COVID-19 Update from the OUAC and Ontario’s Universities

May 11, 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions: The OUAC and COVID-19
Note: We will continue to update these FAQs as information becomes available. Check back for the most up-to-date information.

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OUAC Operations

The OUAC continues to operate, but our building is closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to process applications with staff working remotely.

OLSAS, OMSAS and ORPAS Transcripts

For transcripts from Ontario universities/colleges, the process has not changed. You must request your transcript using the Transcript Request feature in your application. Your transcript will be sent electronically.

Due to COVID-19, many non-Ontario or international institutions cannot produce a hard-copy transcript to be mailed to us. Therefore, we are accepting PDFs via email, as long as they are emailed to us directly from the registrar’s office or their service provider. Transcripts sent to us from applicants or other third parties will not be accepted.

Transcripts should be emailed to Most registrar’s offices are aware of the process for emailing transcripts to us, so check with them directly.

Transcripts should be password-protected, but there should not be any expiry dates, or else this could cause difficulty for the universities. Do not send duplicate emails, as this could slow down the processing of your transcript.

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Ontario University Updates

The OUAC and Ontario universities continue to monitor developments in Canada and globally with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updates for 101 Applicants

The Ontario universities recognize that students are going through an unusual school year. Considering the different school scheduling models being implemented this year, the universities will work to be as responsive and flexible as possible with respect to admission processes.

Most universities will make conditional offers of admission on a rolling basis using a combination of Grade 11 and available Grade 12 marks. This type of assessment depends on students being registered in all required Grade 12 courses.

Continue to monitor the OUAC and university websites for updates.

Undergraduate: COVID-19 and University Admissions Information

University URL
Algoma Algoma University
Brock Brock University
Carleton Carleton University
Guelph University of Guelph
Hearst Université de Hearst
Lakehead Lakehead University
Laurentian Laurentian University
McMaster McMaster University
Nipissing Nipissing University
UOF Université de l’Ontario français
OCAD U OCAD University
Ontario Tech Ontario Tech University
Ottawa University of Ottawa
Queen’s Queen’s University
RMC Royal Military College of Canada
Toronto University of Toronto
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) Toronto Metropolitan University
Trent Trent University
Waterloo University of Waterloo
Western Western University
Wilfrid Laurier Wilfrid Laurier University
Windsor Windsor general FAQs
Windsor FAQs for domestic students
York York University

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