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These links will help you to explore the wide range of programs available in Ontario colleges and universities:
Colleges and Universities
- About College and About University provides you with an excellent overview of what you need to know about colleges and universities before you begin your research of specific programs. It then introduces the tools for doing your research and provides a step-by-step guide for using those tools to find and to explore possible college programs.
- All college and university websites have a section on full-time programs that are available at their campuses. The link to programs is usually visible on the homepage or is listed in the prospective students section.
- The Ontario College Application Services (OCAS) site is the central source of information about colleges. It includes links to maps and fair dates held in October.
- The Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) site is the central source of information about universities. It includes links to:
- Common University Data Ontario (CUDO) - is an on-line information tool that offers statistics about Ontario’s universities, collected by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).
- Calendars for Ontario Universities (Undergraduate)
- A link to e-INFO
- Links to maps and fair dates held in Septmber
- The Ontario College - University Transfer Guide (OCUTG) will be of interest to a college student who is thinking of transferring to a university or for a university student who is thinking of transferring to a college. This guide lists collaborative programs, articulation agreements and credit transfer between Ontario universities and colleges.
Program Locator Tools
- You can use the Find Program tool (formerly Program Locator) to search the OCAS database for the college program of your choice. In the Spring, Find Program will tell you if a program is open, closed or if it has a wait list. If you would like some suggestions on how to use this valuable tool, visit About Find Program.
Types of Programs
- Collaborative - Joint Programs with Ontario Colleges
- Online Courses at Ontario Universities (Distance Education) - OISE (the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) maintains links to a wide variety of distance education university courses and programs, as well as Canadian Virtual University
- Part-time Studies - Most universities have Part-time Programs that allow students to take individual courses, usually in the evening or the weekend. Please visit the individual universities calendars for more information.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
In order to be successful in a program, your communication, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills must be at a level sufficient to meet the demands of post-secondary studies.
The Ontario College Reference Guide provides information about English language proficiency admission requirements for all Ontario Colleges in the additional information section for each of Ontario's colleges' pages.
The Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website provides information on the English Language Requirements for admission to each Ontario University.
You should also check the college or university web sites for information on English Language Requirements specific to your college or university. If your first language is not English, you may be required to write an English language proficiency test as one of the requirements for admission to an Ontario college or university. There following are the most common English proficiency tests: