Post Secondary

University & Colleges

See below for open houses, fairs & events

Concordia University

Open House:
Saturday, February 15th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See the link below for more information/details

Concordia University Open House


Saint Paul University

Open House Saturday, March 28, 2020

See website for more details -> Saint Paul University Open House


Concordia University

Departments of Music, Theatre, and Contemporary Dance 
Next Open House is Saturday, February 15, 2020
The Deadline to apply to Concordia is March 1, 2020

For more information and deadline details see the website -


 Carleton University  

Upcoming Events and Tours @ Carleton >> see link for details 
>>Upcoming Events @ Carleton University

Specialty Tour Date
Architectural Studies Open House Friday, January 31, 2020
Humanities Saturday, February 1, 2020 and Saturday, April 4, 2020
Sprott School of Business Saturday, February 1, 2020
Geography, Geomatics and Environmental Studies Saturday, February 8, 2020
Psychology Saturday, February 8, 2020
Health Sciences Saturday, February 15, 2020
Journalism Saturday, April 4, 2020

Carleton University Showcase 

As a Carleton student, you can explore your passion during your degree. 

Find out how by attending the Carleton University Showcase, taking place on
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Carleton University’s Richcraft Hall.

Information sessions take place at 6:00 and 7:15 p.m. 
All information sessions a
re the same. Click the link below to register:

Register for Carleton Universtiy Showcase - February 11, 2020

Algonquin College Open House

Visit  the link for information -

Algonquin College Winter Open House - Ottawa Campus
Saturday, January 18th, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We'd like for you, your students and their parents/guardians to join us for Algonquin College's Winter Open House at the Ottawa Campus where you can:
  • Meet with professors and current students
  • Ask questions about programs
  • Check out the amazing facilities
  • Speak with reps from our Perth and Pembroke Campuses
For more information and to register for the event, please visit our Open House page.

We look forward to seeing you there!


University of Ottawa Open House

Visit the link below for information for open house dates


West Carleton Secondary School

College & University Visits 2019-20

» Mon
, Sept 30  - Northern College – Conference Room @1:15 p.m.
» Tues, October 1 - University of Ottawa – Library @10:45 a.m.
» Thurs, October 3 - Fleming College (Suth. Campus) Conference Room @10:45 a.m.
» Thurs, October 3 - Western University - Library @1:15 p.m.
» Fri, October 4 - Queen’s University – Library @11-11:45 a.m.
» Mon, October 7 _ Carleton University – Library @10:45 a.m.
» Tues, October 8 - St. Lawrence College – Library @10:45 a.m.
» Wed, October 16 - University of Guelph/Humber – Conference Room @ 8:15 a.m.
» Fri, October 18 - Algonquin College – Library @10:45 a.m.
» Mon, October 21 - University of New Brunswick – Conference Room @8:05 a.m.
» Tues, October 22 - Cambrian College – Main Foyer 10:45 a.m.
» Thurs, October 24 - Trent University – Conference Room @10:45 a.m.
» Fri, October 25 - Tyndale University College – Main Foyer @10:45 a.m.
» Wed, October 30 - Ridgetown Campus – Main Foyer @10:45 a.m.
» Tues, November 5 - Ryerson University – Room 101*updated @10:45 a.m.
» Fri, November 8 - Canadore College – Main Foyer @10:45 a.m.
» Wed, November 20 – University of Guelph – Conference Room @ 8:15 a.m.
» Wed, November 20 – Lakehead University – Room 101*updated  @1:05 a.m.
» Thurs, November 21 – Brock University – Room 101*updated  @8:10 a.m.
» Fri, November 22 – Acadia University – Main Foyer @10:45 a.m.
» Fri, November 22 – Laurentian University – Main Foyer @10:45 a.m.
» Fri, November 22 – St. Francis Xavier – Main Foyer @10:45 a.m.
» Mon, November 25 – Nipissing University – Main Foyer @10:45 a.m.*updated
» Tues,
November 26  – University of Waterloo – Room 101 @1:05 p.m. 


OSAP Workshops at Algonquin College

The Algonquin College Financial Aid and Student Awards office will be holding three OSAP application workshops for new students and up to one guest (parent, guardian or spouse) to assist them in completing their OSAP application. Whether they need to start an application, finish an application, or just have questions about their application we can help them!

Dates TBD


Ten Tips for Choosing a University published in the Ottawa Citizen

Article written by Roseann O'Reilly Runte  



The following dates apply to programs starting in the fall of 2020. The application process at 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.

If you are applying to a Private College or a College outside of Ontario, you will need to go directly to their admissions department to find out what they need for you to apply.  If you require a high school transcript please come to Guidance and we can help you.

Important Dates to Remember:

Early October 2019:

Apply to College.  You need your OEN number to apply.  You can find this number at the top of your report card.  Link to Ontario Colleges:  You may create an account and click this link to begin your application.

Once you have applied you will receive an OCAS application number. We do not have access to this number so keep this number for future reference.

October 10, 2019:

All students, parents and anyone who wants to know more about college:

College Information Program(C.I.P) visits Algonquin College
Thursday October 10th, 2019
Ottawa @ Algonquin College
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Students can email Anne Kalila contact at Algonquin College   
Information available at:  (Eastern Ontario).

* February 1, 2020 - *Deadline

The deadline for applying to highly competitive programs.  Applications received and paid for on or before this date will be given equal consideration by the colleges.

Earliest date the colleges may release offers to applicants. Earliest date that applicants may confirm an offer of admission.

May 1, 2020

Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission by this date. Log into your account to confirm your offer. Each college will determine the due date to confirm offers made after May 1. Check your offer letter for details.

Mid-June 2020

Earliest date that colleges may require payment of tuition fees to secure your spot in your program. Each college sets its own tuition deposit amount and payment deadlines.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please come and see us in Guidance we are happy to help you out.

College and Campus Tours WORTH A LOOK

Open houses and campus tours are another excellent way to get a real feel for campus life at any particular college.

If you are applying to a Private College or a College outside of Ontario, you will need to go directly to their admissions department to find out what they need for you to apply. If you require a high school transcript please come to Guidance and we can help you.

If you are applying to a Private College or a College outside of Ontario, you will need to go directly to their admissions department to find out what they need for you to apply.  If you require a high school transcript please come to Guidance and we can help you.



Important Dates to Remember:

November 2019

You will need your PIN number to apply.  Listen to announcements to come to Guidance to pick up your pin.

October  2019  

View the Ontario Universities' Regional Fairs: Ottawa Region
Information is also available in Guidance

* January 15, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET)  *Deadline*


February 5, 2020

If you have applied by the January 15th deadline then this is the recommended last date to submit university and program changes.

May  2020

The latest date you can expect a response from an Ontario university. This may include an offer of admission; a refusal; or a deferral, once additional information is received.

June  2020

Earliest date you may be required to respond to an Ontario university offer of admission and give a financial commitment (i.e. registration deposit, residence deposit etc).


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.

Find out about:
  • admission requirements
  • prerequisites and compare programs
  • information about upcoming campus tours
  • residences and meal plans
  • available scholarships and awards
Universities post updates to OUInfo throughout the year - check back regularly.

Find more information about Extenuating Circumstances on the Guidance website.

If you need any help applying to university or help locating program information please come and see us in Guidance.

OSAP Ontario Student Assistance Plan  Loan information and application. 
Free Tuition for eligible students.



Guided Gap Year -  Information for graduating students and their parents.  Important and innovative gap year program for young adults in Ontario.

Please click this link Discovery Year to read about taking a Gap Year!

Click this link for information Gap Year Bursaries for Canadians


National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

For student interested in National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces please click on the link below:

National Defence Canadian Armed Forces

Post Secondary Information

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