochures and websites to find out more

benefits of a college bachelor degree
Benefits of a College Bachelor Degree

a blend of theory and practical

small classes mean comfortable learning environment

career focused, developed in consultation with employers

co-op experience provides real-life opportunities

You need to have 6 grade 12 U and M courses

to apply but cut off marks may not be as high

as University (e.g. 65% average)

college links
College Links

Find a College and Online Application

Application Tutorials

Highly Competitive Programs

college application tutorial
College Application Tutorial

Tutorial to help Find Programs and College Application Procedure

there are several ways to search for a program
There are several ways to search for a program

Keyword Search

Search by College

Other Options

key word search
Key Word Search

Enter a keyword and click “Search”

other helpful information
Other helpful information

Campus where the program is offered

Program status: OPEN programs are still accepting applications

When the program starts

How long is the program

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Creating Your OCAS Account
  • Create an account by selecting a username and password.
  • Write down your username and password.(Keep your password in a safe place.)

Password ‘rules’

Create Challenge questions: select from the pull-down list, or create your own.


Click the link to activate your account.

An activation email is also sent to the email on file.

You only need to activate your account using one method (screen or email).


Click the link to access the login screen.

Login using the username and password created during account sign up.

application home screen
Application Home Screen

When you complete your application follow the order of the sections starting at the top of the list. A check mark will appear next to the section when completed.

offers of admission to college
Offers of Admission to College
  • February 1 is the earliest date colleges may accept students.
  • Offers of admission will continue to be sent out until programs are full or waitlisted
  • Check your OCAS account and email regularly; this is how the colleges will communicate with you.
college application fees
College Application Fees
  • $95 for 5 program choices only (no more than 3program choices at one college)

How to Pay Your Application Fees

  • Pay online using a credit card.
  • Pay directly from your bank account with online banking.
  • Mail - by money order or certified cheque. Made out to and should clearly indicate your application number
supplementary application forms
Supplementary Application Forms
  • This form provides schools with more information about you - goals, past accomplishments, awards and extra-curricular activities.
  • Important for both admission and scholarship consideration.
  • Failure to submit this form may jeopardize the consideration of your application.
  • Read everything carefully, meet the deadlines and make a professional email address.

Comparing Costs


  • Application Fee = $95
  • Tuition =$2,400 – 6,100
  • Residence & meal plan =$6,000 – 10,000
  • Books = $1,000
  • Travel, food, phone, other living expenses

= cost varies

  • Total = $9,495 - 17,195



  • Application Fee = $130
  • Tuition =$5,500 –
  • 14,000
  • Residence & meal plan = $9,000-12,000
  • Books =$1,000 – 2,000
  • Travel, food, phone, other living expenses

=cost varies

  • Total =$15,630 -28,130 (IF LEAVING HOME)
how am i going to pay
How Am I Going to Pay?
  • Talk with your family to figure out how you can afford to go to school
  • RESP – Registered Educational Savings Plan
  • Entrance Scholarships – grades count!!
  • Other scholarships requiring an application e.g. community organizations, corporations, government
  • Bursaries – based on financial need
  • OSAP – Ontario Student Assistance Program (available in May)
  • Part-time and summer jobs – Personal savings
scholarship bursary financial assistance links 0n the students services webpage
Scholarship, Bursary & Financial Assistance Links 0n the Students Services Webpage

Sign up for these two scholarship databases. (Student Awards and Scholarships Canada)

community hours
Community Hours
  • If you are planning to graduate at the end of June your community hour forms need to be handed in by June 2, 2014.
  • If the volunteer hours are not completed you will not receive a diploma
important dates for university
Important Dates for University

January 15, 2014 – Last day to apply online

February 4, 2014 - Recommended last date for students to make changes as well as adding new program choices

May 29, 2014 – The latest date applicants can expect a response from an Ontario university.

June 2, 2014 – Earliest date that Ontario universities may require a response to an offer of admission and a financial commitment of any kind.

important dates for college
Important Dates for College

February 1, 2014 – Applications received and paid for on or before this date will be given equal consideration by the colleges

May 1, 2014– Confirm your offer of admission

June 16, 2014 – Earliest date colleges can require payment

transmissions dates to application centres college ocas and university ouac
Transmissions Dates to Application Centres:College (OCAS) AND University (OUAC)

November 6-18, 2013 Current courses and credit history

February 12, 2014 Updates to current courses, credit history, and Semester 1 final marks

April 22 & 23, 2014 Updates to current courses, credit history, and semester 2 mid-term marks

July 2 & 4, 2014 Updates to current courses, credit history, and semester final marks

August 19 & 26, 2014 Final marks from summer school and updated credit history

student services online
Student Services Online


Join our Facebook Group - Cedarbrae Guidance

final thoughts
Final Thoughts
  • Keep Working - all offers from colleges and universities are conditional. Your Final Marks Matter!!
  • Create realistic multiple plans (Plan A, B & C)
  • Use all research tools available to gather information to make informed decisions
  • Show up for tests, auditions, interviews or portfolio presentations on time
  • Take the time to VISIT & TOUR all of the schools you are interested in
  • Start your search NOW!