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…

How do I accept my offer of admission?

When the universities have evaluated your application, an admission decision will be sent directly to you. If you have been offered admission, instructions for responding through your online application will be included in your admission package. To successfully accept your offer of admission: Click the offer link in the “Admission Decision” column in your online…

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: Click the offer link in the “Admission Decision” column in your online application. Click “Accept” to accept the offer (or “Decline” to decline the offer). Click “I’m ready to submit my response/changes”. Verify…

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…

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 one offer of admission. Depending on the university’s policy for offers of admission, you could be advised to: Add the new program choice to your application. If you already have 3 program choices selected in your application, you will need…

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. Log in to your application. Go to “Choices/Offers”. Click “Accepted”. Click “Cancel”. Click “I’m ready to submit my response/changes”. Verify your application information, review the Applicant’s Declaration and click “I verify and…

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. Once you have successfully accepted the…

I received an offer of admission and was instructed to accept it online; however, my offer does not display on my online 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. Please 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 of my choices?

Beginning in June, you can access the Ontario Universities’ Admission Information Service to see if any other universities have places available. You are also encouraged to contact universities directly for more information about available programs. Once you have found a new program you would like to apply to, log in to your online application to…