Student Services Newsletter
November 3, 2011
1. Career information and educational planning site: www.careercruising.com.
Ontario University Applications
Universities require a minimum of 6 University (U) or University/College (M) level credits for
admission. Open level courses, including Co-op, count as credits toward the OSSD, but are
not acceptable as university requirements.
Check each institution for specific credit requirements and do not assume that requirements
are the same for all universities. Check the Ontario University Application Centre website
(www.ouac.on.ca) and university view books and web-sites for information on admissions,
cut-offs and deadlines.
Some students currently only have 5 U or M level courses on your schedule. Unless a U or M
course is added, the universities will not consider you to be eligible for admission.
a. Use e!info (www.electronicinfo.ca) to:
Search and compare programs, pre-requisites and admission requirements at Ontario
Check out university websites
Research residences, meal plans, available scholarships and awards
Take advantage of online tutorials
b. Log on to www.ouac.on.ca , click on Current Ontario Secondary School Students (OUAC
101) and check out important information such as:
How to apply
Online application instruction and companion booklet
c. To Apply online:
i. Available in Student Services:
1. School number
2. Student Number
ii. Log on to www.ouac.on.ca
iii. Click on : Current Ontario Secondary School Students
iv. Click on: 101 online application
v. click on : Login
Keep your PIN , the password you create and your OUAC Reference Number in a safe place and readily accessible.
d. When you are able to view the academic information that appears on your OUAC application,
verify that the information is correct. If you are taking a course at St. Mary’s College, ensure
that it appears on your list of courses. Please notify Student Services of any errors or
e. The OUAC application requires Internet access. Students who do not have access to the
Internet can use school computers. If you require help with the online application, a training
session will be held on December 1st during Block One. Please sign up in Student Services
by 3:00 p.m. November 29 .
Ontario Community College Applications
f. Log on to the Ontario Colleges website at www.ontariocolleges.ca
g. Search and compare programs, pre-requisites and admission requirements at Ontario
h. Check out college websites
i. Research residences, meal plans, available scholarships and awards
j. Take advantage of online information
i. How to apply
ii. Important dates
iv. Common questions
v. Application information
k. Pick up a copy of the Ontario College Reference Guide 2012-2013 in Student Services.
It lists important dates and guidelines on the application process.
l. Internet access is required for application to OCAS. School computers are available in Student
m. If you require help with the on-line application process, a training session will be held on
December 1st during Block Two. Please sign up in Student Services by 3:00 p.m. on
November 29 .
a. Log onto the Ontario School Counsellors Association website at: www.osca.ca
b. Refer to the PATHWAYS listing of links on the left side of the page
c. Click on Apprenticeship
d. Information on apprenticeships is also available at: www.careercruising.com.
Be sure that you have ENG4C (or ENG4U) as your senior English credit. If you earn the OLC4O
credit, the compulsory credit count may show that 4 English credits are earned; however, be sure that
you have the English credit needed to meet college entrance requirements. Also check each college’s
entrance requirements for any other course requirements such as MAP4C or MCT4C. Some college
programs also have specific science requirements.
To be eligible to graduate and to meet post-secondary entrance requirements, you must also
fulfill Group 1, 2 and 3 credit requirements, pass the OSSLT, and complete 40 hours of
Community Involvement Hours: Student Services will be the central location for dropping off and
picking up Community Involvement forms. There will be a “Drop-off box” for approval of Community
Involvement Hours and a “Pick-up box” for Community Involvement Hours entered. Check the
“Pick-up box” periodically. Do not wait until the end of the year to submit all your hours.
The deadline to submit Community Hours is Friday, May 18, 2012.
6. A list of potential graduates is posted in Student Services. If you plan to graduate this year, please
check that your name is on the list and notify a counsellor of any errors or omissions. Please indicate
your email address.
7. Scholarships: Information arrives in Student Services throughout the year. Applications are organized
by deadline month and placed in the Scholarship Binder. Copies of these applications for student use
will be kept in a labeled hanging file. Please check these regularly.
Please give you name to Mr. Czop when applying for major scholarships. Submit completed
applications to Student Services by the Student Services deadline indicated to allow for processing.
Scholarship information is also available: on Student Services bulletin boards, on University and
College web-sites; and at www.studentawards.com.
If you plan to apply for scholarships, create an outline of your extracurricular activities, school,
employment, community involvement and achievements and save this in your computer. Add to it and
keep it updated. Use the Record of Involvement sheet as a template.
If you require letters of reference, please approach your referees well ahead of the deadline to allow
them adequate time to complete this task. If you will be approaching them more than once, please ask
them to save a copy of the letter.
Note: The Record of Involvement sheet which is due on Friday, May 18, 2012 is also used to
determine St. Basil in-house scholarships.
University Applications: January 11, 2012
(3 choices for $125.00 + $42 for each additional choice)
College Applications: February 1, 2012 (equal consideration date, especially
(5 choices for $95.00) for highly competitive programs)
You are strongly advised to apply well in advance of these dates.
9. Lake Superior University: Applications to LSSU may be completed on-line or submitted to Student
Services for processing. Please notify Student Services if you have applied to LSSU. Transcripts are
not sent there automatically or electronically. Final transcripts must be mailed in July.
10. The deadline to drop a Semester One course so that it does not get forwarded to OUAC or OCAS or
appear on your transcript is Friday, November 25, 2011.
11. Updated IEP’s for potential graduates are complete. Please remember to return the signed copy to
Mrs. Pelletier as soon as possible. The packages for post-secondary applications will be prepared by
Mrs. Pelletier for semester two. Please see her early in semester two regarding these packages.
12. Remaining University and College Visits.
Algoma University Thurs. Nov. 3 11:20
Canadore Mon. Nov. 7 X 12:15
Laurentian University Wed. Nov. 9 X 9:15
McMaster Fri Nov. 11 11:20
College Information Program Thurs. Nov. 17 6:30 – 8:30pm
Sault College Day Visit Fri. Nov. 18 X 9:30 – 1:00pm
Redeemer Wed. Nov. 23 X 12:15
GRADUATION: TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 at 1:00 P.M.
KIWANIS COMMUNITY THEATRE (WHITE PINES)
GRAD FEE: $50.00 COLLECTED IN APRIL 2012 for rental of grad gown; purchase of
cap/tassel; seating for grad and 4 guests. Additional tickets (if available) - $2.50 each
Please take this handout home and review the information with your parents.