Responding to Offers of Admission – Tutorial (Video Transcript – Text Only)
Hello. This video will demonstrate the steps required to respond to a university offer of admission for secondary school, non-secondary school and teacher education applicants. Please follow along as I show you how to complete the steps required to successfully submit your response to the OUAC and the universities.
The first step is to log in to your online application on the OUAC website. Current Ontario secondary school applicants would select the “(OUAC 101) Current Ontario Secondary School Students” link from the OUAC main page. Teacher Education applicants should select “Ontario Faculties of Education“, then the TEAS Online Application link, to log in.
For the purpose of this demonstration we will be using the Non-Secondary 105D application.
From the OUAC main website (www.ouac.on.ca) select “(OUAC 105) All Other Undergraduate Applicants“.
On the next screen, select the link that says “105D Online Application” and click “Log in”.
Enter your User ID or OUAC Reference Number and PIN/Password. (Please note: User ID only applies to 105 and TEAS online applications.) Below the PIN/Password box, you will see a checkbox and a statement. Read this statement carefully and then check the box beside it. By checking the box, you indicate that you understand that you will receive a confirmation number after you have successfully submitted all changes, including responses to offers of admission. This is an important declaration; please be sure you understand it!
When you’re ready, click “Log in now”.
You are now logged in to your application. To view or respond to offers of admission, click the “Choices/Offers” button on the top menu bar.
The “Choices/Offers” section lists your university program choices as well as any offers of admission you may have received from the universities to which you have applied. University offers will be displayed in the “Admission Decision” column. If you need further assistance, you can find additional information by following the “Offers of Admission” link located on the left navigation bar, under the “Help Links” heading. You can also use the “Help” link near the top right of the page.
To view the details of an offer and/or to respond to an offer, click the “Offer” or “Alternate Offer” link in the “Admission Decision” column.
After clicking “Offer” or “Alternate Offer”, you will see a screen that outlines the details of your offer as well as your response options. You will have the option to “Accept” or, for some universities, “Decline” your offer of admission.
Once you have reviewed the details of your offer and you are ready to accept, click the button beside the text that says “I wish to accept the offer and agree to all the terms and conditions outlined in the offer of admission letter”. Then click “Continue”.
After responding to an offer, you will be taken back to the “Choices/Offers” page where you will see your response listed as “Unsubmitted” in the “Applicant Response” column.
But wait, you are not quite finished. If you want to submit your response and have no other changes to make to your application information, scroll to the bottom of the screen and select the button that says “Submit all changes/responses”.
You may also use one of the “Submit” quick links at the top of this screen.
A pop-up message will appear, which outlines all the steps required to “Submit” responses/changes successfully. After reading the information carefully, click “OK”.
You are now at the “Submit Changes” screen. Any responses or changes will be highlighted in red like the unsubmitted responses shown here. Your responses/changes will be saved and sent to the universities only if you complete the submission process.
Review all the information for accuracy. Before proceeding, go back and change any incorrect information. If you are satisfied with your changes/responses then print the screen for your records and click the button at the bottom of the screen that says, “I verify that the information above is correct as shown”.
You will then be taken to the “Applicant’s Declaration” page. After reading the declaration, click “I Agree” to finish the submission process. Be sure you understand what you are agreeing to!
You will immediately be given a single confirmation number for all the responses/changes you have made within this session. A summary listing the actions taken during this session will be provided below the confirmation number. It is recommended that you print this page for future reference.
If you do not get the confirmation number, the information you have entered has not been submitted. Try again.
Congratulations! You have successfully submitted your response to an offer of admission. You can click “Logout” to return to the online application page.
After submitting a response, you will be locked out of your account for one business day. It is recommended that you log in to your account after one business day to ensure that your responses/changes have been made to your application. In the Choices/Offers section, successfully submitted responses will appear as “Accepted” in the “Applicant Response” column.
If you need assistance with reviewing and/or changing your application, click the “Contact Information” link located under the “Help Links” section on the left navigation bar.
Thank you for using the online application.