News & Reminders

  • Extended Support Hours

    The Applicant Services team is available to assist you with your online application:

    January 5–9
    Until 4:30 p.m.

    January 12–14
    Until 7:00 p.m.

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  • OUAC Holiday Closures

    The OUAC is officially closed for the holidays from December 24, 2014, to January 2, 2015, inclusive.

    The OUAC website will remain available during this time.

    Please note that Ontario universities are also closed for the holidays, so you may not receive confirmation that they received your application until mid-January.

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    View this video to see why an Ontario university might be the right choice for you.

  • Ontario university graduates get jobs, earn more money

    Students who complete undergraduate programs at Ontario universities continue to experience high employment and earnings rates, even during uncertain economic times, according to the latest employment survey commissioned by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and carried out by an independent firm, CCI Research Inc. Read more

  • Not sure which application to use?

    Check out the “Selecting an Application” tool. This tool will help you determine if you are a professional or undergraduate applicant, and will direct you to the proper application.

  • Learn about Ontario Universities!

    Each university has its own unique character and charm. View the links to Ontario Universities to visit their websites and learn what they have to offer.

  • Common University Data Ontario (CUDO)

    CUDO, a rich database for students, parents and the public, has been revamped to improve the accessibility and scope of its information about Ontario’s universities. Read more


The OUAC processes undergraduate and professional applications for admission to the province’s universities.

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

Postsecondary Education

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.



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 (RMCC).

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



Description: A graduate program is a higher level of university study that normally requires a previous undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree, or the equivalent. Successfully completing a graduate program results in a masters or doctorate degree.

Please refer to each university’s website for details about their graduate programs.



Description: A professional degree is a program of advanced learning that leads to an occupation governed by a mandatory regulatory body.

Requirements: Professional programs usually, but not always, require an undergraduate degree.

In addition to the university degree, candidates are usually working toward a professional designation. Practicing members of the profession must complete a licensing exam before they can actively practice and must keep their credentials current, through additional education mandated by the regulatory body.

Examples of professional programs include medicine, law, teacher education, rehabilitation sciences, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, architecture, accounting (CA, CPA, CGA) and engineering (P.Eng.) etc.

Professional programs processed by the OUAC include medicine, law, teacher education, and rehabilitation sciences.