Tutorial 2: How to Browse and Add Programs to Your Application (Transcript – Text Only)

Last updated: October 21, 2020

The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre presents: How to Browse and Add Programs to Your Application – For Current Ontario High School Students.

Welcome to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website: www.ouac.on.ca. This video will show you how to browse programs anonymously and add programs to your 101 application.

To see which programs are available to you, select “UNDERGRAD (101)” for current Ontario high school students.

Before you create your OUAC Account or log in to your application, you can browse programs anonymously. Select “Browse Programs” from the 101 Action Centre menu. Or, click the “Browse Programs” button.

Select your Current Status in Canada to view all available programs. You can see that you are not logged in, but you can still search by university, geographic area or program code.

Log in to add program choices to your application.

Select “Browse Programs” in the Application Links menu.

This is the same screen we saw before we logged in, where you can browse anonymously by university, geographic area or program code. Choose a university to view the available programs.

Read the top of each page for university requirements, website links and important admission information. Then, review the list of programs available at this university and make your choice. The Program Details page may include prerequisites, important deadlines and additional admission requirements such as supplementary forms, profile questionnaires and more. Read this section very carefully.

Next, complete the program details.

  • “Expected Date of Enrollment” is when you wish to start classes.
  • Select a “Subject of Major Interest” if one is available for the program you are applying to.
  • Depending on the program, you may have additional program detail fields to complete. (For example, “Co-op”.)

Save your program choice.

You are now on the “Program Choices” page. From here, you can add a new program, delete a program or edit the program details.

On this page, you must also rank your choices in order of preference. Note: How you order your program choices does not affect your scholarship or admission consideration at the universities, unless a university specifically states that it does. The universities will state their policies clearly in their own literature.

Reminder: You can apply to as many universities as you wish. However, you are limited to a maximum of 3 programs at any 1 university. Some universities may further limit the number of programs that you can apply to. Contact the universities directly for more information.

Now you have learned how to browse for programs and add them to your 101 application.
Thank you for watching! Watch the next OUAC How-to Video to learn how to complete and submit your 101 application.