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.
Applying to College:
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 ontariocolleges.ca 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
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
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 ontariocolleges.ca 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
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.
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.
2020/21 Virtual Open Houses and Fall Preview Days will be added below:
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Applying to College?
Research programs, colleges, scholarships, fees, etc. at ontariocolleges.ca
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
There is a non-refundable fee of $95.00 CDN to apply to college through ontariocolleges.ca. 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.
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.
You can pay for your application four ways:
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
'ontariocolleges.ca' 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.