Completion of 30 (new) credits (including 18 compulsory)
Passing grade on the Grade 10 Literacy Test * see ministry update below
Completion of 40 hours of community service by May 1, 2021 ** see ministry update below
* For the 2020-21 school year, the ministry has waived the literacy graduation requirement for graduates of the 2020-21 school year.
** For the 2020-21 school year, the ministry is revising the 40 hour community involvement graduation requirement so that students will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19. For students graduating in the 2020-21 school year, the community involvement graduation requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities.
All potential graduates should schedule an appointment with their guidance counsellor for the EXIT PLAN MEETING.
Ontario Scholars – students obtaining an average of 80% or greater in a minimum of six grade 12 courses are eligible to receive Ontario Scholar designation on their transcripts.
How to Apply to College and University Presentation
We have 2 upcoming presentations scheduled next week.
Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2020 “How to Apply to College”
Thursday Nov. 26th, 2020 “How to Apply to University”
You will find a TEAMS link under announcements the day before. Both sessions will be from 12:30- 1pm.
Upcoming University and College Presentations
The following schools will be providing Virtual Presentations. If interested in attending one of these, please visit the Student Services D2L classroom and find the link to join. This list will be updated regularly as more information is shared.
Nov. 9-13 & 16-30 – Ryerson University (virtual open house)
Month @ Mac for Future Students beginning in November. Register for your Faculty of interest highlighted each week. Week 1 (Nov. 2 – 7) Faculty of Science and Arts & Science Program. Week 2 (Nov. 9 – 14) DeGroote School of Business. Week 3 (Nov. 16 – 21) Faculty of Engineering and iBioMed Program. Week 4 (Nov. 23 – 28) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Week 5 (Nov. 30 – Dec. 5) Faculty of Health Sciences.
Mac Connections webinars are now available. Use the following link to register and learn more about their programs. Create your custom viewbook for programs that are of interest.
Do you have questions about Mohawk College?
Samantha Walker, our Mohawk College Liaison, is available to meet and provide additional advice about applying to Mohawk College and other College programs. Samantha will be able to meet in MS Teams every other Friday between 10am and 1pm (see dates below) to answer your questions. If you would like to reach out for additional advice and book an appointment please email Samantha at: email@example.com
December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22
Post Secondary virtual tours for Colleges and Universities across Canada
Virtual campus tours for Colleges and Universities across Canada are now available. If interested, click on the link and begin the journey.
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’s 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 must be ENG4C or ENG4U (very few colleges also 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 pick up their PINs in Student Services. Once you have your PIN you are able to apply. There will be a Grade 12 Presentation on “How to Apply” in November. Please visit Student Services if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The University of British Columbia
The University of Calgary
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 institutions’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? 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 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 expo is taking place in Toronto @ Roy Thompson Hall on April 24/25, 2020
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
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:
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.
In partnership with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), we’re pleased to announce the launch of a new feature that simplifies the OSAP application process for our college applicants. See link for more details Integration Between College and OSAP Applications