101 – Important Dates

These are important dates in your application process. Please check them carefully and keep them in mind as you apply.


Late August 2017
The eINFO site goes live. Visit the eINFO website to start your research.

September 22-24, 2017
All 21 Ontario universities are in 1 place at the Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF). Just for you! Faculty, academics and knowledgeable representatives are ready to answer your questions.

October – November 2017
Gather information about Ontario’s 21 universities at the University Information Program (UIP). The UIP travels across Ontario after the OUF, offering fair- or presentation-style events in most Ontario regions.

By the end of November 2017
You will receive your Application Access Code Letter from your guidance counsellor with your school number, student number and temporary PIN. Keep this letter for your records. You will need this information to apply.


January 17, 2018
Deadline to submit your 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 25, 2018
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for all applications submitted by January 17, 2018.

February 6, 2018
Recommended last date for you to submit all information to the OUAC to be considered for early admission. This information includes university and program changes and additional active choices.

Note: This is not a deadline. The OUAC accepts and processes changes at any time.

March 2, 2018
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all final first-semester and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.

May 8, 2018 
Target date for Ontario universities to receive second-semester midterm and interim grades for full-year courses from the OUAC. Grades that the OUAC receives earlier will be sent to Ontario universities when received.

May 29, 2018
The latest date you can expect the following responses from an Ontario university:

  • an offer of admission;
  • a refusal; or
  • a deferral, pending additional information.

June 1, 2018
The earliest date you 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, you may accept these other offers prior to June 1, 2018, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier.

July 12, 2018
Target date for the OUAC to transmit all remaining final grades to the universities.

Early June to August 2018
The Admission Information Service (AIS) allows you to determine which Ontario universities still have spots available in first-year undergraduate programs.

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