- A process through which an
applicant is approved for study at a particular institution. Admission must be
granted before registration in specific courses is possible.
- The first degree sought by a
university student: for example, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc.)
- A program in which courses are
taught in a combination of French and English, Canada's two official
- A financial award based mainly on
need, although academic grades may also be considered.
(undergraduate) - A specific
university's publication which lists programs, courses and academic rules and
- (affiliated or federated) A
division of a university.
- Two programs being studied at the
same time, and resulting in two credentials; for example, a Bachelor of Arts
and a Bachelor of Education.
- The student must successfully
complete an undergraduate program before they may apply for admission to a
consecutive program. For example, a Bachelor of Education following completion
of a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree.
Cooperative Education Program
- A work/study
arrangement in which a student may earn a credential and gain practical work
experience as well. These are generally available only to Canadian citizens.
- a designation awarded by some
universities upon completion of a non-degree program.
- An organizational unit of a
university often subdivided into departments or programs; for example, Faculty
of Arts, Faculty of Science. Also: members of the teaching staff of a
- (financial aid) Loans or grants
obtained from various groups or institutions, usually loaned or given to
support a student through his or her studies.
- (also called ordinary or pass
degree) The designation of a bachelor's degree normally granted after three
years of full-time study.
- A student working towards a
master's or doctorate degree.
- The designation of a bachelor's
degree normally granted after four years of full-time university study.
- Compulsory fees (ancillary,
additional or supplementary fees) in addition to tuition, levied for items
such as equipment, athletics, student associations, health plans.
- Any applicant for admission to an
Ontario post-secondary institution who is not a Canadian citizen or a
(admission by selection) -This term
applies to programs where there are more qualified applicants than available
- The subject or combination of
subjects in which the student specializes within an academic program.
- Degree received usually after one
or two years of study following a bachelor's degree.
- An Ontario Academic Course is a
senior year secondary school course required for university entrance for
students enroled in Ontario secondary schools.
Offer of Admission
- (Letter of Acceptance) A letter or
document issued to an applicant by a university giving permission to attend
that university. Offers of Admission are made to the applicants meeting the
institution's criteria for admission after review of the candidate's
- Program of activities designed to
guide the new students through the university facilities and to help them
understand the university system.
- The Ontario Secondary School
Diploma; normally earned after completion of 30 credits and also meeting the
Ministry of Education requirements for course distribution.
- The Ontario Universities'
Application Centre. The Centre receives and records applications for admission
and student responses to university offers of admission.
- A course or other qualification
required before a student may take an advanced course in a certain area.
(or program of instruction) - A
group of related courses leading to a university degree.
- A university official responsible
for registration and enrolment records.
- The official enrolment of students
in a university for a particular semester, including the selection of courses
and the payment of tuition fees and, where appropriate, other fees.
- Living accommodations usually
situated on the university campus and reserved for students of the university.
- Financial assistance awarded on
the basis of academic merit.
(High School, OAC year, senior
matriculation) - The highest level of study prior to the University or College
(session, term) - Usually half of an
academic year, or approximately 15 to 18 weeks.
- Related courses in one discipline
(Visa) - Formal permission granted
to an International student by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, a federal
government department, to study in Canada. Normally granted only when the
student presents evidence of admission to a specific university and program.
- Test of English as a Foreign
Language. The MELAB and IELTS are two other language competency tests.
- Official record of a student's
academic performance. Issued by the Registrar's Office of the institution
- The fees paid by students to the
universities toward the cost of the courses taken.
- A student working towards a
- an institution focusing on the
highest level of academic study and whose mission encompasses both teaching