Application Process Canada- Step by Step
- School List: The most important component of the process and involves thorough research and the contribution of experienced counselors. A list is devised in three categories-“dream schools” that a student wants to try although the possibilities of being accepted are low; “target schools” that fall within the range of the student’s credentials and one “safety school” that is a 100% admit.
- Applications: A straightforward process that involves setting up accounts for the various applications for different schools. (schools in the Ontario region have a common application OUAC which has to be submitted by January 15 requirements)
- CV: A list of the activities that the students have been involved in starting with Grade 9 through Grade 12. Many schools require a CV or an otherwise stated document outlining these principal activities.
- Personal Statement: Most schools have their own essays / video interviews.
- Sending scores: Many schools require students to send their scores to the institutions officially by the institution that has administered the test. Scores are sent on line or through fast mail.
- Follow up: Once the applications are sent, schools will send account information and the student has to follow the progress of documents. Until the file is complete, the follow up has to continue.
- Decisions: There is no formal announcement date as decisions are made in rounds. A student may receive the decision as late as June.
- Visa: The student must apply for a student study permit.
- Payments: Students enroll on line and payments are usually made in August.
- Travel: Don’t forget to reserve tickets for the orientation date announced by the school as most students travel at the same time and tickets become scarce!!