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1 University Planning 101

2 Why University?? Employment skills and attitudes Employment rates 96% (within 6 months of graduation) Job satisfaction Transferable skills Personal development

3 Who should consider university? enjoys a classroom setting good communications skills written and oral good time management skills self motivated an independent learner teamwork oriented analytical

4 Ontario Universities

5 Universities In Ontario

6 University Programs arts, humanities, social sciences pure & applied sciences, engineering business & commerce fine & performing arts professional programs (education, law, medicine, nursing etc…)

7 Admission Requirements high school diploma (OSSD) 6 grade 12 U or M courses minimum 70% average many universities or programs will have higher admission averages some programs require as many as 5 specific U courses as prerequisites supplementary information (e.g., auditions, questionnaires)

8 Generalized Admission Requirements arts, humanities, social sciences 12 U English 5 other 12 U / M courses pure & applied sciences, engineering 12 U English 12 U Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors 12 U Biology, Chemistry, Physics (at least 2) 1 other 12 U / M course

9 Generalized Admission Requirements business & commerce 12 U English 12 U Math (at least 1, often 2) 4 other U / M credits (business recommended) fine & performing arts 12 U English 5 other U / M credits audition / portfolio

10 Generalized Admission Requirements professional programs (education, law, medicine, nursing etc…) Often previous university studies required Varies depending on program

11 Admission Process application done on-line to the Ontario Universities Application Centre 3 program choices for $120 $40 per additional choice deadline mid-January average based on 6 grade 12 U / M courses (may / may not include prerequisites)

12 Admissions Process (cont…) conditional offers made from Jan – June most made after semester 2 midterm marks response required – approx. end of May conditions must be met

13 What will it cost? Tuition & fees$ Textbooks & suppliesapprox. $2000 $ PLUS Residence & meals$ TOTAL$ – / year

14 Financing Your Education bank of Mom & Dad RESP’s employer’s scholarships scholarships & bursaries from the universities from community organizations government assistance programs OSAP, student access window work study

15 Researching University On-line at On-line at Ontario Universities Fair Ontario Universities Fair – end of September Post Secondary Fair – October Post Secondary Fair – October University Information Program - October University Information Program - October Campus visits – March Break, weekends, fall open houses Campus visits – March Break, weekends, fall open houses

16 Mythbusters! Students must have U level math and / or science to go to university Students should take all U / M level courses to “keep their options open” Students taking P level courses in grades 9 / 10 can’t go on to university University is what ALL students should be striving towards University graduates get the highest paying jobs

17 Questions?


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