What is OUAC?
The Ontario University Applications Centre is the centralized processing centre for application for undergraduate admissions to any Ontario University. Students create accounts on thewww.ouac.on.ca. It is important to meet all requirements provided by OUAC in order to set up an account to apply. The deadline to apply depends on whether you are currently in high school, and which kind of program you are applying to.
Requirements for OUAC:
- You are taking courses during the day at an Ontario high school (this includes students returning for second semester and graduated students returning to upgrade 1 or more courses).
- You have not, at some point, been out of high school for more than 7 consecutive months.
- You will have received or expect to receive your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U/M courses at the end of the current year.
- You have not attended a postsecondary institution (college/university/career college).
- You are applying to the first year of an undergraduate degree program or diploma program at an Ontario university.
- You are under 21 years of age.
It is important to note that OUAC does not make admissions decisions, and that is the Univeristies’ responsibility.
How to Apply using OUAC website:
Step 1: Research Your University Selections
- Check out university publications and websites.
- Browse programs.
- Record your program choices and their OUAC codes.
- Make note of all admission requirements and program-specific deadlines.
- Review the:
- 105 Application Guide on the OUAC website.
Step 2: Apply
- If you do not already have one, create an OUAC Account. Record your OUAC Account username and password and keep them in a safe place. You will need them for future access to your application. Keep this information confidential and secure.
- Complete all sections of the application.
- Review your program selections before clicking “I Verify and Agree”.
- Submit your application with payment well before the program deadline.
- Record your OUAC Reference Number and keep it in a safe place. You must refer to this number whenever you contact the OUAC or your university choices.
Step 3: After Applying
- Log in to your 105 application to verify the details. Review and make any necessary changes.
- Ensure spam filters are set to accept email from the OUAC and the universities you applied to. Email is the primary mode of communication for the universities and the OUAC.
- The universities will acknowledge that they received your application.
What is OCAS?
The Ontario College Application Service provides centralized application-to-college services in English and French through its applicant website and a centralized data warehouse of applicant information for colleges, high schools and government. Through the application centre, you are able to apply.
Admission requirements vary between specific colleges and programs. In most cases, an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent is required. Graduate Certificate programs require a prior college or university certificate, diploma or degree for admission. In addition, colleges may establish program-specific admission requirements. You should visit the requirements set by each program on the school’s website.
As for mature students, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition is a means of evaluating skills and knowledge acquired either through continuing education, or outside the classroom, through work experience, volunteering, life experience and many other avenues. The assessment results can be applied toward academic credit for those who are upgrading, retraining or pursuing education in Ontario’s colleges after being in the workforce.
- Log in to your account.
- Fill in your personal information and educational history.
- Add your program choices.
- Request your transcripts. (If you’re a current Ontario high school student, most high schools automatically send your grades to OCAS)
- Pay the application processing fee and any transcript fees.
- Log back in to verify your transcript information, or to make changes or updates to your application. (Changing your program choices after February 1 may affect your chances of receiving an offer, as applications will be considered first-come, first-served. Note that removing a program choice will notify the college you are no longer interested in that choice.)
- Log back in after February 1 to view and confirm offers of admission.
For more details, please visit website : https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/