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Current Ontario High School Students: How to Apply

The Midwifery Education Program (MEP) is a competitive limited enrolment program. Over the years, a very few candidates have been successful in gaining admittance directly from high school. High school graduates are encouraged to gain further college or university experience before applying.

 

 

Before you apply

It’s important to be aware of the following:

  • The Midwifery Education Program (MEP) is very competitive and has a limited enrolment. Successful applicants usually have completed one or more years of university or have equivalent experience before applying.
  • Grades are only one of the components reviewed for entry into this rigorous and rewarding program.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person/Convention Refugee living in Canada or in the process of getting your residency status. This program is not available to international students.
  • February 1st is the deadline to submit all required application documents.
  • There are approximately 30 applicants accepted into the MEP program at each site every year.
  • Ryerson midwifery clinical placements and interprofessional placements are primarily within the GTA.
Requirements

2020 Admissions Criteria:

An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U/M courses including:

  • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U preferred)
  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • One Grade 12 U or M course in Canadian World Studies or the Social Sciences and the Humanities (i.e. history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, family studies, geography, law etc.)
  • Minimum of 75% required in each of the subjects listed above and a minimum of 75% overall average
  • Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.

 

 

How to apply

Apply online to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

  • As a current high school student you must apply using the OUAC101 Application form found at:

    www.ouac.on.ca

  • Your grades will be automatically submitted to Ryerson through the OUAC.
Submitting supporting documents

Fall 2020 Supporting Documents:

MEP Supplementary Form with Self ID Survery

After you apply
  • You will be sent an email from Ryerson acknowledging the receipt of your completed application.
  • Ryerson will send you a temporary login so you can create a Choose>Ryerson account at choose.ryerson.ca.
  • Ryerson uses the Choose>Ryerson portal as the primary method to communicate with applicants.
     

Application Status

  • You can track your application through the portal under 'My Application Status' and documents from Ryerson can be found in the 'My Documents' section.
  • It is your responsibility to track the status of your application for admission through the Choose>Ryerson portal.
     

Personal Interviews

  • Interviews are conducted in-person only at Ryerson. No other arrangements can be accommodated.
  • The format is organized as a series of short interviews held on one day, through which applicants are assessed.
  • Applicants are evaluated on a number of areas during the interview stage including:
    • Motivation to become a midwife
    • Qualities important in a midwife (empathy, responsibility, flexibility, open-mindedness, etc.)
    • Awareness of the reality and demands of being a midwifery student and a midwife in Ontario.
    • Key skillsets – strong communications skills, critical thinking, problem solving.

Approved Students 

  • After the interview stage is completed, offers of admissions will be made to approximately 30 successful candidates in early May. Candidates are notified through their Choose>Ryerson account, in addition to a hard copy acceptance sent by surface mail.
  • A select number of applicants who were not granted admission may be placed on a waiting list.
  • All waiting lists are automatically dissolved at the beginning of the school year (end of the first week of classes). So, if you have not heard from us by then, and are still interested in the MEP at Ryerson, please reapply for admission for the following year.