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Remember to check the Grade 12 Important Info page for updated information you may need.

Important Application Reminder


If you need your OEN and/or student/pupil number, both can be found on your report card, or email the grade 12 counsellor.



-College applications are due February 1st for equal consideration. Some college programs will still have space and you can apply after February 1st, but not all.

-If you are a student of OSS this year, your marks will be sent automatically, so there is no need to order transcripts.

Scroll down to see Important Dates for College Applications, Application Fees & Methods of Payment, and other important information.


If you have any concerns or error messages, please make an appointment to see the grade 12 counsellor in guidance:


Keep an eye on the Grade 12 Information button on our website for other important information.  When we get decisions on things like grad photos we will post them there as well as send emails and do announcements at school.

Grade 12 Planning Guide:

Below you'll find a helpful guide for keeping track of deadlines for your graduating year.  The 2021-22 Planning Guide will added soon!

Be sure to check the Grade 12 Important Information page for updates on Virtual Visits, Open Houses, etc.

The Ontario College Virtual Fair will not run in Fall 2021.  We are organizing a series of smaller virtual events designed to give you the chance to meet with College Representatives from across Ontario and get the information you need to get ready for college!

We will post more details here in the coming weeks.

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Applying to College:

Important Dates​

When to Apply

As long as space remains in an Ontario college program, you may apply for it. However, there are some important dates to keep in mind, especially for popular programs that fill up quickly.

Apply to college as soon as the online application becomes available in October.

Complete and pay for your application on or before February 1 in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs beginning the following September.

The following dates apply to programs starting in the fall of 2021. The application process at follows an annual cycle, based on the academic year (August to July). For programs beginning at other times of the year, please contact the individual colleges for more information about application processing dates.


Early October 2021: Online Application Opens

In early October, access to the online college application becomes available for programs beginning in the following academic year (August to July). You may create an account and begin your application.

February 1, 2022: Equal Consideration Date

Apply on or before this date in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs starting the following fall. After this date, colleges consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until programs are full.

Note that applications to Highly Competitive Programs must be received by this date in order to be considered. As these programs receive a high volume of applicants, all seats may be filled by February 1.

Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications well before the Equal Consideration Date, as website volumes on the online application are at their highest at this time.

Many programs continue to accept applicants after February 1. Use our Find a Program tool at any time to find programs that are still open.

November 1, 2021: Earliest Offer Date

This is the earliest date that colleges may begin to send offers of admission to programs for the upcoming academic year. Offers will continue to be issued until programs are filled or wait-lists are established.

May 1, 2022: Deadline to Confirm Offers of Admission

Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission by this date. Log in to your account to confirm your offer.

Colleges may extend offers of admission after this date. Each college will set the deadline to confirm offers made after May 1, and this deadline will be communicated to you with your offer.

June 2022: Tuition Deposit Due at the Colleges

The colleges require payment of a tuition deposit in June to secure your spot in your program. Each college sets its own tuition deposit amount and payment deadline. This information will be communicated to you by the college.

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Here is a link to all careers in Ontario that have an apprenticeship attached and are careers attainable directly from high school.  Students in skilled trades co-op placements can even get a start while still in high school.

The listings of skilled trades in Ontario, divided by sector, are found at the link below:

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Calendar of Virtual College and University Liaison Visits for Orillia Secondary School


In this time of Covid-19, colleges and universities are offering virtual visits, presentations, open houses and tours.  Check this page for more information.


Remember to check your college or university's website to find out about Fall Preview Days, Open Houses and booking campus tours.  The best way to decide if a college or university is right for you is to visit the campus - virtually!!  A list of these dates may be provided to you via email or on the Guidance page of the school website at some point.

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This year colleges are offering virtual open houses.  Potential students and their families can virtually attend Open Houses in order to tour campus facilities, visit program and service booths, and ask questions about the college and programs available. Open House.jpg

2020/21 Virtual Open Houses and Fall Preview Days will be added below:

Georgian College Virtual Resources.pdf

Humber Virtual Resources.pdf

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Applying to College?

Research programs, colleges, scholarships, fees, etc. at


Some useful information at links to the Ontario Colleges site:

February 1 in order to receive equal consideration for admission

Contact the individual colleges

Begin your application​​​

Highly Competitive Programs

Find a Program

Confirm your offer

Application Fees

There is a non-refundable fee of $95.00 CDN to apply to college through  Up to 5 program choices (no more than 3 at any one college) are included in this fee, as long as they start within the same academic year (August to July).  To apply to programs starting in the next academic year, you will need to create a new application and pay a new application processing fee.

Your application will not be forwarded to your college choices until the application processing fee has been received.  Please note that there are no exemptions from the application processing fee.

Payment Methods

You can pay for your application four ways:

* Online. With Visa (including Visa Debit), MasterCard, American Express or Interac Online. We do not recommend using prepaid credit cards.

* Online banking. For online banking, you'll need your 9-digit application number.

* By phone. You can contact us to pay over the phone using a credit card. We accept Visa (including Visa Debit), MasterCard and American Express.

* Mailing a Certified Cheque / Money Order. Make the certified cheque or money order payable to '' and be sure to include your 9-digit application number as well. For our mailing address, see our Contact Us page. Do not send cash in the mail.

All fees are non-refundable. There will be an additional $25 fee for returned items. This fee applies to all payment items returned to us for any reason including NSF, a closed account, stopped payment or post-dated cheque, etc.

Check the updated planning checklist of upcoming important events below or print the PDF from your school email account.

To help with your research for your post-secondary plans, you can use the Transition Resource Guide that you will find at this website.