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Moira Secondary School. College Applications 2013 - 2014. Program Levels. Certificate Programs – 1 year (2 semesters ) Diploma Programs – 2 years (4 semesters ) Advanced Diplomas – 3 years (6 semesters ) Degree/Bachelor Programs – 4 years (8 semesters)
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Moira Secondary School College Applications 2013 - 2014
Program Levels • Certificate Programs – 1 year (2 semesters ) • Diploma Programs – 2 years (4 semesters ) • Advanced Diplomas – 3 years (6 semesters ) • Degree/Bachelor Programs – 4 years (8 semesters) • Most of these programs are applied to through OUAC and require 4U English.
Program Levels • Collaborative/Joint Degree Programs • Students may earn either one or two credentials— one from the college and/or one from the university. • Graduate Certificate Programs • require a university degree or a college certificate or diploma for admission. Co-op options may also be available for these programs • Apprenticeship Programs • usually find an employer to teach you the trade and then contact the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and officially register as an apprentice. Or you can take a variety of pre-apprenticeship programs
Research Investigate the different colleges/programs available to you. • College Information Program (CIP) • Thursday Oct. 31 at Loyalist (9 – 12pm). Submit permission forms to the guidance office. Transportation is provided and it is FREE. • College Research Sessions • Monday October 28 in the guidance office. • Campus Tours/books/websites • Liaison Visits – Sept. to Nov. Sign up in guidance.
Research • My Blueprint Education Planner www.myblueprint.ca/hpedsb • Ontario Colleges Application Centre (OCAS) www.ontariocolleges.ca • Ontario School Counsellors’ Association. www.osca.on.ca Questions to consider when choosing between colleges • What does each college offer? • What do they specialize in? • What makes their programs unique?
Applying:Let’s Get Started! Go to: www.ontariocolleges.ca and click on APPLY Select the option that applies to you. New Users: If you have never created an account, click SIGN UP TODAY Returning to your application: If you have an existing account, click SIGN IN HERE
Apply Early & Win Contest Apply and pay online by January 15, 2014 to have your name entered in a draw to win money to put towards your education expenses. Three prizes will be awarded: • First prize - $2,000 • Second prize - $1,000 • Third prize - $500 College Application Tutorial • Thursday November 7 and Tuesday November 19 at lunch in the library lab.
Important Dates • October 2013 • access to the online college application at www.ontariocolleges.ca • November 26, 2013 • first date that 2014/2015 application data is sent to colleges • February 1, 2014 • Applications received and paid for on or before this date will be given equal consideration by colleges (some programs however, fill on a first come, first serve basis) • First day that colleges may release offers of admission. • Earliest date that applicants may confirm an offer of admission.
Important Dates • May 1, 2014 • Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission • June 17, 2014 • Earliest date that colleges may require payment of tuition fees.
Money Matters Tuition • Diploma programs - $2,400 • Bachelor’s degree programs - $6,100 • Joint college-university programs - $5,000 Other • Books and supplies - $1,200 • Residence - $4,500 - $6,000 • Public trans., gas, parking, insurance, etc.
Financial Assistance • Entrance Scholarship: money that is automatically awarded by the college, based on your average (80%+). This is usually deducted from your tuition. • Scholarships: usually based on marks and criteria set by the donor. You must apply for these (i.e. W. Garfield Weston Awards). • Bursaries: mostly based on financial need (i.e. First Generation Bursary). • Loans: monies must be repaid (i.e. OSAP)
Useful Websites • College/University transfer guide • www.ocutg.on.ca • Schools outside Ontario • www.schoolfinder.com • Financial Support • http://osap.gov.on.ca (Ontario Student Awards Program) • www.canlearn.ca (can help with all aspects of planning for college. There is a “debt-free Guide” with tips for getting and saving money). • Moira Secondary School • www.hpedsb.on.ca/mss