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101 How to Apply

Step 1: Research Your University Selections

Step 2: Gather Information Needed to Apply

  • In October/November your high school will distribute Application Access Code letters that contain the information required to apply online:
    • School Number
    • Student Number
    • Temporary PIN
  • Narrow down your university program selections by talking to your parents, teachers and guidance counsellors about your interests and options.
  • Watch the instructional video on how to apply online.
  • Review the 101 Important Dates.

Step 3: Apply

  • Use the information in your Application Access Code Letter to log in to your online application. Note: The first time you log in you must change your temporary PIN to a personal password. Use your password (instead of your PIN) the next time you log in.
  • Complete all sections of the application.
  • Review your program selections before clicking “I Verify and Agree”.
  • Submit your application, with payment, well before the 101 application deadline and any university program-specific deadlines.
  • Record the OUAC Reference Number you receive and keep it in a safe place. You will require this number, along with your password, for future access to your application, and to respond to university offers of admission.

Step 4: After Applying

  • After one business day, log in to your online application to verify the details. Review and make any necessary changes.
  • Ensure spam filters are set to accept email from the OUAC and the universities you applied to. Email is the primary mode of communication for the universities and the OUAC.
  • The universities will acknowledge that they received your application.
  • After you receive your report card, log in to verify your grades information. Notify your guidance office of any necessary corrections.
  • Visit a university. University open houses and campus visits are great ways to experience first-hand what campus life is like and help you decide which university is the best fit for you.
  • Expect to receive either an offer of admission or a refusal from the universities you applied to by the end of May. Review the 101 Important Dates.