Frequently Asked Questions: Teacher (TEAS)

I want to add program choices to my application and pay using online banking. What can I do?

If you have already submitted and paid for your application but now wish to add more program choices, you may be required to pay additional fees. If you originally paid through online banking and would like to pay any additional fees by online banking, you may use the same account number. Once the OUAC receives and processes your payment, you will be able to add the new program choices to your application. Remember to review and submit your changes. You will receive a confirmation number by email along with a summary of your responses to offers of admission and/or changes to your application information. Keep this email for your records….

I would like to respond to an offer of admission, and I understand that this should be done online. How do I do this?

Applications: Teacher (TEAS) Categories: After Applying

To respond to an offer of admission, log in to your submitted application. After keying your response, you will complete the following “Submit” steps…

If I accept an offer now, can I change my mind at a later date?

Yes. If you accept an offer but later wish to accept a different offer, you will need to first cancel your accepted offer and then accept the new offer by the stipulated deadline date. Be sure to consider all other factors such as scholarships, residence acceptance and deposits before you make your final decision…

I’m getting a warning about my address when I try to submit my application. Why is this happening?

You must provide a home address and a mailing address, even if these 2 addresses are the same. A mailing address is the address where you receive postal mail. It is not your email address…

The “Offers of Admission” column is blank. What does this mean?

Applications: Teacher (TEAS) Categories: After Applying

If the “Admission Decision” column is blank, there is not yet any offer on file for you. It does not necessarily mean that you have been rejected…

The TEAS Application Guide states that I must request my transcript(s) using the TEAS online transcript request. Where can I find this?

Applications: Teacher (TEAS) Categories: During Application

The TEAS online transcript request is mandatory for transcripts from Ontario universities, and optional for Ontario college transcripts. You must complete both the Academic Background and Program Choices sections, then click on the Transcript Requests section of the application. Ensure that you enter any former surnames in the Personal Information section of the application, as this information may be necessary to match your transcript request with your application. Transcripts other than those from Ontario universities must be ordered by contacting the Registrar’s office directly. These transcripts should be sent directly to the appropriate Faculties of Education…

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)…

What is the difference between a Reference Number and a Username?

Applications: Teacher (TEAS) Categories: Before Applying

When you first create an OUAC account, you will create a username and password, which you will have the option of changing. If you have misplaced/forgotten your username, select “Recover your username” on the Log In page. You will be prompted to enter your date of birth and email address and your username will then be emailed to you. Once you have submitted your online application, you will receive a 6-digit OUAC Reference Number that begins with the number “7”. If you are applying by paper, this Reference Number will be printed on your application package…

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 admission decisions. That is the universities’ responsibility…

When I accept an offer of admission, does it mean that I will not be considered for any other offers?

Accepting an offer of admission from 1 university will not cancel your application to other universities. However, you may have only 1 acceptance on file at a time. Before you can accept a new offer online, you must first cancel the previously accepted offer…