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Post-Secondary Info. for Parents
Transcript of Post-Secondary Info. for Parents
Out of Province
Out of Country
"How do I research Ontario Universities?"
The COMPASS Access Code
Each student will receive a confidential PIN Access Letter, which contains his/her COMPASS.101 access codes and checklist of “Important Things to Remember”.
PIN (Personal ID#)
Step 2: Researching University Options
Visit eINFO (www.electronicinfo.ca), to see what each university has to offer.
Read the OUAC 101 Instruction Booklet as well as the 101 Addenda (both available at www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-101/) to get the most up-to-date program information.
Check out university publications, websites and tours.
Talk to counsellors, family, teachers and friends.
Write down your program choices and codes and keep them handy.
Post-Secondary Admission Requirements
Step 3: Important Dates
Schools distribute PIN Access Letters for the COMPASS.101 application.
January 11, 2017:
Latest date to submit completed online applications to the OUAC.
February 3, 2017:
Recommended last day to make changes to your application.
May 26, 2017:
Date by which the universities must respond to your application for admission.
June 1, 2017:
Earliest date by which the universities may require a response to offers of admission and a financial commitment.
6 Grade 12U or M courses, including all required courses.
ENG 4C OR ENG 4U
All required courses
Grade 11 & Grade 12 subjects, at the C, U or M level
There are 5 main types of programs at most universities:
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Life or Health Sciences
SBI4UI, SCH4U1, SPH4U1 (2)
Physical or Engineering Sciences (85%+ average)
SPH4U1, SBI4UI, SCH4U1 (2)
Supplementary Application Form
Business (85%+ average)
Recommended: BOH4M1, BBB4M1 and/or BAF4M1
Supplementary Application Form
Grade 12 Arts credit(s)
Base Application Fee -
for the initial three university/program choices
Additional Choice Fee -
for each university/program choice beyond the initial three
(e.g., if a fourth and fifth university choice are added, applicants must pay an additional $100.)
Be sure you have the program-specific admission requirements.
Go to ontariocolleges.ca/find
You may select up to five programs with no more than three program choices at any one college. Colleges will give equal consideration to all program choices listed.
There are many different types of programs in College, some may require you to apply through OUAC and have the same requirements for a University.
Certificate (1 year/2 sem)
Diploma (2 year/4 sem)
Advanced Diploma (3 year/6 sem)
Co-op (duration varies)
Bachelor’s degrees (4 years/ 8 sem)
Collaborative Program (duration varies)
(Joint College-University programs)
Scholarships & Grants
earn money while enrolled in school to help pay for education expenses"
borrowed money that must be repaid with interest
-schools need to make up a certain percentage of minorities for diversity on there campus.
-some schools may bend the rules.
Access to the online college application at www.ontariocolleges.ca
February 1, 2017:
All applications received and paid for on or before this date will be given equal consideration by the colleges. High web-site volumes on this day, apply earlier.
This date is also the earliest date that applicants may receive an offer of admission.
May 1, 2017:
Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission.
June 15, 2017:
Earliest date that colleges may require payment of tuition fees.
Applying to University Outside of Ontario
Application Package (different for each school)
SAT is sometimes required
Definitely needed for athletic scholarship
Ensure the results are sent to the universities
Original Transcripts sent directly from Laurier to the university at student's request
Proof of Finances
Must be able to show access to finances to cover a year’s worth of school expenses
Submit applications by December (or noted deadline)
PIN (Personal Identification Number)
list of your researched options
1. VISA / MasterCard:
You will need the credit card number, expiry date and the cardholder’s name.
2. Internet / Telephone Banking:
You will receive an account number from the OUAC as soon as you successfully submit your application.
3. Cheque / Money Order:
You must send the cheque or money order by mail within two weeks of submitting your application electronically.
SAT & ACT Information
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is an admissions test designed to evaluate your verbal, math reasoning, and writing skills. Mainly used for admission to US post-secondary schools.
Needed for SOME applications to U.S. schools
Needed for ALL students trying to get an athletic scholarship in the U.S.
Originally, American College Testing, ACT admissions test results are used by 225 universities worldwide and all 4 year US universities to evaluate applicants for their undergraduate programs.
This exam tests English, mathematics, reading, science and writing (optional).
The TOEFL® Test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings.
Who may need to take this test:
Students in ESL classes
Students who have only been in Canada for a limited time.
Students whose first language is not English
Required for university and college admissions
College and Program Selection
Important College Dates
OEN (Ontario Education Number) needed for application
Application Processing Fee is
Payment may be online, telephone or mail.
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Money order or Certified Cheque
College Application Fees
Cash that must be repaid.
Something given to recognize a person’s merit and accomplishments, according to criteria outlined by the person or institution granting the award. Award can be monetary, certificates, trophies or public acknowledgements.
Does not require repayment.
A monetary award that is granted to a student based on financial need
Does not require repayment
A monetary award given to a student to help thatperson continue his/her studies.
Does not require repayment.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides student financial assistance for university, college, or post secondary school.
Go online now to complete the
Apply once you have accepted an offer for a post-secondary program
Everything is done online at www.osap.gov.on.ca
Full financial disclosure for you and your parents is required
This must be paid back!!!!
What is a scholarship?
Financial aid provided to a student in order to fund their academic studies.
Amounts vary from dollars to thousands of dollars.
What is a scholarship based on?
Criteria outlined by the person or institution granting the award.
Examples of categories include:
What you may need to apply:
A letter of recommendation from your school.
Minimum average mark
Nomination by the school
What you will need to apply:
Strict adherence to application deadlines
"How can I help my son/daughter with his/her post-secondary and career planning?"
Students should apply directly to the university in other Provinces
Visit the university website
Visit Student Services for available viewbooks
Some universities in Canada can access OUAC for grades
In most cases, students will require an official transcript (plus their semester 2 mid-term report card)
Canadian universities will often outline the specific Ontario pre-requisites for their programs
Mrs. Lyne (A - G)
Mrs. Hooper (H - O)
Dr. Rawlins (P - Z), Dept. Leader Student Services
Mrs. Belozorovich (Pre-IB), IBDP Co-ordinator
Accelerated OYAP Programs 2016-2017
FREE apprenticeship trade school with a co-op placement
Highly Competitive for college-ready students eligible to graduate in June 2017
Flyers for all programs at www.oyaptdsb.com
**Application deadlines November 2016**
Adhere to Deadlines!!!
Students are considered based on Ontario Curriculum grades
Students are considered based on IB scores
Minimum scores in SL and HL subjects determined by university
Minimum overall IB Diploma point score determined by university
IB Transfer Credits
Transfer credits are awarded for Higher Level (HL) subjects where a specific final grade is achieved (normally 5+)
Each university has a different limit for how many transfer credits can be granted to a student
Up to 30 transfer credits may be granted for International Baccalaureate Higher Level results of "5" or better, subject to your faculty and program rules.
University of Waterloo
The maximum number of transfer credits considered varies depending on the program you're admitted to (anywhere from 0.5 to 4 credits)
Transfer credit granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, depending on the program (maximum of 30 credits).
Considerations for IB Students
Post-Secondary Information Night for Parents -
Ontario University Fair @ MTCC -
Go Global Expo @ Mattamy Athletic Centre
- September 24-25
Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI Post-Secondary Pathways Fair -
Study and Go Abroad Fair -
Student Life Expo at the MTCC -
Ontario College Information Fair @ Direct Energy Center (Exhibition Place) -
GTA Campus Tours University Edition -
GTA Campus Tours College Edition -
Sep 03, 2016
Sep 17, 2016
Sep 23, 2016
Oct 08, 2016
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 22, 2016
Oct 29, 2016
Nov 04, 2016
Nov 05, 2016
Nov 11, 2016
Nov 12, 2016
Nov 18, 2016
Upcoming Test Dates
Applying to University in the U.S.
Case Study: Harvard
Harvard Admissions Data (2015):
Percent of Applicants Admitted: 5.6%
GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Harvard Admissions
Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading: 700 / 800
SAT Math: 710 / 800
SAT Writing: 720 / 800
The lower number is for the 25th percentile of students who enrolled in (not just applied to) the college.
Higher number is for the 75th percentile
Average SAT score is 1500 (maximum score is 2400)
Cost for first year: $79,864
What Are Your Chances? (from Cappex.com)