TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) has launched a redesign of their applicant-facing website, ontariocolleges.ca. Along with a more contemporary design, changes have been made to the site-wide navigation to help applicants find the information they need faster.
Highlights of the new site include a robust "How to Apply" section with information for all types of applicants, a "Choose a College" area for information on Ontario's public colleges and a comprehensive FAQ built from data gathered through OCAS' customer contact centre.
The most significant changes, based on direct requests from site users, are the addition of "Apply Now" and "Log In" buttons to every page of the site and the "News and Events" section for important updates and to showcase college events.
"With the new design, we wanted to meet the needs of both users who are ready to apply to college and those who are still in the research phase of choosing post-secondary education, without overlapping the two," said David Mantei, Marketing and Communications manager at OCAS. "We also wanted to move away from our linear Plan, Find, Apply, Confirm navigation and let users go through the application process their own way."
Two factors that won't change with the redesign are the functionality of the site's college program search tool "Find a Program" and the online application, though both will have aesthetic changes.
To see the new site, visit www.ontariocolleges.ca.
SOURCE: Colleges Ontario
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