Common 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 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…

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

Please 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. Return to the screen mentioned in the error message and correct the error.

Can I defer my acceptance until next year or later?

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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…

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

Yes, you can do both by logging in to your online application and going to “Program Choices”. To withdraw a program, select “Withdraw” in the Actions column beside the program. Note: There are no refunds for withdrawn choices. To add another program, select “Add Program”. Note: You will be charged an additional choice fee of…

Do I need to include my current Ontario high school in the Academic Background section?

No, you are not required to include your current Ontario high school.

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?

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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…

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 admissions decisions. Therefore, it is important that you keep your guidance counsellor informed of your situation. You may choose to ask your guidance counsellor to send a letter on your behalf directly to the admissions office of each of the universities where you applied for…

How can I find out the status of my online application?

Once we receive your fee and process your application, your application information will be available online. When the application information is distributed to the universities, you will need to 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 file, an admission decision will be sent directly to you. If you have been offered admission, instructions for responding will be included. If you respond to your offer of admission online, do not mail a paper response to the OUAC. After you submit your response online, a screen will…