Parents and Guidance Counsellors
As a parent, Guidance Counsellor or member of your student’s support team, you play a vital role in your student’s educational journey towards a rewarding career. Having the right tools in-hand allows you to offer guidance and support as they choose the postsecondary program and institution that will shape their academic future. From information on upcoming events and submission deadlines, to tips on supporting your young adult, we’ve got you covered.
While the information below is bucketed into two categories: Parents and Guidance Counsellors, the messages below are important to anyone who is looking to guide their student through the post-secondary process.
Below you will find a complete list of the presentations that the Liaison Services offers. Please feel free to reach out to book a presentation both at your school or on campus.
Grade 12 University Information Presentations
In light of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with the OUAC’s cancellation of the Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF) and the Ontario Universities’ Regional Fair (OURF) events, the Liaison Services team at Laurentian University has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person fall secondary school visits for the remainder of 2020. This will include all individual school visits and post-secondary fair events across Ontario. Please note we are booking virtual presentations at this time. Please request a time using the following link.
Out of Province Grade 12 University Information Presentations
|The Liaison Services team at Laurentian University has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person fall secondary school visits for the remainder of 2020. This will include all individual school visits and post-secondary fair events across Canada. Please note we are booking virtual presentations at this time. Please request a time using the following link.||September/December (2020)||Mélanie Racine|
POST-SEC 12: September
Incoming grade 12 students will be entering a year with more unknowns than years past. Due to the realities of COVID-19, many of the in-person methods of getting information regarding Post-Secondary will not be happening. Yearly events such as the Ontario University Fair, the Ontario University Regional Fairs, Open Houses, booths and presentations have unfortunately had to be modified.
Rest assured that Laurentian University has a plan.
Along virtual visits with students and families, we are pleased to offer a new monthly webinar series designed with you in mind. We call it Post-Sec-12. Your participation entails a monthly interactive presentation crafted to walk you through the stages involved in a Laurentian University application as well giving you a peek inside the application process.
As we progress through the Fall, each presentation will expand on the information necessary to assure a smooth transition into post-secondary education.
September - December
POST-SEC 12: October
Your live Admissions & How-to-Apply session and helpline.
POST-SEC 12: November
A session dedicated to planning your post-secondary finances.
POST-SEC 12: December
A review and a discussion of the path ahead
Passport - Grade 11
|Primarily geared towards Grade 11 students, Laurentian’s Passport presentation walks students through skill building, goal setting and prepares them for the year ahead. While this is primarily geared towards University bound students, all post-secondary streamed students can take something away from this.||April - May||Connor Koch|
POST SEC 11 - Parents Grade 11
|An initiative to support our Passport presentation, the Parent Night - Grade 11 is designed to start members of a student’s support team (Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Friends) thinking about how they can best support their student.||April / May||Connor Koch||Presentation Link|
Are you a guidance counsellor who is in a school that is not in Ontario, but within Canada? Here’s some important information for you!
Meet our Liaison Coordinator
Hello, my name is Mélanie Racine! I completed my Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry at Laurentian University and I loved it so much I continued to do my Masters of Science. Now, I work in Liaison Services as a coordinator focusing on transfer students from college or university and high school students outside of Ontario. I love being able to help guide students through their next steps of post-secondary education.
Degree: M.Sc. in Chemical Sciences
Extension: 3189 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consult our quick-reference chart in our Admissions section that outlines the requirement equivalencies for admissions to our programs. Ontario admissions requirements are based on grade 12 academic (4 U/M) courses.
What is the OUAC?
The Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC) processes applications for admission to all Ontario universities. You can find out more on the OUAC’s website About section.
Please read through this OUAC resource: Guidance Cheat Sheet
How to Apply
1. Know what type of OUAC application they will need to complete
Out of province applicants, international students, mature students, and college and university transfers will complete the 105 Application. Information about deadlines and any associated fees are available on the OUAC website:
2. Chose a program and check the program requirements
Before applying a student must first collect the OUAC codes for each program they are interested in. Also, you must ensure they meet the high school class prerequisites for each program.
These program requirements can be found below. Or they can navigate to the program details on our Program Pages.
Some programs provide supplementary documentation to guide or further refine the application process. Please check that they have completed any additional documentation required for the program.
3. Login to the OUAC website and complete the application
When applying they will need to follow the link that matches the proper application type. Out of province applicants will use the 105 Application.
4. Receive the acknowledgement letter and access the applicant portal
Within two business days of applying to the OUAC, they will receive an email from Laurentian’s Office of Admission with information on accessing their Applicant Portal. If they do not receive this email have them check their spam folder or contact email@example.com.
The Applicant Portal is an online resource for students who have applied for admission. It allows them to interact with the Office of Admissions, to submit documents, to access any supplemental forms required to process the application, to track the status of the application, to apply for a spot in residence, to receive information on fees, scholarships and bursaries, and much more!
5. Receive a decision letter
Once we have reviewed the application, a decision letter will be posted in the Documents folder on the Applicant Portal. The offer may contain conditions so please read the letter carefully before responding.
To help them accept an offer, please visit the 105 Login Portal to access their OUAC account. Follow all of the instructions to accept the offer. Our Office of Admissions is notified within 48 hours of them accepting the offer.
The OUAC application deadline for 105 (non current Ontario high school students) is February 1st 2021 for limited enrollment programs.
Please note that if the application for admission is not received 14 days before the start of classes for any given semester, the application for admission will be considered for the next semester
Events and Presentations
The Provost and the Deans have decided that our fall 2020 semester will see less than 1% of our courses being delivered in person. We continue to follow provincial and local guidelines to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and prospective students.
We are resuming Campus Tours in a limited capacity. Visit our booking page for more information.
You’ve heard the expression, that it takes a village to raise a child - well we like to say that, “it takes a campus to raise a student!”
And you are part of that support team. In this guidebook, you will find important information about the journey ahead for your student, and suggestions on how to support them through this new process. Whether this is their first adventure into post-secondary or yours - let us guide you through the next steps.
We offer Our Parent / Support Night twice during the year. In April and May of your young adult’s Grade 11 year, we will deliver a presentation geared towards helping to prepare you to support your student during the year ahead. In November of your student’s Grade 12 year, our POST-SEC12 presentation will expand upon the topics and themes previously given in the dedicated Parent / Support Night.
Did you know that once your student applies to Laurentian- there are specific privacy laws that take effect? We are legally required to keep information about an applicant’s application confidential. This means a few things:
- We are unable to confirm if your student has made an application;
- We are unable to give you information about whether they have received an offer, have outstanding fees, need to submit a supplemental application or provide any of their personal information unless they consent in and of themselves;
- It does not matter if the student is under 18 or if you are paying for their education - the student is entitled to their privacy
There are ways a student / applicant can provide access to this information. This can be done via email after they make an application to the Office of Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your student must consent to your access to each category of information we hold, by submitting your name, your relationship to the student and a unique passphrase to prove your identity.