101 – Important Dates

Last updated: October 1, 2020

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


Late August

The OUAC:

  • Launches OUInfo.
  • Starts distributing 101 application materials to Ontario high schools and school boards.

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September to November 2020

Visit OUInfo to find university virtual events and tours, webinars, chats, videos and more. You can also request to receive information directly from Ontario universities.

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By the end of November 2020

You will receive your application access codes with your school number, student number and temporary PIN. You will need this information to apply.

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January 15, 2021

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.

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January 21, 2021

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for applications submitted by January 15, 2021.

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February 25, 2021

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

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May 4, 2021

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all midterm/final grades available for 4U/M courses 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.

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May 27, 2021

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

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June 1, 2021

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, 2021, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier than this date.

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Early June 2021

The date the Admission Information Service (AIS) opens. The AIS allows you to determine which Ontario universities still have spots available in first-year undergraduate programs.

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July 13, 2021

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.

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