Heads Up

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Information sessions with university representatives

Meetings with university representatives take place after school and at lunch throughout the fall term. These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about a specific university and/or program. If there are particular issues that you are concerned about, you can ask different representatives the same questions in order to make comparisons among institutions.

Attendance at these sessions is especially valuable for those planning to apply to universities outside Ontario, where distance might make a campus visit difficult. It’s important for you to understand that the representative conducting the session on behalf of a US school is the person who will be handling your application through the admission process and advocating on your behalf—it is extremely helpful if he or she has had a chance to meet you in person.

If you have a conflict with a practice, rehearsal, or club meeting because you wish to attend a university session, please inform the teacher supervising the activity.

You will get more out of the sessions and be able to use the information more critically and more comparatively if you attend ready to ask questions. A brief snapshot of each university and a link to the relevant website will be provided in Future Ties the week before the rep visit.

An up-to-date list of dates and locations for these meetings will be maintained in Naviance and on the UCO calendar (be sure to enable this in your Google calendar). In addition, closer to the date of each meeting, a reminder will be sent via email.