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1 Woburn Collegiate Secondary School Planning for College

2 Grade 12 Counsellors A – MMiss Kneschewitsch N – Z Ms. Mohamed

3 Why College? Shorter program lengths – faster into the workforce Shorter program lengths – faster into the workforce Lower tuition costs Lower tuition costs Stay close to home or move away Stay close to home or move away Specialized knowledge Specialized knowledge Small classes Small classes Broad choice of programs Broad choice of programs Caters to different learning styles Caters to different learning styles

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5 Variety of Credentials  Apprenticeship  Diplomas and Certificates  Certificates  Diplomas  Advanced Diplomas  Graduate Certificates  Co-op  Bachelor Degrees  Four years in length  Practical, technical strengths of a college education & the theoretical foundation of a bachelor’s degree  Over 60 bachelor degrees offered at 18 Ontario colleges

6 Consider a range of pathways Consider a range of pathways - University to College - College to University - Work to College - Apprenticeship to College -Collaborative Degrees Develop: Develop: -More than 1 plan What Can Students Do To Prepare?

7 Visit the Guidance Office Visit the Guidance Office Use the websites Use the websites Explore Calendars, View Books, Brochures Explore Calendars, View Books, Brochures Take part in visits to colleges/Open Houses Take part in visits to colleges/Open Houses Attend the College Fair – Tues. Oct. 23 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place Attend the College Fair – Tues. Oct. 23 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place Check out supports available for students with special needs Check out supports available for students with special needs Attend Workshops Attend Workshops & Presentations eg. Portfolio Workshops eg. Portfolio Workshops Know what information and support is available and how to access it: What Can Students Do To Prepare?

8 What Do You Need To Graduate? 30 Credits 30 Credits –18 compulsory –12 electives Literacy Requirement Literacy Requirement 40 hours community involvement (submitted to Guidance) 40 hours community involvement (submitted to Guidance) OSSD Requirements

9 All grade 11 and 12 marks are sent to OCAS All grade 11 and 12 marks are sent to OCAS Colleges decide how to use this information Colleges decide how to use this information Full Disclosure deadline for dropping courses is on February 20 th Full Disclosure deadline for dropping courses is on February 20 th Full Disclosure

10 Private School Marks Courses studied at private schools will not automatically appear on your transcript Courses studied at private schools will not automatically appear on your transcript Final Report cards must be brought in to Guidance by June 13 th or earlier if you want it on your transcript Final Report cards must be brought in to Guidance by June 13 th or earlier if you want it on your transcript Course code reflects that the course was taken at private school Course code reflects that the course was taken at private school Seek counselling if considering private school courses Seek counselling if considering private school courses You can’t be registered in a day school course if you are taking it at private or night school You can’t be registered in a day school course if you are taking it at private or night school Students are responsible for any follow-up issues that may arise from earning a credit at a private school Students are responsible for any follow-up issues that may arise from earning a credit at a private school Commencement Awards will not include any private school marks Commencement Awards will not include any private school marks

11 Ontario Colleges Admission

12 The completion of the Diploma, or equivalent including Grade 12U or 12C English The completion of the Diploma, or equivalent including Grade 12U or 12C English Some programs require specific courses such as math or biology Some programs require specific courses such as math or biology Some programs are highly competitive Some programs are highly competitive There may be non-academic criteria There may be non-academic criteria Degree programs Degree programs offered at Colleges have U or M admissions requirements Ontario College Admission

13 Applications will be completed ONLINE by students Applications will be completed ONLINE by students College Representatives College Representatives will be here Tues. Oct. 30 th – do some research and bring your questions will be here Tues. Oct. 30 th – do some research and bring your questions Application Process

14 Students can start to apply on-line now at ontariocolleges.ca Students can start to apply on-line now at ontariocolleges.ca No PIN number is required No PIN number is required Need your OEN # Need your OEN # Keep a record of your user name and password and OCAS # Keep a record of your user name and password and OCAS # Be sure to choose September 2013 as your intake date Be sure to choose September 2013 as your intake date Colleges will start to process the information as soon as it is sent Colleges will start to process the information as soon as it is sent Must have a valid address Must have a valid address Legal name and surname must be supplied Legal name and surname must be supplied Can add consent for a second person to inquire about the application Can add consent for a second person to inquire about the application

15 Admissions and Marks Based on Grade 11 & 12 marks and supplementary information (i.e. portfolios) Some colleges have placement testing in communication and math Colleges have different ways of comparing gr. 12 university and college level programs Submission of marks/data takes place Nov. 19, Feb. 11 April 24, July 3, & Aug. 21 Offers conditional pending final marks

16 Applying Students must apply by Feb. 1st to receive equal consideration in application processing - this is especially important in oversubscribed courses Students must apply by Feb. 1st to receive equal consideration in application processing - this is especially important in oversubscribed courses Must apply with $95 (non-refundable) – by credit card, on-line banking, mail Must apply with $95 (non-refundable) – by credit card, on-line banking, mail Application isn’t processed until payment is received Application isn’t processed until payment is received May apply to 5 programs, no more than 3 program choices at any one college -indicate your program choices in order of preference May apply to 5 programs, no more than 3 program choices at any one college -indicate your program choices in order of preference Choices may be changed Choices may be changed Check the accuracy of your information Check the accuracy of your information Apply and pay by January 15 th to be entered into a draw to win $$ for tuition Apply and pay by January 15 th to be entered into a draw to win $$ for tuition

17 Applying To get information about a program …use the Find a Program search engine on to search for up-to-date information about the program across the province and their availability To get information about a program …use the Find a Program search engine on to search for up-to-date information about the program across the province and their availability Use the web site to stay current Use the web site to stay current If you are making program changes after Feb. 1st, check to confirm program availability If you are making program changes after Feb. 1st, check to confirm program availability

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25 Alternative Routes into College Programs May be given alternative offers of admission and/or be placed on wait list (especially to highly competitive programs) May be given alternative offers of admission and/or be placed on wait list (especially to highly competitive programs) Students can apply for Jan. or May intake for some programs Students can apply for Jan. or May intake for some programs Apply into foundations programs as a route into oversubscribed programs (e.g. Science & Technology into Paramedics) Apply into foundations programs as a route into oversubscribed programs (e.g. Science & Technology into Paramedics) Also General Arts & Science (GAS) as a route into other college or university programs Also General Arts & Science (GAS) as a route into other college or university programs

26 Highly Competitive Programs These courses have more applicants than spots These courses have more applicants than spots i.e.. ECE, Police Foundations, Paramedic i.e.. ECE, Police Foundations, Paramedic Look at Alternative Routes Look at Alternative Routes Gr. 11 marks are also considered for admission Gr. 11 marks are also considered for admission Supplementary part of application very important i.e. portfolio, interview, resume Supplementary part of application very important i.e. portfolio, interview, resume February 1 st deadline an absolute February 1 st deadline an absolute

27 Dates Feb. 1st equal consideration date Feb. 1st equal consideration date Let colleges know if you are planning on going to Summer School Let colleges know if you are planning on going to Summer School Feb. 1st to April 30th - offers of admission are mailed out Feb. 1st to April 30th - offers of admission are mailed out Don’t be afraid of accepting an offer – you may change your acceptance if another offer comes in Don’t be afraid of accepting an offer – you may change your acceptance if another offer comes in May 1st- you must confirm your acceptance if no expiry date May 1st- you must confirm your acceptance if no expiry date is given is given June 17 th is the earliest June 17 th is the earliest date that colleges may date that colleges may require payment of tuition require payment of tuition fees fees

28 Costs Tuition = $2400 but costs can vary with program- (ie. Dental Hygiene $14 000) Tuition = $2400 but costs can vary with program- (ie. Dental Hygiene $14 000) Check college calendar/web site Check college calendar/web site Residence or apartment = $ Residence or apartment = $ Ancillary fees (Student fees) = $800 Ancillary fees (Student fees) = $800 Books = $1000 Books = $1000 Transportation = $800 Transportation = $800 Food = $1800 Food = $1800 Total = $ $ Total = $ $ (if leaving home) (if leaving home)

29 What If I Don’t Get Accepted? If you weren’t accepted into your chosen program and still wish to attend college in the fall you can search through Find a Program on the Colleges website and see what is still open and then amend your application General Arts and Science programs lead to other programs as well as university

30 Application Help Sessions Trouble with your application? Trouble with your application? There will be 2 help sessions in the Library Computer Lab There will be 2 help sessions in the Library Computer Lab Dec 4 th - lunch Dec 4 th - lunch Dec 11 th - lunch Dec 11 th - lunch

31 Research Research Have an account for communication Have an account for communication Read everything you receive from each college Read everything you receive from each college Stay organized Stay organized Meet deadlines for applications, acceptances, supplementary applications, medical forms, police checks, etc. – MANY OFFERS HAVE EXPIRY DATES Meet deadlines for applications, acceptances, supplementary applications, medical forms, police checks, etc. – MANY OFFERS HAVE EXPIRY DATES Check account Check account regularly regularly Apply for Apply forscholarships, bursaries and OSAP Student Responsibilities

32 Financial Assistance Bank of Mom & Dad Bank of Mom & Dad OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) Investments (RESPs) Investments (RESPs) Jobs / Work Study / Co-op Jobs / Work Study / Co-op Bursaries Bursaries Scholarships Scholarships

33 Summary - Applicant Checklist Explore your college options by Explore your college options by visiting visiting Take a college campus tour Take a college campus tour Research program admission Research program admission requirements requirements Begin your application at Begin your application at Click the “Sign Up Today” button and complete all required fields Click the “Sign Up Today” button and complete all required fields

34 Checklist Continued Record your username, account and application numbers (Keep your password confidential) Record your username, account and application numbers (Keep your password confidential) Complete your application including program choices Complete your application including program choices Pay your application processing fees online or by mail Pay your application processing fees online or by mail Check your inbox for a message from ontariocolleges.ca with your account information. (If you did not receive an , check your junk/spam folder and make ontariocolleges.ca a safe sender.) Check your inbox for a message from ontariocolleges.ca with your account information. (If you did not receive an , check your junk/spam folder and make ontariocolleges.ca a safe sender.) Return to your account and verify that the grades forwarded by your high school are correct Return to your account and verify that the grades forwarded by your high school are correct

35 Checklist Continued The colleges will let you know directly of their admission decision. When you receive an offer of admission: The colleges will let you know directly of their admission decision. When you receive an offer of admission: Log back into your online application/account Log back into your online application/account Click on “View Offers” Click on “View Offers” Confirm your offer of admission (If after accepting an offer of admission you do not receive a confirmation , contact ontariocolleges.ca immediately.) Confirm your offer of admission (If after accepting an offer of admission you do not receive a confirmation , contact ontariocolleges.ca immediately.) Need Help? or Call the Customer Contact Centre Need Help? or Call the Customer Contact Centre

36 This power point is available on under Guidance > Post Secondary Info Please pick up an Ontario College Handbook and an Applicant Checklist handout on your way out. Please pick up an Ontario College Handbook and an Applicant Checklist handout on your way out.

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