Post-Secondary Education

The 2018-2019 Post-Secondary Newsletter contains important information regarding college and university applications, deadline dates, scholarship/bursary information, financial assistance, and more.  Download a copy of the document HERE.

Please note that Southwood’s internal application deadlines are December 16, 2018 for University applications and January 11, 2019 for College applications.  By these dates, students should have knowledge of the schools and programs to which they are applying, along with the prerequisites for those programs.  Book an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor if you have any questions or need assistance.

The Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) and Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) provide information and direction for applications.

College & University Visits

Ontario’s Universities ( and Colleges ( host information fairs that provide prospective students the opportunity to learn more about their programs, facilities, financial aid, and the application phase.  Universities and Colleges may also send representatives to high schools throughout the province – consult the following calendar for their dates and times.



Financial Incentives & Assistance

Many schools provide entrance scholarships or bursaries based on academic credentials (often automatic) along with secondary financial incentives that require an application.  It is up to you to research what is available based on your qualifications.  Check out the Beyond OSAP page for information about these incentives.

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program designed to help students pay for college or university.  Money is provided through grants and loans, both of which are automatically considered when you apply.  Visit the OSAP website for more information.