Have you visited the brightspace classroom?

All potential 2024 grads have been enrolled on a Brightspace classroom that contains important information they will need for graduation.  If you haven't yet explored this resource, you need to start there.

Do your research

Go to and search programs by college, by category or with a keyword.

Programs with "Bachelor" in the description are degree granting and will have admission requirements similar to a university program.

Not sure how to start your application?

Watch this video first on how to create your application How to apply to College 

ready to apply to college?

Go to and start your application.

Application deadline for first consideration is February 1, 2024

Important dates for Fall 2024 admission are found here

Looking for scholarship information?

Here is your one-stop-shop for information on financial resources to help pay for your Post-Secondary Education.     HDSB Scholarship Resources 

Scholarships are not just for people with high marks.  A lot of scholarship money goes unclaimed because no one applies.  It is worth taking the time to research.

Most colleges and universities offer entrance scholarships and burseries as well.  Visit to your college/university of choice to learn more.

have you considered applying for osap?

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university.

OSAP offers funding through:

When you apply for OSAP, you are automatically considered for both grants and loans. If you don’t want to take a loan, you can decline it after your application is approved.

Here is a quick estimating tool to see how much you could qualify for:  Aid estimator 

Click here to learn more:  OSAP 

Do you have an iep?

Life at college and university is quite different than life at high school, and it is not always easy to know what to expect. It can be difficult to sort through all of the information that is available from different colleges and universities and to narrow it all down to the important details. This guide aims to bring together all of the information that you need in one place – to help ease this transition and put you on the path to success at post-secondary school. 

Transition resource guide for students with disabilities

As students who have IEP's prepare for their studies at the post-secondary level, please be aware that it is strongly recommended that Psycho-Educational Assessments be no more than 2-3 years old at the time of entrance into post-secondary. School boards will not re-assess for post-secondary purposes. The following is a list of assessment centres that complete Psycho-Educational Assessments:

Chisholm Centre

Burlington Psychological and Counselling Services

Canoe Therapy Services

Hamilton Psychological Services

are you wondering about private career colleges?

Private career colleges often work with small groups of students rather than large classes, and offer:

They often appeal to people who:

Click here for more information:  What you need to know  

Start your search for a program here:  Private Career College Search Service