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1 APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY 2012- 2013 Willing and Qualified

2 Applying to University All applications to Ontario Universities must go through the University Application Centre

3 ONTARIO UNIVERSITY APPLICATION CENTRE OUAC The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is a central bureau whose key function is the processing of applications for admission to the province’s universities Phone: (519) 823-1940 Fax: (519) 823-5232 The OUAC will forward applications to all requested universities and/or programs regardless of the qualifications of the applicant. The OUAC does not make any admission decisions.

4 APPLICATION CYCLE Information Gathering Application Mark Reporting Program Information Distribution OFFERS

5 Undergraduate study is the first level of academic work available at a university and leads to a bachelor's degree

6 Check out admission requirements Every University could have different requirements (even for the same type of program) Check out the University viewbooks and the eInfo to be certain of what your program requires

7 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Six 4U or 4M credits Meet the requirements of the Universities *Prerequisites Non-Academic Ex. Audition Admission Averages 70% +


9 Program Details


11 Admission Info

12 Review Degree Types University Undergraduate degrees BA – Bachelor of Arts BSC – Bachelor of Science BASC- Bachelor of Arts and Sciences BA/BED – Bachelor of Education and Arts Universities hand out degrees, Colleges hand out diplomas and some Colleges are involved in Collaborative degrees



15 Location

16 Scholarships

17 Scholarships & Awards University 4 Types of University Scholarships and Awards APPLICTION REQUIRED – submit an application to the University – found on website APPLICATON NOT REQURIED – automatic consideration RENEWABLE – received for more than 1 year NON-RENEWABLE – entrance award one year

18 School Based Awards Some are automatic (based on average) Fill out the consideration for awards form in the guidance office and hand in by the end of your grade 12 school year

19 Scholarships and Awards

20 Getting Started Applying for OSAP Getting OSAP Repaying OSAP Click on the red star select topic Continue

21 COMPASS.101 for Ontario Secondary School Students Applying On-line to Ontario’s Universities

22 January 16, 2013: Latest date to submit completed on-line applications to the OUAC. February 5, 2013: Recommended last day to make changes to your application. May 29, 2013: Date by which the universities must respond to your application for admission. June 3, 2013: Earliest date by which the universities may require a response to offers of admission. June 3, 2013: Earliest date by which the university may require a financial commitment from applicants. Mark Your Calendar Applying to University Mark Your Calendar Applying to University Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2006

23 Before using COMPASS.101 you will need:  a PIN (Personal Identification Number)  a school number  a student number  a list of your researched options Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2006 Checklist

24  PIN (Personal ID#)  School Number  Student Number Your COMPASS Access Codes Your guidance counsellor will give you a confidential letter containing your access codes: Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2006 Your PIN is confidential! Don’t share it with anyone else! These numbers allow you to access your COMPASS.101 Application.


26 Once you’ve selected your programs, you’re ready to prepare and submit your application following these six steps below: 101 Application 1. Review the programs that you have on your application. 3. & 4. Your school may have already provided much of this data. Check it for accuracy and make changes where necessary. 5. The universities require you to answer nine questions. (Don’t worry—they’re easy!) 6. Review and report errors to your guidance office. Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2006 2. Number your choices in order of preference. This doesn’t affect admission or scholarships unless the university specifies this in their literature.

27 and Post Secondary Avoid dark, juvenile or offensive addresses

28 Click here to proceed to the payment screen. Once you click “Submit”, you will verify all the information on your application. Print it for your records. Be sure to read and accept the Applicant’s Declaration. Once you have selected the “I Verify and Agree” button, you can no longer change your application information within this session. Submitting Your Application Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2007


30 Payment The OUAC cannot process your application without the application fee. Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2007 Once you have chosen your method of payment, and clicked the “ Finish ” button, you will immediately receive an OUAC Reference Number.

31 Paying for your application You have the following three options: Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2006 NO CASH CERTIFIED CHEQUE

32 Remember to…. Print the screen displaying your OUAC Reference Number (2012-xxx-xxx) and further instructions; it’s the screen right after the final Submit step. Record your PIN and store it in a safe place. You will need it to review your application and respond to offers of admission. Use your OUAC Reference Number and PIN to access the on-line “Review and Change Your Completed Application” system.

33 Suggested Goal Date for Application FRIDAY,DECEMBER 14,2012


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