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1 Advice & Guidance on Making Applications to Canadian Universities West Island School Y12 Higher Education Evening 5 June 2014

2 University destinations of West Island School students in

3 Presentation rundown 1. Rankings 2. Entry requirements and typical offers 3. Main application deadlines a) The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) b) The British Columbia Universities ‘ Application Centre (ApplyBC) 4. Tuition fees 5. Scholarships 6. Alternative pathways – Diplomas / Associate Degree / University Transfer Programs 7. Useful websites 8. Q & A

4 Canadian universities and world rankings {Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014} UNIVERSITY World ranking University of Toronto 20 University of British Columbia 33 McGill University 33 McMaster University 92 University of Montreal 106 University of Alberta 109 University of Ottawa 185

5 Group of Thirteen – G13 Universities (Canada’s leading research-intensive institutions) Dalhousie University Laval University McGill University* McMaster University* Queen’s University* University of Alberta University of British Columbia* University of Calgary University of Montreal University of Ottawa University of Toronto* University of Western Ontario* University of Waterloo * Popular with WIS students

6 General Entry Requirements IB Diploma applicant Full diploma – consistent all-round academic performance (e.g. between Level 4 and 7 in ALL six subjects). Credit transfer in IB HL subjects at Faculty’s discretion at some universities. ID applicant Check with individual university / faculty. Some universities won’t take BTEC / vocational qualifications (e.g. McGill, UBC and UT) All applicants - To check specific programme requirements (e.g. Toronto: IB Maths SL or HL and two IB sciences (Physics and Chemistry) are frequently needed for Engineering and Science (Genetics – Biology and Chemistry)). - Submit SAT scores if you have them and feel they will help. (E.g. Toronto’s expected SAT: 1800+, SAT Subject Tests: 500+). - Possible IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (e.g., Toronto: Internet Writing) result needed from those who have English as a second language.

7 Some typical offers received in 2014 by WIS students as of 5/6/14 Degree courseUniversityOffer EngineeringWaterlooMaintain predicted IB pts Liberal Arts/Social Science TorontoMaintain predicted IB pts YorkMaintain predicted IB pts Simon FraserMaintain predicted IB pts Western OntarioMaintain predicted IB pts Science (Physics)McGillMaintain predicted IB pts Science (Biology/Microbiolo gy/Marine Bio) UBCMinimum 24 IB pts McGillMaintain predicted IB pts DalhousieMaintain predicted IB pts TorontoMaintain predicted IB pts

8 Some typical offers received in 2014 by WIS students as of 5/6/14 Degree courseUniversityOffer Politics and History McGillMaintain predicted IB pts ConcordiaMaintain predicted IB pts CommerceUBCMinimum 24 IB pts McGillMaintain predicted IB pts TorontoMaintain predicted IB pts Simon Fraser34 IB pts Western OntarioMaintain predicted IB pts YorkMaintain predicted IB pts

9 Some typical offers received in 2014 by WIS students as of 5/6/14 Degree courseUniversityOffer LinguisticsUBCMaintain predicted IB pts McGillMaintain predicted IB pts Computer ScienceTorontoMinimum 28 IB pts MusicAcadiaMaintain predicted IB pts PsychologyUBCMinimum 24 IB pts

10 APPLICATION DEADLINES – (some examples and 2014 dates for guide) UNIVERSITYAPPLICATION PERIOD Dalhousie15 March (for scholarship) 1 April (for regular application) McGill15 January McMaster1 April Simon Fraser1 February – 30 April (check with individual faculty) Toronto21 January – 1 April (check with individual faculty) UBC31 January (check with individual faculty)

11 Applying to Ontario Universities - OUAC From January to September of their application year, students register online with OUAC to create an account to apply to universities in the province of Ontario (can apply up to 3 courses for each university except University of Toronto).www.ouac.on.ca Canadian citizens living and studying outside of Canada Complete the OUAC 105D application International school students who are not Canadian citizens Complete the OUAC 105F (International) application Ontario institutions of higher education Brock University Queen’s University Carleton University Redeemer University College Dominican University College Royal Military College of Canada University of Guelph Ryerson University Lakehead University University of Toronto Laurentian University Trent University McMaster University University of Waterloo Nipissing University University of Western Ontario Ontario College of Art & Design Wilfrid Laurier University University of Ontario Institute of University of Windsor TechnologyYork University University of Ottawa

12 Applying to BC Universities – ApplyBC From mid December to February of their university application year, students register online with ApplyBC to apply to universities in the province of British Columbia.http://applybc.ca Canadian citizens living and studying outside of Canada Social Security Number information required International school students who are not Canadian citizens can use ApplyBC or apply directly to the university BC institutions of higher education British Columbia Open University Northern Lights College Camosun CollegeNorthwest Community College Capilano CollegeOkanagan University College College of New CaledoniaRoyal Roads University College of the RockiesSelkirk College Douglas CollegeSimon Fraser University Institute of Indigenous GovernmentUniversity College of the Cariboo Justice Institute of British Columbia University College of the Fraser Valley Kwantlen University CollegeUniversity of British Columbia Langara College University of Northern British Columbia Malaspina University CollegeUniversity of Victoria Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design North Island College https://applybc.ca/demo/applybc/index.html

13 Tuition Fees (Example: UBC 2013/14) {Source: UBC: deposits/tuition-fees/} DegreeCredits taken in 1 st year Canadian student (C$) International student (C$) Engineering355,70527,998 Arts304,89023,999 Commerce307,24526,890 Music345,54227,198 Int’l Economics 307,82328,492 Science304,89023,999

14 Scholarships Type of awardDomestic student International student Various agencies and organizations See list at Ontario School Counsellors’ Association website: >students> scholarships and financial assistance Online search at Association of Universities & Colleges of Canada website: > programs & scholarshipswww.aucc.ca  Individual university awards (See university website for information) 

15 Alternative pathways to university - Diplomas / Associate Degree / University Transfer Programs Stage 3 Student transfers to university – Year 2 undergraduate programme Stage 1 ID/BTEC graduate enters community college* Stage 2 Student completes specialised professional or vocational programme *Some colleges have Bachelor degree awarding status. Always check with colleges on university transfer opportunities. BC Province - Kwantlen University College - Langara College - Malaspina University College - Douglas College - The University College of Cariboo Ontario - Sheridan College - Humber College - Centennial College - Seneca College - George Brown College

16 Alternative pathways: application and costs General entry requirementsCompletion of our Y13 Application timelineBC: mid Dec 2014 to Feb 2015 Make direct application to college Ontario: Dec 2014 to Feb 2015 Make direct application to college Tuition feeE.g. Sheridan College Domestic student: C$1297 per term International student: C$6399 per term ScholarshipsAvailable - check with individual college

17 Useful websites Below is a list of websites which have been referred to in this presentation. 1. University search engine: 2. Community College search engine: 3. University rankings website: 4. College scholarship search engine: 5. Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC): 6. TOEFL: The Official TOEFL Homepage: 7. British Columbia Universities Application Centre (ApplyBC)

18 Q & A


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