Frequently Asked Questions: Offers of Admission

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…

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…

I accepted my offer online but when I go back in to my application, there is no acceptance listed in the “Applicant Response” column. What happened?

There is no acceptance listed because you did not successfully accept an offer of admission. To successfully accept an offer of admission…

I am trying to accept my offer online but it says the offer has expired. What can I do?

If the offer link is still active, you may select it to accept. The university is allowing you to accept this offer after the expiry date. However, before accepting this offer, you should contact the university to verify how long the offer is valid after the expiry date, especially if you are cancelling an accepted offer to accept the expired offer.If the offer link is not active, the university is not allowing you to accept this offer after the expiry date. If you still want to accept the offer, you will need to contact the university directly to see if they will send a new offer to the OUAC for you to accept…

I have accepted my offer online but have changed my mind. I now want to apply to a different program at the same university. How can I change my program choice?

Contact the university’s admission office directly for clarification, as some universities may issue you only 1 offer of admission…

I have decided to attend a university outside of Ontario next year. How do I cancel my acceptance to an Ontario university?

If you have already accepted an offer at an Ontario university and decide not to attend that institution, you must cancel your acceptance…

I have just accepted an offer online and “Unsubmitted Acceptance” appears under “Applicant Response”. Have I done something wrong in accepting the offer?

“Unsubmitted Acceptance” appears on the “Choices/Offers” screen after you click on an offer and accept it. At this point, you have accepted the offer but have not submitted the acceptance to the OUAC.To properly accept the offer of admission, click “Review and Submit” and complete the submit process. 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 received an offer of admission and was instructed to accept it online; however, my offer does not display in my application. What should I do?

If you have just received notification of the offer of admission, the OUAC may not have received the electronic acceptance from the university yet. Check again in a couple of days. If the offer still does not display after a few days, contact the university directly…

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…

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

Applications: Undergrad (101) Categories: Offers of Admission

Beginning in June, you can access the Ontario universities’ Admission Information Service to see if any other universities have places available. We also encourage you to contact universities directly for more information about available programs…