Tutorial #3: How to Complete Your Application (Transcript – Text Only)

Last updated: October 21, 2020

The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre presents: How to Complete 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 complete the sections of your 101 application, review your final submission and submit it to the universities.

Go through each page in the Application Links menu and complete all of the required information. We will go through each of these sections.

Personal Information

Some of your personal information may have been provided by your high school. Go through and add any missing information. Save and review the information you entered. When ready, go to the next section.

Contact Information

In Contact Information, add your home and mailing address and at least 1 phone number.

Your school may have already provided this information. Review the information and make any necessary corrections. Ensure your email address is up-to-date. You will receive your OUAC acknowledgement email, university offers of admission and other important information via email. Note: If your email address is not verified, you can re-send your email verification. You will not be able to submit your application until your email is verified.

Academic Background

In Academic Background, provide information about all institutions where you have registered in 1 or more secondary or postsecondary courses. These institutions include, but are not limited to: Day schools, night schools, summer schools, virtual schools and private schools. Save and review the information you entered.

Program Choices

Program Choices is where you add programs to your application.

For more detailed instructions, watch OUAC How-to Video #2: How to Browse and Add Programs to Your Application.

Additional University Details
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Fill in the Additional University Details only if you have applied to one of the universities before. Otherwise, you can skip this section.

Document Upload

In Document Upload, you can upload documentation that supports your application, as required by your university choices.

Other Academic Information

In Other Academic Information, fill in the appropriate information. If some sections do not apply to you, you can leave them blank.

Current High School Information and Grades

Your high school provided your academic information. Verify your grades information for accuracy. Note: You cannot change this data yourself, but if you see anything that is incorrect, inform your guidance counsellor – they will update the information for you. Even if the information is incorrect or missing entirely, continue to complete your application.

Review and Submit

At this point, you have completed all the necessary information to submit your application. Note: You can go back to any of these steps, at any point, before submitting the application. If you are completing your application at school, but want your parents to see it before you submit, log out and log back in at home – your information will be saved.

Review any errors or warnings at the top of this page. If you need to edit any information, use the Application Links menu to return to any section of your application to make changes. You will see all your application information, including the total amount you will have to pay. Check this information carefully and make sure that it is correct.

Review the Applicant’s Declaration. When you are ready, select “I Verify and Agree” to go to the payment page.

The OUAC accepts a variety of payment methods, including credit card, online banking and international payment options. All payments must be made in Canadian funds.

Note: Once you select a payment option and click “Continue”, you will not be able to log back in and make changes to your application until the OUAC receives your payment. After we receive and process your payment, we will forward your application to your university choices. We recommend that you pay for your application at the same time you submit it.

Select a payment option and click “Continue” to complete your application. If you pay by credit card, you will immediately receive an email receipt after we process your payment.

Once you have completed your application, you will receive an OUAC Reference Number to use when communicating with the OUAC or the universities and an email to acknowledge your application was successfully submitted. Keep these for your records.

We recommend you log back in 1 to 3 business days after you submit your application to review your submission. Once logged in, you can add/delete program choices, edit your application information (except your grades) and respond to offers of admission.

Note: If you did not pay by credit card, you will not be able to log back in to your application until we have processed your payment.

Now you have successfully applied to an Ontario university. Thank you for watching!

Watch the next OUAC How-to Video to learn how to review and make edits to your completed 101 application.