GRADE 12 PLANNING
Planning to Graduate this year?
YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR 40 COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS or YOU WILL NOT GRADUATE
- Review your credits to ensure you have 30 credits in all required categories. Credit counselling summaries were delivered to all Grade 12 classes recently
- If you're applying to university, ensure you have 6 U/M courses and that you've met admission requirements for the university program. Check the list of online resources below to help you with this research
APPLYING TO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY
University Applications are to be submitted through ouac.on.ca. Students will receive their personal PIN in November and should log on and begin adding program choices on their account. The fee is $50 per Program Choice. Pay special attention to admission/program requirements! Last day for applications is January 11, 2017 but don't delay. Get online today! Click on the attachment below for detailed ouac instructions that have been distributed to all grade 12 students:
College Applications are to be submitted through www.ontariocolleges.ca. Students create their own account by clicking on "Apply Now" from the home page. They will then follow prompts to complete account information, including email and password. They will then search for the various programs and add them to program choices. The fee is $95 for 5 program choices. Pay special attention to admission/program requirements! Last day to apply is February 1, 2017, but don't delay. Go online and get started today! Click on the attachment below for detailed instructions that have been distributed to all grade 12 students:
- Check Guidance bulletin boards for open house information, scholarship opportunities
- Check the university and college home websites to book campus tours and keep up with open house dates. If you've missed Fall open houses, most schools have Spring Open Houses and March Break events for prospective students
Entrance scholarships are automatically awarded by universities based on marks
Each university/college has a number of bursaries/scholarships available and criteria varies - check the school's website for detailed listings
Community Organizations often have scholarships available based on marks, leadership and community involvement
ALL scholarship information coming to the school will be posted on the Guidance Bulletin Board and through the Grade 12 newsletter. Check regularly.
There are two useful websites listing scholarship opportunities. Register online to receive information:
TCDSB scholarship portal for MANY opportunities: https://www.tcdsb.org/FORSTUDENTS/AwardsScholarshipsBursariesContests/Pages/default.aspx
TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Start creating a personal statement summarizing your achievements and experience. Right click to download our tip sheet here:
PREPARING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.doc
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is available to students living in Ontario with a demonstrated financial need who plan to attend college or university. The OSAP website is an excellent resource for planning and exploring post secondary options. Visit http://osap.gov.on.ca for more information on eligibility and how to apply.