EYES-ON-PSE or Equipping Yourself for Educational Success in Ontario's Post-Secondary Education, is a free, online post-secondary prep course, to help students prepare for what’s ahead at college and university. This asynchronous, online course is laid out in six, self-paced, easy-to-navigate modules, each covering topics on what to expect at college and university, and where to find information on what you need to do and when you need to do it.
This course is designed to leave students feeling significantly more prepared, informed, and confident as they begin their first semester of post-secondary studies. Big changes exist between the high school and post-secondary environments that can make the transition difficult for any student. Compared to high school, post-secondary education often has reduced student-teacher ratios, greater academic demands, reduced personal support networks, and greater overall expectations. These and additional changes can often have a greater impact on students with disabilities, as they navigate this transition and a new support network at post-secondary school.
EYES-ON-PSE was created with funds from the Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS) project as part of the provincial government’s eCampus Ontario strategy to provide accessible online resources to students, faculty, parents and staff working and learning in the post-secondary environment.
How to Register
The course is now OPEN!
To register for EYES-ON-PSE, please submit the following Student Registration Form
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a teacher, guidance counsellor, parent/guardian or other support figure who wishes to register for the course, please fill out the Teacher/Parent Registration Form
Learn More about EYES-ON-PSE
To learn more about EYES-ON-PSE and view the course outline, visit the Transition Resource Guide (TRG) Website.Go to the TRG
Want to run EYES-ON-PSE at your school?
In addition to the EYES-ON-PSE course that is hosted on the Transition Resource Guide website, individual schools and organizations can also use the course and create their own version for their students.
In 2022, customized EYES-ON-PSE courses were piloted across a number of institutions in Ontario including Confederation College, McMaster University, St. Lawrence College, Trent University Durham GTA, University of Toronto Scarborough and the Transition Resource Guide. EYES-ON-PSE reached over 550 students across the province.
RARC is actively recruiting colleges, universities, high schools and other organizations to host and pilot their own version of this online course at their institution for summer 2023.
Pilot sites will receive the customizable course files, one-on-one support from the RARC team to adapt the course to their school or organization, as well as support and collaboration with the other participating pilot sites.
Are you interested in piloting EYES-ON-PSE at your institution? If so, please complete the linked survey to indicate interest in this opportunity and the RARC team will follow up with you to explore piloting the program. We are hoping to start meeting with the 2023 pilot group beginning in January, to give ample time to adapt and tailor the program for each school’s individual circumstances before launching programs in summer 2023.
You can learn more about this past summer’s pilot courses in our 2022 pilot report linked below. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about joining our 2023 pilot group.
2022 Pilot Report
Find out more about the EYES-ON-PSE pilot process and the pilot courses that ran during the summer of 2022.View Pilot Report