Guidance sends first electronic submission to OUAC & OCAS
OUAC - ONTARIO UNIVERSITY APPLICATION CENTRE
Guidance sends student demographics, grade 11 marks and current grade 12 courses electronically to OUAC.
OUAC pin numbers and access codes are mailed to St. Mary shortly after this submission.
OCAS - ONTARIO COLLEGE APPLICATION SERVICES
Guidance sends student demographics, grade 11 marks and current grade 12 courses electronically to OCAS
Students will create their own logins & passwords for OCAS.
Attend the 1st post-seconday application workshop from Guidance
All grade 12 students will be give a time to come down with their class and go through the application process whether they are interested in applying to College or University. This information session will provide students with the following paperwork.
You can use this site to compare programs and degrees, find information about universities, admission requirements, search for scholarships. see entering averages, and much more. This site is a MUST for any student choosing to go to University.
Attend the UIP on November 9 from 8:30-10:30 am @SMCSS
"UIP" is the acronym for University Information program. The UIP allows you to gather information about Ontario’s 21 universities, including programs, campus life and anything else that may help you make a decision about which Ontario university to chooseents are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Learn about Ontario's colleges, search college programs and more. The Ontario College Application Service (OCAS), is the centralized application service for Ontario's 28 public colleges.
Attend the CIP on one of our bus trips!
"CIP" is the acronym for College Information Program. Each fall Guidance Counsellors take a bus to either Loyalist, Fleming or Durham Colleges to take part in the College Information Program that is hosted at all three of these schools. Don’t miss out on an awesome opportunity to meet with college reps and get the information you need to make your decision about post-secondary education.
College Application site opens
In early October, access to the Ontario College Application Services "OCAS" website becomes available for programs beginning in the following academic year (August to July). You may create an account and begin your application.
Applying to schools in the US?
Are you a varsity athlete?
If you intend on applying to a school in another Canadian province, please speak with Mrs. Egan in Guidance to help. We also may need to send transcripts on your behalf. The OUAC assists the following out-of-province universities with collecting academic data for Ontario high school students who have applied through the OUAC:
Keep attending college/university presentations
Make sure to attend the main schools you are interested in. Come prepared to ask questions about the program you are interested in.
Attend campus tours/open houses
Open Houses allow you to meet faculty, staff and students, tour the campus, see residence suites, explore programs and more! Open Houses are your best opportunity to experience the institutions for yourself. By visiting the schools you get a feel for life on campus.
NOTE: Please be sure to attend the Open House event at the campus that offers the program(s) that interest you.
Do you need to write a personal statement of experience (PSE)?
Keep using post-secondary organizer!
Keep focused on grades!
Keep focused until the end of June. Marks DO matter!
You will struggle in post-secondary if you do not get a background knowledge and work ethics in place during high school.
Take a look at this article that could help you improve grades.
14 ways to improve your grades if you're underperforming