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Common Questions - OUAC 101

Which Application Should I Complete?

  1. I will not be attending high school until the second semester. What application should I complete?

  2. I am currently attending an Ontario high school, but I will have fewer than six 4U/M courses finished this year. Should I use the high school application (101)?

  3. I have a high school diploma from a school outside the province, but I am currently taking some 4U/M courses at an Ontario high school during the day. Which application should I complete?

  4. I am currently attending high school, but have attended a postsecondary institution. Which application should I use?

Logging in to Your Application

  1. I am trying to log in to my application but it is asking me for my OUAC Reference Number. What is my OUAC Reference Number?

  2. I already submitted my application but I made some mistakes. I am not able to get back into my application. What should I do?

  3. I lost my OUAC Reference Number. Can you give it to me?

  4. I forget my password. Can you give it to me?

Application Process

  1. I transferred to a different school after first semester (or halfway through the school year). Who informs the OUAC and the universities about this change?

  2. How can I find out the status of my online application?

  3. How do I cancel my application?

  4. Due to a serious illness (or a death in the family or another cause) my academic performance was affected. What should I do?

  5. Am I responsible for sending my high school midterm grades to the university?

  6. What is the Advanced Placement exam?

  7. I’m taking a summer school course and my friend is upgrading (or repeating) a course. Will this affect our admission?

  8. I am taking courses at two different schools. How will my grades be sent to the universities?

  9. Does it matter how I number my university or program choices?

  10. How many universities and programs can I choose to apply to on my application?

  11. I will finish my OSSD (including six 4U/M courses) at the end of January. Can I begin university studies then?

  12. I am in the process of completing my application and I noticed that none of my grades are displayed under “Academic Information”. Should I still complete and submit my application?

  13. I want to apply to an entry point other than fall but only a fall entry is listed. What should I do?

  14. I am taking a summer school course. How will the universities get my marks?

  15. The university is asking me for my 11-digit OUAC Reference Number. Where do I find this?

Payment Information

  1. I want to add program choices to my application online but I do not want to pay by credit card. What can I do?

  2. I indicated online banking as my method of payment. I want to pay by credit card now. How can I do this?

Offers of Admission

  1. When will I know if I am admitted to a university?

  2. How do I accept my offer of admission?

  3. Can I change my mind at a later date?

  4. I received an offer of admission and was instructed to accept it online; however, my offer does not display on my online application. What should I do?

  5. I have received an offer of admission and was instructed to accept it online, but I have limited internet access. What should I do?

  6. I have decided to attend a university outside of Ontario next year. How do I cancel my acceptance to an Ontario university?

  7. Can I defer my acceptance until next year or later?

  8. I am trying to accept my offer online but it says the offer has expired. What can I do?

  9. What can I do if I am refused admission to all of my choices?

  10. When I accept an offer of admission, does it mean that I will not be considered for any other offers?

  11. I have just accepted an offer online and “Unsubmitted Acceptance” appears under “Applicant Response”. Have I done something wrong in accepting the offer?

  12. I’m going to be away from home or out of the country for part of the year. Can I have someone else accept an offer of admission?

  13. I have accepted my offer online but have changed my mind. I now want to apply to a different program at the same university. How can I change my program choice?

  14. I accepted my offer online but when I go back in to my application, there is no acceptance listed in the “Applicant Response” column. What happened?


  1. Is it worth it?

  2. What is the OUAC and what does it do?

  3. I have a disability. Who should I contact for information about services?

  4. I may need financial assistance to attend university. What about scholarships?