Pathways: Applying to Post-Secondary
Important Steps for Applying to College and University
Step 1. Research programs, admission requirements, schools etc.
Where do I start?! Check out the uoZone!
It is a searchable, online resource that provides up-to-date information on programs, scholarships, residences, campus visits, and more.
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If you already know where you are heading:
Step 2. Apply online and complete any supplementary applications or admissions assessments
Complete supplementary applications and tests.
Go to the following Links to begin your applications:
To apply to universities and colleges outside of Ontario, please visit the school's website to learn more about their application process.
Complete all SUPPLEMENTARY applications and tests.
If you would like to pay for supplementary applications and/or tests with your Pathways Scholarship please contact Brandi or Noha for more information.
Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC): https://youtu.be/xglKjNnSLWk
Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS): https://youtu.be/kqyTffuiaX8
Step 3. Check the status of your applications, and your email often
Once you are accepted to the program of your choice, make sure to confirm your offer before the deadline.
Step 4. Confirm your offer by the deadline
Pathways Scholarship and OSAP Information
Complete the online Pathways scholarship application.
Applications MUST be completed at least four weeks prior to tuition deadlines.
Visit the OSAP website to learn more about OSAP and to complete the online application.
Make sure to apply for OSAP by June 1st in order to receive your funding in time for school.
Step 5. Apply for your Pathways Scholarship, OSAP, and other scholarships/bursaries
Overview of Next Steps:
1. Check that you have met all requirements to get into your program of choice.
2. Get connected, find out next steps, apply for scholarships and bursaries and build your timetable by logging onto your student account:
University of Ottawa: uoZone
Carleton U: Carleton Central
La Cite: Ma Cité Portail
3. Make sure to submit all supplementary applications and tests.
4. Make sure to accept your offer of admission by deadlines (May 1st for College and June 1st for University).
5. Complete your OSAP application and Pathways scholarship application ASAP.
6. Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor at your institution.
7. Check deadlines for tuition payments, scholarship applications, course registration and orientation.
Click here for more details: NEXT STEPS HANDOUT ENG.docx
Brandi Chaffey, Program Facilitator, Post-Secondary, Skills Development & Employment, Pathways to Education (Ottawa), Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
613-820-4922 ext. 3405
Noha Elmaghraby, Program Facilitator, Post-Secondary, Skills Development & Employment
Pathways to Education (Ottawa), Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
613-820-4922 ext 3441