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]lschool.ca to have your OVS documents forwarded.
Important Dates and Deadlines for Ontario Universities’ Applications (2022-2023)
Current Ontario High School Student (Code 101) | All Other Undergraduate Applicants (Code 105) 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 Ontario Universities’ Info (OUInfo) with updated information for fall 2023 admission.
Visit OUInfo to find university events and tours, webinars, chats, videos and more. You can also request to receive information directly from Ontario universities.
The OUAC publishes 101 application materials for Ontario high schools and school boards.
September to December 2022
Ontario’s universities are excited to host a collection of in-person and virtual events in fall 2022.
These events are all free and anyone may attend.
Ontario Universities’ Regional Fairs
The Regional Fairs travel across the province, offering fair-style events that allow you to gather information about Ontario’s universities. Learn about programs, campus life and anything else that may help you decide which Ontario university to choose.
Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF)
October 1-2, 2022
The Ontario Universities’ Fair is an in-person, fair-style event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Visit booths from Ontario universities, gather information and chat with representatives one on one.
Ontario Universities’ Information Sessions
October 11, November 9 and December 1, 2022
Join us for any (or all!) of our Information Sessions. Each virtual event is divided into 6 timeslots, where students can learn about the universities of their choice and ask questions.
November 25, 2022
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all midterm/final grades available for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.
By the end of November 2022
You will receive your application access codes with your school number, student number and temporary PIN. You will need this information to apply.
January 12, 2023
Deadline for Ontario high school students to submit their completed applications to the OUAC.
Note: The OUAC will continue to process applications received after this date and distribute them to the Ontario 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 19, 2023
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for applications submitted by January 12, 2023.
February 23, 2023
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.
May 4, 2023
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. The OUAC will send grades received earlier than the deadline to Ontario universities when they are received.
May 29, 2023
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, 2023
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, 2023, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier than this date.
Early June 2023
The date the Admission Information Service (AIS) opens. The AIS allows you to determine which Ontario universities still have spots available in first-year undergraduate programs.
July 13, 2023
Target date for the OUAC to send all remaining final grades to the Ontario universities. The OUAC will attempt to contact all schools that have not provided their grades.
August 1 to 31, 2023
The OUAC collects summer school grades from Ontario high schools and school boards.
All Other Undergraduate Applicants (Code 105)
Application Deadlines 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.