Frequently Asked Questions: Undergrad (101)

Am I responsible for sending my high school midterm grades to the university?

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No, not usually. In most cases your Ontario secondary school grades are sent directly from your school to the OUAC and then to the universities you have selected. Sometimes, however, problems arise, in which case the university may contact you and ask you to provide secondary school marks. Be sure to provide them as quickly as possible…

At the end of the application, I see a warning and/or an error. What do I do?

Read any errors or warnings carefully.

  • If you have a warning, you can proceed with submitting your application.
  • If you have an error, you must correct it before you can submit your application. Return to the section mentioned in the error message and correct the error.

Can I defer my acceptance until next year or later?

If you are admitted to a university but wish to delay your studies for a year or more, you will need to reach an agreement with the university in question. The university will determine any conditions. When you are ready to attend university, you may be required to re-apply through the OUAC. Contact the university for more details. If you are required to apply through the OUAC, you will need to use the correct application, submit the appropriate application fee and respect any application deadlines. If you are not a current Ontario high school student in a day program, you must use the 105 application…

Can I withdraw from a program and/or add a new program choice after I submit my application?

Yes, you can change your program choices by logging in to your application and going to “Choices/Offers”, as long as the deadline has not passed. To withdraw a program, select “Withdraw” in the Actions column beside the program.To add another program, select “Add Program”…

Do I require the OSAP link to complete my application?

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No, linking to OSAP is an optional step meant to save you time in your OSAP application. You may link your OSAP and OUAC accounts any time after you have submitted your OUAC application…

Does it matter how I number my university or program choices?

For the most part, no. Whether you list a university or a specific program as first, second, third or higher on the application is not normally a factor in the universities’ admissions decisions. A university must make its policy clear in its own information where there are exceptions to the policy of using the numbered list of choices. Your numbered list of choices does provide valuable information to the university admission offices. This is particularly true for limited enrollment programs. Admission officials use this data to project the number of applicants who are likely to accept offers of admission, so the university can plan its resources accordingly…

Due to a serious illness (or a death in the family or another cause) my academic performance was affected. What should I do?

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Universities may take special circumstances into consideration when making their admission decisions. Therefore, it is important that you keep your guidance counsellor informed of your situation. You may choose to ask your guidance counsellor to contact the admission office of each of the universities where you applied for admission directly on your behalf. The universities may require supporting documentation. You may also wish to contact the university yourself to explain the nature of your special situation…

How can I check the status of my application?

Once we receive your fee, process your application and distribute your application information to the universities, you can contact them directly for information about the status of your application…

How do I accept my offer of admission?

When the universities have evaluated your application, they will send an admission decision directly to you. If a university has offered you admission, they will include instructions for responding through your application in your admission package…

How do I cancel my application?

If you wish to cancel your application, you may log in to your account and withdraw all of your choices. Be sure to submit your changes by clicking “Review and Submit”. Remember that all processing fees are non-refundable…