Applying to University

2016-09-01_15-29-48Mentor College University Fair

Several years ago, Mentor College introduced its own University Fair. Instead of visiting us one by one, admissions officers from over 25 universities from Ontario and other provinces attend the annual fair at the Main Campus. The 2017-2018 event takes place on Wednesday October 4, 2017.

Starting at 6:00, senior students and their parents are invited to visit displays and speak with representatives from the university. At 7:00, each university has its own “break out” room and a series of more-detailed info sessions are held once for students who have narrowed down their options.

Important Dates

September 13, 2016, 11:35 am: All Grade 12 students meet with Mr. Cowle – O’Brien Hall.

By the end of November 2016: You will receive your Application Access Code Letter from your guidance counsellor with your school number, student number and temporary PIN. Keep this letter for your records. You will need this information to apply.

January 11, 2017: Deadline to submit your completed application to the OUAC.

January 19, 2017: Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for all applications submitted by January 13, 2016.

February 3, 2017: Recommended last date for you to submit all information to the OUAC to be considered for early admission. This information includes university and program changes and additional active choices.

February 15, 2017: Deadline for the OUAC to receive, from Ontario secondary schools, all first-semester grades and current full-year midterm grades for 4U/M courses.

March 1, 2017: Target date for Ontario universities to receive all final first-semester and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.

May 5, 2017: Target date for Ontario universities to receive second-semester midterm and interim grades for full-year courses from the OUAC. Grades that the OUAC receives earlier will be sent to Ontario universities when received.

May 26, 2017: The latest date by which you can expect a response from an Ontario university. This includes:

a) an offer of admission;
b) a refusal; or
c) a deferral, pending the receipt of specific information.

June 1, 2017: The earliest date you may be required to respond to an Ontario university offer of admission and give a financial commitment (e.g., registration deposit, residence deposit, etc.).

All other admissions‑related elements, including scholarships, other forms of student assistance or financial incentives, and offers of residence are considered part of the offer of admission. Therefore, you may accept these other offers prior to June 1, 2016, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier.

July 13, 2017: Target date for the OUAC to transmit all remaining final grades to the universities.