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Please note:  Because of the college faculty strike, college open houses and CIP have been cancelled or postponed, however the Ontario College Information Fair 2017 will run as scheduled.


The Ontario College Information Fair is a one-stop shop for all your college information needs.


Enercare Centre | 100 Princes' Blvd | Hall B - Exhibition Place | Toronto


* Tuesday, October 24, from 5 PM to 9 PM

* Wednesday, October 25, from 9 AM to 2 PM

The best way to decide what college is right for you is to visit the campus!  Potential students and their families can 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

Below please find a PDF list of college open houses. 

College Open Houses 2017.pdf

Be sure to check the websites of colleges in which you are interested or contact them to see when they are holding an Open House or to book a tour of the campus.

Here are some general Open House dates:

Centennial College

Sunday, November 12, 2017

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fleming College

Saturday, November 18, 2017

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Georgian College

Saturday, November 4, 2017 and Saturday, April 14, 2018


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New YouTube Video on Applying for OSAP:

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

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Introducing A New Way to Explore Highly Competitive Programs

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We're excited to announce a new feature in our Find a Program search tool that makes it easier than ever to identify highly competitive programs at Ontario's colleges.

What is a Highly Competitive Program?

For those who aren't already aware, highly competitive programs are those that historically receive more applications than there are spaces available. To be considered for these programs, applicants applying for the fall start date must complete their applications by February 1st – the date commonly known as the Equal Consideration Date. After this date, applications to these programs may be closed. Those applying to programs beginning at other times of the year will need to contact the colleges for information about application processing dates.

The Highly Competitive Program Filter

Building on existing filters in Find a Program – such as College, Program Category, Credential and more – we've now added a Highly Competitive filter with two selection options:

  • No – displaying only programs that are not highly competitive
  • Yes – displaying only programs that are highly competitive
New Highly Competitive Program Filter

How to Search

There are two different ways to search for programs with the highly competitive filter. College explorers can start their search by keyword, college or category to identify the programs they're interested in, and then select the new Highly Competitive filter to see which programs in their search results are highly competitive.

Alternatively, the filter can also be used as a starting point to identify all highly competitive programs, and then layered with additional filters to target a search more deeply.

Once a search is complete and users have found the programs they're interested in, deeper program details – such as admission requirements, tuition costs and course requirements – can be found by clicking the Visit link next to each program listing leading directly to the college's own program pages.

College and university rep visits to O.S.S.

Grade 12 students who are considering college or university next year may be interested to hear presentations by college and university reps who will discuss things like:  campus life, scholarships, programs, residence, etc.  Look through the calendar and, if you are interested in attending any presentations, sign up in Guidance.  You will notice that some visits have been scheduled over the lunch-hour.  Usually the representative will set up a display in the front forum area and you will be able to ask questions and/or pick up a viewbook at that time.

This year, OSS is pleased to be hosting APSIP, the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program on Tuesday, October 31st.

2017 18 Calendar of Visits Rev Oct 3.pdf

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Important Dates​

Be sure to read over the Grade 12 Planning 2016-17 - Graduation and Post-Secondary handout which Mrs. Gagnon recently distributed to grade 12 classes.  If you did not receive a copy, you can get one in Guidance or click on the PDF version below:

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

​Programs and 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.


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Campus Vibez is an educational tool that gives a well-rounded view of all major Canadian universities and colleges through videos (both staff and student curated).

The videos:

  • Show the student perspective on each university/college
  • Provide in depth campus tours for students who are unable to visit campuses
  • Reduce student anxiety about the “unknown” as they can now experience university/college life beforehand
  • Are a great tool for parents