TOP 7 REASONS TO ATTEND COLLEGE 1.Cost-effective solution 2.Job prospects/career 3.Hands on work experience 4.Variety of programs & locations 5.Smaller classes 6.Transferability to other programs 7.Offer degree programs with easier access than university
BEFORE YOU START… Checklist Explore your options – tours, websites, books (pick 5 and a maximum of 3 at one college)! Research all program admission requirements. Have a valid & suitable account. Think of a username & password and record it. Know your Ontario Education Number (OEN) Know your correct address and postal code. Have a credit card number, including expiry date, (VISA, MasterCard or American Express), if you plan to pay online.
Finding your O.E.N. OEN Number
IMPORTANT DATES January 15, 2013 Apply early and WIN ! February 1, 2013 Equal consideration date Earliest admission offer date for all applicants. Earliest date that applicants may confirm an offer of admission. May 1, 2013 By this date, applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission. June 17, 2013 Earliest date that the colleges can require payment of tuition fees.
APPLICATION STEPS: Go to website Go to Apply: Sign Up Today Record application number, as needed for future contact with colleges. Pay & Print a copy of your application summary for your records. Make changes to your application on-line. Confirm offer once decided –Check your inbox for a message from ontariocolleges.ca with your account information.
5 CHOICES IN ORDER Record your Account Number and Application Number. Received Date – is the date your application processing fee payment is received and processed. You may apply to a maximum of FIVE program choices with no more than THREE at any one college. List your programs in order of preference. You cannot create additional applications to apply to more programs. (sorry!)
MANAGE PROGRAM CHOICES Use the green arrows to reorder your program choices (if required). Click ‘Search for a Program ’ to add additional programs Click ‘Done Adding Choices’ to move to the next step. Click ‘Edit’ to change program information OR ‘Delete’ to remove the program from your application.
APPLICATION FEES !! Pay your $95.00 application fee online by VISA, Master Card or American Express or by mailing in your payment. You may also call the OCAS Customer Contact Centre to make your payment by phone.
WHO SENDS MY MARKS? The Peel Board will send your grades electronically. Check your grades on OCAS site! You do NOT have to send OCAS paper transcripts (except your summer school marks!!)
WHAT MARKS DO THEY USE FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO COLLEGE? 1st semester final marks and 2 nd semester mid-term marks Grade 11 marks count! Conditional offers If you get a conditional offer, keep working hard towards your final marks. If you get a conditional offer, keep working hard towards your final marks.
WHERE DO I GET HELP? Call OR OR Speak to your guidance counsellor!
WHAT TO DO NOW? NOW IS THE TIME! Complete your research (5 choices) Visit a campus or two! Create your account today! Have your payment ready! DO IT NOW ! (Feb 1st deadline!)