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1 Advice & Guidance on Making Applications to Canadian Universities West Island School Y12 Higher Education Evening 11 June 2013

2 University destinations of West Island School students in 2012

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 } UNIVERSITY World ranking University of Toronto 13 University of British Columbia 30 McGill University 34 McMaster University 88 University of Alberta 121 University of Montreal 84 University of Ottawa 171 University of Victoria 196

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. IB Maths SL or HL and two IB sciences are frequently needed for Engineering – Chemistry is an additional requirement – and Science. Encouraged to submit SAT scores if you have them and feel they will help. (E.g. University of Toronto expected SAT I range: between 1950 and 2169). Possible IELTS or TOEFL result needed from those who have English as a second language.

7 Some typical offers received in 2013 by WIS students as of 10/6/13 Degree courseUniversityOffer EngineeringMcGillMaintain predicted IB pts ConcordiaMinimum 27 IB pts GuelphMinimum 24 IB pts PsychologySimon FraserMinimum 24 IB pts TorontoMinimum 24 IB pts UBCMinimum 24 IB pts Science (Microbiology) UBCMinimum 24 IB pts UTMinimum 24 IB pts

8 Some typical offers received in 2013 by WIS students as of 10/6/13 Degree courseUniversityOffer ArchitectureUniversity of TorontoMinimum 24 IB pts ArtsVictoriaPasses in ID Diploma subjects CommerceUniversity of British Columbia Minimum 24 IB pts Economics - International University of TorontoMinimum 24 IB pts English LiteratureMcGill UniversityMaintain IB predicted score University of British Columbia Minimum 24pts

9 Some typical offers received in 2013 by WIS students as of 10/6/13 Degree courseUniversityOffer International RelationsUniversity of British Columbia Minimum 24 IB pts Computer ScienceUniversity of TorontoMinimum 24 IB pts University of British Columbia Minimum 24 IB pts Sports ScienceUniversity of VictoriaPasses in ID Diploma University of British Columbia Minimum 24 IB pts University of Western Ontario Minimum 28 IB pts

10 APPLICATION DEADLINES – (some examples and 2013 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 2012/13) {Source: UBC: fees/} DegreeCredits taken in 1 st year Canadian student (C$) International student (C$) Applied Science 355,59327,183 Arts304,79423,300 Commerce307,10426,107 Law3211,22424,138 Dentistry / Medicine N/A16,403N/A

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 2013 to Feb 2014 Make direct application to college Ontario: Dec 2013 to Feb 2014 Make direct application to college Tuition feeE.g. Sheridan College Domestic student: C$1297 per term International student: C$6399 per term Living expensesE.g. Sheridan College C$13,000 (per academic year) 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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