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Title: Post-Secondary Information Session


1
Welcome
2
Earl Haig S.S. Guidance Department
Post-Secondary Information Session
3
Agenda
  • University
  • Admission Requirements
  • Admission Requirement Myths
  • Application Process
  • Out of Province Applications
  • American Universities
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Students with IEPs
  • What Now?
  • College
  • Apprenticeship
  • Work
  • Questions and Answers

4
What happens at EH in preparation for the
university application process?
5
September/October
  • Grade 12 classroom visits
  • Ontario University Fair
  • Ontario College Fair
  • GTA Ont. Uni/College Fair _at_ EH (Oct 15)
  • University Visits (ongoing)
  • Guidance appointments
  • Research (E-info/websites)
  • Continue to read Guidance News, check FB page,
    follow on Twitter

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November/December
  • Parent Council Uni/College
  • Info Night
  • non-GTA Uni/College Fair
  • _at_EH
  • PINs assigned
  • Application Process can
  • begin
  • Continue to read Guidance News, check FB page,
    follow on Twitter

9
Ontario University Admission Requirements
10
Ontario University Admission Requirements
  • OSSD
  • 6 Grade 12 U/M courses
  • Pre-requisite Courses
  • Additional Criteria

11
Ontario UniversityAdmission Requirements
  • OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma)
  • 18 compulsory courses
  • 12 elective courses
  • Successful completion of OSSLT (Grade 10 Literacy
    Test)
  • 40 Hours of Community Involvement (Not-for-profit
    organization)

12
Ontario University Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 U/M courses
  • ENG4U always required
  • 5 other Grade 12 courses, depending on the
    pre-requisites of the program/university
  • Different universities might require different
    pre-requisites for the same program Students
    must check websites/e-info/viewbooks to check
    requirements

13
Ontario University Admission Requirements
  • Additional Criteria
  • Supplementary forms
  • Audition
  • Portfolio
  • Note Different universities will have
    different
  • requirements and due dates for the
  • same programs students must check
  • websites/e-info/viewbook for details
  • and deadlines.

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Admission Requirement Myths
  • grade 11 marks
  • academic vs. applied courses (in
  • grades 9 and 10)
  • university/mixed/college/open courses (in grades
    11 and 12)
  • early acceptance

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Language Requirements
  • must write English proficiency test if in a
    non-English-instructional high-school for less
    than 4 full years (but should check each
    university website)
  • every institution has its own due dates and
    scores
  • write early so you can re-write if necessary
  • TOEFL iBT (www.ets.org/toefl/bulletinreg)

16
UNIVERSITY APPLICATION PROCESS
17
The Application Process
The Ontario Universities Application Centre
(OUAC)
18
The Application Process
OUAC is the clearing house for all Ontario
university applications
19
The Application Process
  • Fee 140 for 3 universities or
  • programs
  • Each additional choice 47
  • (no limit to number of choices)
  • Example 2 programs at any
  • one university 2 choices

20
The Application Process
  • Limit of 3 choices at any one
  • university including affiliated
  • colleges
  • OUAC provides grades to Quebec
  • Universities, Dalhousie, Kings
  • College, U.B.C, and Victoria
  • University but it is not the clearing
  • house for applications to those
  • universities

21
Electronic-INFO
E-INFO is the guide to all Ontario universities
for secondary school students and guidance
counsellors www.electronicinfo.ca
22
E-INFO
  • Degree Locator
  • Admission Guidelines
  • - 2013-2014 Admission averages
  • - Prerequisites
  • - Notes re admission, repeating courses
  • Additional admission criteria
  • Campus visits
  • Residence information
  • Scholarships and awards
  • Programs requiring prior university studies
  • Liaison numbers, websites, e-mail addresses

23
Timelines
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Timelines
November 5th
  • First electronic transmission date to OUAC
  • Application for each applicant is created
  • Demographics
  • Completed Gr.11 courses with final grades
  • Completed Gr.12 courses with final grades
  • (e.g. summer school)
  • Current courses
  • Successful completion of the Gr.10 Literacy Test
  • Completion of Community Involvement hours
  • PIN for each applicant is created and sent to the
    school

25
Timelines
Application Deadline January 14th, 2015
Recommended time for applications Mid-December
26
Timelines
February 3th
  • Recommended last date to submit
  • changes
  • Changes processed continuously
  • each university has a deadline after
  • which no changes/applications will
  • be accepted

27
Timelines
April 21st
  • Third electronic transmission to OUAC
  • Mid-term marks for all grade 11 and 12 courses
  • Additional information on the transcript
  • since the Nov. 5th transmission
  • (e.g. completion of community involvement,
  • final grades for completed private school
  • courses)

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Timelines
July 7th
  • Next electronic transmission to OUAC
  • Final grades
  • Additional information on the transcript
  • since the Apr. 21st transmission
  • (e.g. completion of community involvement,
  • successful completion of Literacy Test,
    receipt
  • of OSSD, final grades for private school
    courses)

29
Offers of Admission
Three Possible Admission Times 1. End of
January/Beginning of February 2. End of
March/Beginning of April 3. Beginning/Mid May
30
Offers of Admission
May 28th Last date for offers June 1st Earliest
date by which Ontario Universities may require a
response
31
Conditional Offers
  • Student must maintain a certain
  • average as specified in the offer
  • and/or certain grade in prerequisite
  • courses
  • July 8th transmission if student
  • has not met all the requirements
  • (conditions, diploma) offer will be
  • rescinded.

32
Out-of Province Applications
  • Canadian
  • Applications online
  • - deadlines are students responsibility
  • English language Quebec universities (McGill,
  • Concordia, Bishops), Dalhousie, University of
  • Kings College, U.B.C., Victoria
  • - apply after submitting applications to
  • OUAC
  • - OUAC reference number required
  • All other Canadian Universities/Colleges
  • - student must inform Guidance
  • department

33
Out-of Province Applications
  • American
  • Over 4000 universities
  • - research/deadlines are students
  • responsibility
  • Ideally, begin research in Gr.11
  • All items, including school report, mid-term
  • report, resume or information form, etc. are
  • required 4 weeks prior to deadline
  • give guidance counsellors enough notice to put
  • together application package

34
Scholarships
35
Scholarships
  • General Information
  • See your counsellors
  • Guidance Bulletin
  • Scholarship pamphlets
  • Websites
  • www.canlearn.ca
  • www.Studentawards.com
  • www.ScholarshipsCanada.com

36
Scholarships
  • Post-Secondary
  • Application required/not required
  • Nomination required
  • University/college websites
  • www.electronicinfo.ca
  • Major scholarships
  • Combination of leadership experience
    extra-curricular and community involvement
    strong academic profile

37
Scholarships
  • Other
  • Corporations children of employees
  • Heritage
  • Subject-specific/national
  • E.g. TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community
    Leadership Toyota Earth Day Scholarships
    Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarships
    Loran Award

38
Financial Aid
  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
    www.osap.gov.on.ca
  • Ontarios Student Access Guarantee
  • apply mid-April
  • 60-40
  • Financial Aid offered by Universities and
    Colleges
  • Bank Loans and Lines of Credit
  • Part-time work - Ontario Work-Study Plan
  • Summer Employment
  • The Bank of Mom and Dad

39
Students with IEPs
  • Must self-identify at college/university during
    registration process
  • Current Psycho-education assessment will be
    required in order to be considered for
    accommodations (within last 3 years)
  • IEPs are only for EH
  • Each university/college will have its own
    learning centre

40
What Now??
41
Pre-Application Process
  • Research
  • E-info, websites, liaison officers, viewbooks
  • open houses/school visits
  • guidance appointments
  • Credit counselling summary

42
POST-SECONDARY WEBLINKS
  • e-INFO MAGAZINE
  • www.electronicinfo.ca
  • UNIVERSITY APPLICATION
  • www.ouac.on.ca
  • COLLEGE APPLICATION www.ontariocolleges.ca
  • SCHOLARSHIP INFO
  • www.studentawards.com
  • www.scholarshipscanada.com
  • OSAP INFO
  • http//osap.gov.on.ca
  • VARIOUS COLLEGE OPTIONS
  • http//www.ontariocolleges.ca/portal/page/portal/O
    NTCOL/Plan/ProgramTypes
  • TOEFL
  • www.ets.org/toefl/

43
Pre-Application Process
  • How do I make a decision?
  • Program vs. School
  • Be realistic/Be true to yourself
  • 3 choices 1) Ideal-best case scenario
  • 2) Plan B-another option you can live with
  • 3) Sure Thing-worst case scenario

44
Pre-Application Process
  • 3. Last Minute Details
  • Check credit counselling summary
  • Graduation requirements
  • Community involvement hours
  • OSSLT
  • Specific program requirements (academic and
    non-academic)

45
OTHER POST-SECONDARY PATHWAYS??
46
College Pathway
  • Ontariocolleges.ca
  • Can apply anytime dont need a pin
  • Entire transcript, not just grade 11 and 12
  • Combination of degree, diploma and certificate
    programs
  • Many joint programs with universities
  • Many applied degrees
  • Hands on learning

47
Workplace Pathway
  • Coop
  • Volunteer
  • Gap year
  • Job binder Student Services

48
Workplace Pathway Contd
  • Ontario Job Bank
  • http//www.jobbank.gc.ca/
  • Ontario Skills Passport
  • http//skills.edu.gov.on.ca/OSPWeb/jsp/en/login.js
    p
  • Employment Ontario
  • http//www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/employmentontario
    /eoes.html
  • Career Finder
  • http//www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/employmentontario
    /backtoschool/careerfinder.html

49
ApprenticeshipPathway
  • In High School
  • through Co-op/OYAP

150,000 trades retiring
50
  • OYAP
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship programs
  • http//www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/apprentices/oyap.
    html

51
  • Questions??
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