Frequently Asked Questions: Undergrad (105)

The application did not charge me for supplemental fees and I am worried my application will not be processed.

Some applicants are exempt from paying supplemental fees. The system will automatically exempt you if you qualify.

The university is asking me for my 11-digit OUAC Reference Number. Where do I find this?

Normally, the OUAC Reference Number contains 10 digits, beginning with the current year (4 digits) followed by 6 digits (e.g., 20XX999999). If a university asks for your 11-digit OUAC Reference Number, add a 0 (zero) at the end of your 10-digit number (e.g., 20XX9999990).

Undergrad (101, 105): I didn’t pass my English-language proficiency test. Since most universities have an April deadline for this requirement, is there another way I can provide proof of my English-language proficiency?

The universities will assist applicants who have been unable to take an English proficiency test due to the closure of English-language testing centres as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific information related to your application is available on the universities’ websites.

Undergrad (105): How and when do I need to send my high school midterm and final grades and/or supporting documentation to the universities?

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Specific information related to your application, including deadlines for submitting transcripts and other documents, is available on the universities’ websites.

Undergrad (105): I am a first-year university student and I want to apply to transfer to another university. I can’t obtain my official transcript because the offices at my current university are closed. What should I do?

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The universities will be as flexible as possible in their admission processes and will consider adjusting timelines for submitting documentation, including transcripts, as required by individual circumstances. Contact your university choices directly for more information.

Undergrad (105): I was recently accepted to an Ontario university and need final transcripts to be sent to the university from my high school, but my high school is closed. What should I do?

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The universities will be as flexible as possible in their admission processes and will consider adjusting timelines for submitting documentation, including transcripts, as required by individual circumstances. If your high school is in Ontario, see “How can I send my high school transcripts to my university choices?” for information about how you may be able…

What can I do if I am refused admission to all my choices?

Beginning in June, Ontario high school students can search for possible openings at Ontario universities. To begin your search, visit the OUAC 101 page and click the “Search Open Programs” button. Once you find an open program of interest, add it to your 101 application. View the Admission Information Service flyer [PDF] for more information.…

What is OUAC-OSAP linking? What does it mean to link my OUAC and OSAP accounts?

Applications: Undergrad (101), Undergrad (105) Categories: OSAP

Linking allows you to save time in your application process by sharing the information you have input in your OUAC application with your OSAP application. When you provide your authorization and consent specifically for this purpose, OSAP will use information you gave the OUAC, such as your name, date of birth and address information, to…

What is the Advanced Placement exam?

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are administered by the American College Board in the US for high school students. They may be recognized by Canadian institutions for advanced credit. See individual university websites for more information. If you took AP exams, your official results must be sent directly to your university choices. The indicator on the…

What is the OUAC and what does it do?

Applications: Teacher (TEAS), Undergrad (101), Undergrad (105) Categories: Other

“OUAC” is the acronym for the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. The OUAC is a centralized processing centre for applications for undergraduate admission to the universities of Ontario. The OUAC, which is located in Guelph, Ontario, receives your application, processes it and transfers the information to the universities you have selected. The OUAC does not make…