OUAC Information

OUAC Applications

The OUAC processes undergraduate and professional applications for admission to the province’s universities. Not sure which one to use? Answer a few short questions to help determine which application you should be using.

Please note: The OUAC forwards applications to all requested universities and/or programs regardless of your qualifications. We do not make any admission decisions.

Postsecondary Education

Description: Postsecondary education in Ontario refers to academic study after high school at institutions that grant recognized academic credentials. Universities grant undergraduate degrees at the bachelor’s level and, in many cases, graduate degrees at the master’s and doctoral level. Some of these upper-level degrees are referred to as professional degrees.

Undergraduate

Description: Undergraduate study is the first level of academic work available at a university and leads to a bachelor’s degree. Normally (but not always), undergraduate applicants do not already hold a university degree.

Requirements: Admission to undergraduate study usually requires the completion of high school qualifications or higher.

The OUAC deals with applications to undergraduate programs offered by Ontario’s 20 universities. Note: The OUAC does not process applications to the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC).

Depending on your academic background and where you live, there are different types of undergraduate applications at the OUAC.

All Other Undergraduate Applicants – International (105F)

Use the Application Selection tool to help choose which undergraduate application you should complete.

OUAC Deadlines

Division

Deadline

Description

Current Ontario High School Students (101) January 16, 2019
(11:59 pm ET)
Deadline to submit your completed applications to the OUAC.
All Other Undergraduate Applicants Deadlines differ by university/program. Refer to universities’ websites for specific deadline dates.

 

Undergrad Criteria – Am I a 101 or 105?

101 Criteria

Do you meet all of the following requirements?

  • You are taking courses during the day at an Ontario high school (this includes students returning for second semester and graduated students returning to upgrade one or more courses).
  • You have not, at some point, been out of high school for more than seven consecutive months.
  • You will have received or expect to receive your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U/M courses at the end of the current year.
  • You have not attended a postsecondary institution (college/university/career college).
  • You are applying to the first year of an undergraduate degree program or diploma program at an Ontario university.
  • You are under 21 years of age.

    If yes, you should complete the 101 online application.

105 Criteria

Do you meet any of the following requirements?

  • You currently reside in Canada (Canadian citizens, permanent residents or those currently studying in Canada on a study permit or other visa), or
    are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living elsewhere (not in Canada), and you are not currently attending an Ontario high school day program.
  • You currently reside outside of Canada, and are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and are not currently attending an Ontario high school day program (in Ontario or abroad).

    If yes, you should complete the 105 online application. There are two 105 applications – 105D for Canadian residents and 105F for International applicants.

    Note: Do not use the 105 application if you are applying to the 4-semester consecutive BEd program or Common Law.

If you are still not sure which application to fill out, please contact your guidance counsellor or the OUAC.

101 Criteria

Is this the right application for me?
Answer a few short questions to make sure you’re applying with the right undergraduate application.

Do you meet all of the following requirements?

  • You are taking courses during the day at an Ontario high school (this includes students returning for second semester and graduated students returning to upgrade 1 or more courses).
  • You have not, at some point, been out of high school for more than 7 consecutive months.
  • You will have received or expect to receive your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U/M courses at the end of the current year.
  • You have not attended a postsecondary institution (college/university/career college).
  • You are applying to the first year of an undergraduate degree program or diploma program at an Ontario university.

You are under 21 years of age.

If yes, you should complete the 101 application.

Fees

Payment Options

Application Fees

  • 101 Fees (available early October)
  • 105 Fees (available mid-September)

Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express)

  • Important: CVD is required. (What is a CVD?)
  • The OUAC cannot process credit card payments over the telephone.
  • Prepaid credit cards and VISA debit cards are not accepted.
  • If your credit card is declined or invalid, your application will not be processed.
  • When you click “Continue”, your credit card transaction will be directed to a secure third party for processing. When your credit card transaction is complete, you will be directed back to your application. A copy of your credit card transaction will be sent to the email address you provided.
  • Mac users: Ensure that pop-ups are enabled on your computer or the secure third party transaction will time out and you will not be able to pay.

Online Banking (Canadian Banks and Credit Unions Only)

  • Normally takes 2 to 5 business days.
  • All payments must be made in Canadian funds.
  • This is not a debit card transaction. Once you submit your application, you must proceed to your bank’s website to submit your payment. Contact your bank for further information.
  • The OUAC will provide your bill payment account number after you submit your completed application. You need this number to pay for the application. If you have previously applied through the OUAC, update your bill payment account number to reflect the new number provided. The OUAC’s bill payment name is “Ontario Universities’ Application Centre” or an abbreviation of this name.

Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students
(Bank-to-Bank Transfer for International Payments Only)

  • This method allows you to pay Canadian dollar fees in the currency of your choice. It provides a simple and secure way of initiating a payment electronically.
  • The OUAC will provide your bill payment account number when you submit your completed application.

    Note: Due to international and domestic banking regulations, some currencies are unavailable. If your currency is unavailable, select an alternative currency (including US dollars) to ensure your application payment is processed.