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Title: Transition to College and University


1
Transition to College and University
  • Preparing Parents for the
  • Post-Secondary Experience

2
Topics
  • University Colleges
  • Planning Dates
  • College Degrees
  • ONTransfer.ca
  • Financial Assistance
  • Prerequisite Courses
  • Choosing Wisely
  • After Grade 12
  • Transition Support
  • Accommodations
  • Professional Programs
  • Important Dates

3
21 Ontario Universities
4
28 Ontario Colleges
5
Post-Secondary Planning Dates
  • Community Hours (ASAP)
  • Individual Pathway Planning Visits (Grades 12)
    December 9th to 12th (myBlueprint)
  • November 27 University/College Assembly

6
Why College?
  • University transfer programs joint programs
    with universities
  • Tuition savings
  • Smaller class sizes
  • 83 of students found employment within 6 months
    of graduation

7
ONTransfer.ca
  • Learn how to transfer your credits in
  • Ontarios post secondary system
  • Explore Collaborative Programs
  • Find Course and Program Transfers
  • Explore fast-track Diploma Programs offered at
    Ontario Colleges
  • Check out Graduate Certificate Programs offered
    at Ontario Colleges

8
University Tuition Fees
9
Types of Financing
  • Scholarships
  • Bursaries
  • Loans
  • Grants

10
Government Financing
  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) offers
    two kinds of money
  • Student Loan(s) you need to repay
  • Grants Money you dont have to pay back
  • If you apply for OSAP, you are automatically
    considered for the 30 Off Ontario Tuition Grant
    (OTG)

11
How Much OSAP Can I Get?
  • The basic formula is
  • Allowed education expenses money youre
    expected to contribute financial need
  • Maximum amount for one academic year (two terms)
    for a typical, full-time student is 12,240
    (single with no dependents)

12
When Do I Get OSAP?
  • You will usually get money in 2 installments
  • When you begin your studies (usually in
    September)
  • Halfway through your study period

13
Prerequisite Courses
  • Available resources myBlueprint,
    electronicinfo.ca, ontariocolleges.ca
  • Universities 6 U/M level grade 12 courses
    (ENG4U0 required)
  • Colleges 4 C/M level grade 11 or 12 courses
    (ENG4C0 required)
  • Ensure grade 11 prerequisites are met

14
Choosing Wisely
  • Consider what you Child excels at or have an
    interest in
  • 15.1 percent of University students drop out
    after the 1st year
  • Roughly 22.6 of College students drop out after
    the 1st year
  • Roughly 50 of College students change programs

15
Be Prepared
  • Nearly 50 of all students saw their marks
    decline by one letter grade
  • About 23 saw their grades plummet by two letters
    or more
  • About 25 maintained averages consistent with
    their high school marks
  • Only 2.5 saw their grades improve

16
After Grade 12
  • 5th Year in High School
  • Work Experience
  • Bridging Programs (e.g. York Steps program)
  • Upgrading (e.g. Sheridan Academic Upgrading
    program)
  • Transfer (e.g. Sheridan University Profile
    General Arts and Science)
  • Mature Student Status (19 yrs)

17
Post-Secondary Supports Available for the
Transition
  • Summer and Fall Transition Program
  • Summer Academic Orientation Programs
  • Leadership Programs
  • Non-Credit Preparatory Courses
  • Personal Academic Advising
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Student Success Centre (Counselling and Health)

18
Students with Disabilities
  • Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC)
  • Resource Guide For Students With Disabilities (3)
  • Info On
  • Selecting postsecondary
  • Scholarships
  • Bursaries
  • Support services

19
Post-Secondary Services Offered
  • Each school will have a range of services to
    support students (often underused)
  • Accommodations may include
  • No more than one exam per day
  • Note-taker in class

20
To Access Accomodations
  • Many institutions require more specific
    comprehensive documentation (especially for ADHD
    and learning disabilities)
  • Incoming students will NOT AUTOMATICALLY receive
    the same accommodations that they received at
    high school
  • To discuss available accommodations, students
    should contact their post-secondary school
    directly

21
Professional (Graduate) Programs
  • E.g. Architecture, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy,
    Dentistry
  • Apply only once you are in University
  • No Pre programs
  • Too early to decide

22
Important Dates
  • January 14 OUAC application deadline (140 3
    choices)
  • February 1st College application deadline (Equal
    consideration) (95 5 choices
  • February 3rd Recommended last day for OUAC
    changes

23
Additional Dates
  • May 1st Deadline to confirm College offers
  • May 28th Latest date for University offers
  • June 1st Earliest date Universities may require
    response and financial commitment

24
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