St. Patrick's


Post-secondary Application Info.

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.


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.


Trent University Fall Preview

Trent University will be hosting their Fall preview Day on Saturday October 2, from 11-2 PM.  Hear from faculty and current students, explore program options, learn about admissions and scholarships and be entered into a draw to win free first year tuition. You also have a chance to win a Trent hoodie at each session. Register at


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. 



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

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE to join the virtual session.


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: 



It is never to early to start planning for your future!!  Some site that can help you discover more about your personality traits, interests and possible future careers is MyBlueprint.  Additionally, the OCAS has a program search feature that allows you to explore college programs by category.  OUAC has the same feature that allows you to search university programs by category.   As always, your guidance counsellors are here to help you in your exploration.

Portfolio Clinics at Home

OCAD University is offering a 3 week at home portfolio tutorial.  In this 3-week online course taught by OCAD U instructors you will focus on portfolio development by learning to explore new materials and ways of creating, embracing research in your process, flexing your creative thinking, and writing about your work in different ways.  This course begins on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 and ends on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021.

Click here for more information.

Applying to University?

Please click here to access a Hyperdoc created by OUAC that contains links to promotional material about applying to university and other important information, such as deadlines, university recruitment events and online resources like OUInfo and Future Further. 

Applying to Lambton College?  Free Application Day!!  March 27, 2021!!

Lambton College plans for a return to on-campus learning for the fall of 2021!!!


Students interested in learning more about Lambton College programs are encouraged to attend Virtual Open House, taking place on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Guests of the online event can expect to attend various live-streamed information sessions on topics such as student services, campus life, financial aid and multiple program sessions hosted by Lambton faculty. To register for the event, go to

NEW!!!  Live Chat!!

Apply to Lambton College on-the-spot via Live Chat.

  • For the month of January, the Enrolment Team will host all-day drop-in sessions for high school students.
  • Lambton College will pay the $95 application fee for any students who express an interest to apply during Live Chat accessible via
  • Live Chat Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m; Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m; and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tour Lambton College...Virtually!!

Explore Lambton’s world-class learning environments via Livestream Campus, taking place every other Tuesday at 2 p.m. from January 12 until March 23.
Tour guests will have the opportunity to see how new additions such as the NOVA Chemicals Health CAMR; Research Centre and Athletics Camp; Fitness Complex have dramatically transformed the campus and enhanced the student experience at the College.
Join us for a tour here.

Program Advisement

One-on-one Program Advising Sessions are also available daily from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Lambton’s Program Advisors are available via Microsoft Teams to help with anything related to program information, the application process, Residence, student, and financial aid. 

Sports and Recreation Management Open House - April 11, 2021

Students of the Sports and Recreation Management/Administration program will be hosting an Open House April 11, which can be accessed here.

Book a program advising appointment here.

St. Clair College Showcase

St. Clair College is hosting two virtual events, to showcase the work of their STEM and Graphic Design students.

Click here to register for the STEM Showcase.

Click here to see the Graphic Design Showcase.

St. Clair College Spring Open House

Join the St. Clair College team of recruiters to learn more about what St. Clair College has to offer you!!  What to expect:

  • Live chats
  • Connect with the Registrar’s Office
  • Learn about financial aid, scholarships, and bursaries
  • Experience student life
  • Book a one-on-one virtual tour, attend a guided virtual tour or explore the campus on your own

Click here for more information, or to register for the event.

St. Clair College Virtual Information Night

St. Clair College will be hosting the following information sessions starting January 26th to share more about one of our academic schools or about a specific program.  St. Clair College Faculty and Staff will be available live to answer any questions you might have. You can also explore our campuses by taking a virtual tour, attending one of our guided virtual tours or book a private one-on-one tour with someone from our Recruitment Team.  

  • January 26th for Health Sciences and Nursing
  • January 28th for Community Studies
  • February 3rd for Media, Art & Design
  • February 10th for Business & IT
  • February 17th for Academic Studies
  • February 24th for Engineering, Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships

Register here, or see St. Clair College for more information.

St. Clair Scholarships and Bursaries

Please click here for more information on scholarships and bursaries available to first year St. Clair College students.


***Please note that this list focuses on Ontario colleges and universities, and that the list is not exhaustive.

The Ontario College Virtual Fair is being held virtually November 4 & 5, 2020.  More details can be found below.

King's College at Western will be hosting their virtual Open House on November 7, 2020.

Carleton University will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 7, 2020.

Waterloo University will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 7, 2020.

Trent University will be hosting their virtual Open House on November 7, 2020.

Nipissing University will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 7, 2020.

Fleming College will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 7, 2020.

The University of Guelph will be hosting a virtual Fall Preview Day on November 8, 2020.

Brock University will be hosting a virtual Fall Preview Day on November 9, 2020.

Ryerson University will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 9-13 and November 16-20.

Wilfred Laurier University will be hosting virtual Open Houses on November 12, 17 and 25, 2020.

Niagara College will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 21, 2020 and March 27, 2021 from 11:00 - 3:00 PM.

Georgian College will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 14, 2020.

Algoma University will be hosting virtual Open House on November 14, 2020.

Durham College will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 14, 2020.

The University of Ottawa will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 14 and November 21, 2020.

Western University will be hosting a virtual Fall Preview Day November 15, 2020.

Lambton College will be hosting their virtual Open House on November 21, 2020.

St. Clair College will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 21, 2020 and March 27, 2021 from 10:00 - 1:00 PM.

The University of Windsor will be hosting their virtual Open House on November 21, 2020.

York University will be hosting their virtual Open House on November 21, 2020 and March 27 (Keele Campus) and March 28 (Glendon Campus).  You can register here.

Ontario Tech University will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 21, 2020.

Fanshawe College will be hosting ongoing virtual Open Houses' from November 9 - November 27, 2020.  Another date has been added: March 27, 2021 from 9:30 - 3:00 PM - there will be a chance to win free tuition as well as assistance with completing the college application.

The University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus will be hosting program specific virtual Open Houses' from November 4 - November 25, 2020.

McMaster University will be hosting their virtual Open House throughout the month of November.

Lakehead University will be hosting a second Open House on December 9 from 4-8 PM.

Niagara College Spring Open House

Niagara College is excited to offer a virtual Spring Open House.

Attending the Open House gives you access to...
  • LIVE program information sessions offering Q&A with faculty and NC team members. 
  • LIVE ask me anything sessions with panels of NC experts ready and waiting to answer all of your questions.
  • Engaging information about our schools and programs, including curated YouTube playlists.
  • A virtual tour of our campuses, plus one-on-one virtual visits with a Recruitment Team member.

Click here for more information, or to register.  Students who attend will have a chance to win $3000, or 1 of 20 $100 Visa gift cards.


Fanshawe Spring Open House

Fanshawe will be offering a virtual spring Open House for prospective students on March 27, from 9:30-3:00 PM.  Please click here for more information, or to register.

Fanshawe plans to offer expanded on-campus learning in Fall 2021

As Ontario advances vaccine distribution over the next six months, Fanshawe anticipates expanding face-to-face academic delivery and a vibrant student experience for the fall 2021 semester.

Our plan is simple: smaller classes and hands-on labs in person. We want students to have a great college experience, both in and out of the classroom. Our world-class student spaces, athletics facilities and dining options are open with limitations, and access will increase as public health officials are able to relax restrictions. Don’t let COVID put your life on hold. Students can start Fanshawe this fall and have a great experience… guaranteed.

Fanshawe's Student Experience Guarantee

  • Try Fanshawe for 10 days risk free;
  • Every student will have a Signature Innovative Learning Experience;
  • Fanshawe is now a designated Adobe Creative Campus;
  • Personalized Career Coaching;
  • Student support.

Click here for more information, or to learn more about Fanshawe College.



Ontario colleges are going virtual this fall, with a two-day fair that will showcase 24 of the province’s colleges for high school students, their parents and others interested in attending college next year.

The Ontario College Virtual Fair will be held November 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and November 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How does it work???

  1. Interested students and parents register on the event website.
  2. The day of the event, attendees receive an email with a link to download and install the event software on their PC or Mac. (all technical requirements are listed at
  3. Attendees create an avatar and navigate the event space, meeting with reps from 24 Ontario Colleges.

The virtual platform will feature an interactive event space that replicates an in-person fair. Attendees will be able to personalize their own avatars, which will have texting and real-voice capabilities, allowing for interaction with staff, faculty and current students from participating colleges.

Each college will have its own exhibition floor space. Within that space, colleges will have multiple booths, where attendees will be able to have one-on-one discussions with staff, watch videos and ask questions. A virtual auditorium will allow attendees to hear about individual campuses, competitive programs, scholarship opportunities and other highlights.

Presentations on topics such as How to Apply for College, Paying for College and College Pathways will be available for viewing in a larger virtual auditorium.

Attendees can register now at On the day of the event attendees receive a link to download and install the event software.

Lambton College Fall Open House - Saturday November 21,2020

Lambton College will be holding their first ever Virtual Open House on Saturday November 21, 2020. Interested students will also have the opportunity to Live Chat with Enrolment Advisors, explore labs and facilities in a virtual space, and follow along on a tour of the campus in real-time. A variety of prizes – including the chance to win tuition – will also be up for grabs during the online event. 

As an added incentive, Lambton College will pay the $95 application fee for any student who chooses to apply to a Lambton College program during the event

Details of the Virtual Fall Open House are still being finalized, but interested students can click here for updates as they become available. Attendees can also pre-register for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. 


On Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the College will celebrate its annual Spring Open House with a jam-packed agenda filled with interactive activities, educational information and detailed tours of all Lambton’s newly constructed buildings and facilities. 

Guests of the daylong event will have the opportunity to take a personalized tour of the brand new NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre and Athletics & Fitness Complex, as well as the Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies.

Opportunities to explore other aspects of the growing campus will also be available via group tours that will include detailed stops such as the Esports Arena (the first of its kind in Canada) and ongoing shuttles to the Fire School, the Skilled Trades Training Centre, and Residence. 

Additional incentives include the opportunity to apply to Lambton College on-the-spot. The Enrolment Team will be available to assist all guests with the application process during the event. As an added bonus for attending Open House, Lambton College will pay the $95 application fee for any students who apply during the event.

Click here for more information.


Lambton College will be here Tuesday January 28, from 10:30-12:30, to help students interested in applying to college.  Additionally, if students applies to at least one Lambton program, Lambton will subsidize the application fee of $95.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please click here to register for a session.

College Application Workshop with Lambton College

Are you applying to college in Ontario?

Would you like your college application fee paid for?

Register for Tuesday's OCAS help session by



Tues., Dec. 3 (BY APPOINTMENT between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)


Room 143 (Co-op Computer Lab)


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.


Post-secondary Opportunities





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

CLICK HERE to register



Saturday, November 16, 2019

CLICK HERE to register

CLICK HERE to for information video




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

********Please add and announce on Wednesday Sept 25th and Thursday Sept 26th this week: ***********

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 

Google Form

Grade 11 University/College Presentation Sign up

Google Form

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

Applying to Ontario Colleges (

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.