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How to Apply

Here is how to prepare and submit your application by the appropriate deadline.

2. Create Your Account (if applicable)

Create an OUAC Account if you do not already have one.

  • Record your username and password and keep them in a safe place. You will need them to access your application in the future. Keep this information confidential and secure.
  • If you are a current Ontario high school student, use your application access codes to log in to your application for the first time.

3. Complete the Application (+ Prepare Transcripts and Referees, as applicable)

Complete all sections of the application.

  • Read the transcript instructions carefully, as some types of transcripts must be ordered within your application, while others you will need to order directly from your institution.
  • Request official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions that you attend, have attended or have withdrawn from.
  • Ensure you give your referees enough time to complete their reference and submit it by the appropriate deadline.

4. Review and Submit Payment

  • Review your program selections and all of the other information you provided before clicking “I Verify and Agree”.
  • Submit your application, with payment, well before the application deadline and any university program-specific deadlines.
  • Record your OUAC Reference Number and keep it in a safe place. You must refer to this number whenever you contact the OUAC and your university choices.
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