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Students who are not interested in continuing in post secondary education and do not know what they want to do in the future are encouraged to think about being trained in the trades or getting an apprenticeship.  Information can be found at the following websites.


Students applying to the University of Toronto for business are encouraged to apply to Rotman Commerce, a faculty specializing in accounting, management or finance and economics.  If you have a mid to high 80’s average and are taking calculus, you can make a supplemental application through OUAC by December 12.

Click on the following links for more information.

University Application

All Grade 12 Students planning on applying to an Ontario University next year. Your PINS have arrived and are ready for pick up in Student Services. Once you have your PIN you are able to apply. There will be a Grade 12 Presentation on “How to Apply” by the end of November. Please visit Student Services if you have any questions.

OUAC-Presentation Instructions on How to Apply to OUAC 2019

University Application Information and Procedures

You will receive your Application Access Code Letter from your Counsellor at the University Application Information Assembly. This letter contains the access codes that you will need to begin the application. Your access codes should not be shared with anyone. The OUAC cannot provide access codes over the telephone or by email. The deadline for Ontario secondary school students to submit completed applications to the OUAC is January 16, 2019 (11:59 pm ET).

Summary of Fees

All fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

Base Application Fee: $150
For the initial three university/program choices.

Additional Choice Fee: $50/choice
For each university/program choice beyond the initial three (e.g., if two additional university choices are added, you must pay $100 in addition to the base application fee).

Note: You may apply to as many Ontario universities/programs as you wish; however, you are limited to a maximum of 3 program choices at any one university (including its affiliates). Some universities may further limit the number of programs you can apply to.

101 How to Apply

Step 1: Research Your University Selections

Step 2: Gather Information Needed to Apply

In October/November your high school will distribute Application Access Code letters that contain the information required to apply online:

  • School Number
  • Student Number
  • Temporary PIN
  • Narrow down your university program selections by talking to your parents, teachers and guidance counsellors about your interests and options.
  • Watch the instructional video on how to apply online.
  • Review the 101 Important Dates.

Step 3: Apply

  • Use the information in your Application Access Code Letter to log in to your online application. Note: The first time you log in you must change your temporary PIN to a personal password. Use your password (instead of your PIN) the next time you log in.
  • Complete all sections of the application.
  • Review your program selections before clicking “I Verify and Agree”.
  • Submit your application, with payment, well before the 101 application deadline and any university program-specific deadlines.
  • Record the OUAC Reference Number you receive and keep it in a safe place. You will require this number, along with your password, for future access to your application, and to respond to university offers of admission.

Step 4: After Applying

  • After one business day, log in to your online application to verify the details. Review and make any necessary changes.
  • Ensure spam filters are set to accept email from the OUAC and the universities you applied to. Email is the primary mode of communication for the universities and the OUAC.
  • The universities will acknowledge that they received your application.
  • After you receive your report card, log in to verify your grades information. Notify your guidance office of any necessary corrections.
  • Visit a university. University open houses and campus visits are great ways to experience first-hand what campus life is like and help you decide which university is the best fit for you.
  • Expect to receive either an offer of admission or a refusal from the universities you applied to by the end of May. Review the 101 Important Dates.

Video Tutorials

College Application

OCAS – Ontario College Application Services
OCAS Application 2019-2020

Apply on or before February 1, 2020 in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs starting the following fall. After this date, colleges consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until programs are full.

If you have never applied through before, click the “Apply” link to get started. Your account allows you to

Important Info Before You Apply

  • The application processing fee is $95.00 (non-refundable).
  • An application allows you up to 5 program choices (no more than 3 at any one college).
  • All program choices must start within the same academic year (August-July).
  • Your username is permanent.
  • Your password must be between 8 and 14 characters in length.
  • Use a valid email address.
  • DO NOT create more than one account.
  • The application works best in certain web browsers.

How to Apply

  • Log in to your account.
  • Fill in your personal information and educational history.
  • Add your program choices.
  • Pay the application processing fee and any transcript fees.
  • Log back in to verify your transcript information, or to make changes or updates to your application.
  • Log back in after February 1 to view and confirm offers of admission.

For a step-by-step tour of the secure online application, download the user guide.

Important Dates

  • October: Applications become available for programs starting the following fall.
  • February 1: Equal Consideration Date – apply to highly competitive programs on or before this date.
  • February 1: Colleges may begin sending offers of admission.
  • May 1: Deadline to confirm offers (colleges may extend offers after this date).
  • Mid-June: Tuition deposit payment due.
  • See the Important Dates page for more information.

OSAP – Ontario Student Assistance Program

Need help paying for school? Check out the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) website.

Costs of University Education

According to Common University Data Ontario, the following are the costs incurred by the average first-year undergraduate arts and science student attending school full-time from 2015-16:

  • Tuition fees: $6,213
  • Ancillary fees (such as registration, health or activity fees): $807
  • Room and board (on campus): $11,347 to $13,763
  • Board only (on-campus meal plan): $2,606 to $4,103
  • Books and supplies: $700 to $1,500
  • Transportation: N/A
  • Other expenses: $3,600
  • Total: $22,667 to $25,883


Applying to US Colleges

Applying to study in the US? Then you’ll want to know this

Since 2011, the ACT test has been the most widely taken college and university entrance exam in the United States, and is accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the US. Since 2010, the number of US students taking the ACT increased 17.7%, and it now enjoys 57% of the market share. See below for the year-by-year specifics.

Why should this matter to you?

You need to you have testing options. Making decisions based on outdated data could jeopardize your future. Each test has its own unique characteristics and you can choose the one that’s best for you.

Scroll down the page for registration details on the ACT test!

US College Expo Canada

The expo is taking place on April 13, 2019 (10:00 am – 11:00 am seminar, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm public exhibit) at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Canada’s unique, once a year US College Expo exclusively featuring American Colleges and Universities! Meet US College Representatives, Explore US College Options, Understand all aspects of the US Admissions process, from selection, application, financing and student athlete considerations.US COLLEGE EXPO CANADA

More information can be found  at USCOLLEGEEXPO.COM

NCAA Rules and Regulations for Ontario Athletes

The NCAA has strict rules for applying. The links below provide parents and students with the Eligibility Requirements to apply.

SAT and ACT Information

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way thats fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. Click the link below for more details:

ACT Test Information

The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test.

The College Board introduced a new version of the SAT in 2005, with a mandatory writing test. ACT continues to offer its well-established test, plus an optional writing test. You take the ACT Writing Test only if required or requested by the college(s) you’re applying to.

The SAT penalizes you for wrong answers, so guessing is discouraged. The ACT is scored based on the number of correct answers with no penalty for guessing.

The ACT has an Interest Inventory that allows students to evaluate their interests in various career options.

The Common App

The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization that, since its founding over 35 years ago, has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. They serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to any of their over 500 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process. Parents may access the Common App site using the link below:

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