Erindale Secondary School College/University Preparation Workshops for Parents Post-Secondary Schools in Canada University & Colleges • Degree granting institutions – most offering post-graduate opportunities Community Colleges • offer certificates, diplomas & applied degrees Collaborative or Joint Programs • Universities linked to colleges – receive both a diploma and a degree If you want to apply to an Ontario University • through the Ontario University Application Centre [OUAC] – 3 Universities for $130 & $44 for each after 3 an Ontario Community College • through the Ontario College Application Service [OCAS] – $95 processing fee for 5 If you want to apply to an out of province university or college • done separately online • application fee for each institution • required to send a transcript – sometimes OUAC can supply marks an American university • SAT or ACT is usually required – information in Counselling Office • Athletes see Mr. von Bulow for NCAA info What are the differences?!? Certificate/Diploma/Degree Undergrad/Postgrad Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts Health Science/Life Science Engineering/Applied Science Co-op/Internships Who does what ?!? OUAC/OCAS • OUAC only, assigns PIN numbers • processes applications and transcripts and forwards them to the Universities/Colleges • Notifies you and your counsellors if your grades are missing or incomplete • Lets the University/Colleges know when you have accepted an offer of admission Who does what?!? High Schools • Distribute your Ontario Education Number (OEN), INFO Booklet, and the Ontario College Guide • Provide OUAC/OCAS with your personal and academic information • Provide OUAC/OCAS with your updated grades information in February, April & July • Notify OUAC/OCAS if you transfer to another school Who does what?!? Students • OCAS only, setup their own online account and create their personal username and password – Keep this information in a safe place • Complete their application • Verify their academic information • Makes changes to their application online – Keep OUAC/OCAS and therefore schools informed of any changes in their personal information Who does what ?!? Students (Continued...) • Pay the application processing fee. Their program choices will not be sent along to the schools until payment is received • Print a copy of their application summary • Verify online that their payment has been received • complete additional requirements of admission, if required Important OUAC Dates January 15, 2015: Latest date to submit completed on-line applications to the OUAC February 4, 2015: Recommended last day to make changes to your application May 29, 2015: Date by which the universities must respond to your application for admission June 2, 2015: Earliest date by which the university may require a financial commitment from applicants Important OCAS Dates February 1, 2015: Equal consideration date (all applications received at OCAS by this date will be considered equally by the colleges May 1, 2015: Earliest admission offer date for high school applicants June 15, 2015: Earliest date that the colleges can require payment of tuition fees OUAC PIN Numbers Arrive the end of November Students should be listening for announcements & checking the Counselling Bulletin Board Ask your child for their OUAC number as a backup, in case they lose or forget their number Websites of Use www.osca.ca/edlinks.htm • student loans • school counsellor website www.electronicinfo.ca www.ouac.on.ca www.ontariocolleges.ca • OCAS website www.careers.ocas.on.ca www.studentawards.com • Canadian Scholarship Info • OUAC website www.canlearn.ca • financial planning for school • Info for all Ontario Universities http://osap.gov.on.ca www.collegeboard.com • SAT website Research is important! You should encourage your child to research their Post-secondary education by having them • Read School Information Packages • Visit colleges or universities • Find out about Financial assistance or scholarships It is worth their time! College/University Preparation Workshop Questions ?