Applying to Post-Secondary School

Accepting A College Offer


Accepting Your Offer : To accept an offer of admission to college:

1)Log in to your account.

2)Click on View Offers to see your offers of admission.

3)Select the offer of admission you wish to accept.

4)Click Confirm.

You can also confirm your acceptance of an offer by calling the Customer Contact Centre. 1.888.892.2228


Once you have accepted an offer, will send a confirmation email to the email address associated with your account.


The other colleges to which you have applied will receive notification of your accepted offer.


Note: You may not defer an offer of admission.


Changing Your Confirmation of Acceptance


You may receive more than one offer of admission, depending on the number of colleges and / or programs to which you have applied.


You may accept only one offer at a time. However, if you change your mind or receive another offer that you prefer, you may change your acceptance as long as the offer has not expired. Your current acceptance will automatically cancel your previous acceptance.


Note that you may only confirm an offer once per day. 


If you have already confirmed an offer and change your mind later that day, you must wait until the next business day to confirm the new offer.


Confirmation Deadlines

You must confirm your acceptance to College by May 1.

Grads - April To-Do List

Graduating Class!   Post-Secondary Information


1. Take a close look at the schools you have applied to. Take a VIRTUAL tour of the schools.


2. There are still scholarships that are open for applications .

3. Gather all your information you may need to apply for OSAP .

4. Update your resume and activity list.

5. Contact all your semester 2 teachers through email or google classroom this week .


April: QUICK TO-DO LIST for Senior Students

• Check your email daily.

• Submit any optional forms.

• Log into your student account for updates.

 • Research and apply for scholarships and bursaries.

• Take a virtual tour of the schools you have applied to.

 • Consider your school options carefully (including Financial Aid packages).

 • Keep track of deadlines for registration deposit, residence application and deposit, tuition deposit, and any supporting documentation.

November - January Checklist for Senior Students


✓ Narrow down the schools and programs that you are interested in. Compare costs of tuition and residence fees at each school.

✓ Submit applications to the postsecondary institutions of your choice.  Please come to guidance for more information. We have the dates already scheduled.

✓ Consult with a guidance counsellor about scholarships

✓ Continue to search and add to your list of scholarships. Check community clubs, large civic organizations, unions, charitable foundations, employers, and professional organizations.

✓ If you are serious about applying for lots of scholarships, you will need to set aside an hour or two a week to work on them. Note: For many scholarships, an essay is a necessary requirement.

✓ Clean up your social media profiles. First impressions matter!

✓ Begin your search for summer employment mid-January

Upcoming Important Deadlines & Fees


January 15, 2022 Deadline to submit your completed application to the OUAC; includes all final grades from completed Grade 11 and 12 courses and a list of all current-year courses in progress.


Base Application Fee: $156 for the initial 3 university/program choices. Additional Choice Fee: $50/choice



February 1, 2022: Equal Consideration Date


There is a non-refundable fee of $110 to apply to college through Up to 5 program choices (no more than 3 at any one college) are included in this fee, as long as they start within the same academic year (August to July).

Applying to Post-Secondary Education

Applying to University

eINFO is a guide to Ontario Universities for Ontario high school students. It provides information about university programs, admission requirements and more. eINFO should be used as a starting point for researching university options and admission requirements.  So if University is your choice, visit Ontario Universities Application Centre  (OUAC) to apply. 


Applying to College

Visit Ontario Colleges (OCAS) to discover and research the wide range of College programs and options.  If College is your post secondary plan, use the same site (OCAS) to apply. 


Financing Post-Secondary Education

 The Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program made up of loans and grants that can help pay for college or university, along with books, student fees, living expenses and even child care.  Depending on your family income, your tuition might even be entirely paid for.  To be qualified for OSAP you must be to Ontario residents of any age who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a protected persons. 

The OSAP application for the 2019-20 school year has opened.  Again this year, the application is integrated with the application for college or university. This means students can apply for OSAP directly after applying for college or university.
After applying, students will be able to visit their OSAP account to see an estimate of the aid they could receive with OSAP along with the cost summary of the schools they have applied to. The goal is to provide students with a snapshot of the real costs of going to college or university to help with planning their future.
Please note, the Ontario government announced changes to OSAP which would see students needing to have a net family income under $140,000 a year to qualify, while also eliminating the six-month grace period on interest andchanging when independent students qualify.


 Just a reminder that these are excellent sites for you to research your ‘next educational step’.




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