Stress levels rise as Ontario university application deadline looms

January 12, 2009

With Wednesday being the deadline to apply to Ontario universities, the panic is palpable at provincial high schools. Some students are begging their guidance counsellors to boost their grade averages, while others are brought to tears by the fear they will not meet their parents' expectations. Escalating grade cut-offs and a growing applicant pool are adding extra pressure. Between 2000 and 2008, the number of applications to Ontario universities jumped over 42%. Canadian Press