Schedule of Dates 2020

Secondary School Application (OUAC 101)
2019-2020 Schedule of Dates

Last updated: April 8, 2020

Late August

The OUAC:

  • Circulates Ontario Universities’ Info (OUInfo – formerly eINFO) postcards and launches OUInfo.
  • Starts distributing 101 application materials to Ontario high schools and school boards.

November 7, 2019

Deadline for the OUAC to receive all electronic student data files from Ontario high schools.

January 15, 2020

Deadline for Ontario high school students to submit their completed application to the OUAC.

Note: The OUAC still processes applications received after this date and distributes them to the universities; however, specific university deadlines will apply.

The initial application includes all final grades from completed Grade 11 and 12 courses and a list of all current-year courses in progress.

January 23, 2020

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for applications submitted by January 15, 2020.

February 4, 2020

Recommended last date for students to submit university and program changes and additional active choices to the OUAC to be considered for early admission.

Note: This is a recommended deadline. The OUAC will still accept and process application changes at any time.

February 13, 2020

Deadline for the OUAC to receive all final first-semester grades and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from Ontario high schools.

February 28, 2020

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all final first-semester grades and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.

April 23, 2020

Deadline for Ontario high schools to report midterm grades for second-semester courses and interim grades for full-year courses to the OUAC. Grades the OUAC receives earlier than the deadline will be sent to Ontario universities when received.

COVID-19 Update: April Grades Collection Deadline

The published April grades deadline is April 23; however, in consultation with the universities and Ministry of Education, we are extending the deadline in recognition of the many challenges schools/boards are facing at this time. Schools/boards can now report marks for students to the OUAC between April 23 and May 1.

This timeline will ensure that we can validate all the grades data, work with schools/boards to address any data issues and forward all of the grades to the universities by our published May 5 deadline.

If traditional second semester midterm grades or interim grades for full-year courses are not possible for your students, the Ministry has stated that you can report whatever grades are available, e.g., course work to date. These grades should be the most accurate reflection of student work.

All grades reported to the OUAC after this collection will be sent to the universities when received.

May 5, 2020

Target date for Ontario universities to receive second-semester midterm grades and interim grades for full-year courses from the OUAC. Grades the OUAC receives earlier than the deadline will be sent to Ontario universities when received.

May 27, 2020

The latest date all high school applicants can expect a response from an Ontario university. This includes: an offer of admission; a refusal; or a deferral, once additional information is received.

June 1, 2020

The earliest date an Ontario high school student may be required to respond to an Ontario university offer of admission and give a financial commitment (e.g., registration deposit, residence deposit, etc.).

All other admissions-related elements, including scholarships, other forms of student assistance or financial incentives, and offers of residence are considered part of the offer of admission. Therefore, a student may accept these other offers before June 1, 2020, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier than this date.

July 6, 2020

Deadline for the OUAC to receive final grades for current semester/year courses from Ontario high schools.

July 13, 2020

Target date for the OUAC to send all remaining final grades to the universities. The OUAC will attempt to contact all schools that have not provided their grades.

August 1-31, 2020

The OUAC collects summer school grades from Ontario high schools and boards.