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  • Please pick up your printed copy of your status report before you leave here today.Check credit countCompletion of OSSLT or enrolment in OLC either semester 1 or 2Acknowledgement of your 40 hours community service if your form has been submitted to guidanceIf there is any discrepancy, book an appointment with your counsellor
  • Attend community and university sessions to learn more about specificprogram pre-requisitesVisit guidance office to review college and university calendarsGo on-line to check out program requirementsColleges – visit specific college siteUniversity – go to electronicinfo.ca
  • Take time on this slide to review all 4 destinations – refer to handout package for apprenticeship and workplace and the brochure for college and university information.ApprenticeshipMore than 150 apprenticeable trades in OntarioOYAP (through cooperative education is one way to enter an apprenticeship) See guidance counsellor or Mrs. Walton for more informationCollegeApplication information on back panel of brochure As part of your research, you should be attending the college information sessions held during lunchApplication workshop will be held in November for those requiring additional assistanceUniversityApplication information on back panel of brochure Attend the university lunch-time information sessions Application workshop will be held in November for those requiring additional assistanceWorkplaceJob search tips, resume template and community job connection agencies are outlined in handoutConsider a co-op, if your timetable permits, to acquire or enhance essential workplace skillsConsider returning to Barton for another semester or year if co-op is not an option next semester
  • Whether applying to college or university, this is good advicePlanning and researching are invaluable
  • Before applying, do your researchAverage college cost is approximately $___________/yearCollege application workshop will be held in late November if you need additional assistance
  • Explain that they can change their application choices once payment is receivedStress the importance of keeping their application number confidential and that we have no way of accessing it in case they lose itEasiest payment method is credit card – fast and convenientPrint copy of payment confirmation once application is finished – keep in safe place
  • PINs are available mid- to late-November – keep them safe and confidentialBefore applying, do your researchAverage university cost is approximately $___________/yearUniversity application workshop will be held in late November if you need additional assistance
  • Print copy of admission confirmation when finished. Keep in a safe place.
  • Review each point – ensure they understand point 2Reinforce, just like the college application, we do not receive their application reference number – similar to bank PINReiterate the importance of doing their research to avoid applying to more than 3 university programs.
  • Encourage attendance at University Fair with parentsScholarship workshop – sign up in guidanceRed Carpet Day is most beneficial to those who have conducted some research – “comparison” shopping
  • Intended for those who have attempted to apply and have encountered difficultiesThis is not the day for you to begin your research, but rather, to apply based on your research
  • December 11 – 1 week prior to Christmas break – work out any obstacles or difficultiesJanuary 13 – DO NOT leave applying until then – “Murphy’s Law” – system is backloggedFebruary 1 – to be considered on equal basis as all other applicantsApril- Most important word under both points is conditional – offers can be retracted- Please don’t panic if your friends receive notice before you – test of your patience- Check your account on-line for offers of acceptance
  • MayPlease submit hours well before May – 1 less thing to worry about – make sure you are doing eligible activitiesPay close attention to response dates
  • Culminating activity!!!Please keep grades at the forefront – don’t let classes slide thinking you’ve already passedIn a few minutes, Mrs. Giordano will provide important graduation considerations and ceremony information
  • Other helpful sitesProvide brief explanation on eachRemind of scholarship workshop on October 20
  • We are here to help!
  • Grade 12 2013 presentation

    1. 1. Thursday, October 10, 2013
    2. 2.  30 credits ◦ 18 compulsory and 12 electives   Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or the Ontario Literacy Course (OLC) 40 hours of community involvement
    3. 3. How to Read a Status Report 101
    4. 4. Students, it is your responsibility to check your  Graduation requirement status and  Required pre-requisites for desired postsecondary program choices See your guidance counsellor if you have questions
    5. 5.  Apprenticeship ◦ See handout for apprenticeship information  College ◦ See brochure for college application information  University ◦ See brochure for university application information  Workplace ◦ See handout for employment readiness information
    6. 6.  See back of brochure for instructions ◦ Log on to www.ocas.on.ca ◦ Watch the tutorial before beginning your application (accessible from this screen) ◦ Create a User Account (first-time users) and write the information down – store in a safe place! ◦ Return to Apply Now and Enter your Username and Password ◦ Complete the application (if you sign off before completing all areas, the program will save your work.)
    7. 7.      The non-refundable application fee is $95.00 for 5 choices; no additional choices may be made. You may apply to 5 college programs in Ontario, but only to 1 college for a maximum of 3 program/faculty choices. List your choices in order of preference. Payment must be received by OCAS within two weeks of applying. Payment options are listed in the tutorial. Check your e-mail regularly for correspondence from OCAS
    8. 8.   Mohawk College representative is at Barton each Thursday from 9:00-12:00 Learn more about:      Pathways after Barton Financial Aid Careers in Demand Self-awareness Sign up sheet located in guidance britney.arrowsmith@mohawkcollege.ca
    9. 9.  See brochure for instructions ◦ Pick up your PIN from Mrs. Potts. Listen to the announcements advising when PINs are available ◦ Log on to www.ouac.on.ca ◦ Complete the on-line Applications Tutorial ◦ Click on On-line Applications ◦ Click on Ontario Secondary School Students (OUAC 101) ◦ Apply on-line  Please complete tutorial before beginning your application.
    10. 10. You will access the online application at: www.ouac.on.ca/101/
    11. 11.   The non-refundable application fee is $130.00 for 3 choices; each additional choice is $44.00. You may apply to as many universities as you wish, but may only apply to 1university for a maximum of 3 program/faculty choices.  List your choices in order of preference.  Record the OUAC application reference number and keep it in a safe place.  Payment must be received by OUAC within two weeks of applying. Payment options are listed in the tutorial.
    12. 12.    If you are new to Canada, you may have to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for university admission when you are in grade 12. It is your responsibility to check test dates and times. It is your responsibility to register early. http://www.ets.org/toefl
    13. 13.  October ◦ 17th – Parents’ Night – 5:00-7:00  Guidance counsellors will be available ◦ 18th – College Information Program-9:00-11:00  Mohawk College – Hamilton ◦ 21st – College Information Fair – 6:30-9:00 & ◦ 22nd 10:00-3:00  Direct Energy Building – Exhibition Place - Toronto ◦ 24th – Scholarship Workshop – 1:45-3:00  Barton Secondary Library  You MUST sign up to attend ◦ 28th - Mini University Fair – 8:45-11:20  Hill Park Secondary School  You MUST sign up in Barton guidance to attend
    14. 14.  November ◦ 20th - Mini College Fair – 8:45-11:20  Hill Park Secondary School  You MUST sign up in Barton guidance to attend ◦ 27th - University On-line Workshop -11:30-12:15 ◦ 28th   Barton Secondary Library  You must have a valid Barton on-line account  You must have your PIN from Mrs. Potts - College On-line Workshop – 11:30-12:15  Barton Secondary Library  You must have a valid Barton on-line account If you are attending the applications workshops, we expect that you have: ◦ Researched programs and schools ◦ Completed the on-line tutorial
    15. 15.  December ◦ 13th – Apply to college and university by today  January – 2014 ◦ 15th – University application “deadline”  February - 2014 ◦ 1st – College application “deadline”  April - 2014 ◦ Students who applied to college will begin to receive conditional offers (you may receive earlier) ◦ Students who applied to university may begin to receive conditional offers (you may receive earlier)
    16. 16.  April ◦ 1st  - Submission of community involvement hours May ◦ 1st - Latest date applicants must respond to college offer at www.ontariocolleges.ca ◦ 29th – Latest date applicants can expect a response from an Ontario university  June ◦ 2nd - Earliest date Ontario universities may require a response to an offer of admission ◦ 17th - Earliest date colleges may require payment of tuition fees
    17. 17.  June 26th – Details to follow!
    18. 18.  All websites begin with www. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ electronicinfo.ca ocas.on.ca ouac.on.ca osca.ca ocutg.on.ca osap.gov.on.ca studentawards.com scholarshipscanada.com university research site college application centre university application centre post-secondary planning articulation program planning financial assistance scholarship & financial planning scholarship & financial planning ◦ ontario.ca/education-and-training/30-off-ontario-tuition
    19. 19.  If you have any questions, please see your guidance counsellor or Mrs. Potts.

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