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Title: Undergraduate Admissions Tracy Swierenga Admissions Officer


1
Undergraduate AdmissionsTracy
SwierengaAdmissions Officer
Guidance Counselor Day

2
Undergraduate Admissions
  • Navigating
  • the Admissions Process

U WHO? U HOW?
3
Admissions
  • Navigating
  • the Admissions Process
  • Deadlines
  • Process
  • Whats new
  • Words of caution
  • QA

4
Important Dates
  • As students consider university
    options
  • January 12 Application deadline
  • February 4 recommended deadline for application
    changes
  • April 15 ABS Forms due
  • April 15 Entrance Bursary Application due
  • April 1 Special Case/Special Needs
    documentation
  • April 1 Evidence of English proficiency, if
    required.
  • April 1 Transcripts international high school,
    if applicable
  • April 28 Deadline for high schools to submit
    grades to OUAC
  • May 30 Admission decision deadline

5
Important Dates
  • Confirming an offer decision and next steps
  • June 2 Deadline to accept an offer
  • June 2 Deadline for residence application.
  • both offer and residence guarantee expire at
    midnight!
  • May 1 Registration opens
  • June/July Headstart info sessions
  • September 5 Residence move-in day
  • September 12 Classes begin

6
Communications
  • E-mail primary mode of communications
  • Information packages January and May/June
  • Updates on website.
  • Importance of valid email address and checking
    email regularly.
  • If youre not hearing from us, let us know!

7
Additional Documentation
  • Entrance Bursary Form decision in April
  • Applicant Background Summary (ABS) form
  • Special Case and Special Needs supporting
    documentation
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Prior international high school?

8
Timing of Offers
  • Phase 1 December to February (Grade 11)
  • - best 5 11U/M registration in 12U pre-reqs
  • Phase 2 March/April (Grade 11 12)
  • - best six minimum 3 grade 12U/M
  • Phase 3 May (Grade 12)
  • - best six grade 12U/M
  • NOTE Business and Concurrent Ed programs
    include prerequisite courses in Admission average.

9
Assessment Process
  • Primary Assessment (updated grades from OUAC
    targeted for Jan 27, March 10 and May 10 from
    both semestered and non-semestered schools)
  • Special Reviews
  • Extracurricular Activities (ABS) 3
  • Special Case/Special Needs 5
  • Alternate Offers
  • Entrance Presidents Centennial Scholarships
  • ESL options

10
Status of Applications
  • On-line application status decision viewing
    (LORIS)
  • Electronic vs. hard copy offer of admission
  • Read offer carefully! Conditions must be met.
  • Allowing 12-24 hours for changes through OUAC
  • Implications for amendments after offer issued

11
Confirmation Process
  • Deadline to confirm is June 2
  • Offers expire at midnight
  • Confirmation number transaction complete
  • Laurier will send email verifying receipt of
    offer confirmation and next steps.
  • Laurier e-mail address should be assigned within
    24-48 hours
  • Last acceptance voids any previous confirmation.
  • Residence guarantee deadline June 2_at_ 1159 p.m.
    sharp!
  • Course registration opens May 1.

12
On-Line Response
  • Allow one business day grace period for OUAC
    processing
  • OUAC site includes video tutorials on process.
  • Keep copy of all communications with OUAC
  • OUAC monitors 11th hour changes to applications
  • OUAC sends email to applicants who have not
    confirmed anywhere within one week of deadline
  • University must be contacted to reactivate
    declined or expired offer , subject to space
    availability

13
Finalizing Admission Status
  • Admission status finalized at end of July
  • Conditions matter! Offers can be revised or
    rescinded if conditions are not met by the
    required deadline
  • Summer School used to meet conditions must
    ensure grades received by mid-August not
    applicable to scholarship eligibility.

14
New Programs
  • SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS
  • BBA / BA Financial Math double degree
  • BBA (Laurier) / BCS (U Waterloo) DD
  • Requirement change BBA/B Math 4th U course

15
New Programs
  • FACULTY OF SCIENCE
  • BSc Computer Science Psychology
  • Articulation Agreements with Conestoga
  • BSc Computer Science (WLU) with SW Engineering
    Tech Diploma (CC)
  • BSc Biochem/Biotech (WLU) with Biotechnology
    Technician Diploma (CC)

16
New Programs
  • FACULTY OF ARTS
  • Program code BA Communication Studies UKL
  • BRANTFORD CAMPUS
  • BA Youth and Childrens Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (pending approval)
  • Transfer Credit Agreements with Brantford Campus
    and all Ontario CAATs

17
Pathways Program
  • New partnership with Conestoga College
  • A second chance at admission to Honours Arts at
    the Waterloo campus
  • 1 year General Arts and Science program with a
    minimum average of 75 with no repeats or
    failures
  • Up to 2.5 transfer credits at Laurier

18
Competitive Programs
  • Business
  • Concurrent Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Second Year transfer options

19
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Repeated Courses no penalty!
  • Fifth Year no penalty!
  • Ranking Schools all schools treated equally
  • Private Schools ensure recognition by MOE
  • Choice selections all choices treated equally
  • Confidentiality regulated by FIPPA

20
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Enriched Programs - AP's, IB's transfer credit
  • Specialist High Skills Major U or M courses
  • New 3-credit Tech courses assessment
    implications under review
  • Co-op Codes ensure credit applicability
  • Financial Assistance scholarships, awards,
    bursaries

21
Centennial Scholarships
  • Purpose, Passion, Achievement
  • http//www.chooselaurier.ca/100

22
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Missing pre-requisites option to parallel and
    transfer in 2nd year
  • Alternate offers automatic if unqualified for
    first program choice
  • Multiple program requests can only make one
    offer per applicant at a time
  • Deferrals considered for medical/extenuating
    reasons application supporting doc. required

23
To Wrap Up
  • Deadlines
  • Process
  • Whats new?
  • New programs
  • Prerequisites in admission calculations
  • OUAC Tutorials on process
  • Watch out for
  • Offer conditions
  • Summer school grades
  • Alternate offers
  • Confirmation process

24
Questions?
  • Visit our website www.wlu.ca/admissions
  • Call us (519) 884-0710 Ext. 3351
  • Email admissions_at_wlu.ca
  • Open House Brantford March 16
  • Open House Waterloo March 18
  • Thank you for supporting Laurier!

25
Financial Aid
  • Ruth MacNeil
  • Manager, Student Awards

26
Types of Financial Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Bursaries
  • Government Funding
  • Part Time Employment

27
Scholarships
  • Scholarships Awards based on academic
    achievement
  • Entrance Scholarship Grid
  • (Value of Awards 500 to 5000)
  • In-Course Scholarships
  • (Value of Awards 500 to 1500)

28
Scholarships
29
Other Scholarships/Awards
  • Donor Supported Scholarships
  • provided by alumni, corporations and other
    individuals who recognize the costs associated
    with a post-secondary education.
  • Applications, if required for entrance
    scholarships are generally due at the end of
    July.

30
Bursaries
  • Bursaries Awards based on proven
  • financial need
  • Entrance Bursary Value of up to 2000
  • Application available online starting in mid
    December
  • Application due date April 15, 2011
  • In-Course Bursaries for returning students.

31
Government Funding
  • OSAP
  • Main source of Government Funding (Ontario
    Student Assistance Program).
  • Online applications available in late spring
    through web site http//osap.gov.on.ca
  • Estimate of funding available once application
    has been submitted
  • Sources of funding Loans and/or grants based on
    financial need.

32
Government Funding
  • Determination of funding
  • based on several factors
  • Parental/Spousal Income
  • Student Income
  • Student Assets

33
Government Funding
  • Funding distributed in 2 installments
  • Fall semester 60
  • Winter semester 40
  • Minimum course load requirement
  • 60 (3 half credit courses per term)
  • 40 (2 half credit courses per term for students
    identified with a disability

34
Government Funding
  • Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships
  • Apply on OSAP application
  • 100 - 3,500 renewable scholarship
  • Based on academic merit financial need
  • 9.5 GPA renewal requirement

35
Bursaries for Students with Disabilities
  • Must be eligible for OSAP funding
  • Must be registered with Accessible Learning
    Office
  • Funding for note takers, tutors, assistive
    technology

36
Ontario Work Study Program
  • Part-time work opportunity on campus.
  • Approximately 70 students participate each year.
  • Needs based be able to show financial need on
    the application.
  • Contact Student Awards in September for an
    application.

37
Student Awards
  • Questions?
  • Location 202 Regina Street
  • Our Web Address www.wlu.ca/studentawards
  • Email studentawards_at_wlu.ca
  • Telephone 519-884-1970 Ext. 4592
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