FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)









  1. When does the Enrichment Mini-Courses Program (EMCP) take place?
  2. What is the daily schedule of the mini-courses?
  3. Am I eligible to register to the EMCP?
  4. How do I register?
  5. How are students placed?
  6. Is lunch provided?
  7. How much do the mini-courses cost?
  8. Is transportation provided?
  9. Billeting?
  10. What do I do if I have to withdraw from the EMCP?
  11. Can I change my course?
  12. How do I know what classroom my course is in?

1. When does the Enrichment Mini-Courses Program (EMCP) take place?

May 1 to 5, 2017.

2. What is the daily schedule of the mini-courses?

Each mini-course runs five hours a day, Monday through Friday. Courses start at 9 A.M. and end at 3 P.M., with one hour for lunch.

3. Am I eligible to register to the EMCP?

The mini-courses are open to those students from grades 8 to 11 in Ontario and secondary levels II to V in Quebec who have demonstrated excellent academic performance, who have been selected by their school, and whose school board or private school is a participating member of the program.

For further information on eligibility criteria and registration procedures, contact the person responsible for the EMCP in your school. If you do not know who that is, contact your school board or private school and speak to the person in charge of the program there.

4. How do I register?

You must be selected by your school in order to participate in the EMCP. If selected, you will receive a username and password to register.

5. How are students placed?

Student placement is based on a random computerized process that occurs once all the application forms are received. Consequently, the first come - first serve principle does not apply. The date at which a student submits an application form has no impact on the placement result of this student.

6. Is lunch provided?

Lunch is not provided. Students may bring their lunch from home, or purchase lunch on campus. Instructors will make suggestions and give directions.

7. How much do the mini-courses cost?

The basic fee is $133. Some boards and private schools may charge an additional fee for transportation and incidental items.

8. Is transportation provided?

Some participating school boards and private schools provide transportation. Please contact the person responsible for the EMCP in your school. If you do not know who that is, contact your school board or private school and speak to the person in charge of the program there.

9. Billeting?

Student accommodation, if needed, is the responsibility of the parents.

10. What do I do if I have to withdraw from the EMCP?

If you were placed but wish to withdraw from the program, you may do so before March 10, 2017. You wil receive a refund of the tuition fee of $115.

11. Can I change my course?

Once the placement process is done and you are assigned to one of your choices, it is not possible to change your placement; that is why selecting courses at the beginning is very important. Remember that if you got placed in a course, it was part of your selection. The placement process is the responsibility of your school board or private school; the post-secondary institutions are not at liberty to change a student's course placement.

12. How do I know what classroom my course is in?

Each year before the EMCP week kicks off, the universities and the college providing the mini-courses hold short information/orientation sessions. You and your parents are introduced to the campuses facilities. More specifically, you find out where your course will take place. You will also have the opportunity to meet your instructor(s) and know more about the course content.

If you are unable to come to the information/orientation session, the invitation mentions the location where students can go on Monday morning for directions.