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Applying to University. Important Stuff to Know Including School & Program Selections. Choose a school and a program – research!! Choose 3 programs for $130.00 $44 for each additional program Remember “Alternate offers of Admission” – don’t waste choices!

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applying to university
Applying to University

Important Stuff to Know


school program selections
School & Program Selections
  • Choose a school and a program – research!!
    • Choose 3 programs for $130.00
      • $44 for each additional program
    • Remember “Alternate offers of Admission” – don’t waste choices!
    • Choose at least one you are sure to get into! (safe choice)
program codes
Program Codes
  • Find the school and the program you want by accessing web-site and ‘Browsing University Programs’
  • Record the 3 letter code for the programs you want

OR do a program search once you have

accessed your application

completing applications
Completing Applications
  • We have NO access to your application
  • PIN # needed – will need to pick up from Mrs. Medeiros

*with Identification*

  • Deadline: January 15, 2014
  • Video Tutorial available (very helpful) online at – click OUAC 101, then tutorials
  • Applying can be ongoing process - start early
  • Submit and Pay steps very important
completing applications1
Completing Applications
  • Valid e-mail address important
  • Record and print application #
    • Keep a file *** very important
  • Confirmation of application
    • e-mail will be received as confirmation of application
  • You can make changes to your application – when you log out, information is saved

Mark Your Calendars

January 15, 2014Deadline for Ontario secondary school students to apply.

February 4, 2014Last date for students to submit changes to application.

March 3, 2014Universities receive, from the OUAC, all final first-semester grades.

May 6, 2014Universities receive, from the OUAC, second-semester midterm grades.


Mark Your Calendars

May 29, 2014The latest date by which all secondary school applicants shall expect a response from an Ontario university. Response will be an offer of

admission or a refusal.

June 3, 2014 Earliest date Ontario universities require a response to an offer of admission and a financial commitment.

July 18, 2014 OUAC to transmits all remaining final grades to the universities



Search Options while ‘in’ your application

finishing up
Finishing Up
  • Print the screen displaying your

OUAC Reference Number (2014-xxx-xxx)

  • Record your Pin number and store in a safe place – you will need it to review your application and accept an offer
  • Schools see ALL your grades from grade 11 on
  • Transmission dates – check accuracy
    • Early March – based on JANUARY UPDATE
    • Early May – based on March Report Card
    • July – based on June Report Card
      • (Diploma granted? 40 hours? EQAO?)
  • Error? Pick up the correction form in the guidance office
other important stuff
Other Important Stuff
  • Additional admission criteria
    • Check requirements & deadlines

(e.g. portfolio, audition,

Personal Information Form)

    • Language Proficiency Requirements

– find on (usually minimum of 3 yrs in English Medium Institution otherwise TOEFL or other)

more important stuff
More Important Stuff
  • Taking night school, etc.?
    • Inform guidance counsellor, in writing
  • Taking summer school?
    • You arrange for grades to be sent
  • Has a death/serious illness/serious problem affected your grades?
    • It may be taken into consideration
scholarship information
Scholarship Information
  • Review Scholarship binder available in Guidance Office
  • Consistently visit
  • Explore and Ontario Colleges websites for Scholarships/Bursaries available through various Institutions
  • Check with Parents for Workplace Scholarships
  • Apply for OSAP in the spring

Questions? See the WALK-IN Counsellor on your lunch

Leadership opportunities, volunteer experiences, and excellent grades are common requirements for Scholarships

need assistance
Need Assistance?
  • If you have an IEP or need support services they are available. It is your responsibility to contact the University to learn about their services.
admission decisions
Admission Decisions
  • Earliest offers February - April
  • Universities MUST decide by May 29
  • Student response required by June 2


ready set go
‘Ready, Set, Go’

which is your proof of attendance on your way out.

  • Pick up PIN NUMBERS from Ms. Medeiros, on your lunch starting today.
  • Questions?