Post Secondary Information

Planning to take a Gap Year?

Take part in the virtual Gap Expo.

The Gap Year Expo is open to students, families and educators and offer the opportunity to fully immerse in 3-hours of workshops and panels, or pick and choose based on gap year interest. 

Workshop themes include:

  • The 4 secrets to planning a gap year
  • Budgeting for your gap year
  • Building your gap year resume
  • Parent/family support workshops
  • Panel discussions with gap year program partners and gap year alum

Registration for the expo can be completed at https://www.cangap.ca/expo.

Planning on going to the US for post-secondary? What’s new for SAT’s?

Free Digital SAT Info Session: Thursday April 7, 2022, 7pm EST

The SAT is going digital! Star tutor Alex Lindh will review key points regarding the College Board’s transition to a computer-based SAT as of March 2023 in Canada. Please register in advance using the following link: https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/500882. Should you have trouble registering, please email Lauren.Mastroianni@Review.com

College to University Information Session

Do your students know that College degree programs offer the best of both worlds? 

A winning combination – theoretical knowledge, practical hands-on experience through mandatory co-op work terms, and applied research opportunities – that employers value. 

These 60-minute Virtual Degree Panels will cover general information students (and parents) need to know, from the application process and important dates to diploma-to-degree pathways, student services and support.  


Attendees will also hear 5-minute ‘spotlight’ presentations from six (6) Central Region Colleges: 

CentennialGeorge BrownGeorgianHumberSeneca and Sheridan


Register today and choose from the six (6) scheduled dates. Students must register for the date they wish to attend.  

March 1 @ 9:30 a.m.              April 5 @ 6 p.m.                      May 11 @ 9:30 a.m.
March 23 @ 2 p.m.                 April 26 @ 6 p.m.                    May 26 @ 2 p.m.

These panels would be great for:

  • grade 11 students (to get them thinking about their post-secondary options)
  • grade 10 careers classes (do they know that colleges offer degree programs?)
  • parents (do they know that colleges offer degree programs?)

How to Pay for College or University Webinars

Liz’s Financial Aid Webinar Series: (Liz is a liaison officer at George Brown College)

Virtual College Fair

The fair took place on November 24’th but by opening the link you can still get email addresses for schools recruiters; if you have questions about their programs.

College Events

Algonquin College

AC Spring Virtual Open House 2022
April 4th to April 13th, 2022
Whether you have applied, confirmed your program or are thinking of applying, we want to ensure you get answers to your questions. You can do that by joining our AC Spring Virtual Open House in April!

We will be hosting a series of 45 minute Question and Answer webinars on our programs, as well as our student support services and student life.


Go to the search bar at the top of the Open House webpage and type in your program of interest or student service. This will bring you to the session to register for the webinar.
Most webinars are only offered once, but don’t worry, if you can’t make it, you can always reach us at recruitment@algonquincollege.com or book a one-on-one with a Recruitment Officer at Student Recruitment – Future Students (algonquincollege.com)
Our Virtual Open House also gives you an opportunity to join a Question and Answer webinar with our regional and satellite campuses, Pembroke, Perth and Online.
We are thrilled to be able to offer an in-person general campus tour (including Residence) for a limited number of guests at our Ottawa Campus on April 8th and 9th as well as a in-person general campus tour of our Perth Campus on April 9th.
Register Now for Open House   

Canadore College

Here you will find:

  • Guided Virtual Tours
  • Pre-Recorded 2021 Presentation Video
  • Virtual Program Guide
  • Personalized Tour Booking

Last but not least, our contest!

We will be giving away a pair of Bluetooth headphones by Apple, Bose or Beats each month leading up to our grand prize draw in late April where two lucky students can win a $5000 tuition credit!

Enter here by scanning the QR code below:

We are also excited to be launching our two new honours degree programs – both with scholarship opportunities for eligible students!

Conestoga College

Here are some attachments and information for students:

  • Connect with Conestoga – Program Area Specific Presentations.  https://blogs1.conestogac.on.ca/events/ 
  • Our recruitment team will also be setting up informal “Conestoga Chats” where students, educators, parents and counsellors can sign up and ask us questions (no formal presentation). https://blogs1.conestogac.on.ca/events/ 
  • Here is a digital download link to our full-time ViewbookPlease note we are not printing any viewbooks this year. With the uncertainty of being virtual and the number of books that were recycled last year, the college will not be printing. You will also note that this book is now a viewbook and not the full time calendar. The intent is for the book to give a general overview and for counsellors and students to go to the website for more information.
  • Here is a link to the Degree brochure (it’s not being printed either).
  • You can find both of these downloads if you go to our full-time program page that lists all of our programs: https://www.conestogac.on.ca/fulltime You can see the two icons for the digital downloads just over to the right (above the search filters).

ADMISSIONS UPDATES

February 1 was the deadline for oversubscribed programs and the oversubscribed programs are now closed. Please check the Conestoga program webpage for the most up to date program status. Applicants can still apply for programs that are showing as open or waitlisted. A large number of applications were received (as usual) for the February 1 deadline and Admissions is working on offers to eligible applicants. Offers for most oversubscribed programs will be sent once all supplemental materials are received. Our admissions team have been processing applications since last November and we are hoping to have the majority of the non-oversubscribed program’s offers out by early February 2022. The next important date is the May 1st acceptance deadline.

NEW PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Commerce – Financial Services. Effective April 1, 2022, candidates applying for CFP certification must hold, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree. Our Financial Services degree meets these qualifications.

Esthetician – Geared to individuals interested in working in the dynamic spa industry in a variety of roles, the Esthetician program is offered as an Ontario College Diploma, providing theoretical and practical learning experiences in the areas of personal care, specialized beauty and body treatments, nail care, and customer service.

Massage Therapy – This three-year advanced diploma is designed to meet the educational requirements for certification, through examination, as a Registered Massage Therapist by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

IN THE NEWS

Conestoga engineering students place first at provincial competition
Four students in Conestoga’s Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical Systems Engineering program placed first at the Ontario Engineering Competition, hosted virtually by the University of Toronto from January 21 to 23. Matthew Armstrong, Carrie Chan, Simon Chisholm and Thomas Radman represented Conestoga in the consulting challenge and placed ahead of second and third teams from the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto with a solution to improve efficiency and punctuality of subway lines. Read more

Waterloo Region population growth one of the highest among large Canadian municipalities
According to the 2021 census data, released February 9 by Statistics Canada, Waterloo Region grew its population at almost twice the national pace between 2016 and 2021, ranking the region among Canada’s fastest-growing urban areas. Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky said accelerated growth shows the region is an integral part of a thriving economic corridor between here and Toronto, based in part on the international appeal of the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.
The Record | CTV Kitchener

Post-secondary teams will help support local esports industry  
Waterloo Region recently announced plans to boost and promote its esports industry. Chris Overholt, president and CEO of Toronto-based OverActive Media, said it makes sense given the region’s strong tech community and the involvement of its three post-secondary institutions in esport leagues. Conestoga, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University all have teams that compete in the Ontario Post-Secondary Esport league which is focused on integrating collegiate esports into the traditional post-secondary athletics system. Read more

Ontario public colleges to maintain vaccine requirements
In a statement released on Friday, February 18, Ontario’s 24 public colleges affirmed their commitment to maintaining existing COVID-19 vaccination policies until at least the end of the Winter 2022 semester. The decision is intended to provide certainty to students, faculty and staff and keep campuses safe as Ontario moves to the next phase of re-opening, gradually easing public health and workplace safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Key indicators signal that the Omicron variant has peaked, with positivity rates as well as new admissions to hospital and ICU currently declining. Read more

Update on Conestoga Skilled Trades Campus opening
Conestoga’s commitment to excellence in skilled trades training will be highlighted with the opening of the new Conestoga Skilled Trades Campus (CSTC) in fall of 2022. Located in the Cambridge Business Park, at 25 Reuter Drive, the Phase 1 building is 322,000 sq ft with 150,000 sq ft devoted to shops and labs. Despite the many challenges of the pandemic, construction of this project is progressing well and program delivery will begin in September 2022 for many of the college’s signature trades programs. These programs include Plumbing, Carpentry apprenticeship, WIST (Carpentry), Electrician and Precision Metal. Read more

EVENTS

Conestoga is now on Discord
Discord is a VoIP, instant messaging and digital distribution platform. Users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media and files in private chats or as part of communities called “servers”. This app is gaining in popularity with students and now your students can chat with us on Discord.

Conestoga Chat – Ongoing
Open to domestic students and parents, this informal virtual session provides an opportunity to inquire about financial aid, services, programs, degrees, trades, apprenticeships and more at Conestoga. 

Students, parents and counsellors can register through ThinkConestoga.

Connect with Conestoga: Program Specific Sessions
If you have any students who want to connect with the recruitment team, we are offering several program area specific virtual sessions (i.e. sessions specific to Health & Life Sciences, Trades, Business etc.) Here is a link to all our events where students can register: https://www.thinkconestoga.com/events/

George Brown College

Liz’s Winter Webinar Series includes 3 topics: (Liz is the Liaison and Recruitment Officer at George Brown)

  1. Discover Apprenticeships & Skilled Trades
  • Each date has a link to Zoom registration page
  • 8 dates during school hours
  • 2 evening dates so parents can also attend

2. Discover College Degrees

  • 1 session each month, during school hours
  • Each date has a link to Zoom registration page

3. NEW: Ask Liz – Drop-in Q & A sessions happening Mondays & Fridays

No registration needed for these, just click the link to enter Zoom room

Humber College

On Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Humber College will be hosting Campus Tours, showing off our lab spaces, and giving guests a chance to meet our faculty representatives, staff and student ambassadors.

https://humber.ca/future-students/tours-events/experience-humber.html

Loyalist College

Students can register individually for a general information session. Students are also welcome to learn more about Loyalist College by joining us for a virtual campus tour, or they can book an advising appointment to chat about their options.

Loyalist College is Ontario’s Destination College for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities from the surrounding Quinte region and beyond. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services team are excited to share this great new video showcasing Loyalist’s Developmental Services Worker program graduate, Brittany Gillies-Hamilton, who shares her academic journey and experience with our support services at the College:
With an outstanding Student Success Services reputation, we offer a range of services to support students on their academic journey, including but not limited to ASL/English Interpreting services, tutoring services, and in-house note-taking. Services are free, voluntary, and confidential. Our goal is to maximize each students’ potential for success, inspire confidence, create a passion for learning, and prepare individuals for the workplace. 
We invite you to check out Loyalist College’s services and resources:
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES
If you have questions about our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services please contact our AccessAbility Services team directly:
Ted Morrison, AccessAbility Advisor: morrison@loyalistcollege.com Heidi Tawse, ASL Interpreter: htawse@loyalistcollege.com

Join us for Open House at Loyalist College on Saturday, April 23 from 11 am – 1 pm. Speak with faculty and students about more than 70 full-time programs, get information about Student Success services, and tour campus. Want a university degree? Start with a diploma at Loyalist College and then transfer directly into more than 100 university degree programs! Students can shorten their degree program by up to two years, save on living and tuition costs, and gain practical experience. If you haven’t applied to Loyalist, apply at Open House and we will cover your $95 application fee. See you there!

Mohawk College

Here is a sneak peek of our Open House+ events

Mohawk’s online Open House+ is right around the corner and our event schedule has gone live. With a combination of daily social media and Zoom events, students will have the opportunity to get their questions answered and learn what life at Mohawk is like. 

Upcoming online sessions:
* Program information sessions
* College information session
* Introduction to Accessible Learning Services
* Applying to college
* How to pay for college

Students will also have a chance to WIN some amazing prizes throughout the week. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to participate in our giveaways. 
Be sure to check out our calendar of live events as new sessions are being added regularly.
Explore Open House+ events!
Have you been thinking about attending college? Join us for five days of live events during our Open House+ from April 4 to 8.
Discover all that Mohawk has to offer during a unique online experience. Register today! 
You will be able to:Explore our programs and student services.
Connect with advisors and admissions to get the help you need!
Apply following the five steps to becoming a Mohawk student.
Win amazing prizes!Register and WIN! 
When you register for one of our information sessions you will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
Register for your session today!
Don’t’ miss out. Here are a few of our popular social media sessions. ·         

Applying to College
Accepting your offer
Paying for College
Get to know the Learning Support Centre

Mohawk Live Events

Find a full listing of our upcoming information sessions and social media live events here.

Get familiar with our Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program at Mohawk College 
The program is a two-year certificate program designed for students with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, or other significant learning challenges. A program for diverse learners to experience college, gain work-related skills, and increase learning.
Admission Eligibility
An intellectual disability with a demonstrated need for a modified curriculum  A level of independence that does not require constant support  
Documentation Required:A CICE application package is mailed upon receipt of Ontario Colleges applicationQuestionnaireResumeTwo personal referencesProof of disability and need for modified curriculum (ODSP assessment, or Psycho-educational assessment or a Doctor’s note with an IEP) 
If you are unsure if your student is a fit for our CICE program, you can attend an Information Session, view our Frequently Asked Questions or connect directly with our Coordinator, Carrie Leo. 

Next Intakes: May 2022 and September 2022

Apply Now: https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/apply-now 
What does a student gain in the CICE program?
Improve on academic skills, social skills, and work skillsLearn in an inclusive, person-centered environment
Build on leadership skills and learn self-advocacy skills
Enhance employability skills through work placement experiences
Participate in elective courses in other academic areas 
 
Book a virtual presentation to hear from our CICE students
Our CICE future grads were once in the shoes of your students: excited, eager, nervous and contemplating the next steps in their educational journey. This hour-long session will allow our CICE students to present an overview of our program, speak to their experiences, provide recommendations, give advice, as well as answer all of your questions. To book a presentation, contact Gabriela Ferrari: gabriela.ferrari@mohawkcollege.ca

Seneca College

We look forward to assisting future applicants to Seneca College with our year-round services such as One-on-One Advising, Webinars & Events, Campus Tours, and contacting the Student Recruitment team directly. Below I have provided some helpful links for students to access the services and resources we have. You can also have students contact me directly with any questions they may have, and I’ll be happy to help. (joseph.gitman@senecacollege.ca)

Sheridan College

Virtual Academic Profile Series
Join one of our virtual information sessions to learn more about exciting programs at Sheridan! These sessions cover learning outcomes, potential careers, work-integrated learning opportunities, pathway options and more.
Sign up for an Academic Profile Session

St. Clair College

Here’s another opportunity to hear what St. Clair College has to offer. For anyone that has missed our virtual presentations, here is a recorded version that can be found on the St. Clair College website under Start Here, Go Anywhere top right-hand corner:

https://discoverstclaircollege.com/start-here-scc/

The video is also mobile friendly.

Attached you will also find our Fall Open House poster.

Scholarships: https://www.stclaircollege.ca/financial-aid

University Events

Conestoga College and University Degrees

Interested in a BScN in Nursing or RPN to BScN, please check out the poster

Carleton University

Welcome back to the second half of the school year! We hope you had a restful break, and your loved ones are healthy and well. 

Now that the OUAC application deadline has passed, your students may be wondering what’s next. We have several upcoming events and opportunities for your students to connect with us and be guided through the next steps of this process. 

Here are a few of the unique events your students can look forward to this winter: 

·         Future Raven Coffee Breaks – Applicants to Carleton will soon be receiving a meeting invitation for their Coffee Break appointment with a Carleton representative to chat about their application, scholarships, residence, and any questions that they may have about Carleton or their future! Students can also request their own Coffee Break appointment here.  

·         Virtual Applicant Visits – Applicants to Carleton will be invited to a virtual applicant visit for your school where they can hear more about the next steps in the application process, learn more about Carleton, and ask their questions! These sessions will be scheduled after school, and invitations will go directly to their email.  

 Detailed information about our many events and initiatives can be found on our website. 

Dalhousie University

As Dalhousie’s application opens this Friday, October 15th for Early Admissions, I wanted to reach out with some information on our Early Admissions period and other resources for you and your students.

How Early Admission works:

Our Early Admission period is from October 15, 2021, to January 31, 2022. During this time, we are able to award admissions offers based on Grade 11 final grades, understanding that your grade 12’s will not have a full 5/5 courses to be eligible for an admissions decision. Students will self-report their grade 11 final marks on their application and also indicate what courses they plan to take during their grade 12 year. We may be able to predict their grade 12 average by using their grade 11 finals and make offers to those students whose grades are competitive. Of course, students will need to have or plan to take in Grade 12 the specific courses that are required for admission to their chosen program.

It’s important to note that we are not rejecting students during this time. Students will either be accepted or pended for updated grade 12 marks as they are available throughout the remainder of the academic year. Not all programs are eligible for early admissions (e.g. Nursing and Health Science). Please do not hesitate to reach out for more information.

Application: Dal.ca/applynow

Admissions Information:

–          Online Viewbook: dal.ca/viewbook

–          Admissions requirements: dal.ca/highschoolrequirements

–          OSSD-specific requirements: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/undergraduate/specific-course-requirements/ontario.html

Events:

–          Campus Tours: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/campus-tours/halifax.html

–          Future Student Events: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/upcoming-events-.html

Other ways to Connect:

–          Sign up for email Updates: Dal.ca/starthere

–          Email your advisor: dal.ca/connect

Ontario Tech University

We are offering a variety of virtual and on-campus events when it is safe to do so, such as webinars, Q&As with faculty and admissions, tours, and our open houses. We’re also encouraging students to text us their questions, book a one-on-one meeting with a Recruiter, and download our mobile app.

If you have any questions, we’re here to help all our future Ridgebacks; connect with us online or send us an email to recruitment@ontariotechu.ca

Here’s what’s new this year:

  • Health Administration
    • Health care is a dynamic and rapidly growing sector requiring not only frontline providers, but administrators as well. This program was created to address current and emerging health-care challenges, and needs.
       
  • Marine Biology
    • The newest specialization within the Biological Science program; students will learn about marine ecosystems and organisms, as well as have experiential learning opportunities in the marine environment via a semester abroad at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • Medical Laboratory Science – Northern Access Initiative
    • Reserved for applicants from northern Ontario; students will gain fundamental knowledge and skills in biological, physical, and health sciences. 
  • Medical School pathway

Do you have questions about what your students can expect from Ontario Tech? Wondering how our modern-day programs set us apart from the rest?

Download our program postcards for detailed information about courses, career prospects and experiential learning opportunities such as co-op, internships, exchanges, and placements: 

If you have any questions about any of our programs, connect with us! We’re here as a resource for you! 

University of Ottawa

Q&As via text

Students will be able to text questions to a uOttawa liaison officer and get quick answers via text thanks to our new text messaging initiative.The number to use is: 1-613-209-1295

Our 2022 Viewbooks

Ryerson University – School of Performance

The School of Performance offers a BFA in three disciplines: Acting, Dance and Production + Design. We provide the highest standard of arts education for exceptionally talented performers and practitioners who go on to become world class artists, leaders and global citizens. We raise the standard of professional practice in theatrical disciplines, pursuing excellence in performance to provoke curiosity and risk-taking in changing political and social world contexts.

Join us for our Virtual School of Performance Open House! This event is for anyone who is considering applying for the School of Performance Dance, Acting, or Production programs. The Virtual Open House will feature opportunities to get to know students and faculty, become familiar with our facilities, and see clips of current work being produced at the school. There will be Q&A periods to ask about anything from student life on campus, to non-academic requirements for your application. We look forward to seeing you there!

Admissions updates

The application’s in — what’s next? 
If your students have applied and are wondering about their next steps. please visit After Applying for important details. From ensuring their applications are complete, to submitting any required documents, this resource will help walk students through the application process. 

Resources for Canadian secondary school students
Each year we welcome students from across Canada to our programs, who make their mark on our diverse and engaged community. To assist you with advising your students, we have outlined admission information for Canadian secondary school students that reviews requirements needed for each program. 

Guaranteed consideration date
February 1 is the guaranteed consideration date for applications to all programs for fall 2022 admission, which means that complete applications and amendments received by this date will receive equal consideration. The deadline date to submit non-academic requirements varies by program, and full details are available on the program page. 

Scholarship applications
Encourage your students to apply for Ryerson’s prestigious entrance scholarships, including the President’s Entrance Scholarship worth $40,000 (total value). Applications are due March 1, 2022. Once your students have applied, received their student number and activated their online identity, they will have access to AwardSpring where they can view and apply for all awards available at the university in one convenient spot.

Applicants are eligible to apply before receiving an Offer of Admission from Ryerson. 

University of Toronto

Some exciting news: we’re opening up in-person tours again this month at all three of our campuses (St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough). Students can now sign up to take a tour with us!

Webinars for Prospective Students

Students are encouraged to register for one of our online Ask U of T information sessions. These webcasts will feature an overview of U of T, details about the application process, and a Q&A session.


We’re excited to be welcoming students again this year to Spring into U of T– an assortment of live sessions for students wondering which one of our programs might be the path for them. Check out the Spring into U of T schedule for upcoming talks.

Scholar Saturdays

Join a U of T Scarborough professor and experience a university lecture during Scholar Saturdays! Throughout the year, we will be presenting lectures covering different disciplines and areas of study. This is a great chance to get a taste of a university class, while also learning more about student life and career opportunities.

Trent University

One of a kind program – Financial Science (B.SC. Honours Program)

University of Waterloo

New Program

Western University

Trailblazer Thursdays: Faculty Sustainability Nights
Our Virtual Open Houses

Hello!

The days are getting shorter, and our recruitment season is drawing to its end – but we’re finishing with a bang! Students will engage with issues that shape the world in our new events: Trailblazer Thursdays.

Working with students who aren’t sure what to study at university? Or students who know exactly what they want to study, but are looking for guidance with career paths? Maybe your students are pretty sure where to apply, but have a few questions for their future professors first? Trailblazer Thursdays are for them!

Starting November 25, Trailblazer Thursdays are events focused on sustainability. Based on the United Nations 17 Sustainability Development Goals, this series explores how your students’ future programs will help foster a just and equitable future, develop solutions to save our planet, cultivate health for all, or build creative communities.

There’ll be four Trailblazer Thursdays. Each includes:

  • Sustainability Snapshots: We begin with a 5-minute TED-style talk explaining faculty research as it relates to the sustainability theme.
  • Programs + Careers + Goals: Students will discover how university programs can help reach career goals.
  • Faculty Sessions: Breakout into mini sessions for program information from two faculties.
  • Student & Alumni Panels: Get inspired by former and current Western Mustangs!

These events are your students’ opportunities to chat with their future faculties and get a picture of what it will be like to learn at Western. 

Wilfrid Laurier University

Laurier will now be scheduling in-person visits for fall 2021. Tours

Also, students will have fresh opportunities to connect with current Golden Hawks virtually in meaningful (and fun!) ways. They’ll also have easy access to join our recruitment team and current Laurier students for live, virtual events. We will host these webinars on popular topics throughout each week, so students can engage at the time that best suits their schedule, and never miss out on the perspectives and answers they want most.

All of these sessions can be registered for through our brand-new events calendar. Clcik on this link to access the calendar
Virtual Laurier Experience: on-demand everything
A students’ home base for learning about life at Laurier is the Virtual Laurier Experience, where you can find lots of valuable and engaging content including:  
►  Live and on-demand virtual tours hosted by current Laurier students.
►  Live and on-demand webinars on admissions and life at Laurier
►  Helpful links to explore our university, including our brand-new 2022 viewbooks. Students can choose to download a viewbook or order a hardcopy.
►  A chance for students in grades 9-12 to sign-up for helpful emails with tips from our “Golden Hawk Guides” on everything from wellness and entrepreneurship to residence and application best practices. 
►  Information on how to register (and get the access link) for upcoming virtual events, including our fall open house sessions, and in-person campus tours (when they are available again later this fall).
►  A new opportunity for high school students to connect one-on-one, or in a group, with current Laurier students and ask all their questions about the transition to postsecondary, campus life and “why Laurier”. (Coming soon.)

University of Windsor

Admissions Update

The Office of the Registrar has issued +6000 “early” offers of admission to 101 applicants, and students have until June 1st to respond to their offer using the following resource: how to accept their offer of admission.

Alternate offers are starting to be sent out, and at this time students will be offered an alternate offer to the same faculty their initial application was to.

Students with open applications (but not yet admissible to their program of choice by late March / early April) will be considered for alternate programs at that time. The original application to the program of choice will remain open until early May, for continued consideration as new grades are received.  Students are reminded to accept their offer of admission before the June 1st deadline.

Applicants wishing to make a change to their application are encouraged to go back into their OUAC application and follow the following instructions provided at:  https://www.ouac.on.ca/faq/withdraw-or-add-after-submit/

NEW for Fall 2022: Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience – Non-Thesis program. Students wishing to apply to the non-thesis stream of this program can do so by using the OUAC code NSX (same as for the program with thesis), and select “Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience” under the “Subject of Major Interest” section on their OUAC account.

Students are encouraged to book a one-on-one virtual appointment with a recruiter who can walk them through these and any other topics they may have questions regarding.

March 31: Deadline for Outstanding Scholar Applications!

Did you know that the University of Windsor offers high academic performing students the opportunity to get paid work experience with professors and community partners through the Outstanding Scholars program?

The Outstanding Scholars program offers one year of scholarships plus 6 semesters of paid work. Students learn research skills in laboratories, fieldwork, by conducting literature reviews, assisting with communications and health promotion, assisting with research design, doing creative work, and much more!

Additionally, the program connects students with other top academic students at the University of Windsor through a mentorship program and events led by the Outstanding Scholars Student Council. Applications are due by March 31st and students are encouraged to Apply today!

Fall 2022 Recruitment Visit Bookings

In an effort to reach as many students as possible, we are planning to offer in-person visits to schools in many regions across Ontario, while also continuing to offer online programming.

Priority for in-person visits will be given to schools in the following regions, with others scheduled as available:

  • Windsor-Essex, Kent, Lambton
  • Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin
  • Greater Toronto Area including Peel, Halton, Durham, York
  • Huron, Grey, Bruce, Dufferin, Simcoe
  • Hamilton, Niagara, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk
  • Kitchener/Waterloo, Wellington, Perth

To request your in-person visit, please email Wendy Bedard at studentrecruitment@uwindsor.ca with preferred dates & times. We will also continue to schedule Post-Secondary Information Fairs with schools who register their events through the OUAC Calendar.

Virtual programming details will be provided in the August/September eNewsletter and registration will be posted on our Guidance Resource website at Guidance Outreach Information – UWindsor

Upcoming Online Events and Campus Visit Options 

Odette School of Business:
March 31: Odette Info Night
You are invited to the Odette School of Business Information Night! Meet fellow students, faculty, and staff, and take part in exciting presentations that will help you transition to the Odette life. Join us on March 31st at 6:30pm to ensure you have the important information to guide you down your Odette pathway! Sign up today at:
https://events.attend.com/f/1383794495

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:
FAHSSome Race – Applicant Edition
Interested in learning more about UWindsor FAHSS in a fun and interactive way? Join us on April 28th for our FAHSSOME Race – Applicant Edition! Go on a race in teams of three to explore the FAHSS website and UWin FAHSS App and solve riddles and challenges! The winning team will each win $20 gift cards to the UWindsor Campus Bookstore! Registration page will be available soon. Any questions or inquiries in the meantime can be directed to sherio@uwindsor.ca.

Tours Plus
Friday, April 29th, 2022
Students are invited to use their time off to explore the University of Windsor – in person! Travel incentives are available for students coming from a distance, and details may be found at: Campus Tours – Face to Face Campus Tours – UWindsor

Student-Led Virtual Tours
Join our Student Ambassadors every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as they guide you virtually through our beautiful riverside campus. At the end of each tour, guests participate in the live Q & A session to learn more about the Lancer student experience!
Wednesday’s @ 9:00am: Meeting Registration – Zoom
Thursday’s @ 3:30pm: Meeting Registration – Zoom
Friday’s @ 3:30pm: Meeting Registration – Zoom

PROGRAMS

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Outstanding Scholars – A one-of-a-kind opportunity for students

The Outstanding Scholars application is now open, and we would appreciate your support in steering high-achieving applicants towards this incredible academic and experiential learning opportunity.

Applicants are invited to log into UWinsite Student, and apply through their Student Awards Profile at this link: https://www.uwindsor.ca/studentawards/381/uwinawardapplication  

Information on how to prepare a strong application can be found at: https://www.uwindsor.ca/outstandingscholars/298/how-to-apply  

The Canadian Coast Guard College

The Coast Guard offers a number of training programs and various types of jobs with varying requirements. Therefore, young people have a lot of different profiles that are likely to be compatible with our opportunities. They also have stimulating summer jobs for students. 

You can register for a virtual presentation.

Pre-recorded virtual presentation

What do I need to graduate? 

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  • Completion of 30 (new) credits (including 18 compulsory and 12 elective courses) 
  • Passing grade 75% + on the Grade 10 Literacy Test 
  • Completion of 40 hours of community service by April 30, 2021 (forms are found on our website). Your Guidance Counsellor must approve your placement prior to completing hours.  

If you would like to schedule an appointment with your guidance counsellor, please email Mrs. Grafton at graftonj@hcdsb.org 

Ontario University and Ontario College Information 

If you are interested in an Ontario College or University and would like to learn more about programs, and admission requirements, please visit the following links.  

University Information: www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca 
College Information: www.ontariocolleges.ca 

These websites will provide you with valuable information on programs, tuition costs, scholarships, contact information, program requirements and much more.  

University and College Application DEADLINES 

Ontario University Applications
DUE:  January 15, 2021 visit www.ouac.on.ca

(Students who are eligible to apply will receive a PIN and a PASSWORD. Students will be notified on how PINs and Passwords will be distributed in early November).  

Ontario College Applications 

DUE: February 1, 2021 visit www.ontariocolleges.ca

(Students do not need a PIN or a Password to apply. Students create their own account and create their own password). 

Marks Uploads: 

****Marks are uploaded automatically from the Board Office to OUAC and OCAS. Only exceptions are…………marks from other Boards (other than HCDSB) or credits obtained through a private schools. 

It is the student’s responsibility to inform Student Services if they are planning on or taking a course outside of Corpus Christi.****

Important Facts about Post-Secondary Admission Requirements 

1. Universities calculate admission average using a student’s top six Grade 12 credits at the “M” or “U” level, including the programs’ required courses.  One credit must be ENG4U.  You cannot use “O” level or “C” level credits to apply to university. 

2. Colleges calculate admission average based on the program’s required courses.  This may be the average of one or more courses.  One of these credits is usually ENG4C or ENG4U (very few colleges accept ENG4E).  Some colleges do not accept Coop or Physical Education credits because they are at the open level.  Check college websites to verify program requirements. 

3. Many colleges have transfer agreements with universities.  This is helpful for students who are not eligible to apply to university directly from high school.  Visit www.ontransfer.ca for details. 

University Application Information and Procedures 

All Grade 12 Students planning on applying to an Ontario University next year must obtain their PINs. Student Services will notify you later as to how your PINs will be obtained. When you have your PIN, you are able to apply.

Summary of Fees 

All fees are listed in Canadian dollars. These fees are based on last year’s rates and are subject to change. 

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. Also please note that you will have to rank them in order of choice. 

101 How to Apply

Step 1: Research Your University Selections 

  • Check out university publications and university websites https://www.ouac.on.ca/ 
  • Visit ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca and the 101 application to browse programs online. 
  • Record your program choices and their OUAC codes. 
  • Make note of all admission requirements and program-specific deadlines. 
  • Review the 101 Application Guide. 
  • Attend the virtual fairs and tours 

Step 2: Gather Information Needed to Apply 

In October/November Student Services will inform you as to how to obtain your Application Access Code letters (PINs) 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/guardians, teachers and guidance counsellors about your interests and options. 
  • Watch the instructional video on how to apply online. 
  • Review the 101 Important Dates found on the ouac.on.ca website. 

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. Most of these are virtual this year. 
  • 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.

Ontario College Application Information and Procedure 

When to Apply? 

As long as space remains in an Ontario College program, you may apply for it. However, there are some important dates to keep in mind, especially for popular programs that fill up quickly. 

Apply to college as soon as the online application becomes available in October. Complete and pay for your application on or before February 1 in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs beginning the following September. 

The following dates apply to programs starting in the fall of 2021. The application process at ontariocolleges.ca follows an annual cycle, based on the academic year (August to July). For programs beginning at other times of the year, please contact the individual colleges for more information about application processing dates. 

Early October 2020: Online Application Opens 

In early October, access to the online college application becomes available for programs beginning in the following academic year (August to July). You may create an account and begin your application

February 1, 2021: Equal Consideration Date 

Apply on or before this date 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. 

Note that applications to Highly Competitive Programs must be received by this date in order to be considered. As these programs receive a high volume of applicants, all seats may be filled by February 1. 

Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications well before the Equal Consideration Date, as website volumes on the online application are at their highest at this time. 

Many programs continue to accept applicants after February 1. Use our Find a Program tool at any time to find programs that are still open. 

February 1, 2021: Earliest Offer Date 

This is the earliest date that colleges may begin to send offers of admission to programs for the upcoming academic year. Offers will continue to be issued until programs are filled or wait-lists are established. 

May 1, 2021: Deadline to Confirm Offers of Admission 

Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission by this date. Log in to your ontariocolleges.ca account to confirm your offer

Colleges may extend offers of admission after this date. Each college will set the deadline to confirm offers made after May 1, and this deadline will be communicated to you with your offer. 

June 2021: Tuition Deposit Due at the Colleges 

The colleges require payment of a tuition deposit in June to secure your spot in your program. Each college sets its own tuition deposit amount and payment deadline. This information will be communicated to you by the college. 

OCAS – Ontario College Application Services 

Apply on or before February 1, 2021 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 ontariocolleges.ca before, click the “Apply” link to get started. Your ontariocolleges.ca account allows you to 

Important Info Before You Apply 

  • The application processing fee is $95.00 (non-refundable and subject to change). 
  • 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. 
  • Application is NOT complete until they receive payment. 
  • 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: https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/apply 

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. 

Trades and Apprenticeship Programs 

Thinking about a skilled trade?  

A skilled trade is a career path that requires hands-on work and specialty knowledge. Skilled trades workers build and maintain infrastructure like our homes, schools, hospitals, roads, farms and parks. They keep industries running and perform many services we rely on every day, like hairstyling, food preparation or social services. 

Benefits of a career in the skilled trades include: 

  • in-demand jobs and great earning potential 
  • using cutting-edge technology 
  • being paid while you learn on-the-job 
  • many paths to advance 
  • transferable skills 

Information can be found on the following websites. 

http://www.centreforskills.ca/

https://www.ymcahbb.ca/Programs/Employment-Services/Youth-Job-Connection

Applying to Universities (Out of Province) 

Students interested in applying to a university out of province must apply directly to the school that they are interested in.  Application forms can be found directly on the school website.  The OUAC assists the following out-of-province institutions in collecting academic data for Ontario secondary school students who have applied through the OUAC: 

  • Acadia University 
  • Bishop’s University 
  • The University of British Columbia 
  • The University of Calgary 
  • Concordia University 
  • Dalhousie University 
  • McGill University 
  • The University of New Brunswick 
  • Saint Mary’s University 
  • Simon Fraser University 
  • The University of Victoria 

Students who complete an application form for these out-of-province universities can provide authorization for a university to request their academic information from the OUAC.  To provide authorization, the applicant must include their 11-digit OUAC Reference Number on the institution’s application form.   

Note:  In all cases, the eleventh digit should be “0”.  This automated transfer of academic data greatly reduces the workload in secondary schools by eliminating the need to prepare and mail hardcopy transcripts. 

Applying to US Colleges 

Applying to study in the US?  

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 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! 

The Common Application 

You may be asked to also complete the Common Application. This 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: 

https://www.commonapp.org

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. 

AT 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 that’s 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. 

OSAP

Ontario Student Assistance Program 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-about-osap

What is OSAP? 

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university. 

OSAP offers funding through: 

Grants: money you don’t have to pay back 

A Student Loan: money that you need to repay once you’re done school 

When you apply for OSAP, you will automatically be considered for both grants and loans. If you do not want to take a loan, you can decline it after your application is approved.  

What OSAP can help with? 

OSAP can help you pay for: 

  • Tuition 
  • Books, equipment and supplies 
  • Compulsory student fees charged by a school 
  • Living expenses (full-time students only) 
  • Child care (for students with children) 

How to get OSAP 

Applying to College and OSAP combined 

In partnership with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), we are pleased to announce the launch of a new feature that simplifies the OSAP application process for our college applicants.   

Helpful Resources 

Financial Aid / Awards & Scholarships 

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