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1 Applying Online to Ontario’s Universities OUAC 101 Online Application for Ontario Secondary School Students


3 Application Booklet Go To:

4 Step 1: Your OUAC Access Codes Your guidance counsellor will give you a confidential letter containing your access codes:  PIN (Personal ID#)  School Number  Student Number These numbers will allow you to access your OUAC 101 Online Application. Your PIN is confidential! Don’t share it with anyone else. Your PIN is confidential! Don’t share it with anyone else.

5 Step 2: Research Your University Options  Visit eINFO ( to see what each university has to offer. Read the eINFO  Read the OUAC 101 Instruction Booklet as well as the 101 Addenda (both available at ouac-101/) to get the most up-to-date program information.  Check out university publications, websites and tours.  Talk to counsellors, family, teachers and friends.  Write down your program choices and codes, and keep them handy. You can use the FastTrack option to add program choices to your application using the OUAC program code.

6 Step 3: Mark Your Calendar October/November 2014: Schools distribute Access Code Letters for the OUAC 101 Online Application. January 14, 2015: Latest date to submit completed online applications to the OUAC. February 3, 2015: Recommended last day to make changes to your application. May 28, 2015: Date by which the universities must respond to your application for admission. June 1, 2015: Earliest date by which the universities may require a response to offers of admission and a financial commitment.

7 Paying for Your Application Necessary to Complete Application You have the following three options: 1.VISA/MasterCard/American Express: You will need the card number, expiry date and the cardholder’s name. 2.Online/Telephone Banking: You will receive a bill payment account number from the OUAC as soon as you submit your application. 3.Cheque/Money Order: You must send the cheque or money order by mail within two weeks of submitting your online application.

8 Let’s Get Started! You will access the online application at:

9 Logging in to OUAC: Ontario Universities Application Centre Go To : Information Links for Ontario Law Schools, Medical Schools and Faculties of Education also seen here. Current secondary school students use “OUAC 101 – Current Ontario Secondary School Students” link to apply. Click here for plethora of information including dates, fees, common questions, links to universities, the “101 Online Application”, instruction booklets and instruction video tutorials. PIN (Personal Identification Number) required to apply and is available in Guidance in mid-November.

10 Logging in to OUAC 101 To begin: Log in to your online application account using the confidential access codes provided by your guidance counsellor. To begin: Log in to your online application account using the confidential access codes provided by your guidance counsellor.

11 Navigating OUAC 101 This navigation bar runs down the left side of each screen. Help links are located on most of the application screens. This navigation bar runs across the top of each screen and guides you through the application.

12 Selecting Your Program Not sure where to apply? Use the various “Search Options” provided. These are the search options!

13 The FastTrack Option To use the FastTrack option, enter your OUAC program codes: one per box. Enter OUAC program codes here.

14 Once You’ve Selected a Program: Complete the program details requested for each program selected. Select the Help link at any time for more information.

15 The Final Steps Once you’ve selected your programs, you’re ready to prepare and submit your application following these six steps below: 1. Review the programs that you have selected. 3. & 4. Your school may have already provided much of this data. Check it for accuracy and make changes where necessary. 5. The universities require you to answer nine questions. (Don’t worry – they’re easy!) 6. Review and report errors to your guidance office. 2. Number your choices in order of preference. This doesn’t affect admission or scholarships unless the university specifies this in their literature.

16 Academic Information Please report errors to your guidance counsellor. This screen is “read-only”.

17 Submitting Your Application Select “I Verify and Agree” to proceed to the payment screen. Once you click “Submit”, you will verify all the information on your application. Print it for your records. To make changes, return to the specific application steps.

18 Payment The OUAC cannot process your application without the application fee. Once you have chosen your method of payment and clicked the “Finish ” button, you will immediately receive an OUAC Reference Number.

19 OSSD Community Service Are your 40 Hours done?

20 $$ FEES $$ $140 Basic Fee Allows 3 university/program choices Check with individual universities if considering more than one choice at same university. $47 Each additional university/program choice Unlimited number of university/program selections allowed

21 Finishing Up  Print the screen displaying your OUAC Reference Number (2013-XXXXXX) and further instructions; it’s the screen right after the final “Submit” step.  Store your OUAC Reference Number and PIN in a safe place. You will need them to log back in to your application to review your information, make changes to it, and respond to offers of admission.

22 Need Assistance? Read the "Common Questions" and other helpful information on our website at: Contact us: OUAC 170 Research Lane Guelph ON N1G 5E2 Telephone: 519-823-1063 Fax: 519-823-5232 Website:

23 If you have an IPRC, this may apply to you. Please see your counselor or SERT if you are applying to college/university and you have an IPRC. Updated formal testing such as a “psycho- educational” assessment may be required. An IEP alone may not be enough. Contact the college’s/university’s Disability Services office for detailed information about assistance if considering that college/university Disability and Special Needs

24 Collaborative programs allow students to obtain both a degree at a university and a diploma at a community college. Depending on Program, use OUAC and/or OCAS Each institution defines its own procedures for applying to these programs. Go To Page 31 at: Collaborative AND JOINT University and College Programs

25 Refused Admission to all Choices?  For availability of programs, in June you can access the Ontario Universities’ Admission Information Service at or call 519- or call 519- 823-1063. You are also encouraged to contact universities directly for related information. You may delete a university selection if they declined you admission and replace that choice with another selection at no extra charge. Did you also consider OCAS – an Ontario College ?.

26 Go to: Your guide to credit transfer in colleges and universities in Ontario. Graduating from high school? Changing college or university programs or institutions? Graduating from college or university and looking for another credential? Transferring

27 PINS – OUAC Applicants Only Required for log-in at OUAC website Available in Guidance during mid-November –t.b.a. Pick up at Guidance on lunch or spare DO NOT lose or share your PIN !!!

28 Grades Collection Dates by OUAC October/November Initial Collection: October 2013 Final Semester 1 Grades Grades Collection Period: February 2014 Semester 2 Mid-Term Grades * Collection Period: April 2014 Year End Grades Collection Period: June 2014 August Grades Collection Period: July 2014 * Only OCAS will receive Semester 1 Mid-Term Grades

29 Marks and Transcripts Secondary school will forward all recorded marks, registered courses at OLMC and transcripts to OUAC. OUAC forwards program selections and marks to individual universities. Dropping courses mid-semester? MUST be completed by 5th School Day After Report Cards for Current Semester.

30 Night School and Private School Private school May and Should Send Course Info. and Marks to OUAC Student MUST ENSURE OLMC Receives Official Report Card. Night School – Dufferin Peel will automatically send to OLMC. – For Peel and other, Student Must Ensure OLMC Receives Official Report Card It is STUDENT’S Responsibility to Ensure All Academic Data is correct at OUAC; ReportConcerns to Guidance. Students MAY NOT send academic data or transcripts to OUAC during academic year – only OLMC may.

31 Due Diligence Tutorials at: Research your programs – students are responsible for obtaining correct admission information. Also go to: Contact Colleges/Universities directly with questions. Regularly visit OCAS/OUAC site(s) to monitor academic information is correct. Report concerns to your guidance counselor. Be aware of your OSSD and admission requirements for college and university.

32 January Offer of Admission Should Apply Before December 30. Mainly based on Grade 11 Final Marks and Completed Grade 12 Marks Marks are typically “exceptional”

33 Course Drops and Full Disclosure Semester 1 Courses MUST be Dropped by 5th School Day after Report Card Distribution. Inform Guidance by November 17 th, 2014. Semester 2 Course MUST be Dropped by 5th School Day after Report Card Distribution. Inform Guidance by April 27 th, 2015 Dropping a Current Night Course? See Night School Principal for timelines.

34 Private School Credits Private School Should SEND your final mark DIRECTLY to OUAC/OCAS. YOU MUST arrange to have final report card/transcript sent to OLMC Guidance for entry to OLMC transcript ASAP course is complete.

35 Deadlines and Dates

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