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Ontario Universities' Application Centre

OUAC Information | OUAC Dates & Deadlines


Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Information

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 or OCAS?

Yes, Ontario Virtual School (OVS) can send your marks directly to OUAC, OCAS, your home, and to your day school.

How do I access my OUAC account?

You can access your OUAC account by following this link to the OUAC login page.


Important Dates and Deadlines for Ontario Universities’ Applications (2018-2019)

Current Ontario High School Student (Code 101) | All Other Undergraduate Applicants (Code 105)

Current Ontario High School Student (Code 101)

Late August 2018

The OUAC:

  • Circulates eINFO postcards and launches eINFO: www.electronicinfo.ca.
  • Starts distributing 101 application materials to Ontario high schools and school boards.

September 28 – 30, 2018

All 21 Ontario universities are in 1 place at the Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF), just for you! Faculty, academics and knowledgeable representatives are ready to answer your questions.

October – November 2018

Gather information about Ontario’s 21 universities at the University Information Program (UIP). The UIP travels across Ontario after the OUF, offering fair-style events in most Ontario regions.

By the end of November 2018

You will receive your Application Access Code Letter from your guidance counsellor with your school number, student number and temporary PIN. Keep this letter for your records. You will need this information to apply.

January 16, 2019

Deadline to submit your completed application 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 24, 2019

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for applications submitted by January 16, 2019.

February 5, 2019

Recommended last date for students to submit university and program changes and additional active choices to the OUAC to be considered for early admission.

Note: This is a recommended deadline. The OUAC will still accept and process application changes at any time.

March 1, 2019

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all final first-semester grades and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.

May 7, 2019

Target date for Ontario universities to receive second-semester midterm grades 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 29, 2019

The latest date all high school applicants 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 3, 2019

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 3, 2019, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier than this date.

July 11, 2019

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.

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.

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