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Use the resources on this page to assist in transitioning from high school to post secondary.

College and University Information – Orchard Park 2017-2018

Sept 18                     University of Waterloo (Learning Commons 10:45)

Sept 19                    University of Guelph               “                              “

Sept 20                    Humber College       “                              “

Sept 22-24             Ontario Universities Fair – Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Sept 28                    Mohawk College (Learning Commons 10:45)

Oct 2                        Niagara College “                                    “

Oct 10                      University of Ontario Institute of Technology         “                              “

Oct 13                      Brock University      “                              “

Oct 16                      Ontario Colleges on Tour – Mohawk College  Fennel Campus 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Oct 24                      Ontario College Information Fair – Exhibition Place, Toronto 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Oct 25                      “                              “                              “                          9:00 – 2:00 pm

Oct 25                      Lakehead University                (Learning Commons 10:45)

Oct 26                      Lambton College “                                   “

Oct 28                      Mohawk College Institute for Applied Health Sciences Open House 9:30 am-12:30

Oct 28-29                Student Life Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 10:00 – 5:00pm

Oct 30                      McMaster University (Learning Commons 10:45)

Nov 2                       Western University “                                               “

Nov 4                       Mohawk College Fennel Campus Open House 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nov 6                       Wilfred Laurier University   (Learning Commons 10:45)

Nov 6                        Westdale SS Post-Secondary Fair 5:30-7:30 pm. (U/C from Ontario,                                                Quebec,  Atlantic Canada, Western Canada, USA and UK)

Nov 9                       Mohawk College Stoney Creek Campus Open House 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Nov 10                     Fanshawe College   (Learning Commons 10:45)

Nov 13                     Ryerson University “                                “

Late Nov                 Applying to University and College Information Sessions         “                             “

Jan 17                      OUAC Application Deadline (PINs arrive early November)

Feb 1                       College application due date – OCAS (On-line applications begin in October)

May 1                      Deadline to confirm College admission offers

June 1                      Start of acceptance of University offers

Websites for more info: www.ontariocolleges.ca , www.electronicinfo.ca, www.ouac.ca, www.careercruising.ca

Applying to College?

Applying to University?


Use the document above, “How to Apply to University – checklist” as a reference sheet to apply to Ontario universities using OUAC’s online application system. To complete this application, you must have your letter from guidance that lists your PIN. Letters are available for pick up in the guidance office. You do not need an appointment; any staff can give you your PIN. Applications are due January 17 2018.

Responding to an Offer from a University:

A video tutorial for online responses is available on our website. This video demonstrates the steps required to respond to a university offer of admission.

Important Dates

May 29, 2018: Target date to receive a response (offer, refusal or deferral) from an Ontario university for applications received by the January deadline.

June 1, 2018: Response deadline.

To Respond to an Offer of Admission Online

1. Log in to your online application.
2. Click “Choices/Offers” to view your offers of admission.
3. Click “Offer” or “Alternate Offer”.
4. Click “Accept” to accept the offer (or “Decline” to decline the offer).
5. Click “Review and Submit” and follow the instructions.
6. When you successfully complete the Submit process, you will immediately receive a confirmation number online. You will also receive the confirmation number by email along with a summary of your responses to offers of admission and/or changes to your application information. Note that your response will show as “Unsubmitted”. Do not worry, you successfully submitted your response. Once your response is processed and you are able to log back in to your application, you will see “Accepted” beside the program you accepted.
7. Keep this email for your records.

Important: If you do not immediately receive a confirmation number, your response was not saved. You must log back into your online application and re-submit your response.

After You Submit Your Response

After you submit your response to a university offer of admission, you will be locked out of your online application for one business day. After one business day, log back in to your online application to ensure that “Accepted” is displayed beside the program you accepted.

Need Help?

Contact Applicant Services: 519-823-1063
Monday Wednesday and Friday:
9:30 am 4:15 pm (ET)
Thursday: 10:00 am 4:15 pm (ET)

Considering an Apprenticeship?


The above link outlines the various paths towards becoming a journey person and being qualified to work in the trades. Please see a guidance or coop teacher to further explore these options.

OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) Information

OSAP workshop will take place May 2018. You cannot apply for OSAP until you accept an offer from a post secondary institution.

General OSAP information, including an OSAP estimator, is available at the OSAP website: https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal

Updated on Friday, May 25, 2018.
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