Frequently Asked Questions: Application Process

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…

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.

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…

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…

How can I check the status of my online 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 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.

How do I enter a prerequisite course that is currently in progress?

If you are currently enrolled in a course that you are using as a prerequisite, input the grade as “IPR” to indicate that the course is in-progress. Note: You must arrange for a transcript to be sent to ORPAS to prove you are enrolled in this course.

How do I make changes (e.g., an address change, a new transcript request, etc.) to my application after it has been submitted?

If you changed your application information or responded to an offer, the following steps are required in order to submit your changes: Scroll to the end and click “Save & Continue” to save your changes. Click “Review & Submit” in the Applications Links menu. Review your application information to ensure that your changes/responses were saved…

How many universities and programs can I choose to apply to on my application?

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You may apply to as many Ontario universities/programs as you wish; however, you are limited to a maximum of 3 program choices at any 1 university (including affiliates). Some universities may further limit the number of programs you may apply to. Make sure that you carefully read the details and instructions offered by each institution.…

I am in the process of completing my application and I noticed that none of my grades are displayed under “Current High School Information and Grades”. Should I still complete and submit my application?

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Yes, you should submit your application. Your high school created an OUAC Account for you, allowing you to apply online, but has not yet added any academic data. You should contact your guidance counsellor to ensure that all of your previously completed and current courses are added to your application for you.