Erindale Secondary School


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 .

• school counsellor website

• Info for all Ontario Universities

   • OUAC website

• OCAS website

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• student loans

• financial planning for school

• Canadian Scholarship Info

• 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

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