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Attending University


Students wanting to attend an Ontario University need to, at minimum, meet program entry requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to begin researching programs and schools of interest during their grade 10 year. It is highly recommended that students and parents/guardians familiarize themselves with the application process, important dates, campus visits, and scholarships and financial aid.


Please take the time to ensure that you are prepared to apply to university. Below is a checklist of items to consider:



1.     Earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma by June 2017.

  • Successfully complete 18 compulsory and 12 elective credits
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement
  • Pass the literacy test or complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course


2.     Earn a minimum of six grade 12 University (U) and/or University/College (M) courses by

        June 2017.

  • English (ENG4U0) is a mandatory course to apply to University
  • Make sure you have completed any pre-requisite courses required
  • Some universities have restrictions on the number of "M" courses that they will include in the admission average


3.     Cost of applications on OUAC is $150.00 for 3 choices (programs and/or university).  Each

        additional choice costs $50.00.


4.     Keep track of  important dates (See Important Dates).


5.     Regularly look at bulletin boards outside Guidance for current information, upcoming events

        and scholarship information.  

6.     Follow us @BSSGuidance1 for important updates about OSAP, Open Houses, PIN's, 

        deadlines and more.

7.     Book an appointment with your Guidance counsellor when you need assistance.


Applying to University


Students apply to an Ontario University through  You will also find a detailed video on how to:

  • use einfo to do research on Ontario University programs
  • apply using a 1o1 application
  • review and change your 101 application
  • accept your offer of admission

Useful Websites


Key Application Resources


1. (eINFO)

Great starting point for program and university searches.




The website on which you apply to university.


Learn the most direct routes to your goals through Ontario's colleges and universities. A simple tutorial shows how to find your best pathways and save them for future reference. You'll also find clearly explained facts about these institutions, including their different credentials, to help make sense of the system.



Provides potential students with the opportunity to talk with university students, professors and senior university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.



** For other internet sites, please see Important Post-Secondary Research Sites under the Post-Secondary Tab







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