It is that time of year: awaiting letters of admission and trying to figure out which university to attend. If you’re an Ontario high school student waiting for an offer of admission, the latest date you will receive your letter is May 27, and the deadline to accept your offer of admission is June 1.
Have you been offered admission to Ontario Tech but are unsure of what the institution has to offer you, aside from its academics? Then you are in the right place! Here are five reasons why you should accept and attend our university for your education:
1. Accommodations for students with disabilities
Ontario Tech is committed to providing an accessible campus and education for all students. If you have a disability or require accommodations, we offer accessibility services both on- and off-campus. These services are made readily available to you, to ensure you have everything you need to succeed in your academic goals.
2. The Career Centre
At Ontario Tech, we care about your success both within and outside our institution. This means that we are dedicated to supporting you even after you graduate. This is why our university provides excellent career services for both current students and graduates.
Our Career Centre offers a variety of resources that will help you find a job, build your resume and develop networking skills. We also offer cover letter workshops, interview strategizing, one-on-one support and much more.
Even though these resources are available to you after graduating, don't hesitate to take advantage of them while you're completing your program! Our Career Advisors are here to help you no matter where you are in your journey.
3. Campus involvement
There are many ways you can get involved on our campus—which is also a great way to get to know people. The best part is that our university offers an official Student Experience Record. This is an excellent way to market your volunteering and commitments during your undergraduate studies.
4. Hands-on learning
Do you want more from your university? Then you are in luck because Ontario Tech offers experiential learning opportunities in every single program. Hands-on learning is a great way to gain valuable work experience, develop field-related skills and accelerate your career.
Whether you want to participate locally or abroad, there are plenty of opportunities available to you.
5. Technology-enriched learning
Ontario Tech provides you with a technology-enriched learning environment. We have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, where we provide software for you to download onto your personal laptop. We are committed to providing you with the best software so you can move seamlessly between classes, gain hands-on learning and expand your technology skills.
Deciding where you want to spend the next few years completing your degree can feel like a weight on your shoulders. There are so many things to consider and there is often pressure to "get it right."
Be sure you give yourself enough time to think it over before the acceptance deadline of June 1. Once you have decided which university is right for you, be sure to accept your offer and reserve your seat by paying your non-refundable tuition deposit. Most importantly, don't forget to enjoy the process—it will be over before you know it.
We hope to see you on campus future Ridgeback!
Interested in seeing what Ontario Tech has to offer you?