Here are some web resources that will help you as you think about your university options:
Choosing a program and university:
- aucc.ca: The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is a good starting point for information about universities across the country.
- electronicinfo.ca: eINFO is a guide to Ontario universities for secondary school students and provides information on university programs, admission requirements and additional resources.
- Individual university websites : The best place for information about a specific university is from its own website. Most will have a “future students” tab – it’s a great place to start.
Applying to university:
- OUAC : The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) processes applications for all of Ontario’s universities. Through the OUAC’s online application, students can apply to universities, amend their application, view the status of their application, and accept their offers. For students who are currently attending day school in Ontario, their school will also send their grades to the OUAC, who will, in turn, pass on these grades to the universities to which a student has applied. This is done at various points throughout the year and universities typically receive grade 11 grades and mid-term and final grade 12 grades.
Financing your education:
- CanLearn.ca: Provides information regarding the federally funded Canada Student Loan program.
- OSAP : The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) administers provincial and federal student financial assistance in Ontario. Each year it provides loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships to over 200,000 students. If you're a student from Ontario, this should be your first stop when looking for financial assistance.
- Student Awards : studentawards.com is a free scholarship search service devoted to helping high school, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance.
- careers.queensu.ca: Check here to see the kinds of career aid offered by a university. Find out what future career your degree with lead to, make an appointment for a mock interview, set up an internship, and brush up on your resumé-writing skills.