Understanding the New 2023 OUAC Undergraduate Application

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This year, the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) is changing their application methods. Where previously 101 and 105 students were required to submit different applications, instead everyone will be applying under the OUAC Undergraduate Application.

As part of this process, students no longer require PIN letters to be issued by their school. Instead, students are able to create their own account on the OUAC website without the PIN.

Please watch this video on creating your OUAC account.

How to create your account

To do so, you can visit https://www.ouac.on.ca/ and click the ‘apply now’ button on the home page:

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You will follow the instructions to create your account:

Once you have created your account, you are free to begin submitting your applications. Please ensure you are selecting Undergraduate. Please note that the deadline for submitting applications is January 15th, 2023

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Updating Marks

In order for us to update your OVS enrollment or marks to your OUAC profile, be sure you have added OVS as a school within the “Academic Information” section of your 2023-2024 OUAC Account.

You can watch this tutorial for a step-by-step run-through (start at 1:45).

*If full-time with OVS, you may have already added OVS to your academic background when creating your account. To verify, please check your OUAC profile and ensure it shows us as a school you attend.


As many Ontario universities as you wish; however, you are limited to a maximum of 3 program choices at any 1 university.

OUAC has posted key dates here

There are many helpful resources available to inform you of your options. The Universities Info website, for example, has a wealth of information on programs and requirements.

Please watch this video on how to respond to offers.

Fees on OUAC applications are listed here.

You can find links to Universities here.

Yes. Throughout the 2023-2024 application cycle, OVS will be posting notifications on the LMS to all Grade 12 students about upcoming submission deadlines. Please be sure to read all pop-up notifications and course announcements thoroughly.

No. Universities do not expect students to have all courses completed by the application deadline. OUAC will be updated through the application cycle with your enrollment, midterms, and finals. Universities have set dates when they are expected to review current marks. Final marks will not be due until the end of the school year, in early July.