Menu Option #4 College Diploma
What: College programs that offer specialized, applied experience
in areas ranging from journalism to business studies to public
Who should go: Anyone who feels their university degree did
not provide them with enough practical experience to enter
the work force or people who want to update their skills in
order to enter today's competitive workforce.
What you need to do: Seek out what program you'd like to study
and pick the school of your choice. If the school you've selected
is in Ontario, apply through the Ontario College Application
Service (OCAS). An online application is available on the OCAS
Web site at www.ontariocolleges.ca.
Where you can go: Locally, popular options include Fanshawe
College (which offers applied post-graduate programs in such
diverse areas as technical writing and human services management),
Westervelt College in London and Sheridan College and Seneca
College in Toronto.
Cost of applying: The cost of applying through OCAS is $65.
This fee covers an unlimited number of college program choices,
as well as any changes you choose to make to your application.
Out of province information: To apply to an out-of province
school, you must consult directly with that school's admissions
department as to what their application process entails.
Scholarship info: Each school offers individual financial
assistance options for incoming students. When applying for
college, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is also
an option, as is the Canada Millenium Scholarship. Information
on both of these sources of financial assistance can be found
online at http://osap.gov.on.ca.
Deadlines: The OCAS application deadline for college studies
in Ontario starting in Sep. 2004 is Feb. 1, 2004.