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Destination: University OSSD Requirements/Your Transcript Gathering Information Appropriate courses selected for grade 12 Application Process Mark transmissions.

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1 Destination: University OSSD Requirements/Your Transcript Gathering Information Appropriate courses selected for grade 12 Application Process Mark transmissions Offers of admission English Language Requirements Scholarships and Financial Aid Important Dates

2 OSSD Requirements + Transcript 30 credits ( ) OSSLT 40 hours community service Up-to-date transcript (SS, night school, Int’l languages) MUST have 6 4U/4M courses to apply to UNIVERSITY programs

3 Gathering Information Important Websites - Matchmaker and My Skills Assessment - Learning Styles Inventory, Discovery, Explorations Things to consider Strengths, area of interest Proximity to home Campus life Work experience

4 Gathering Information – program information University Program School/ Campus OUAC Program Code Admission Requirements DegreeProgram Features Business Administration and Financial Mathematics Laurier/ Waterloo UBFOSSD, High 80s, ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 70%; MHF4U at 70%; MCV4U at 60%. A combined minimum average of 80% is required in the math courses. BBA/BACo-op, double degree Business Administration (Honours) Laurier/ Waterloo UBOSSD, mid to high 80s, One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 70%; MHF4U at 70%; one of MCV4U or MDM4U at 60%. BBA

5 Gathering Information Additional Requirements Portfolio submissions (i.e. art programs) - Continually update it - Know the requirements - Know submission deadlines Audition dates (performance programs) First Aid CPR Criminal Reference Check

6 Campus Tours Visit post secondary websites (Admissions, Undergraduate students) September Book an appointment Attend tour sessions Attend an open house Go on a residence tour

7 University Application Process December – January 14 (11:59pm) You will receive your PIN from student services (November) Online (www.ouac.on.ca) – ‘OUAC 101’www.ouac.on.ca 3 choices (rank them) PIN, school number, student number, complete mailing address Application payment format (credit card, cheque, money order) $140 Appropriate ; one you check

8 Mark Transmissions Make sure your transcript is up-to-date and accurate Electronically by the PDSB (we take care of it)

9 Offers of Admission Check (even SPAM folder) May begin as early as Feb/March for strong candidates May 28 – majority of applicants will receive a response from Ontario universities (conditional offer of admission, refusal, deferral) Must confirm through June 1 – earliest date by which Ontario universities require a response to an offer of admission and a financial commitment

10 English Language Requirements In Canada less than 5 years, may be required to write an English Language Proficiency Test (i.e. TOEFL) Application will not be considered until test results have been received Research now (test dates, locations, times) Online practice test

11 Scholarships and Bursaries START RESEARCHING NOW Admission averages Application based Websites Your parents workplace Complete the applications well in advance Additional documentation (recommendation/reference letter, transcript, essays) Courier Confirmation of receipt

12 Scholarships and Bursaries Websites School specific

13 OSAP Financial assistance (it is a loan) Based on financial need (income + assets) Can begin to apply in late April/early May training/how-get-osap Have to wait until you have received an offer of admission and have a student number from the post secondary school to apply If accepted, receive half the money at the start of the school year, and the remainder during the school year

14 30% Tuition Grant Apply for 30% off tuition grant off-ontario-tuition Parents income <$160k, full time post secondary student in a program immediately after high school, CDN citizen/permanent resident Money you don't have to repay Automatically entered if applying for OSAP. If not, you need to apply $790 for college diploma and certificate students $1730 for university and college degree students

15 Important Dates - University Sept – Ontario Universities Fair (Metro Toronto Convention Centre) Sept – Student Life Expo (Metro Toronto Convention Centre) Nov 13 – Post Secondary Fair at DSSS (6:30pm-8:30pm) Campus Tours/Open Houses – ASAP Nov – start applying to university programs Jan 14 – Application deadline to OUAC April/May – apply for OSAP and the 30% off tuition grant May 28 – majority of applicants will receive a response from Ontario universities (conditional offer of acceptance, refusal, deferral pending further information) June 1– earliest date by which Ontario universities require a response to an offer of admission and a financial commitment

16 Important Dates Feb 3 – last date to submit information and changes to OUAC Feb – begin applying for residency April/May – apply for OSAP and the 30% off tuition grant May 28 – majority of applicants will receive a response from Ontario universities June 1 – earliest date by which Ontario universities require a response to an offer of admission and a financial commitment August– you are responsible for submitting summer school marks to OUAC August – tuition payment

17 Concerns? See your Guidance Counsellor


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