When will the universities let me know if I’ve been accepted?
Universities will assess your application and will communicate with you directly about your admissibility.
In support of your application, your high school provides final grades for your completed Grade 11 and 12 courses to the OUAC. The OUAC forwards these final grades to the universities once you submit your application. In early February, your school provides final first semester grades or current full-year grades. Then in late April, your school provides midterm grades for second semester courses or interim grades for full-year courses. The OUAC transfers your academic information to the universities as received.
Once the universities receive your academic data, they may issue early conditional offers of admission. Each university determines its own criteria for conditional offers. These decisions are based on a combination of the 3U/M and 4U/M courses/grades available at that time. Typically, universities make conditional offers of admission in March and late April after they receive your grades in February and April. Students who did not receive early offers in March or April can expect the universities to respond to their applications by May 27, 2021.
A response will be
- an offer of admission,
- a refusal or
- a conditional offer of admission pending the receipt of specific additional information.
If you receive an early offer, you will not be required to respond or provide a financial commitment (e.g., residence deposit) of any kind until June 1, 2021. This gives you the opportunity to decide which university to attend if you receive more than one offer.