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					APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY

 University Studies Orientation Day
        January 11, 2009 (5:00 – 8:00pm)
          Polymenakeion Cultural Centre
     30 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto, Ontario
               Choosing a program
• 22 Universities in Ontario alone.
• Higher education - empowerment through knowledge and
  critical thinking.
• All University programs are good choices; choose a subject that
  interests you.
• Parents can get involved by taking children on campus tours, and
  make a shortlist of schools they're interested but then let the
  student make the final choice.
• Traditional, basic disciplines are best as they can lead to multiple
  professional routes.
• Very specific and extremely narrow University programs are less
  flexible.
           Professional programs
• Very few undergraduate University programs
  are professional (ex: business & accounting, engineering,
  nursing, kinesiology)

• Most University professional programs are
  graduate programs
  (ex: Law, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy)

• All require further training and professional
  registration examinations
THERE ARE NO SPECIFIC PRE-MED PROGRAMS


     Choose a program you like, you will stay engaged
     in your education, and you will do better. This
     increases your chances to be accepted in a post-
     graduate professional program.
             Calculating Average
 The 6 grade 12 (4U or 4M) courses with the highest reported
  grades will be included in the calculation of the admission
  average.

 All Grade 12 prerequisites must be successfully completed
  and will be included in the calculation of the admission
  average.

 There is no limit on the number of Grade 4M courses used in
  the calculation but co-op courses will not be included in
  the calculation of an admission average.

 If a course has been taken more than once, the highest
  reported grade in the course will be used.
    Examples of Average Calculation
Humanities/Arts and Social Sciences
• Admission Requirements: English
• AVG = ENG4U + five additional 4U or 4M courses

Social Sciences - Economics
• Admission Requirements: English, and one 4U Math
• AVG = ENG4U + [one of MHF4U, MCV4U or MDM4U]
  + four additional 4U or 4M courses

Social Sciences - Psychology
• Admission Requirements: English, Biology, and one 4U Math.
• AVG = ENG4U + SBI4U + [one of MHF4U, MCV4U or MDM4U]
  + three additional 4U or 4M courses
Business
• Admission Requirements: English, and two 4U Math
• AVG = ENG4U + [two of MHF4U, MCV4U or MDM4U]
  + three additional 4U or 4M courses

Health and Life Sciences
• Admission Requirements: English, one 4U Math, Biology, and one of:
  Chemistry or Physics
• Exercise Science may be recommended
• AVG = ENG4U + SBI4U + [one of MHF4U, MCV4U or MDM4U]
  + [SCH4U or SPH4U] + two additional 4U or 4M courses

Natural Sciences and Engineering
• Admission Requirements: English, Calculus and Vectors , Advanced
  Functions, and two of: Biology, Chemistry or Physics
• AVG = ENG4U, MCV4U, MHF4U, + [two of SBI4U, SCH4U or SPH4U]
  + one additional 4U or 4M course
      Program               Cut-off range

      Business                  85-90%
   Computer Science             75-78%
     Engineering                80-82%
    Health Sciences             85-90%
       Humanities               70-77%
       Kinesiology              82-87%
 Life Sciences /Biology         80-85%
Mathematics & Statistics        75-78%
          Music            75% (and audition)
         Nursing                78-85%
    Physical Sciences           75-78%
     Social Sciences            72-77%
Examples of Expenses (adopted from McMaster University)
                   At Home      At Home
                                           On Campus   Off Campus
                    (Local)   (Commuter)

  Tuition Fees     $6,000       $6,020      $6,020       $6,020

  Accommodation      $0          $0         $4,325       $3,535

  Food (Meals)      $900        $900        $2,900       $2,650

  Books and
                   $1,215       $1,215       $1215       $1215
  Supplies
  Personal
                   $1,000       $1,000      $1,000       $1,000
  Expenses
  Transportation     $0         $2,100        $0          $0

  Entertainment    $1,000       $1,000      $1,000       $1,000

  Total / year     $10,135     $12,235      $16, 460    $15, 420
                   Financial Aid
Honour Awards:
Automatic award (does not require a separate application) based
on final admission average

Bursaries:
Bursaries are granted on the basis of financial need.

Working on campus:
Most Universities offer students a wide range of employment
opportunities (average salary is $9 - $10 per hour)
               Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP)
           Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
   Excellence Entrance Awards http://www.excellenceaward.ca
        What to expect in University
• Big classes, especially in first/second year, but also…
  Small interactive classes and small group learning!
• Grumpy professors who do not seem to care about you, but also…
  Knowledgeable professors who engage students in exciting
  research!
• A possible drop in your marks, especially in first year, but also…
  In depth and broad knowledge leading to new frontiers!
• Responsibilities, self-learning, little help, bad TAs, but also…
  Good TAs, New friends, future colleagues!
• Frustration and sleep deprivation, but also…
  Satisfaction, excitement, moments to remember!
                            See you next year!

                         Prof. Panagiota Klentrou, HCAAO
                   Department of Physical Education & Kinesiology
                                  Brock University




For more information and tips visit:
http://globecampus.ca/in-the-news/article/how-to-help-not-hurt-your-kids-when-they-apply-to-university/
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/list/univers.html

				
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