Welcome Earl Haig S.S. Guidance Department Post-Secondary Information Session Agenda University Admission Requirements Admission Requirement Myths Application Process Out of Province Applications American Universities Financial Aid/Scholarships Students with IEPs What Now? College Apprenticeship Work Questions and Answers What happens at EH in preparation for the university application process? September/October • Grade 12 classroom visits • Ontario University Fair • Ontario College Fair • GTA Ont. Uni/College Fair @ EH (Oct 15) • University Visits (ongoing) • Guidance appointments • Research (E-info/websites) • Continue to read Guidance News, check FB page, follow on Twitter HOW TO READ YOUR CCS…continued November/December Parent Council Uni/College Info Night non-GTA Uni/College Fair @EH PINs assigned Application Process can begin • Continue to read Guidance News, check FB page, follow on Twitter Ontario University Admission Requirements Ontario University Admission Requirements • OSSD • 6 Grade 12 U/M courses • Pre-requisite Courses • Additional Criteria Ontario University Admission Requirements OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) 18 compulsory courses 12 elective courses Successful completion of OSSLT (Grade 10 Literacy Test) 40 Hours of Community Involvement (Not-for-profit organization) Ontario University Admission Requirements Grade 12 U/M courses ENG4U – always required 5 other Grade 12 courses, depending on the pre-requisites of the program/university Different universities might require different pre-requisites for the same program; Students must check websites/e-info/viewbooks to check requirements Ontario University Admission Requirements Additional Criteria Supplementary forms Audition Portfolio Note: Different universities will have different requirements and due dates for the same programs; students must check websites/e-info/viewbook for details and deadlines. Admission Requirement Myths • grade 11 marks • academic vs. applied courses (in grades 9 and 10) • university/mixed/college/open courses (in grades 11 and 12) • early acceptance Language Requirements • must write English proficiency test if in a non-English-instructional high-school for less than 4 full years (but should check each university website) • every institution has its own due dates and scores • write early so you can re-write if necessary • TOEFL iBT (www.ets.org/toefl/bulletinreg) UNIVERSITY APPLICATION PROCESS The Application Process The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) The Application Process OUAC is the clearing house for all Ontario university applications The Application Process Fee: $140 for 3 universities or programs Each additional choice: $47 (no limit to number of choices) Example: 2 programs at any one university = 2 choices The Application Process Limit of 3 choices at any one university including affiliated colleges OUAC provides grades to Quebec Universities, Dalhousie, King’s College, U.B.C, and Victoria University but it is not the clearing house for applications to those universities Electronic-INFO E-INFO is the guide to all Ontario universities for secondary school students and guidance counsellors www.electronicinfo.ca E-INFO Degree Locator Admission Guidelines - 2013-2014 Admission averages - Prerequisites - Notes re: admission, repeating courses Additional admission criteria Campus visits Residence information Scholarships and awards Programs requiring prior university studies Liaison numbers, websites, e-mail addresses Timelines Timelines November 5th • First electronic transmission date to OUAC • Application for each applicant is created: Demographics Completed Gr.11 courses with final grades Completed Gr.12 courses with final grades (e.g. summer school) Current courses Successful completion of the Gr.10 Literacy Test Completion of Community Involvement hours •PIN for each applicant is created and sent to the school Timelines Application Deadline: January 14th, 2015 Recommended time for applications: Mid-December Timelines February 3th • Recommended last date to submit changes • Changes processed continuously – each university has a deadline after which no changes/applications will be accepted Timelines April 21st • Third electronic transmission to OUAC • Mid-term marks for all grade 11 and 12 courses • Additional information on the transcript since the Nov. 5th transmission (e.g. completion of community involvement, final grades for completed private school courses) Timelines July 7th • Next electronic transmission to OUAC • Final grades • Additional information on the transcript since the Apr. 21st transmission (e.g. completion of community involvement, successful completion of Literacy Test, receipt of OSSD, final grades for private school courses) Offers of Admission Three Possible Admission Times 1. End of January/Beginning of February 2. End of March/Beginning of April 3. Beginning/Mid May Offers of Admission May 28th Last date for offers June 1st Earliest date by which Ontario Universities may require a response Conditional Offers • Student must maintain a certain average as specified in the offer and/or certain grade in prerequisite courses • July 8th transmission – if student has not met all the requirements (conditions, diploma) offer will be rescinded. Out-of Province Applications Canadian • Applications online - deadlines are student’s responsibility • English language Quebec universities (McGill, Concordia, Bishop’s), Dalhousie, University of King’s College, U.B.C., Victoria - apply after submitting applications to OUAC - OUAC reference number required • All other Canadian Universities/Colleges - student must inform Guidance department Out-of Province Applications American • Over 4000 universities - research/deadlines are student’s responsibility • Ideally, begin research in Gr.11 • All items, including school report, mid-term report, resume or information form, etc. are required 4 weeks prior to deadline • give guidance counsellors enough notice to put together application package Scholarships Scholarships General Information •See your counsellors Guidance Bulletin Scholarship pamphlets Websites • www.canlearn.ca • www.Studentawards.com • www.ScholarshipsCanada.com Scholarships Post-Secondary • Application required/not required • Nomination required • University/college websites • www.electronicinfo.ca Major scholarships • Combination of leadership experience; extra-curricular and community involvement; strong academic profile Scholarships Other • Corporations – children of employees • Heritage • Subject-specific/national E.g. TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership; Toyota Earth Day Scholarships; Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarships; Loran Award Financial Aid • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) www.osap.gov.on.ca Ontario’s Student Access Guarantee; apply mid-April 60-40 • Financial Aid offered by Universities and Colleges • Bank Loans and Lines of Credit • Part-time work - Ontario Work-Study Plan • Summer Employment • The Bank of Mom and Dad Students with IEPs Must self-identify at college/university during registration process Current Psycho-education assessment will be required in order to be considered for accommodations (within last 3 years) IEPs are only for EH Each university/college will have its own learning centre What Now?? Pre-Application Process 1. Research: E-info, websites, liaison officers, viewbooks open houses/school visits guidance appointments Credit counselling summary POST-SECONDARY WEBLINKS • • • • • • • • • • • • e-INFO MAGAZINE: www.electronicinfo.ca UNIVERSITY APPLICATION: www.ouac.on.ca COLLEGE APPLICATION www.ontariocolleges.ca SCHOLARSHIP INFO: www.studentawards.com www.scholarshipscanada.com OSAP INFO: http://osap.gov.on.ca VARIOUS COLLEGE OPTIONS: http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/portal/page/portal/ONTC OL/Plan/ProgramTypes • TOEFL: • www.ets.org/toefl/ Pre-Application Process 2. How do I make a decision? Program vs. School Be realistic/Be true to yourself 3 choices: 1) Ideal-best case scenario 2) Plan B-another option you can live with 3) Sure Thing-worst case scenario Pre-Application Process 3. Last Minute Details: Check credit counselling summary Graduation requirements Community involvement hours OSSLT Specific program requirements (academic and non-academic) OTHER POST-SECONDARY PATHWAYS?? College Pathway • • • • Ontariocolleges.ca Can apply anytime; don’t need a pin Entire transcript, not just grade 11 and 12 Combination of degree, diploma and certificate programs • Many joint programs with universities • Many applied degrees • Hands on learning Workplace Pathway • Coop • Volunteer • Gap year • Job binder – Student Services Workplace Pathway Cont’d • • • • • • • • Ontario Job Bank: http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/ Ontario Skills Passport: http://skills.edu.gov.on.ca/OSPWeb/jsp/en/log in.jsp Employment Ontario: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/employme ntontario/eoes.html Career Finder: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/employme ntontario/backtoschool/careerfinder.html Apprenticeship Pathway In High School • through Co-op/OYAP 150,000 trades retiring OYAP • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship programs http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/appre ntices/oyap.html Questions??