Part 1 Intro to Applying Sept

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					Applying to
  College
 Getting
Started!!!
  Part 1
 Part 1
• General Information about the
  Application Process
                             Part 2:
• Deadlines                  Application
• Gathering Information      Seminar – 2nd
                             Week of
• Financing Your Education December
 The Application Process
OCAS  Ontario College Application
                         Services
                   Everybody applies
                        on-line
                   5 choices @ $95
                 max. of 3 programs at
                   any one college
   Deadline to Apply


  ACVI       OCAS
December    February
  12 th
               1 st
The Application Process

•Acceptance is
based on senior
level (grade 11 &     •May 1st applicants
12) courses including MUST confirm their
pre-requisites        acceptance on-line

•Feb. 1st is the      •June 15th – colleges
earliest admission    can require deposits
offer date
                      for tuition/residence
 Information Gathering
•College Bound Newsletters (green)

Ontario College Information Fair
• Oct. 25th 10am – 7pm (Toronto)

Durham College CIP
• Oct. 31st  6 – 8pm

Durham College Open House
•Nov. 12th  10am – 2pm
 Information Gathering
College Representatives
• Will visit ACVI in November

• Provide Program Guides

• Lists all the programs, fees & course
  descriptions
In the Mean Time…

“Ontario College Handbook”
•A quick reference to programs offered
by Ontario colleges

                  Terminology
                  • Certificate – 1 Year
                  • Diploma – 2 Years
                  • Advanced Diploma – 3
                        Years
or On-Line @
  www.ontariocolleges.ca

                   Use ‘Find’ to
                    search for
                    programs
Dream                  Reality

         How to
        Decide?



        Back-up Plan
 Financing Your Education
• Personal and family resources
• Scholarships and bursaries
  •Binder
  •Websites
• OSAP (End of May)
   http://osap.gov.on.ca
      Colleges You Can
         Commute To
•Durham (Oshawa)
•Centennial (Scarborough)
•Seneca (N. Toronto)
•George Brown (Downtown Toronto)
•Humber (N. Toronto)
 Seven Common Mistakes to
          Avoid
1. Missed Deadlines
2. Lack of Research Before Applying
3. Rushing the Application
4. Not Following the Application Instructions
5. Not Checking the Basic Program
   Requirements
6. Dishonest or Misleading Statements
7. Not Checking the Additional Program
   Requirements
                        Source: Barclay, J. (2009). Eight Common Mistakes to
                        Avoid. Canadian College Guide, 11.
       Thank you

  …good luck in your research
…see you in December for Part 2

				
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