Ontariocolleges.ca aims to make applying for school easier
The weather isn’t the only difficult thing that students deal with in the winter. As students complete applications for school programs this winter, Ontariocolleges.ca has launched a new mobile application to make it easier to apply to colleges in Ontario.
According to the Ontario Colleges website, the mobile app will allow users to apply to various colleges anywhere and anytime. Students will be able to select the programs they are interested in, the colleges they want to apply for and keep a close check on the status of their application.
“We were getting a lot of feedback directly from our applicants that a mobile experience, beyond just bearing the website on the phone is what they were looking for,” said Alissa Robson, manager of marketing and communications for Ontariocolleges.ca. “Within the app, (applicants) are able to search programs from all Ontario colleges just like they can on our website and they can create an application, request their transcripts from Ontario secondary and post-secondary schools, and accept offers easily from within it.”
According to Robson, Ontariocolleges.ca receives around 200,000 applications every year through their website. More than 5000 applicants have used the new application since its launch in December 2015.
“The new application has a dashboard that makes it easier for students to view the status of their applications,” Robson said.
For applicants that use different devices, Robson notes that users can go back and forth between mobile and desktop computers. “It is just about customizing the experience that you want,” she said.
Applicants that would prefer to apply in a more traditional way can still use the Ontariocolleges.ca website.
The newly launched application is compatible with both apple and android devices and can be downloaded from their respective app stores. For any further details or queries students can speak with an agents through the live chat option on Ontariocollege.ca or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.