Month 2 - What you Need to Know to Apply

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  • 1. CAREER MENTORING GROUP MEETINGMonth Two – What you need to know to apply!!
  • 2. Once you have completed watching this slideshow you willneed to see Jessica in the office to arrange a booking for your application appointment. Appointments will only be booked once you have completed the slideshow. Appointment times are booking fast so it is suggested you watch this video as soon as possible. You will need to have access to the internet to watch this slideshow and the three videos attached to it. (you will be prompted for the videos)The slideshow in its entirety should be approximately 1 hour. If you have any questions after the show please see Jessica.
  • 3. IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW AND MEMORIZE!!! January 11th University Application Deadline For Equal Consideration February 1st College Application Deadline For Equal Consideration Equal Consideration means to be considered on an equal basis with other applicants. This is NOT a deadline for Early Admissions.
  • 4. Match the Celebrity to their Major in UniversityBill Cosby EnglishMeg Ryan EducationBrad Pitt MathematicsRenee Zellwegger JournalismMichael Jordan Advertising
  • 5. Your major will not always determine your career.Even though some career areas require that youmajor in a specialized field, many career areas donot require a specific academic area.From the examples in this exercise, you can quicklysee that your major can take you in differentdirections, and your experiences outside of thelecture hall will introduce you to career areas thatmight not be directly related to your academicfocus.
  • 6. 4 TIPS TO DOING APPLICATIONS 1 – Give yourself options 2 – Do your research3– Get it in – and make it count4 – Don’t get killed by deadlines
  • 7. Click on the word Apprenticeships to watch the video
  • 8. The 4 ways to enter into Apprenticeships Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade. This will then involve an application process with your employer to the Ministry of Training, College and Universities. Websites like apprenticesearch.com can help with finding employers. Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program. When completed, you will have the skills and experience to make you more attractive to potential employers. Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade. (more details on college applications coming!) Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). Students may register to become apprentices while finishing high school.
  • 9. College
  • 10. Applying to College – the Basics! Last year more than 160,000 students applied to College in Ontario! Ontario College Application Service  www.ontariocolleges.ca Program Choices – 5 in total (no more than 3 from any one school). You need to order your choices. This won’t determine your acceptance, but it is used for research purposes.
  • 11. Things you need to HAVE OEN # (found on your credit counselling summary or ask your guidance counsellor – or if doing your applications with Jessica she will have it) Full address, phone number and email Social Insurance Number Method of Payment (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, cheque or Pathways Scholarship, LAHS) Your 5 choices – remember a choice is school + program
  • 12. Application Fees The fee for the application is $95. The application fee covers the application processing costs, as well as any college or program changes made to the original application. There are NO exemptions from the application fee. There is a $25 fee for returned items. This fee applies to all items returned to us for any reason including NSF, a closed account, stopped payment, post-dated
  • 13. Let’s take a look at the application in action... Click on the word GO to watch the video
  • 14. Supplementary Applications Lots of Programs require additional components to the application. These might include a portfolio, interview, testing or audition.  Ex – George Brown’s Fashion Techniques Course requires a sewing test on an industrial machine Collaborative Degrees are Programs that are divided between a College and University. Each school will require to apply to either the college, university or your choice.
  • 15. Testing – Pre-Admissions Some schools require testing to ensure that students have the required skills to be successful in their program of choice. Other programs that are “highly competitive” will require testing as a way of "ranking" and may be used to make admission decisions There is a fee for most pre-admissions testing and depends on the school
  • 16. After you apply Print your Application Verification Summary and keep it on file. Make sure to keep your email containing your username and password. You will need this to login to your account. February 1st, 2012 – earliest release of offers by the colleges to all applicants May 1st, 2012 – applicants must confirm their acceptance of their offer by this date. June 15th, 2012 – earliest date that applicants will be required to pay tuition fees If you change schools after first semester you must arrange for your new school to inform OCAS about your change of school. This will ensure your academic information will be sent to OCAS.
  • 17. University
  • 18. Applying to University– the Basics! Last year more than 380,000 students applied to Universities in Ontario! Last year the University of Toronto had over 70,106 applications and was the most applied to school in Ontario. Only 11,548 were admitted to an undergraduate degree! Ontario University Application Centre  www.ouac.on.ca  Two types of applications  101 – current Secondary School Applicants  105 – all other Undergraduate Applicants
  • 19. Things you need to HAVE OUAC PIN#, Student # and School# - This will all be on your PIN Access Letter you get from your Guidance Department – without this pin letter you can not begin your applications Full address, phone number and email Social Insurance Number Method of Payment (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, cheque or Pathways Scholarship, LAHS) Your 3+ choices – remember a choice is school + program
  • 20. Application Fees The base applications fee for three program choices is $125. Each additional choice is $42 Applicants may apply to as many programs as they wish; however they are limited to a maximum of three programs at any one University. Some universities may further limit the number of programs (ie University of Toronto). Choices must also be ranked. Payments can be made by Visa, MC, Amex, Pathways Scholarship, online banking, cheque or money order
  • 21. Let’s take a look at the application in action... Click on the word GO to watch the video
  • 22. Supplementary Applications Lots of Programs require additional components to the application. These might include a portfolio, interview, testing or audition.  EX: York’s Theatre BFA requires an audition Supplementary Applications have varying due dates based on the school and the program so make sure you check these things CAREFULLY! Supplementary Applications can also require a fee
  • 23. English Language Testing If you are applying to an undergraduate program you must meet the English language requirements by completing one of the following:  four full years of study in Canada in English or French at the secondary-school level;  four full years of study at the secondary-school level in English in a country where English is a primary language or where English is the primary language of instruction; If you have not completed your schooling in an English speaking school you will need to complete an English Language Proficiency Test. Requirements for this test vary by institution and you can see Jessica for more assistance.
  • 24. After you apply Print the page with your OUAC Reference Number and keep a copy on file. All correspondence will require this number One day after submitting your payment go online and review your application for accuracy. It is recommended that changes not be made to your application after Feb 7th, 2012 May 29th, 2012 – the latest date by which all secondary school applicants shall expect a response. June 1st, 2011 – earliest date that applicants will be required to pay financial commitment fees (ex. Residence deposits) If you change schools after first semester you must arrange for your new school to inform OUAC about you change of school. This will ensure your academic information will be sent to OUAC.
  • 25. WHY book an Appointment Assistance for filling out your applications and make sure you are not applying for something you have no chance of getting into! If you want to use your Pathways Scholarship to pay for your applications. Any payments made on your own will not be reimbursed. **Note – even if you joined Pathways this year and have not earned a scholarship the cost of your application fees will still be covered by Pathways. If you choose to use your own method of payment, you can still book an appt. If you choose to do your applications completely on your own that is fine too! We can keep your passwords and usernames on file so that you won’t lose them, and will be able to remember them when it comes time to accept your programs Parents are encouraged to attend!
  • 26. HOW to book an Appointment Appointments will begin MONDAY NOVEMBER 14th Appointments are 1 hour in length and are from 4-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 4-7pm on Wednesdays Over the holiday school break and the PD Day on Dec 9th daytime appointments will be available Monday to Thursday (when the office is not closed). These appts will go fast so book early! Each student will be given only ONE appointment time. If you miss it, you are on your own. Grade 12’s who completed the application process are encouraged to do their applications and see Jessica for payment only.