Post Secondary Application Information

Ontario Universities Fair (OUFs)

Mark your calendar for the OUFs virtual events, hosted by Ontario’s universities in fall 2021:

  • Saturday, September 25, 12-2 pm (ET)
  • Tuesday, October 26, 5-7 pm (ET)

All Ontario universities will participate in these events. The events are free and anyone may attend – no pre-registration required.

Each event will be divided up into four 30-minute sessions, where students can learn about the universities of their choice and ask questions.

For more information, please visit https://www.ontariouniversitiesfair.ca/

STA’S University Fair

  • STA’s University fair is scheduled to take place on Tuesday November 9th from 9am-11am in the STA gymnasium.  If there is a change in the event i.e., cancellation, a decision will be communicated to the students

STA’S Virtual College Fair

October 21st from 1 – 2.30 pm (Teams Link)

Representatives from the following Ontario Colleges in the GTA will be available to answer any of your questions regarding the various programs their schools offer.

  • George Brown
  • Georgian
  • Humber
  • Mohawk
  • Niagara
  • Seneca
  • Sheridan

College and University Virtual Sessions

Brock University

October 19th @ 2pm (Teams Link)

OCAD

October 26th @ 2-2:30pm (Teams link to follow)

Ryerson University

November 15th @ 1:45-2:45 (Link to follow)

Trent University            

https://www.trentu.ca/futurestudents/undergraduate/fall-preview#Student%20Services   

Wilfred Laurier 

https://laurier.secure.force.com/events#/calendar

York University

November 4th @ 2-2:45pm (teams link to follow)

STA Post-Secondary Presentations

Grade 12 Post-Secondary Presentation

OUAC (University) Important Dates

November 2021

Access code letters for the OUAC 101 application will be available

January 13th, 2022

Deadline for Ontario high school students to submit their completed application to OUAC.

Note: The OUAC still processes applications received after this date and distributes them to the universities; however, specific university deadlines will apply.

The initial application includes all final grades from completed Grade 11 and 12 courses and a list of all current-year courses in progress.

May 5, 2022

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all midterm/final grades available for 4U/M courses and interim grades for full-year courses from the OUAC. Grades the OUAC receives earlier than the deadline will be sent to Ontario universities when received.

May 27th, 2022

The latest date all high school applicants who submitted their application by the January application deadline can expect a response from an Ontario university. This includes: An offer of admission; a refusal; or a deferral, once additional information is received.

June 1st, 2021

The earliest date an Ontario high school student may be required to respond to an Ontario university offer of admission and give a financial commitment (e.g., registration deposit, residence deposit, etc.).

All other admission-related elements, including scholarships, other forms of student assistance or financial incentives, and offers of residence are considered part of the offer of admission. Therefore, a student may accept these other offers before June 1, 2022, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier than this date.

https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/101-dates/

OCAS (College) Important Dates

Early October 2021: 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.

November 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.

February 1, 2022: 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.

May 1, 2022: 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 2022: 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.

Applying to Universities (Out of Province)

  • 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
• 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”.

University Campus Tour

Below is a list of links to virtual tours and open house information to several of the Ontario Universities

Please note these are not all the available links for each university. This is just a sample.

UniversityWebsite (related to virtual tours)
Brockhttps://discover.brocku.ca/tours/
McMasterhttps://discover.mcmaster.ca/campus-tour-map/
Ryersonhttps://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/undergraduate/at-home/virtual-open-house/
Westernhttps://welcome.uwo.ca/visit/virtually.html
Wilfred Laurierhttps://www.wlu.ca/future-students/undergraduate/tours-and-events/index.html
Queenshttps://www.queensubound.queensu.ca/
Waterloohttps://uwaterloo.ca/future-students/tours-events
U of Thttps://future.utoronto.ca/visit/
Windsorhttps://future.uwindsor.ca/campus-tours
Yorkhttps://futurestudents.yorku.ca/tours
Guelphhttps://admission.uoguelph.ca/visit-u-g-virtually
Trenthttps://www.trentu.ca/futurestudents/undergraduate/applicants/stay-connected/book-tour
OCADhttps://www2.ocadu.ca/keyword/campus-tour
Lakeheadhttps://www.lakeheadu.ca/admissions/campus-tours
Carletonhttps://admissions.carleton.ca/carleton-university-virtual-experience/
Ottawahttps://www.uottawa.ca/undergraduate-admissions/campus-tours
Laurentianhttps://laurentian.ca/tour
Nipissinghttps://www.nipissingu.ca/future-students/visit-us/open-house/virtual
RMChttps://www.rmc-cmr.ca/en
Ontario Techhttps://ontariotechu.ca/virtualtour/

College Campus Tours

CollegeWebsite
Sheridan  https://www.sheridancollege.ca/admissions/visit-sheridan/campus-virtual-tours  
Mohawk  https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/open-house-at-mohawk  
Humber  https://humber.ca/future-students/tours-events.html  
George Brown  https://www.georgebrown.ca/why-george-brown/learn-more    https://www.georgebrown.ca/why-george-brown/learn-more/campus-tours    
Niagara  https://www.niagaracollege.ca/visit/  
Seneca  https://www.senecacollege.ca/visitus/campus-tours.html  
Fanshawe  https://www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/contact/connect-us                                       https://www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/contact-us/open-house-0  
Conestoga  https://www.conestogac.on.ca/visit-us/open-house  
Centennial  https://www.centennialcollege.ca/visit-us/  
Georgian  https://www.georgiancollege.ca/about-georgian/visit-us/campus-tours/  

US College Information

US Application Tips

Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)

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.

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.

OSAP Information

Sheridan has prepared a presentation providing an overview of OSAP, the application process, important information and tips for potential post-secondary students. In addition to this presentation, we also recommend that students visit the OSAP website (www.osap.gov.on.ca) for more information.    OSAP Presentation Video

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)

For more information please visit:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-about-osap#section-0

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