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Preparing for After High School

DID YOU KNOW?  

Many colleges now offer full 4-year Bachelor degrees.

• Many colleges have articulation agreements with universities that allow students who have successfully 
completed a college diploma to move into Year 2 or 3 of a university program.

• Many universities recognize successful completion of college programs for entry into related university programs. 
Some bridging courses may be required, depending on the program.

• Most apprenticeships require completion of additional course modules offered at a college or training centre.
• Most colleges and universities offer testing to potential applicants to help determine if gaps in knowledge or skills need to be addressed through prep courses.
Learn more about changing pathways and post-secondary education by visiting Ontario Council on Articulation and 

Here is a brief timeline...






September
Look at your credit count and timetable.   

Ensure you have...
 

- 18 compulsory credits (one being ENG4C or 4U)

- 12 elective credits
- Minimum of six 4U/4M credits
- pre requisite courses for University programs of interest
- Literacy Requirement
- 40 Hours of community service completed

Be sure your Guidance counsellor knows about any on-line. correspondance, or night school courses you are taking

- Attend the Ontario Universities Fair



September - October
Set yourself up to apply


 - start application procedures for subsidized (college) technical training through the military for a non-commissioned career
   
    www.rmc.ca
    www.forces.ca

- establish a professional email address - use and check regularly

Ensure your guidance counsellor knows you intend to apply

Visit the MacLean's Student Life Expo
Visit the University Information Program night



September - November
Final research for your post-secondary destination

 

- Visit links to the right -->
 
 (Electronic Info website, Ontario University Application Centre, Campus Tours, Student Services resources)

Contact the university to set up a Campus Tour
Visit campustour.ca

 
September - June

- Research costs (tuition, residence, books, etc...) and begin applying for scholarships and bursaries (see scholarships link)

November
Semester 1 Midterm
Distribution of necessary PIN numbers and upload of marks to OUAC.

- Full disclosure applies to Gr. 11/12 courses not dropped within 5 days of mid-term report

- You will need your Personalized Identification Number (PIN).  Visit Guidance if you don't receive it during class visits.

- check to make sure you have all of your courses and marks to date have been uploaded correctly
                                                                           
 
December
Don't wait until the last minute!

- Very strong recommendation is to have applications completed before Christmas Break!  DO NOT wait until February www.ouac.on.ca/101
  • submit payment of $150 for three choices - additional choices are $50 each. All fees are non-refundable
  • complete and return Additional Information Form (AIF)
  • be sure to keep a copy of your access codes (OUAC Reference Number and PIN)
  • ESL students should check to see if they must write the TOEFL or other entrance exam
- Supplemental application components may have later dates.

 

February  
(Semester 1 Ended)

- Check to make sure all of your course marks to date have been uploaded correctly

- Check important date that college offers will be released and earliest date student may confirm an offer.

- Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) if still required for diploma

Check important dates for deadline for changes to choices to still be eligible for early admission.


 March
 
- Set up Campus Visits during March Break  http://www.campustour.ca/


April 
Semester 2 Midterm

- Full disclosure applies to Gr. 11/12 courses not dropped within 5 days of mid-term report

- check to make sure all of your courses and marks to date have been uploaded correctly

ENSURE YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS ARE SUBMITTED!

 





May - June




 
Check important date for the latest date to expect a response from universities (offer/refusal/deferral pending receipt of further information)  
Check important date universities may require response to offer of admisison and financial committment

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
 
Residence applications and deposits

Make contact with support services (if applicable): Special Needs, ESL, First Generation


 

June - Summer


- course selections for September

- Orientation / Transition Programs at Universities

- Check to make sure all of your courses and marks to date have been uploaded correctly

- Ensure that College receives final marks for courses completed after July upload.




Here is a brief timeline...



September
Look at your credit count and timetable.   

Ensure you have...
 

- 18 compulsory credits (one being ENG4C or 4U)
- 12 elective credits

- pre requisite courses for College programs of interest
- Literacy Requirement
- 40 Hours of community service completed

Be sure your Guidance counsellor knows about any on-line. correspondance, or night school courses you are taking



September - October
Set yourself up to apply

Visit the Ontario College Information Fair Toronto
College Information Program - Barrie

 - start application procedures for subsidized (college) technical training through the military for a non-commissioned career

   www.forces.ca

- establish a professional email address - use and check regularly

Ensure your guidance counsellor knows you intend to apply

September - November
Final research for your post-secondary destination

 

- Visit links to the right -->
 
 (Ontario Colleges website, Individual College websites, College Campus Tours,  Student Services resource)
 
September - June
 
Research and apply for Scholarships

November
Semester 1 Midterm
Distribution of necessary PIN numbers and upload of marks to OCAS.

- Full disclosure applies to Gr. 11/12 courses not dropped within 5 days of mid-term report

You will need your Ontario Education Number (OEN) to apply via Ontario Colleges website.  You can find it on your report card or timetable.

check to make sure you have all of your courses and marks to date have been uploaded correctly
                                                                           
 
December
Don't wait until the last minute!

- Very strong recommendation is to have applications completed before Christmas Break!  DO NOT wait until February!
  • List program selections in order of preference
  • You can select five choices but no more than 3 at one college - $95.00 for 5 choices
  • Print a copy for your records
  • Once you have applied online you can still go back to change your choices
- Supplemental application components may have later dates.

 

February  
(Semester 1 Ended)

- Check to make sure all of your course marks to date have been uploaded correctly

- Check important date that college offers will be released and earliest date student may confirm an offer.

- Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) if still required for diploma


 March
 
- Set up Campus Visits during March Break  http://www.campustour.ca/



April 
Semester 2 Midterm

- Full disclosure applies to Gr. 11/12 courses not dropped within 5 days of mid-term report

- check to make sure all of your courses and marks to date have been uploaded correctly

 





May - June




 
Check important date to confirm acceptance to an offer of admission

Check important date colleges may require payment of tuition fees

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
 
Residence applications and deposits
Make contact with support services (if applicable): Special Needs, ESL, First Generation

 

June - Summer


- course selections for September

- Orientation / Transition Programs at Colleges

- Check to make sure all of your courses and marks to date have been uploaded correctly

- Ensure that College receives final marks for courses completed after July upload.



Apprenticeship

Each Skilled Trade has its own requirements which you will need to research

You will need to decide if you will you take a College program or the Apprenticeship Route?

It is recommended you include Co Op in your timetable.  Co Op hours have the ability to be put towards your Apprenticeship hours IF you happen to be signed on by your employer.  







Check out the websites below to help you learn more!



Ellis Chart - comparative chart of apprentice training programs across Canada





Transitioning to Work / GAP Year

Visit Links for various job banks here 

Visit Links to what to do in a GAP year here
Study and Go Abroad


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