What can I do if I am refused admission to all of my choices?
Ontario secondary school applicants usually need to complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), including six 4U/M courses, prior to being permitted to register full-time at an Ontario university. There are also prerequisite courses that must be completed and minimum academic averages that are required for most university programs.
If you have satisfied these basic admission requirements and have at least a 60% average, you could have been refused admission because of the high volume of applications received for the program and/or university you selected. In other words, the competition for places in that program was such that you did not qualify for admission. To see if any other universities have places available, beginning in June you can access the Ontario Universities’ Admission Information Service at www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-101/ or call 519-823-1063.
You are also encouraged to contact universities directly for related information.
And do not forget, you must send your Acknowledgement/Amendment Form (for applicants using a paper application) to the OUAC or log in to your online application in order to select another university/program. You may delete a university selection if that institution has declined you admission and replace that choice with another selection at no extra charge. Keep in mind that certain programs may have different deadlines. You are advised to contact the universities directly to be considered for late admission: it may be possible to seek admission as late as August. Remember: The OUAC cannot accept university or program changes by telephone.
In some cases, it is necessary for universities to defer your admission decision because they require more information, such as final marks, or because they are waiting until places become open in the program you requested. If you are in doubt about the reason for deferral, call the university’s admissions office.