Step 1: Research your university selections

  • Visit to browse program opportunities at all of Ontario’s universities.
  • Attend the Ontario Universities Regional Fair running each fall to speak to university reps from each of Ontario’s universities (see Ms. Humphries in guidance to sign up).
  • Visit university open houses and take a campus tour if possible.
  • Narrow down your university program selections – talk to your parents/guardians, teachers and Ms. Humphries about your interests and options.

Step 2: Apply

  • Pick up your application package from Ms. Humphries in guidance (PIN, student and school number required for online application).
  • Apply online at
  • COST: $150 application fee (non-refundable) for 3 choices, every additional choice is $50
  • Note: Applicants may apply to as many Ontario universities/programs as they wish; however, they are limited to a maximum of 3 program choices at any one university
  • You will need a credit card to pay your application fee.
  • Complete all sections of the application.
  • Before clicking “I Verify and Agree”, review your program selections with your parents/guardians.
  • When ready, submit your application with payment well before the OUAC application deadline (January 15, 2020) and any university program specific deadlines.
  • You will immediately receive an OUAC Reference Number. Record this number and keep it in a safe place. This number along with your PIN will be required for future access to your application and to respond to university offers of admission.

What’s Next?

  • After one business day, log into your application to verify the details of your submitted and paid application and make any necessary changes.
  • Ensure SPAM filters are set to accept email from the OUAC and the universities to which you have applied. Email is the primary mode of communication between the universities, the OUAC and applicants.
  • The universities will acknowledge receipt of your application.
  • After you receive your report cards, log in to verify your grades.
  • University open houses and campus visits are great ways to experience first-hand what campus life is like and help you decide which school is the best fit for you.
  • You can expect to receive a response from the universities to which you’ve applied: either an offer of admission or a refusal no later than the end of May.