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OUAC Info & Updates

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Information

What is OUAC?

The center for undergraduate applications to Canadian universities is the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.

How does OUAC work?

By providing a single interface for easily researching programs, submitting applications, and monitoring acceptance progress, OUAC simplifies the application process. With this simplification, applicants can apply to more Ontario universities with ease, giving their journey into higher education a more user-friendly interface. People who would like additional guidance from OUAC can reach them at (519)-823-1063. Prospective students must fulfill certain requirements necessary for undergraduate enrollment at Ontario institutions in order to be eligible for admission through the Ontario institutions’ Application Centre in Canada. The requirements consist of:
  • Admission to Ontario High School Programs: Candidates must be actively seeking education in Ontario.
  • Regular Academic Progress: Applicants should keep up regular academic progress, with no more than seven-month gaps.
  • Completion of OSSD: Obtaining a specific grade in six 4U/M courses is a requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, which must be completed or anticipated.
  • No Post-Secondary Institution Attendance: Following high school, applicants must not have attended any post-secondary educational establishments.
  • Age Requirement: At the time of application, applicants must be younger than 21.
Candidates must express their desire to pursue an undergraduate degree in order to be considered for undergraduate programs. Fulfilling these requirements is essential in order to be eligible for application processing through OUAC. Reaching these standards attests to a person’s preparedness and appropriateness for enrollment in prestigious undergraduate programs offered by Ontario’s respectable educational establishments.

How Do I Access My OUAC Account?

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

How to Apply through OUAC?

Will CanSTEM Education send my marks directly to OUAC?

Yes, If you are applying through OUAC, first you need to add “CanSTEM Education Private School” in your Undergraduate – My Background section of your OUAC account to allow our administration access to your application. For detailed steps: click here

Important Dates And Deadlines For Ontario Universities’ Applications (2023-2024)

Application, Offer, and Response Deadlines:

January 15, 2024:

This is the deadline for current Ontario high school students to submit their completed applications to the OUAC. Note that it will continue to process applications received after this date and distribute them to the Ontario universities. However, specific university deadlines will apply.

May 29, 2024:

This is the latest date by which all current Ontario high school students who submitted their application by the January deadline can expect a response from an Ontario university. This response may include an offer of admission, a refusal, or a deferral, once additional information is received.

June 3, 2024:

This is the earliest date by which a current Ontario high school student may be required to respond to an offer of admission from an Ontario university and give a financial commitment (e.g., registration deposit, residence deposit, etc.). Other admission-related elements, such as scholarships, other forms of student assistance or financial incentives, and offers of residence, are considered part of the offer of admission. Therefore, while a student may accept these other offers before June 3, 2024, Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision before this date.

Other Key Dates to consider:

August 2023:

The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre launches Ontario Universities’ Info and begins posting application material with updated information for fall 2024 admission.

September to November 2023:

Ontario’s universities are excited to host a series of in-person and virtual events during fall 2023. These events are free for anyone to attend:

November 24, 2023:

This is the target date for Ontario universities to receive all midterm or final grades available for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.

January 23, 2024:

Ontario universities aim to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for applications submitted by January 15, 2024, by this target date.

February 22, 2024:

By this date, Ontario universities target to receive all final grades available for 4U/M courses and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.

May 2, 2024:

Ontario universities expect to receive all midterm or final grades available for 4U/M courses and interim grades for full-year courses from the OUAC by this target date. The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre will send grades received before the deadline to Ontario universities as soon as they are available.

June 5, 2024:

The Admission Information Service (AIS) opens on this date, allowing applicants to determine which Ontario universities still have spots available in first-year undergraduate programs.

July 11, 2024:

This is the target date for the OUAC to send all remaining final grades to the Ontario universities. The OUAC will make efforts to contact schools that have not provided their grades by this deadline.

August 1 to 30, 2024:

During this period, the OUAC collects summer school grades from Ontario high schools and school boards to ensure all grades are accounted for in the university admissions process.

If you have any question how to apply through OUAC? CanSTEM Education Guidance Counsellors are available to assist you!