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Applying Online to Ontario’s Universities. OUAC 101 Online Application for Ontario Secondary School Students Step 1: Your OUAC Access Codes. Your guidance counsellor will give you a confidential letter containing your access codes: PIN (Personal ID#) School Number

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applying online to ontario s universities

Applying Online to Ontario’s Universities

OUAC 101 Online Application for

Ontario Secondary School Students

step 1 your ouac access codes
Step 1: Your OUAC Access Codes

Your guidance counsellor will give you aconfidential letter containing your access codes:

  • PIN (Personal ID#)
  • School Number
  • Student Number

These numbers will allow you to access your OUAC 101 Online Application.

Your PIN is confidential!

Don’t share it with anyone else.

step 2 research your university options
Step 2: Research Your University Options
  • Visit eINFO ( to see what each university has to offer. Read the eINFObulletin.
  • Read the OUAC 101Instruction Bookletas well as the 101 Addenda (both available at to get the most up-to-date program information.
  • Check out university publications, websites and tours.
  • Talk to counsellors, family, teachers and friends.
  • Write down your program choices andcodes, and keep them handy.

You can use the FastTrackoption to add program choices to your application using the OUAC program code.

step 3 mark your calendar
Step 3: Mark Your Calendar

October/November 2012: Schools distribute Access Code Letters for the OUAC 101 Online Application.

January 16, 2013: Latest date to submit completed online applications to the OUAC.

February 5, 2013: Recommended last day to make changes to your application.

May 29, 2013: Date by which the universities must respond to your application for admission.

June 3, 2013: Earliest date by which the universities may require a response to offers of admission and a financial commitment.

paying for your application
Paying for Your Application

You have the following three options:

  • VISA/MasterCard/American Express:You will need the card number, expiry date and the cardholder’s name.
  • Online/Telephone Banking:You will receive a bill payment account numberfrom the OUAC as soon as you submit your application.
  • Cheque/Money Order: You must send the cheque or money order by mail within two weeks of submitting your online application.
let s get started
Let’s Get Started!

You will access the online application at:

logging in to ouac 101
Logging in to OUAC 101

To begin:

Log in to your online application account using the confidential access codes provided by your guidance counsellor.

navigating ouac 101
Navigating OUAC 101

This navigation bar runs across the top of each screen and guides you through the application.

This navigation bar runs down the left side of each screen.

Help links are located on most of the application screens.

selecting your program
Selecting Your Program

Not sure where to apply?

Use the various “Search Options” provided.

These are the search options!

selecting your program1
Selecting Your Program

Use the various “Search Options” provided.

These are the search options!

the fasttrack option
The FastTrack Option

To use the FastTrack option, enter your OUAC program codes: one per box.

Enter OUAC program codes here.

once you ve selected a program
Once You’ve Selected a Program:

Complete the program details requested for each program selected.

Select the Help link at any time for more information.

the final steps
The Final Steps

Once you’ve selected your programs, you’re ready to prepare and submit your application following these six steps below:

1. Review the programs that you have selected.

3. & 4. Your school may have already provided much of this data. Check it for accuracy and make changes where necessary.

5. The universities require you to answer nine questions. (Don’t worry – they’re easy!)

2. Number your choices in order of preference. This doesn’t affect admission or scholarships unless the university specifies this in their literature.

6. Review and report errors to your guidance office.

academic information
Academic Information

Please report errors to your guidance counsellor.

This screen is “read-only”.

submitting your application
Submitting Your Application

Once you click “Submit”, you will verify all the information on your application. Print it for your records. To make changes, return to the specific application steps.

Select “I Verify and Agree” to proceed to the payment screen.


Base Application Fee: $130 (3 choices)

Additional Choices:


Once you have chosen your method of payment and clicked the “Finish ” button, you will immediately receive an OUAC Reference Number.

The OUAC cannot process your application without the application fee.

finishing up
Finishing Up
  • Print the screen displaying your OUAC Reference Number (2013-XXXXXX) and further instructions; it’s the screen right after the final “Submit” step.
  • Store your OUAC Reference Number and PIN in a safe place. You will need them to log back in to your application to review your information, make changes to it, and respond to offers of admission.
need to make changes or respond to a university offer of admission
Need to Make Changes or Respond to a University Offer of Admission?

You can review and modify your application in the following ways:

  • Add new university/program choices
  • Delete existing university/program choices
  • Change the details of existing choices
  • Change personal/address information
  • Respond to university offers of admission
adding new programs
Adding New Programs

To add a new program:

Click the “Add New Program” button, select the program you want and enter the program details.

You will then be returned to your choices list.

d eleting an existing choice
Deleting an Existing Choice

To deletean existing program choice, click the “Delete” button in the column beside your choice.

making changes to your existing choices
Making Changes to Your Existing Choices

If you have an active offer, or have accepted a university offer of admission, you will not be able to change the program details.

Change details of existing choice:

Click the “Change” button to the right of the choice.

Make the necessary changes. For a university/program choice that is already on your application, you may change only the details that you specified initially.

Note: To change the program code or the university, you must delete the existing choice and then add the new choice.

ensure that you complete the submit process
Ensure That You Complete the “Submit” Process

In order for the OUAC and the universities to receive your changes/responses, you must complete the “Submit” process.If your changes are submitted successfully, you will immediately receive a confirmation number on the final screen of the “Submit” process.

Click one of the circled links to start the “Submit” process.

responding to a university offer of admission
Responding to a University Offer of Admission

To respond to a university offer of admission, click “Choices/Offers”. Read all instructions carefully.

Click “Offer” or “Alternate Offer” in the “Admission Decision” column.

To cancel a previously accepted offer of admission, click “Accepted” in the “ApplicantResponse” column.

need assistance
Need Assistance?

Read the "Common Questions" and otherhelpful information on our websiteat:

Contact us:

OUAC170 Research LaneGuelph ON N1G 5E2

Telephone: 519-823-1063

Fax: 519-823-5232