Applying to Ontario Colleges is done online through OCAS (Ontario College Application Service). Website: ontariocolleges.ca
The deadline for application is February 1, 2021 for equal consideration. Since the website gets extremely busy in the new year, the recommended deadline is January 17, 2021.
Please Note: 1) The cost to apply to 5 program choices is $95.00. No more than 3 program choices can be made at one college. 2) To apply you will need your Ontario Education Number (OEN) from Student Services (also is on your Status Sheet and Report Card). 3) The easiest and recommended method of payment is credit card. 4) All academic information (courses, marks) will be sent automatically to Ontario Colleges by our school. 5) For out of province colleges, the student must apply directly to the college. Check the college's website for application information and deadlines. 6) Please ensure that you have the appropriate high school prerequisite courses for your program choices before applying. 7) Colleges do not offer early acceptance like universities may do. You will not get an offer of admission before Feb. 1st. However, there is a benefit to applying early as colleges then do have an opportunity to review your application and can offer you a spot right away on Feb. 1.
What if I don’t get accepted?
Think about upgrading marks in Summer School or Adult Education. Colleges will still accept students up until September for some programs. As well many programs have a January start date as well.
Consider academic upgrading through the colleges. For example, Algonquin College has a program to allow you to gain the college requirements on campus. Check this website for more information: www.algonquincollege.com/access
Academic Assistance for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AAADD) Program at Algonquin College
AAADD offers adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to further develop their academic skills as well as build social skills within a college environment. Students work on individualized materials at their own place with the assistance of the class counsellor in both literacy and numeracy. The current events, computers, job search, and life skills subject involve group work.