To apply to an Ontario university, you must submit an application through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).
Before applying to an undergraduate program, however, you need to know what kind of application to submit.
Answer a few short questions to make sure you are applying with the right undergraduate application.
Apply Using the 101 Application
If you apply using the 101 application, your high school will distribute your application access codes in October or November with the information you will need to apply online.
The deadline to submit completed applications to the OUAC is usually in mid-January; visit the OUAC website for important dates and deadlines.
Apply Using the 105 Application
If you apply using the 105 application, you must arrange to send your transcripts to the universities you are applying to. The 105 application is available mid-September on the OUAC website.
If you are submitting high school or postsecondary transcripts from schools outside of Ontario, you will need to contact those schools directly and arrange for them to send transcripts to the universities you applied to. Transcripts should not be sent to the OUAC.
A transcript is a copy of your academic record and includes all the grades and courses you successfully and unsuccessfully completed, including courses you withdrew from after the registration deadline.
Pay for Your Application
After you complete your application, you must pay a non-refundable fee before the OUAC will forward your application to the universities of your choice.
You can pay in 1 of 2 ways:
- Credit/Debit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, VISA Debit or Debit MasterCard).
- Online banking through selected Canadian banks and credit unions only. (This may take 2-5 business days to process.) You must make all payments in Canadian funds.
- Flywire (for international payments only). You can pay the Canadian dollar fees in the currency of your choice. This may take 2-5 business days to process.