APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY

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					 APPLYING TO
UNIVERSITY


   2009
THE PATH TO THE RIGHT
UNIVERSITY
 Be Realistic
 Do your research
 Visit campuses, libraries, etc.
 Attend Open Houses and Information
 Sessions
 Attend presentations at Woburn
 STUDY HARD
COMPETITION

 Some universities
 are looking for
 breadth of
 experience

 Applications
 anticipated to
 increase by 100,000
 over this decade
Options

 5 years – Semestered, alternative
 College (Degree and Diploma
 Programs)
 Outside of Toronto
 Other provinces
 (studentcounsellor.com / Fairs)
 American universities
 Apprenticeship Programs
Keep In Mind

 Rolling Admission
 Use of grade 11 marks for
 early admission
 Full Disclosure – Nov. 14
  More competition
What this means for You
Offers Feb until May 25
Gr. 11 finals + 12U/M mid-terms and
finals
Students with strong academic records
throughout can expect February
admissions
Others will receive responses in May
after grades are received by the
Universities
CONDITIONAL pending FINAL
GRADES
ROLLING ADMISSION
  ADVANTAGES         DISADVANTAGES
 more time before     may not receive
 final decision       offers when
 completion of        friends do
 Gr.12 U/M’s
 remains the basis
 for admission
 students receive
 complete packages
FULL DISCLOSURE

Ontario Universities support the full
disclosure of ALL attempts at a
course
Each university should state how it
will treat repeated course marks in
considering students
Night, summer school and private
schools are discouraged by many
Applying
           On-line applications
           Earlier dates
           APPLY EARLY!!!
           Include email
           address!!!!!
           Answer ALL
           questions
           Complete ALL
           fields
           Read everything!!!!
FEES

       $105 for 3 choices
       $35 for each
       additional choice
       Credit Card
       Cheque/money order
       Internet or phone
       banking
       Application NOT
       processed until $
       received
Requirements

 OSSD
 40 Hours & Literacy Test
 6 University (“U”) or
 University/College (“M”) courses
 Certain pre-requisites
 Accurate information
 Email address
 Money
On-line

 All information to apply is on-line
 Update personal information on-line
 Check data on-line regularly and after
 each mark submission
 Errors in academic info – inform a
 counsellor
 Offers mailed/emailed – accept on-
 line
SEPTEMBER

Start planning and doing research
Ontario University Fair - September
26th to 28th
International University Fair -
September 14 Delta Toronto East
University Fair @ Woburn CI. -
Friday, October 10th - 8:30-11:30
OCTOBER
Attend University &
College Presentations
B.C. U’s – Oct.28th at
the Ontario Science
Centre 10am – 3pm
Woburn – UofT-Oct 8
Engineering-Oct 22
Queens-Oct 14
York-Oct27-lunch
NOVEMBER
           Information sent
           to OUAC
           P.I.N.’s sent to
           Guidance
           Begin applying On-
           line using P.I.N.
           (must be done by
           Jan.14th)
           Apply early!
                                        Your COMPASS access codes

                                    How do you get your access codes?

               Your counsellor will give you
               a confidential letter
               containing your access codes.
               They are: your PIN (Personal
               Identification Number), your                     Your PIN is
               school number, OEN and                           confidential!
               your student number.
               Together they give you access                   Don’t share it
               to your personal                               with anyone else!
               COMPASS.101 application.


Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2002
Dates to Remember

 Jan 14th –deadline to apply – BUT APPLY
 EARLY!!!!!
 Feb 6th – all amendments to be completed
 Feb 17th – marks sent to OUAC
 Feb – May 25th offers of admission made
 April 17th – marks due again - YTD - NB
 May 12th – respond to offers of admission
 May 25th – final date for U’s to inform you
 of admission or refusal
 May 28th – earliest date to pay money
 July 8th – final marks sent
What’s In eINFO
  www.electronicinfo.ca
 Degree Locator
 Campus Visits
 Admission Guidelines and Programs of
 Study (general)
 Residence Information & fees
 Scholarship Information
 Liaison Numbers
 Additional Admission Criteria
 Campus News (New Programs,etc.)
Scholarships
 Entrance
 Scholarships
 University - Ms.
 Edwards
 Community – Ms.
 Filoso
 Scholarship board
 in Guidance
 Volunteer
 Reference letters
 Listen to
 announcements
Canadian Merit Scholarship-
Submit Resume to Ms. Edwards by
October 1st
National Scholarship
Submit Resume to Ms. Edwards by
October 1st
More Scholarship Info

 Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top
 Scholarship Program – indicate if you plan
 to apply – see Ms. Edwards
 Must also apply to OSAP - in the spring at
 www.osap.gov.on.ca
 Authorizes release of info to Ministry of
 Training
 eINFO - www.electronicinfo.ca
Other Information

 Additional & supplementary information
 Testing, interviews, auditions or portfolio
 Special Circumstances
 Universities will not use learning skills
 information
 Information sent to the Universities as it
 is received
ALTERNATE OFFERS

 Automatically considered by most
 Universities
 Accepting one offer does not
 cancel out another application-
 can amend if change mind
 See eINFO
 U of T will only consider one
 choice per faculty on application
COSTS
    COLLEGE             UNIVERSITY
Tuition = $2,500       Tuition = $4 - 6,000
Residence = $5,800
(with meal plan)       Residence = $6,500
Books = $1,000         Books, travel, food,
Travel, food,          phone, etc.
phone,etc
Total = $11 - 12,000   Total = $14,000+++
    (IF LEAVING        (IF LEAVING HOME)
HOME)
AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES

 SAT required for most
 Scholarships available
 No centralized application processing
 centre - see Ms. Edwards or use the
 internet
 International University Fair – Sept
 14th Delta Toronto East
SAT 1
 Required by most American Universities
 Scores predict how well you will do in
 American Colleges/Universities
 Measures verbal & mathematical reasoning
 abilities
 3 hours long - 7 sections
 See Ms. Filoso
 www.collegeboard.com
Other Provinces

 Separate applications and fees
 scholarships
 many calendars available
 internet for information and
 applications or see Mr. Vettese
 B.C. U Fair - Oct. 25th at Science
 Centre – 10am – 3 pm
 Quebec Universities – see Ms. Filoso
OUAC & Other Provinces

 OUAC will send marks to other
 provinces if you put OUAC # on out
 of province application
 Bishop’s, Concordia, McGill, Dalhousie,
 UBC, Victoria all have agreements
 with OUAC
Ontario Universities’ Fair

     SEPTEMBER 26th, 27th, 28th
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE
 SOUTH BUILDING      222 Bremner Blvd.
       Friday 9:00 am- 6:00pm
     Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
           Free Admission
             www.ouf.ca
RESEARCH

           Do not rely solely
           on eINFO
           Many new
           programs
           Partnerships
           between colleges
           & universities
           Prerequisites
           Web sites
BE PREPARED

 Inform Yourself
 Calendars & Websites
 Attend presentations
 Check Updates
 Visit Guidance
 regularly
 Guidance Assistants
                                                Your responsibilities


        Plan ahead! Research your university options BEFORE
        you complete your application.


        Submit your on-line application and pay related fees
        by the deadline.


        Ensure that all information you provide is
        correct and complete.

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 2002
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

 Check list in Guidance for your name
 Attend workshops
 Complete application on-line using P.I.N.
 Pay
 Read everything that you receive
 Keep files
 Keep to deadlines
 Check www.woburnci.com for NB info
REMEMBER

Offers come at different times -
DON’T PANIC!!!!
Some restrictions on “M” courses
Co-op & Co-op link credits don’t count
Supplementary applications
Advice From OUAC

 Consider universities around the
 province, NOT only close to home
 Ontario universities are respected
 for their quality academic programs
 and the high employment rates of
 graduates across all disciplines
 Take advantage of what they have to
 offer – Open houses, campus tours
Ontario University
Application Centre



www.ouac.on.ca
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
    ATTENTION


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