Watch the video below for information about applying to college.
Click here for a handout of instructions on how to apply to college.
SAT Prep Information Session
- Ideal for students in grades 9, 10 or 11 who are interested in taking the SAT test in their future.
Great Lakes Secondary School Auditorium – Monday October 2, 2017 – 7:00 pm
PSAT Official Collegeboard test – Great Lakes Secondary School – Wednesday, October 25, 2017
o 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
o There are only 40 seats available for the PSAT test, therefore spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
2018 YMCA 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 www.ymcaswo.ca/awards.
DEADLINE for application is: March 2018 (date TBD)
For more information see your Guidance Counsellor.
Applying to Ontario Universities (www.ouac.on.ca)
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, 2016 to January 2, 2017, inclusive. The OUAC website will remain available during this time.
Applicant Services Extended Hours Prior to Application Deadline:
Monday, January 9 - Wednesday, January 11 - 10:30 am - 7:00 pm (ET)
Applicant Services Phone: (519) 823-1063
The OUAC Secondary School Division
Applying to Ontario Colleges (www.ontariocolleges.ca)
Application information video from ontariocolleges.ca
Important Notice from Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC)
RE: Fee Structure for 2017 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.
2016-2017 - 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.