21 Jun, 2021 02:25 PM

I need some college help. Dx?

I applied for a college in Ottawa, Ontario. I had to attend an interview that determined whether or not I got accepted. Unfortunately didn't get accepted seeing as they're very competitive. Well, I applied through Ontario colleges so I did apply to more then one college. And I happened to apply to the same college, but different campus. This one is in Pembroke , Ontario. Ontario colleges notified me that I have been accepted to this college in pembroke and it gave me the option to accept it. When I found out this morning that I didn't get into Ottawa, I called Pembroke because there is an interview that you have to go to there as well, but its not as competitive, so this will not determine whether or not I get accepted... well at least that's what i thought when I got the notification saying that I have been accepted before attending the interview. But the lady on the phone said that I was conditionally accepted. The Campus in Pembroke isn't very competitive and Ontario colleges has told me that i have been accepted already, but why did the lady tell me that Im only conditionally accepted? What does that mean. Please help if you can. Thank you. =)

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21 Jun, 2021 02:25 PM

All universities accept incoming students on condition that they satisfactorily complete their current program and graduate. Thus, in your case, it'll mean that Pembroke has accepted you, but on condition that you get your high school diploma as scheduled. If, for example, something should happen and you not get your hs diploma, then you cannot begin at Pembroke as scheduled.

If you will be awarded your hs diploma at a later date than expected, you should immediately contact Pembroke, inform them of that fact and the reasons for the delay, and ask for permission to defer your admission for a short period (usually they'll give a deferment for one year w/out much problem).

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The above is based on my own experience and those of my sons; all of us went through college and grad school in the US, and that's the practice there. The practice makes sense, so I assume that our experience will hold for Ottawa, too.