St. Patrick's Catholic High School

1001 The Rapids Parkway
Sarnia, Ontario N7S 6K2

Phone: 519-332-3976 Fax: 519-383-7024

Where to start???

Researching post secondary opportunities can be an overwhelming experience, but there are many tools to help you in your search!!  The first place to begin is MyBlueprint.  You can explore your interests, career opportunities and outlooks and post secondary programs and program requirements.  Additionally, the Ontario College Application Site (OCAS) has information on college programs and the college application process.  The Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) has information on university programs and the university application process.  And, of course,  your guidance counsellors are here to help you with planning your bright future.


Applying to University?

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I've Applied to an Ontario University - What's Next?

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Applying to College?

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FREE Pre-Apprenticeship Program @ St. Clair College

If you've ever considered a career in skilled trades, this opportunity might be for you!

St. Clair College will once again be running our Pre-Apprenticeship program for the following proposed trades: Brick & Stone Masonry, CNC Precision Metal Cutting, and Truck & Coach Technician. If this appeals to you, consider attending one of our virtual information sessions to learn more about this FREE kick start to a new career!!  Sessions run from January 25, 2022 - February 16, 2022.

For more information, or to register for an information session, click here.


Brock University Ability Empowerment Day

High school students (grades 9-12) experiencing disability are invited to attend and discover opportunities in post-secondary education through this event. The goal is to create a space where students can come together to participate in a forum and learn about different programs and departments, exchange ideas, gain perspectives, and learn advocacy skills centred around post-secondary education.   

Students should be prepared to log in virtually to take part in synchronous and asynchronous content on both days from 9 a.m. to noon. This event will take place on an accessible platform to suit the needs of all attendees, and accommodations such as ASL interpreters will be provided.

Dates: April 26 & 27, 2022.  Registration information to follow.


Ontario University Fair 2021

The Ontario University Fair will be held on Saturday September 25 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM, and on Tuesday October 26 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Each 2 hour fair will be divided into 4 30 minutes sessions.  All Ontario universities will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about programs of interest.  All students are invited to attend and no registration is required.


College Monday's!!

Ready to explore your future with Ontario community colleges? In just four sessions, you will be able to meet with representatives from all Ontario community colleges.

Every Monday in October and November (excluding Thanksgiving), there will be four panel groups running simultaneously on Zoom, each made up of six to seven colleges.

Each group will provide:

  • A brief overview of the Ontario community college system
  • Highlights from each college on the panel
  • Time to ask your questions to individual college representatives 

Click here to view the panels, check the schedule and register for the sessions.


                                            Explore Ontario's Colleges and Universities

Ontario offers many opportunities for those wishing to pursue a post secondary education.  You will find all Ontario College's listed here, and all Ontario Universities listed here, as well as relevant contact information.  Additional information and resources can be found at OCAS and OUAC.


APSIP Virtual Tours

APSIP is a collective of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) representatives from Colleges, Universities, and Indigenous learning institutes in Ontario and Quebec. From its beginnings of being a small group of recruiters, APSIP now has over 30 post-secondary institutes collaborating and planning a 12-week post-secondary education tour.  The APSIP Virtual tour  Please click here for more information, or to register.


Post Secondary Open House' 2021-2022

***Note: This list will be updated as information is received.  You can always check the website of the post secondary institution you are interested in, if you do not see any information posted here.

Trent University will be hosting their Fall Preview on October 2, 2021 and Tuesday January 11.  The Trent Talks series can be accessed by clicking here.

Georgian College will be hosting their fall Open House on October 13, 2021 and January 22, 2022.

Ontario Tech University will be hosting their Open House on October 23, 2021.

University of Windsor will be hosting their Fall Open House on October 23, 2021, and December 9, 2021.

King's College (Western affiliate) will be hosting their Fall Open House on November 6, 2021.

Canadore College will be hosting their fall Open House of November 6, 2021.

Fanshawe College will be hosting their Fall Open House on November 6, 2021.

University of Guelph will be hosting their Fall Open House on November 7, 2021.

U of G Ridgetown Campus will be hosting virtual Open Houses on November 9 (Agriculture), November 10 (Veterinary Services), November 24 (Equine Care) and November 25 (Dairy).  

Lambton College will be hosting their Fall open House on November 20, 2021.

OCAD University will be hosting their Fall Open Houses from November 15 - 26, 2021.

York University will be hosting their Open House on November 20 & 21, 2021. 

Fleming College will be hosting their fall Open House on November 20, 2021.

The University of Guelph/Humber will be hosting their Open House on November 21, 2021.

Georgian College will begin hosting a series of Open Houses' on November 23, 2021 and January 22, 2022.

The University of Windsor will be hosting a second Open House on December 9, 2021 and a spring Open House on March 5, 2022.

Brescia University College will be hosting a March Break Open House March 12, 2022.


Pursuing a Creative Pathway?  Need Help Developing Your Portfolio?

Your portfolio is a visual representation of who you are and a collection of work that showcases your individual creative and technical experiences. OCAD University has created a unique portfolio program with you in mind. Portfolio Clinics at Home is a series of workshops designed for learners between the ages of 15+ interested in pursuing a creative pathway towards post-secondary education. 

As you know, the portfolio is the main point of consideration in applying to all studio-based programs at OCAD U. It can be stressful putting a portfolio together, so OCAD U is offering some support. Before submitting your portfolio for admission, sign up for Portfolio Reviews by OCAD U!

These online sessions will run at various times starting today, January 12 to 31, 2022. Join us for a review and get one-on-one feedback and tips from OCAD U portfolio experts.

Each review is 10 minutes long and with an OCAD U portfolio expert. You'll be asked to share your screen, so you'll want to have your best and most recent work ready on your computer. You also may want to include work in progress and sketchbooks. 


Studying Abroad - The Bader International Study Centre

The Bader International Study Centre (BISC or "The Castle") is a campus of Queen's University located in the Herstmonceux Castle estate in the English countryside. Students study here in their first year and then complete their studies in Kingston, ON. This is the only study abroad program for 1st year Canadian students. Programs offered include: arts, science, health science, concurrent education arts, concurrent education science.  All programs are applied to through the OUAC.  Please click here for more information.


From the 2020-2021 School Year...

Applying to Lambton College?  Did you miss their February Application Day?

You're in luck - there's another Lambton College Application Day!!!

WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE to register. 

Royal Military College Kingston - Live Information Sessions


The RMC Liaison Office invites potential undergraduate students in Grade 10 or above to join them for a 1-hour live Information Session with Q&A beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To join, simply email and indicate which day and time you would like.

Le bureau de liaison du CMR invite les étudiants de premier cycle en 10ième ou plus haut à participer à une séance d’information et questions-réponses en direct les mardi et les jeudis à 12 h 30 et 19 h 00 heure de l'Est. Pour s’y joindre, envoyer simplement un courriel à et indiquer la date et le jour que vous voulez. 




NCAA Eligible Courses (Ontario)

If you want to receive athletics scholarships, practice and compete during your first year, you must complete these 16 core courses: 


How to Apply to University

Student who are planning to apply to an Ontario University will need their PIN in order to complete their online application at

The deadline for completed online application and payment is on or before Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in order to received equal consideration for admission to programs beginning the following September.

PIN's will be available from your Counsellor in Student Services in November 2019.

Online step-by-step tutorials are available to assist students with the application completion.

How to Apply to College

Students who are planning to apply to an Ontario College may now complete their online application at

For a step-by-step tour of the secure online application, download the user guide.

The deadline for completed online applications and payment is on or before February 1 in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs beginning the following September.






APPS AND APPRENTICESHIP (OYAP - Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program)

  • November 19, 2019
  • Kiwanis Community Centre - 180 North Collee Ave, Sarnia
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come learn about the next steps to a SKILLED TRADE PATHWAY after high school.  

This session is geared toward students and parents looking for more information about the skilled trades/apprenticeship pathways.

Please RSVP via email BEFORE NOVEMBER 15:



Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Interested in studying


McGill University in Montreal Quebec

Join a McGill Recruitment information sessions taking place in Ontario

You are invited to attend and speak with Recruitment and Admissions Officers about academic programs, campus activities, and student life in Montreal.

London - Saturday, September 28, 2019

Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph - Monday, September 30, 2019

Toronto - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Space is limited, register and guarantee your spot today!

**For more information contact your guidance counsellor.**

The Ontario Universities’ Fair 

This Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre.  Representatives from all 21 Ontario universities will be together in one place at Canada’s largest educational fair to answer your questions about programs, requirements and student life.  Go to for more information.

Lambton is hosting our annual College Day on October 17th from 12-2 pm in our new Athletics & Fitness Complex.

COLLEGE DAY – OCTOBER 17, 2019 (12-2 PM)

An informative event where students can explore Lambton College programs and services, as well as learn more about program offerings across the province. Lambton College programs will be showcased and representatives from other Ontario colleges will also be in attendance. 

2019 Regional University Fair

Great Lakes Secondary School

Nov 4th, 6-8 pm

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Start Your Research with OUInfo

The new Ontario Universities' Info 2020 is live! Find and compare Ontario university programs, plus research residences, scholarships, campus visits and more.

OUInfo 2020 includes a refreshed look and new logo, while maintaining the same functionality. It was renamed to better align with the Council of Ontario Universities' new branding and the Ontario university community, and to more closely reflect the content of the website.

OUInfo is the only resource that is updated directly by the Ontario universities. Visit:

Universities post updates to OUInfo throughout the year - check back regularly.

Grade 9 and 10 girls interested in Engineering, Math or Sciences -- Western University is running two separate interactive workshops at both the Western University Campus and at the Western Research Park in Sarnia, happening in October. Spaces are limited and registration is required. For more information on how to register go to: or see Mrs. Kells in Student Services.   

Grade 12 University/College Presentation Sign up 

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Grade 11 University/College Presentation Sign up

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University Fair


Will be held


Great Lakes Secondary School

340 Murphy Rd. Sarnia, ON, N7S 2X1

November 4, 2019

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Watch the video below for information about applying to college.

Click here for a handout of instructions on how to apply to college.


2019YMCA Celebration of Youth Awards
The YMCA Celebration of Youth Awards recognize deserving youth in Sarnia-Lambton, 17-20 years of age whose outstanding talents and achievements have made a difference in our community.  The awards focus on youth who have demonstrated leadership, sensitivity to others, innovation, development of personal talents, overcoming personal challenge and service to community.  Special consideration is given to youth faced with financial barriers.
The online application may be found at  
DEADLINE for application is:   (date TBD)
For more information see your Guidance Counsellor.


Applying to Ontario Universities (

How to apply videos

The Ontario University Application Centre has issued the following memo to all students applying to university:

Please assist us by informing students that there may be up to a two week delay before they hear from universities to acknowledge receipt of their applications. Applicants are quick to reach out if they have questions about their application but we need them to wait at least two weeks so that we can ensure that we have time to do the work required.
Please encourage your students to apply well before the January 11 deadline.
The OUAC is officially closed for the holidays from December 24, 2018 to January 2, 2019, inclusive. The OUAC website will remain available during this time.

Applicant Services Extended Hours Prior to Application Deadline:

                                         - 10:30 am - 7:00 pm (ET)
Applicant Services Phone: (519) 823-1063

Thank you,
The OUAC Secondary School Division

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Application information video from


Important Notice from Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC)

RE:  Fee Structure for 2019 Cycle


“Previously, the OUAC waived the cost if a student asked to withdraw a choice and add a new one. With our (OUAC) recent move to more "real time" processing, however, there has been a dramatic increase in multiple changes to applications. This has caused confusion for applicants and university administrators as to the current status of the application. As a result, we are no longer waiving the cost when students ask to withdraw and add new choices after they've submitted their payment.”


OUAC's fee structure is made up of the following:

  • base application fee of $150 for the first 3 university/program choices (which is the same as previous years)
  • An additional choice fee of $50 for any additional university/program choices beyond the initial 3.
  • There is no charge for modifying a choice within the same university.


Lunch and Learn Workshops


Do you have questions about applying to College or University?  Would you like to learn more about Student Loans, scholarships, and bursaries? 


Plan to attend the Lunch and Learn Workshops in Room 143 on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st from 11:00 - 11:30.   If you are unable to attend this session, there will be another session after school on Thursday, December 15th from 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM.


Bring your lunch and learn about how to apply!




University application PIN's and handout are now available through your Counsellor in Student Services


Students who are apply to college should also see their Counsellor for college application information and handouts. 



2019-2020 - College and University Presentation Schedule

Grade 12 students are invited to attend a maximum of 3 of the College and University Presentation.  You must sign up for the presentation, in Student Services, the day before the presentation.