Post-Secondary Presentation 2014

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Post-Secondary
Info Session
2014-15
Learning Goals
By the end of the presentation you will …
…have a better understanding of what
the Grade 12 year will look like for you
and how we can work together to plan &
support your post secondary goals.
Communication
@SinclairGuidanc
Planning is the Key
Your success has a lot to do with your
planning.
Just because you don’t know exactly
what you want to do doesn’t mean you
do not have to plan.
Why Plan
Ontario Ministry of Education
• Grade 10 Careers Class
• Individual Pathways Plan (IPP)
• 34 Credit Threshold
Personally
• Reduce your Stress
• Success in school
Post Secondary Options
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Workplace
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GAP YEAR
Apprenticeship
 College
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G.A.S. Program
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University
Gap Year
 Travel
 Internship
 Volunteer
 Rotary
International
 Americorps
 City Year
 Benefits
vs Costs
Apprenticeships
Earn while you learn!
 There are over 140 skilled trades in Ontario
Details:

Must first find
train you
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an employer to hire and
Training agreement signed - prepared by an
Apprenticeship Branch consultant (MTCU)
90% training is practical on-the-job
10% is theoretical in-class
Important Research Tools

Attend OUF – Sept 19 – 21, 10 – 5pm, Metro
Toronto Convention Centre
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AtlanticthCanada Schools
Sept 30 12:30 – 2pm, DAW
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Study and Go Abroad Fair – Oct 4th & 5th 12 –
5pm Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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SimonthFraser, U. Victoria, UBC
Oct 9 6pm – 7:30pm Sinclair S.S.
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Richard Ivy – TBD
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Ontario College Information Fair
Oct. 20-21, Direct Energy Centre
What you may have done so
far??
 Careers
Class Research
 Grade
10/11 Option Selection Seminar
Research
 University
 College
Info www.electronicinfo.ca
Info www.ontariocolleges.ca
Gather Your Information
 Talk
to College and University Reps
 College
& University Information Program
College – Oct 16 @ DC Oshawa 5-7pm
University – October 23 1pm to 3pm @
Clarington Central S.S., Bowmanville
 Visit
the college or university on a
PD Day with friends!!
(Fall Open House, Student for a Day)
Universities
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21 in Ontario
6 in our area
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90 different undergraduate degrees
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MANY CAMPUSES!
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Gather Your Information
Sinclair Hosts a University Fair
Ontario Universities – Oct 8th
Students select their presentation on
our Sinclair website
Applying to University?
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University Info www.electronicinfo.ca

Six Grade 12 U/M for admissions
Coop cannot count even if attached to a U.
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Application Seminars
November 24th (Each period + After School)
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Equal Consideration Dates for Applying
Jan 14, 2015

Relax!! You don’t have to apply RIGHT NOW even if
your friend at another school has applied. Ontario
schools give equal consideration if you apply by the
dates above.
Special Information
 Application
Fees
$140 basic 3 choices PLUS
$47/choice above initial 3 choices
i.e. 5 total choices: 140+94 = $234
 Extra
Requirements – Your school will
communicate with you directly.
Personal Statements, Auditions, Specific
Tests, etc..
When do I get
accepted?

This can be VERY, VERY stressful for students.
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Early Offers of Admission may be sent out by
universities as a recruiting tool for programs
that are not oversubscribed as early as
December.
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Most university programs are over-subscribed
so you have to wait for semester 2 midterms
and all required admission requirements to
be reviewed. This is Mid-April.
Colleges in Ontario
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28 in total
6 in our area
Over 900 career choices!
HUNDREDS of diploma, certificate and degree
programs
Connected
Education
MANY CAMPUSES!
Gather Your Information
Sinclair Hosts College Representatives
Individual Lunch Presentations (Twitter, TV,
Guidance)
Applying to College?
 College
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Info www.ontariocolleges.ca
Program specific
i.e. Paramedic (ENG4C1,MAP4C1, SBI3C1,
SCH4C1)
Highly Competitive Program Chart
Marks required above the minimum!!
 Application
Seminars
November 25th - Library
 Application Fees
$95 for 5 choices of programs
Special Information

Equal Consideration Dates for Applying to
Competitive Programs - Feb 1, 2015

You can still apply for non-competitive
programs until August but why waste time!!!

Extra Requirements – Your school will
communicate with you directly.
Specific Tests, volunteer hours, CPR/First Aid
etc..
When do I get accepted?
 Colleges
can send out offers as early as
Feb 1, the Equal Consideration Date, for
non-oversubscribed programs.
 Competitive
college programs make
decisions based on marks up to finals
from semester 1. Offers are released
through out the year.
Easy Street Now? Not Yet!!
ALL Offers of Admissions are
CONDITIONAL!!!
Read the conditions and make sure you
meet them or the school will take back
your offer if your program is competitive.
Most times they do not wait for Summer
School upgrades.
Returning to Sinclair?!?
 If
you have been planning a 5th year,
students will complete a Application for
December 1, 2014.
 Students
who have not planned on
returning can complete a sheet at a later
date or have an interview with a VP to
discuss the appropriateness of returning.
5th Year @ Sinclair
It is not a guarantee you will return!!
Criteria to earn a 5th year.
• Realistic Educational Plan
• Attendance
• Behaviour
• 5th Year Contract
• Interview with VP
Financial Information
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Tuition
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Ancillary Fees
$2600
1500
Books/supplies
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Accommodation/
food/transportation
Staying Local 6,500+
Going Away
15,500+
$6 to 9,000
$1500
$2 – 3,300
$5,400-7,000
$4-5,000
$9-13,000
$19-26,000
Sources of Money
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Savings
Loans – OSAP/Lines of Credit
Bursaries
Employment (work/study)
Athletics
Scholarships
Scholarships
 www.scholarshipscanada.com
 www.studentawards.com
 www.schoolfinder.com
 Sign
up for scholarship webinars and learn
how to find scholarships and to apply.
 Any
limited enrolment scholarships that
require school endorsement must be
completed and submitted to Mr. Cirone
2 weeks before the due date listed.
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2 limited enrollment nominations!!!
OSAP
 Estimator
Tool – Visit Sinclair’s website
under Post Secondary Info to find a link
to the OSAP estimator.
 OSAP
is based on the program you
accept so you need to wait until the
spring when you confirm your offer
before you can apply for OSAP.
 Mid-May
we offer OSAP presentations.
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