What is OUAC?
“OUAC” stands for Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.
What does OUAC do?
The OUAC is an application processing centre for undergraduate admissions to Ontario Universities. The OUAC receives student applications, processes them and transfers the information to the universities. The OUAC does not make admission decisions; that is the universities’ responsibility.
Will my marks be sent directly to OUAC?
For students applying through OUAC as a 101 applicant, you will first need to add “Ontario Virtual School” within the Academic Background section of your OUAC account to allow our administration access to your application. Once you have added us, simply check off “101” when requesting your report card and we will update your mark directly to OUAC for you.
For students applying to university as a 105, simply provide the university’s admissions email as well as your student ID number.
How do I access my OUAC account?
You can access your OUAC account by following this link to the OUAC login page.
How do I apply through OUAC?
This blog will help you through the application process.
Can I use OUAC to apply to universities outside of Ontario?
The OUAC only collects and updates marks for students applying to at least ONE university within Ontario. However, the OUAC will also assist the following out-of-province universities with collecting academic data for Ontario high school students who have applied to at least one Ontario university through the OUAC:
- Acadia University
- Bishop’s University
- The University of British Columbia
- University of Calgary
- Concordia University
- Dalhousie University
- McGill University
- Saint Mary’s University
- Simon Fraser University
- The University of Victoria
Students who apply to these out-of-province universities can authorize the universities to request their academic information from the OUAC. To authorize them, the applicant must include their 11-digit OUAC Reference Number on the university’s application form, where the 11th digit is always “0”.
NOTE: If you do not intend to apply to any universities within Ontario, you would simply apply through your selected schools directly. Once your application has been processed and a student number issued to you, please contact [email protected] to have your OVS documents forwarded.
Important Dates and Deadlines for Ontario Universities’ Applications (2021-2022)
Looking to apply for Winter admission as a 101 applicant? Click here for your school-specific timelines with OUAC.
Current Ontario High School Student (Code 101)
The OUAC launches OUInfo & publishes 101 application materials for Ontario high schools and school boards.
November 5, 2021
Deadline for the OUAC to receive all electronic student data files from Ontario high schools.
November 19, 2021
Deadline for the OUAC to receive all midterm/final grades available for 4U/M courses from Ontario high schools. Schools may report interim grades for full-year courses as soon as they are available.
November 26, 2021
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all midterm/final grades available for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.
January 13, 2022
Deadline for Ontario high school students to submit their completed applications to the OUAC.
Note: The OUAC still processes applications received after this date and distributes them to the universities; however, specific university deadlines will apply. The initial application includes all final grades from completed Grade 11 and 12 courses and a list of all current-year courses in progress.
January 20, 2022
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for applications submitted by January 13, 2022.
February 10, 2022
Deadline for the OUAC to receive all final grades available for 4U/M courses and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from Ontario high schools.
February 17, 2022
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all final grades available for 4U/M courses and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.
April 28, 2022
Deadline for Ontario high schools to report all midterm/final grades available for 4U/M courses and interim grades for full-year courses to the OUAC. Grades the OUAC receives earlier than the deadline will be sent to Ontario universities when received.
May 5, 2022
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all midterm/final grades available for 4U/M courses and interim grades for full-year courses from the OUAC. Grades the OUAC receives earlier than the deadline will be sent to Ontario universities when received.
May 27, 2022
The latest date all high school applicants who submitted their application by the January application deadline can expect a response from an Ontario university. This includes: An offer of admission; a refusal; or a deferral, once additional information is received.
June 1, 2022
The earliest date an Ontario high school student may be required to respond to an Ontario university offer of admission and give a financial commitment (e.g., registration deposit, residence deposit, etc.).
All other admission-related elements, including scholarships, other forms of student assistance or financial incentives, and offers of residence are considered part of the offer of admission. Therefore, a student may accept these other offers before June 1, 2022, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier than this date.
July 7, 2022
Deadline for the OUAC to receive all final grades for 4U/M courses from Ontario high schools.
July 14, 2022
Target date for the OUAC to send all remaining final grades to the universities. The OUAC will attempt to contact all schools that have not provided their grades.
August 1 to 31, 2022
The OUAC collects summer school grades from Ontario high schools and boards.
All Other Undergraduate Applicants (Code 105)
There is no deadline for submitting the 105 application; deadlines vary at each university, and sometimes depend on the program. Visit the university websites or contact the universities directly for specific dates.
If you are interested in a program but the deadline has passed, you may contact the university’s admission office for assistance.
Note: You must ensure the OUAC has sufficient time to process your choices before the universities’ stipulated program deadlines.