Tutorial 1: How to Create Your OUAC Account (Transcript – Text Only)

Last updated: December 12, 2021

The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre presents: How to Create Your OUAC Account – For Current Ontario High School Students. (OUAC How-to Video #1)

Welcome to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website: www.ouac.on.ca. This video will show you how to create your OUAC Account and log in to your 101 application for the first time.

Note: To complete this process, you will need your application access codes.

To log in to your 101 application, select “UNDERGRAD (101)” for current Ontario high school students.

Review the 101 criteria to make sure you are using the right application. If you have any questions, contact your guidance counsellor.

Review the Application Guide and the side menus. Both contain helpful resources and instructions to guide you through the application process.

If you have your access codes and meet the 101 criteria, click “Go to Application”.

If this is your first time applying to an Ontario university, you will need to create your OUAC Account.

To create your OUAC Account, fill in your personal information – name, date of birth and email address.

Make sure you enter a valid email address. Email is the primary method of communication for the universities and the OUAC.

Note: Check your inbox regularly so you do not miss important updates from the OUAC and your university choices.

Once you have created your OUAC Account, we will send you an email to verify your email address.

You will not be able to submit your application until you verify your email address, so check your inbox when you are done creating your account.

Note: If you do not receive an email, go to “Contact Information” in your application and click “Re-send Verification Email”.

Next, create a username that is personal and easy for you to remember.

Create a password that is between 7 and 30 characters. Your password must include:

  • An upper case character
  • a number
  • a symbol

You can log in to all OUAC applications with this username and password.

Review the Terms and Conditions.

Then, click “Create My OUAC Account”.

Next, enter the information about your high school.

Enter your access codes to confirm your identity. Your school will provide you with your access codes. Contact your guidance counsellor if you do not have them.

Remember, the PIN is case-sensitive, so make sure you type it exactly as it was provided to you.

Review the applicant type criteria, then select “Start My 101 Application”.

Read the Welcome page carefully, as it contains tips to help you get started. It also has information from the OUAC’s Privacy Statement that you need to read before you submit your application.

You are now logged in to your 101 application.

You can update your username or password at any time by going to “My OUAC Account” in the side menu.

You can use the chat feature if you need help while completing your application.

You have now created your OUAC Account and successfully logged in to your 101 application. Thank you for watching!

Watch the next OUAC How-to Video to learn how to browse and add programs to your 101 application.