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1 Post-Secondary Pathways: Exploring Your Options Presented by LPCI Guidance

2 Tonight’s Program 7:00 – 7:25Lawrence Park CI Guidance Presentation 7:30 - 8:40Presentations from Post- Secondary Institutions 7:30 – 7:50Session 1 7:55 – 8:15Session 2 8:20 – 8:40Session 3

3 Who is here tonight? Dalhousie UniversityRm 116 University of Guelph-HumberRm 211 University of WaterlooRm 203 University of New Brunswick Rm 202 Queen’s UniversityRm 102 Ryerson UniversityRm 217 University of TorontoRm 103 University of Western OntarioRm 106 Wilfrid Laurier UniversityRm 215 York UniversityRm 107 University of GuelphRm 108 University of Ontario Inst. of Tech.Rm 115 Centennial CollegeAuditorium Humber CollegeAuditorium Seneca CollegeAuditorium KatimavikLibrary Lattitude Gap Year ProgramLibrary SAINTS Auditorium Foyer

4 General Admission Requirements for University in Ontario High School Diploma –all credit requirements met – see information in your package –40 hours of Community Service –Literacy Test Grade 12 Academic English (ENG4U) 5 additional 12U/12M courses Certain programs may require additional Grade 12 University prerequisite courses as well as minimum averages

5 General Admission Requirements for College in Ontario High School Diploma –all credit requirements met – see information in your package –40 hours of Community Service –Literacy Test Highly Competitive Programs often have specific prerequisite courses at the Grade 11 & 12 level. Bachelor Degree programs offered at colleges will still require U or M level courses at the Gr. 12 level.

6 Consider the College Option Applied degrees, collaborative partnerships with universities College Diploma/Certificate One year foundation year courses Post graduate programmes

7 U.S. & Beyond Planning to attend Post-Secondary education in the U.S. & beyond will require additional research Your Grade 11 year is the time to start taking SAT/ACTs, investigating schools of interest and visiting LPCI Guidance deadline for U.S. applications is December 1 (but you should give us a heads up well before this) – this allows sufficient time to process applications. provides a clearing house of information about SAT test dates, colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as the application system

8 Factors to Consider Programs Costs and Financial Awards Co-op / Internships Admission Requirements Required grades Pre-requisites and recommended subjects Supplementary applications Deadlines Career Pathways Campus Life Housing/Residence University/College Life outside the classroom Overall fit… Size of school / campus / city Size of classes Tutorial and faculty support Distance from home / family

9 GAP year Part-time college and university combined with work, travel or volunteer opportunities Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship placements Direct entry to the workplace Opportunities with the Canadian Forces Volunteer engagement Other Options

10 1.Research Attend college and university presentations Visit the Ontario Universities Fair – late September Visit the Ontario College Information Fair – in October Consult myblueprint.ca/tdsb and use the Post-Secondary Planner Consult electronicinfo.ca Consult university websites for program or institution specific deadlines Consult ontariocolleges.ca or college websites for college admissions requirements University/college calendars in guidance office 2.Sign up for and Read Grad from Guidance Office 3.Attend classes, submit assignments on time, seek extra help, communicate with teachers 4.Be informed of deadlines for scholarships, financial awards 5.Visit open houses and attend campus events 6.Sign up for college and university ings The role of the student

11 The role of Guidance at LPCI 1.Host university and college visits Fall visits to LP & Winter information evening 2.Provide support throughout the application process present fall information session for all graduating students Serve as a reference centre Post secondary materials for research and planning Support scholarship applications 3.Transmit marks The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) The Ontario College Application Services (OCAS)

12 The role of the family 1.Encourage students to… be aware of and meet deadlines have a balanced lifestyle of school, family and social involvement take an active and responsible role in planning for their own future 2.Support students visit campuses attend information sessions make wise decisions that meet students’ personal needs actively listen with an open mind when discussing possible choices foster resilience so that students develop skills that help them cope with the challenges they will encounter

13 Go to Ontario University Application Centre (www.ouac.on.ca)www.ouac.on.ca Out of Province OUAC links with the following institutions: Bishop’s, UBC, Concordia, Dalhousie, McGill, Simon Fraser and U. Victoria. You must still apply directly to these institutions Students apply on-line between early December and early January PIN codes are distributed by Guidance Use the PIN to set up an account with the OUAC Guidance will offer assemblies and information sessions to students to assist them in understanding the application process Deadline mid-January 2013 Modifications to your choices may be made after this date How to Apply to University

14 Students apply online to another application clearinghouse in January. OCAS is the Ontario College Application Service (www.ontariocolleges.ca) Feb. 1 st deadline for equal consideration How to Apply to College

15 Looking for answers? Invaluable help is found by checking Activation code: lparkci the companion guide to Ontario universities for secondary school students Visit eINFO for information on: Ontario university programs by keyword, area of study, degree or university location Admissions requirements Additional requirements Codes used for the on-line applications Scholarships, financial aid Residence information and campus tour dates Repeated or failed courses Professional Programs – upper year programs

16 What’s Coming Up? Online course selection Jan 30 – Feb 10, 2012 Sat. Feb 4, 2012 – Travel, Volunteer & Experiential Education Fair – 11 a.m. – 2 Royal St. Georges College Sun. March 4, 2012 – Study & Go Abroad Fair – 12-5 Metro Toronto Convention Ctr. Thurs April 26 th : Adolescent Brains: Unlocking the Potential 7 – 9 Lawrence Park C.I.

17 The future is limitless!


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