1 Ontario College Online Application Your future starts here...
2 Step 1 Research colleges and programs FIND A COLLEGE view the map
3 FIND A COLLEGE Visit ontariocolleges.ca and click on the Choose a College button. Links to college information
4 FIND A PROGRAM TOOL ontariocolleges.ca/find Search by keyword Search by a college Links to college information
5 OTHER RESEARCH OPTIONS College Information Program (CIP) Meet with college representatives Runs from mid-september to late October Look for an event in your area See the full schedule at ontariocolleges.ca/news/cip College Open Houses Held each fall and spring See facebook.com/ontariocolleges.ca for upcoming events
6 Important Dates Early October Access the application at ontariocolleges.ca. November 24, 2014 First date that 2015 / 16 application data is sent to colleges. Earliest date that colleges may acknowledge applications. February 1, 2015 Equal Consideration Date Applications received and paid for by this date are considered equally by the colleges. This is not a deadline for submitting applications. It is, however, critical to apply to highly competitive programs by this date. Applications are still processed after this date, but are considered on a first-come, first-served basis by the colleges.
7 Important Dates February 1, 2015 Offer Date First day that colleges MAY release offers of admission. Not all offers are posted on this day. The colleges continually post offers of admission until programs are filled. February 1, 2015 Accept Offer Date Earliest date that applicants may confirm an offer of admission. May 1, 2015 Confirmation Deadline Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission by this date. Each college will determine the due date to confirm offers made after May 1. Check your offer letter AND the expiry date of your offer of admission. June 15, 2015 Tuition Fee Payment Earliest date that colleges may require payment of tuition fees.
8 Important Info Before You Apply The application processing fee is $95 (non-refundable). Your application allows you up to 5 program choices, with no more than 3 at any one college. All program choices must start within the same academic year (August July). Your username is permanent. Your password must be between 8 and 14 characters in length. DO NOT create more than one account. The application works best in the following browsers: Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11 Firefox latest version Chrome latest version Safari 7+ & IOS 7+
9 Important Info Before You Apply ADDRESS Provide a valid address. This allows ontariocolleges.ca to communicate with you for important information about your application, account activation and username / password recovery. The colleges you apply to use this address to communicate with you about your application and offers of admission. Update your address if it changes. Check your regularly. Check your junk / spam mailboxes If you do not receive s from add this address to your safe senders list.
10 Important Info Before You Apply PRIVACY STATEMENT Review our complete Privacy Statement. It explains how we use the information provided as part of your college application. A link to the Privacy Statement is located in the footer of the ontariocolleges.ca website and within the college application. ACCOUNT INFORMATION Your name, date of birth and address are automatically added to your account based on the information provided during account creation. INFORMATION YOU CANNOT CHANGE ON YOUR ACCOUNT Name, date of birth, username, OEN & academic data*. To make changes to this information, call the ontariocolleges.ca Customer Contact Centre at (toll-free in Canada). * To make changes to academic data, see your guidance counsellor.
11 What You Need to Know Before You Apply Your Ontario Education Number (OEN) and Student Number. Found on your report card or high school transcript. Your complete home mailing address. Including your postal code. The city where your high school is located. This is especially important for cities in the GTA. Example: Is your high school in Toronto OR Etobicoke?
12 Your ontariocolleges.ca Account Your ontariocolleges.ca account allows you to: Apply to any of Ontario s public colleges. Review and update your college application. Request Ontario high school transcripts (from participating schools). (Note: most current high school students have their grades sent automatically by their high schools.) Request Ontario college / university transcripts. View and accept offers of admission.
13 Step 2 Create an Account Go to ontariocolleges.ca/apply New Users: If you have never applied through ontariocolleges.ca before, click the Create an Account button. Returning to your application: If you have an existing account, click Log In.
14 Create an Account Complete required fields Passwords that DO NOT meet these requirements will not allow you to login.
15 If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions you will be logged out of the college application. Select a question from the pull-down list, or create your own.
16 Activate Your Account! You cannot log in to your account without first activating it An activation is sent to the on file. You need to activate your account via .
17 Successful Account Activation Log in using the username and password created during account sign up. If you forget, click to have your login info sent to your address.
18 Forgotten Username / Password Usernames / passwords are recovered separately. The process is identical. Enter the address provided during account sign up and click Verify. Answer the challenge questions and click Recover. Note that answers must match exactly and are case SenSitive. The requested information will be sent to the address on file.
19 Privacy Statement On first login only, you will be asked to review and accept our Privacy Statement. If you do not accept the Privacy Statement you will not be able to complete your application to college.
20 Communications On first login only, you will be asked to review and accept our Communications. Check the boxes to receive s and click Submit.
21 Step 3 Applicant Home Screen / Dashboard Start your college application from this screen MESSAGE CENTRE: Important information about your application is found here. Check regularly.
22 MY PROFILE: A checkmark ( completed. ) will appear after each section is All sections (even if they do not apply to you) must be completed, in order, when you complete your account for the first time. Click Save to continue to the next step.
23 MY PROFILE: Personal Information basic demographic info, including legal name, date of birth, etc. Contact Information street address, address, telephone numbers Authorized Users authorization to allow another individual access to your account / application (e.g. parent, guidance counsellor). (Note: not shared with the colleges.) Citizenship & Residency Citizenship, residency status in Canada, country of birth. Education schools attending / attended; marks will be posted to this section. Financial Support agency sponsorship; this does not include OSAP. Experience add employment or volunteer experience that relates to your area of study.
24 MY APPLICATIONS: Program Choices select or update your program choices in this section. Basis of Admission identify if you are / will be a high school graduate or enrolled in a high school course. Payment Summary listing of fees requiring payment. ACTIVITY HISTORY: Summary of application s day-to-day activities.
25 Personal Information Complete all required fields. Click Save and Continue to Next Step.
26 Contact Information Click the Click to add your mailing address button.
27 Mailing Address Complete all fields. Click Save and Continue.
28 Contact Information Click the Click to edit mailing address button if your address is incorrect or it changes. Complete any remaining fields. Click Save and Continue to Next Step.
29 Authorized Users ADD AUTHORIZED USERS: Authorize another individual access to your account / application. Maximum of 3 individuals at one time. Authorization can be added, changed or revoked at any time. All actions made by authorized individuals appear in activity history.
30 Complete required fields. Click Save. Full Access authorized individuals may make payments AND changes to your application information. Read Only / Pay authorized individuals may make payments and ONLY VIEW your application information.
31 Authorized Users Summary Authorized individuals, once added, receive account activation s and are asked to create their own unique usernames and passwords to access your account. Authorization can be added, changed or revoked at any time by using the Edit and Deactivate links. Deactivated individuals receive notification of the change.
32 Citizenship and Residency Complete fields by selecting information from the drop-down menu. Canadian citizens Select Aboriginal Ancestry if applicable. Click Save and Continue to Next Step.
33 Education Complete only the sections that apply to your education experience.
34 High School Education Use the drop-down menus to complete all fields. Ontario high school students: Use the Find School button to add your high school.
35 Important for current students. All Applicants Enter the date you began high school. Graduates / Former Students Enter the date you completed / left high school.! Current Students click the radio button. To allow us to match your grades to your application, your OEN, student number and name (as it appears on your school record) must be accurate. Click Save when done. CURRENT ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY: Most high schools will automatically forward your grades to ontariocolleges.ca.
36 Education Summary A school record, once added, cannot be deleted. Its contents (e.g. attended dates), however, can be modified. Click Save and Continue to Next Step when done. ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL GRADES Grades will be listed in the Academic Data on File section. It is recommended that current students check their grades several times during the school year (e.g. after mid-semester and final marks for semester 1 and 2). Any errors should be reported to your guidance counsellor.
37 Financial Support Sponsor Agency Agency that will be paying all or part of your educational or living expenses while at college. If you are applying for financial assistance (e.g. OSAP, bursary, scholarship, etc.) you are not considered sponsored and should select No Sponsorship. Use the drop-down menu to select the agency. Click Save and Continue to Next Step.
38 Experience Add information in these sections ONLY if it relates to your area of study. Skip the sections that do not apply to you. Add Job Experience Previous or current paid employment. Test Information Standardized test information that will be submitted to support your application (e.g. GED, TOEFL, nursing, etc.). Other Activities Previous or current volunteer experience, association memberships, etc.
39 Complete the required fields. Click Save when done.
40 Experience Summary Add buttons Use to add additional information. View Details View existing information. Edit Details Use to update existing information. Delete Use to remove existing information.
41 Create an Application Click the button with the start date you wish to apply to. Selecting programs from BOTH application cycles will result in two applications and an additional application processing fee. Programs with start dates in: September 2015 January 2016 May 2016! Fees paid on duplicate applications are non-refundable.
42 You may apply to a maximum of FIVE program choices with no more than THREE at any one college. List your programs in order of preference. Received Date The date your application fee payment is received and processed. Record your Account and Application Numbers. You cannot create additional accounts to apply to more programs.
43 Search for Programs Enter the code or title of the program you wish to search for. If you don t know the exact program title, enter a word that you believe is part of the title. Click Search.
44 Program Search Results Click Add to add a program to your application. Make sure you select the correct program start date and campus.
45 Previous Year Applied / Previous Year Attended If you have previously applied to or attended this college, enter the dates. Otherwise, leave the default values. Entry Level 1 The first semester of the first year of the program. Note: programs with January start dates are still Entry Level 1. Review the information and complete any required fields. Click Save to return to the program choice screen.
46 Manage Program Choices Click Add a Program to add additional programs. Use the Move Up and Move Down arrows to reorder your program choices (if required). Click Edit to change program information OR Delete to remove the program from your application. Click Save and Continue.
47 Basis for Admission Review and answer the questions. Current high school students: Make sure Yes is selected for question 2. Click Save and Continue to Next Step when done.
48 Applicant Dashboard Once programs choices are added, the application status will be Unpaid. After the application processing fee is received the status is updated to Paid and the application information is forwarded to your college choice(s).
49 Payment Summary Review your fees. Click Process Payment to pay your application processing fee.
50 Secure Online Credit Card (including Visa Debit) or Interac Online Payment Select a payment method: Credit card (including Visa Debit) or Interac Online. Enter your credit card details. Cardholder Name Must appear exactly as on credit card. Credit Card Number Numbers only. No spaces or hyphens. Expiry Date Select the dates using the drop-down menu. Click Process Transaction or Proceed to Online Banking to complete your payment.
51 Successful Payment Verification Payment is verified on screen and confirmation is also sent to your .
52 Declined Payment Notification DECLINED PAYMENT A payment can be declined for a number of reasons: Incorrect credit card number and / or expiry date. Confirm that the information you entered is accurate. Insufficient credit limit.
53 Offers of Admission OFFERS OF ADMISSION Offers can only be viewed after they are posted by the colleges. You may accept only ONE offer at a time. You may accept only ONE offer in one 24-hour period. A confirmation of your acceptance is sent to your . Click View Offers to view your offers of admission. CHANGING AN ACCEPTED OFFER If, after accepting an offer, you change your mind or receive another that you prefer, you may accept the new offer (before the expiry date). The new acceptance will cancel your previous one.
54 Application Activity History Select the application number you wish to review and click Retrieve. Read only. General Day-to-day summary. College Transmission Summary of information that has been sent to your college choice(s). Updated nightly.
55 Application Activity History General Read only
56 Returning to / Making Changes to Application Remember to log out when you finish each session. Clear your computer cache after you log out. At any time you may resume your application where you left off. Once ALL sections are completed (as indicated by the green checkmarks), you may return to each section to view or make edits.
57 Need Help? FOR APPLICATION HELP: Click FAQ to see answers to Frequently Asked Questions Click Live Chat under Contact Us at ontariocolleges.ca to reach one of our Customer Contact Centre staff (real-time website feature). our Customer Contact Centre at Call our Customer Contact Centre at Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/ontariocolleges.ca Follow us on TO CORRECT HIGH SCHOOL GRADES: See your guidance counsellor. OFFER OF ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION: Contact the college(s) you have applied to.