Although a fairly simple and straight forward on-line process, many applicants to university and college worry about making mistakes on their application. Such concerns may include entering improper program codes, applying to more than the allowed number of programs, and even applying to the wrong campus and start date desired. University applications for students currently attending high school (Undergrad 101) require a pin # and password provided to the student by their Guidance Counsellor. If the student is applying to university after taking a year off, then a different application (Undergrad 105) is required, wherein the student creates their own password etc. Also, such students are responsible for sending the OUAC a copy of their most recent transcript(s), which can result in additional application processing fees.
College applications require that the student creates their own password and account information prior to selecting their intended programs. Also, OCAS limits the number of program choices a student can make (5), and the number of choices at one college (3). Let edvice4you help you navigate the application cycle, ensuring that you are making the good decisions, not duplicating your program choices, are selecting the correct program and start date, and are aware of such things as “alternate offers of admission” and “admission deferrals”. Once universities and colleges receive your application, what happens next? Many will send you a confirmation letter or e-mail, and may direct you to a link to complete a supplemental or additional information form. These can be critical, especially if they are required for your application to proceed – read all of your correspondence very carefully! Offers of admission can start to arrive very quickly (early offers of admission), or may not do so until later in the spring, depending on the program you have applied to, your academic status (victory lap), the courses you are currently taking and so on. Do not panic if you do not receive an offer immediately, very few students do.
- OUAC: https://www.ouac.on.ca/
- OCAS: https://www.ocas.ca/ and / or https://ontariocolleges.ca/en
- Ontario Universities’ Info: https://www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca/