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1 Applying to University and/or College in Ontario St. Michael Catholic High School School Year

2 Source: Alan King, Double Cohort Study, 2002

3 What Has Been Done So Far Each grade 12 student’s history has been reviewed by a Guidance counsellor:  To check for graduation requirements  To check university candidates for ENG4U and five other U or M courses  To check college candidates for specific college program requirements besides ENG4C.  To check for community service hour completion.

4 First Important University Application Dates October 17 th :The OUAC will receive student information and begin to assign PIN numbers so students can begin to access the online application system. January 11 th :Deadline for equal consideration applications (applications received after this date will still be processed)

5 First Important College Application Dates October 31 st :Access to online application system begins. Students will require OEN numbers (which can be picked up in Student Services) to complete their applications. November 28 th :Colleges will receive student information files from high schools by this date and begin to acknowledge applications. February 1 st :Deadline for online applications (applications received after this date will still be processed but may not receive equal consideration)

6 Location of Ontario Universities

7 Location of Ontario Colleges

8 Requirements for University Application 30 credits 40 hours of volunteer service ENG4U (the odd Engineering program will accept ENG4C) 5 other grade 12 credits (3 at the U level and 2 at either the U or M level) For some specialty programs, specific Science or Math credits may be required. Specific schools will have other application requirements (e.g. Queens’ PSE)

9 Requirements for College Application 30 credits 40 hours of volunteer service ENG4C or ENG4U (only a handful of programs will accept ENG4E) For some college programs in science or computers, MAP4C, MCT4C, SBI3C, and/or SCH4C may be required. For some college programs, CPR, First Aid, a medical history, a criminal record check, and/or an entrance exam may be required.

10 Ontario University Application Center This is the organization that collects personal and grade information from university applicants and sends it on to the schools the applicant is applying to. The website for the university program search engine is The website for the application system is: (or -105/ for students who have already graduated).

11 Ontario University Application Center Other important items that can be found at the website are:www.ouac.on.ca/101 –Frequently Asked Questions –The Compass Companion Booklet –The Online Application Tutorial A practice application will also be available as of October 5 th at: –http://guidance.ouac.on.cahttp://guidance.ouac.on.ca

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13 Ontario College Application System This is the organization that collects personal and grade information from college applicants and sends it on to the colleges the applicant is applying to. The web site for the application system is:

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15 Ontario College Application System The webpage where the online application and Find-a-Program tutorials can be found is: and-boards.html

16 Ontario Colleges Applied Degrees Colleges in Ontario have now been accredited to grant applied degrees (many not available at universities) Designed to meet needs of companies who require employees with special skills Most of these degrees include a co-op placement and opportunity to do applied research A list of all of these applied degree programs is available at:

17 Items Required for Applications College: –Ontario Education Number (OEN) available in Student Services from secretary or Guidance counsellor, personal address University: –Student number, PIN number, and school mident number available in student services, personal address

18 Costs Associated With Post-Secondary Education…

19 Costs for Applications College: $95 for application to 5 schools or programs (maximum 3 at one school, no additional choices allowed) University: $125 for application to 3 schools or programs (additional choices are $42 each – no limit) Payment by VISA, MasterCard, Amex, money order, certified cheque, or online banking (but credit card is best/fastest)

20 Average Tuition (varies by program) and Fees $ $6100 Books and Supplies$1300 Personal Expenses$2200 Room and Board (off- campus or residence) $ $7600 Ancillary Fees$800 Total Cost for One Year of College $ $18000 Source: College Costs

21 Tuition and Ancillary Fees $ $8509 Room and Board$8169 – $8994 Off-Campus Living$7600 Books and Supplies$1500 Personal Expenses$2200 Total Cost for One Year $17,910 - $21,203 Source: University

22 Applications to Out-of-Province Schools It is the student’s responsibility to complete these applications by their due dates. Most school applications are done online and each have separate application fees. Students looking for information about out- of-province schools may book an appointment with a guidance counsellor to ask that information be ordered for them from their school of interest.

23 Applications to American Schools It is the student’s responsibility to complete these applications by their due dates. Students looking for information about U.S. schools may book an appointment with a guidance counsellor to ask that information be ordered for them SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores are usually required to apply to U.S. universities SAT Information is available in Student Services Many U.S. schools can be accessed by the Common Application.

24 The Common Application –Can be used to apply to almost 400 universities and colleges in the United States –Map showing these schools and their locations is posted in Student Services –Can be completed in print or online –Requires an application fee for each school being applied to –Will require a CEEB high school code (ours is ) Applications to American Schools

25 Some Useful Websites For students who want to know if there is a transfer agreement between the college program of their choice and a related university program: Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer Calls can also be made directly to the colleges to see what is in the works

26 Some Useful Websites Vocational Testing Sites for students who are unsure of their interests: ($) ($) our school login is eastern and our password is careers3

27 Some Useful Websites For University Information Across Canada:

28 Some Useful Websites For College Information Across Canada: (Career College Information)

29 What if you cannot afford to pay for Post-Secondary school?

30 Options: Ontario Student Loans Program Work Study Program Fee Deferral Personal Bank Loan Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries St. Michael CHS Graduation Bursaries and Awards St. Michael Graduation/Bursary Bulletin Board in Student Services Scholarship Search Engines Part-time Jobs

31 Some Useful Websites For Financial Aid, Job, and Scholarship Information: applications for the 2011/12 schoolyear will only be available in the spring)

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33 Some Useful Websites For American Schools and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Information:

34 Other Important University Information Dates Carleton U. Day was Friday, October 7 th, 2011 University of Ottawa Day is Friday, October 28 th, 2011 (PD Day for students) UIP (21 Ontario Universities) at St. Michael on October 17 th, 2010

35 Other Important College Information Dates St. Lawrence College Open House is November 19 th, 2010 Algonquin College Open House is November 3 rd, 2011 CIP (28 Colleges) at Algonquin College on November 3 rd, 2011

36 GAP YEAR at Algonquin Global Studies Program: –26 weeks –Courses in Psychology, Spanish, Public Speaking –Articulation agreement with University of Ottawa for two credits –Kenya humanitarian experience –Ontario College certificate conferred in Global Studies –http://www2.algonquincollege.com/healthandco mmunity/program/global-studies-gap-year/

37 For Students With Learning Disabilities “Make the Cut” One day joint session between Centre for Students with Disabilities at Algonquin and Paul Menton Center at Carleton Fall Session: Wednesday, November 24 th at Carleton University Spring Session: At Algonquin – to be announced DARE day at Algonquin to be announced

38 Questions?


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