PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
applying to university in Ontario submit their applications to the Ontario
Universities? Application Centre which is operated by the Council of Ontario
Universities. The OUAC processes applications to first-year undergraduate
programs (bachelor's degrees) and to advanced standing in these programs and
forwards the application information to the universities selected.
WHO SHOULD USE THIS FORM?
residing in Canada who wish to enrol in an undergraduate program at any of
Ontario's universities will complete this application form if they are
Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or are currently studying
in Canada on a Student Authorization or other visa. This would include,
but would not be limited to, the following categories of applicants:
- all Ontario candidates who are NOT
currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school day program;
- adult students registered in night school,
correspondence programs and special adult day school programs;
- all candidates from other Canadian provinces or
territories (attending secondary or post-secondary institutions);
- mature student candidates;
- university and college transfer students (within
or outside of Ontario).
who are not Canadian citizens and who reside outside Canada must use the
OUAC 105F form which is available through the OUAC.
Do not use
this form to apply to Dentistry, Common Law, Medicine, Teacher Education
(Consecutive Programs) or Rehabilitation Sciences. Separate application
packages for these programs are available from the OUAC.
application form may be used for any entry point in 2001 and is valid only
for the programs which appear in the Listing of University Programs and
Codes for Ontario universities.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR HIGHER
STUDIES IN CANADA
may choose to apply on the paper application or through COMPASS, the
on-line application (see back cover or below for details). In either case,
only one application is required for each processing year.
The OUAC 105D
application will allow you to apply for any university entry point in the
year 2001. For future years' applications (i.e. 2002 and beyond), a new
current-year application will be required and can be obtained from the
OUAC beginning in October of the previous year. Applicants using COMPASS
will also need to reapply.
select up to three choices of university and/or program on this
form for the processing fee of $85 CDN ($95 if your mailing address is
outside Canada). Additional choices of universities and programs are also
permitted on the application with the payment of the additional fee of $25
CDN per choice beyond three.
application form has been processed and the information forwarded to the
universities you have selected, the OUAC will mail to you an
Acknowledgement/Amendment Form summarizing all of the data in your
PAPER APPLICATION FOR HIGHER
STUDIES IN CANADA
sign and date your application form. If the form is signed by
anyone other than the applicant, the form must be accompanied by a letter
from the applicant authorizing the substitute signature. When submitting
your completed form to the OUAC, ensure that you enclose the application
service fee and any other appropriate fees (such as additional choices
is the OUAC's online application service. Applicants can choose this
format over the paper format. For information specific to applying through
COMPASS, please consult the OUAC website at:
You may apply
to as many Ontario universities/programs as you wish; however, you may
have a maximum of three program selections at any one university. Each
program selection counts as one choice. Your first three choices are
covered by the $85/$95 application service fee. Additional
university/program choices beyond the first three will cost $25 per
require additional space to make more university/program selections,
please photocopy the front of the application form, complete only
the UNIVERSITY AND PROGRAMS SELECTIONS part on the photocopy, ensure that
the OUAC reference number is legible and attach it securely to your
original application form.
If you have
already sent in your application form and now wish to make further
additional university/program selections, you may do so on the
Acknowledgement/Amendment Form which will be mailed to you once your
application form has been processed.
that all published deadlines for applications to specific programs will
also apply to additional choices. You must ensure that the OUAC has
sufficient time to process your additional choices before the
universities? stipulated program deadlines.
The $25 fee
for each additional university/program choice must accompany the
application form or Acknowledgement/Amendment Form where additional
choices have been made.
The OUAC will
not be able to process these additional selections without the applicable
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CHANGES
the time of year and the volume of mail received at the OUAC, it may take
up to 10 working days to process your application. When your application
has been processed and forwarded to the universities you have selected, an
OUAC Acknowledgement/Amendment Form will be mailed to you. Review the
information on this form to verify that it is correct.
Amendments to Your
information is incorrect or missing, make the required changes on the
Acknowledgement/Amendment Form and mail it to the OUAC. If no changes are
required, keep this form for reference.
for changes to your application must be received in writing and must be
signed by you or by an authorized representative. When you send changes to
us, we will update your file, forward the changes to the universities you
have selected and send you a new Acknowledgement/Amendment Form reflecting
only the changed information.
receiving and reviewing your Acknowledgement/Amendment Form, you wish to
make further university and/or program choices, you may do so on the
Amendments to Current
exception of additional university/program choices (noted above) changes
to your existing university/program choices do not involve additional OUAC
fees. If you wish to 'drop' an existing selection and 'add' a different
selection in its place, please make these changes on the
Acknowledgement/Amendment Form and mail it to the OUAC or change the
specific program at the university to which you have applied.
of your application information, most university admissions offices will
send you an acknowledgement and will provide you with a list of the
supporting documents they require to make an admission decision. If you
have submitted your application, received the OUAC
Acknowledgement/Amendment Form but have not received information from any
of your selected universities, please contact them directly.
universities are committed to offering transfer credit for courses
successfully completed at recognized post-secondary institutions when the
courses and grades are deemed to be acceptable to the receiving
institution, and where they can be integrated into the new program. In
addition to being essential to the admission decision process, the
official transcripts requested are used in the determination of transfer
credit or advanced standing. In some cases, the university may request
that you submit detailed descriptions for the courses being considered for
transfer. Each university will correspond directly with you with respect
to these requirements. The number of allowable transfer credits will vary
according to the regulations of the university applied to, and the nature
and source of the courses in question.
It is the
applicant's responsibility to arrange for official transcripts to be
forwarded to the universities to which they have applied. If you add a new
university, arrange to have official transcripts sent to this new
procedures have been developed for obtaining transcripts from Ontario
universities, from Quebec CEGEPs, and from British Columbia
secondary schools. See the specific sections below.
Do not send
transcripts or supporting documents with this application. The OUAC cannot
forward these documents to the universities and will not be able to return
them to you.
Secondary School Transcripts
contact your secondary school's guidance office to arrange for your
secondary school grades to be sent directly to the universities you
have selected on your application form.
Grades for High School
Students in British Columbia
The OUAC acts
as an agent for the Ontario universities to electronically collect both
mid-term (May) and final grades (July) for current-year BC students
through the Ministry of Education, Skills and Training in British
are transmitted directly to the Ontario universities you have selected.
However, BC high school applicants who wish to be considered for admission
earlier than May should ensure that an official hardcopy transcript of
their grades be sent directly to the Ontario universities at the
same time as their application forms are sent to the OUAC.
Quebec CEGEP Transcripts
If you have
attended or are currently attending a Quebec CEGEP, an automated process
sends your "bulletin d'etudes collegiales" to the Ontario universities.
Indicate your Quebec code permanent in the appropriate space on the
application form to allow the OUAC to collect and transfer your grades
electronically. You will not need to forward hardcopy transcripts from
your CEGEP in this case.
from Ontario Universities
If you are
attending or have previously attended an Ontario university you may
request transcripts using the OUAC Transcript Request Form in the forms
package attached to this publication. By completing the form and sending
it to the OUAC, along with the applicable fees, you give OUAC permission
to electronically request and receive your grades from your previous
institutions and transfer them to the universities you have selected.
The fee for
each transcript requested (that is, for each university receiving the
transcript) is $8 CDN. Exception is made for transcripts requested
from Carleton and McMaster, for which there are no applicable fees. The
fees must accompany the Transcript Request Form when it is sent to the
All Other Transcripts
responsible for arranging that all other transcripts and documents from
those institutions be sent directly to the universities to which
you are seeking admission.
There is no
general deadline for the OUAC 105D application form. Deadlines vary from
institution to institution and sometimes depend on the program the
applicant is seeking to enter. A list of deadlines is provided on most
universities' pages. Unless otherwise specified, the deadline date listed
in this booklet indicates the date by which the application must arrive at
the OUAC. If the deadline has passed for a program in which you are
interested, you may still contact the university to find out if the
deadline has been extended. Note that the OUAC will process applications
received after a deadline date and will neither refund nor return fees
APPLICATIONS FOR PART-TIME STUDY
The OUAC 105D
application form must be used to apply to part-time studies at Carleton,
Guelph, Ontario College of Art & Design, Ryerson (evening only as listed
on Ryerson page) and York. To apply for part-time studies at any other
institution, you must contact them directly.
the application processing fee is non-refundable; if you use this form in
error, your application processing fee will not be returned or refunded.
APPLYING TO A UNIVERSITY WHERE
YOU HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED
universities require that you apply directly through them (not through the
OUAC) if you have been previously registered there. Because rules about
"reapplying" vary, you should contact the university you have previously
attended to determine whether or not to use the OUAC 105D form.
the application processing fee is non-refundable; if you use this form in
error, your application processing fee cannot be returned or refunded.
REPORTING PREVIOUS ATTENDANCE AT
A UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE
are required to provide information about previous universities or
colleges they have attended since universities normally consider all
educational experiences to be part of the academic background and
necessary in processing the current request.
important that each applicant understand and observe the terms of the
certification clause that appears on the application form immediately
above the space for their signature.
OFFERS OF ADMISSION
Evaluation of application files is performed at each university and
decisions are made by the universities.
does not make admission decisions.
made at different times throughout the processing cycle, depending on the
university and program. Accepting an offer of admission from one
university will not cancel your application to other universities
and/or programs. However, an applicant may have only one acceptance of an
offer on file at any time.
If you accept
a subsequent offer, the OUAC will automatically cancel the acceptance that
is currently on file and record the new acceptance. Responses to offers of
admission must be signed and dated. When required to meet a deadline, an
acceptance may be faxed to the OUAC and the original mailed in to us with
the note "Previously Faxed" indicated at the top.
universities permit students to defer their entries for one semester or
one year. Consult the university?s admissions office or undergraduate
calendar for details. You will need to reapply for admission through the
OUAC and pay the application service fee. Forms are available from the
OTHER CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES
Universities' Application Centre processes applications for only the
Ontario universities. For information on universities outside Ontario,
contact the individual universities directly. Consult the OUAC 's website
at http://www.ouac.on.ca for address information.
COLLEGES OF APPLIED ARTS AND
Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology are not part of this application
system. General inquiries should be made to the Ontario College
Application Service, 370 Speedvale Avenue West, P.O. Box 810, Guelph ON
N1H 6M4; telephone 519 763-4725.
NOTICE OF USE
information collected on this application will be used by the Ontario
Universities? Application Centre and by the universities you have chosen
for making decisions related to admissions. Afterwards, this information
may be used by the Ontario Universities? Application Centre, the
universities, the Ministry of Education and Training and Statistics Canada
for statistical and research purposes and, for these purposes, may also be
linked with student information databases maintained by the university
which you eventually choose to attend in order to develop and maintain
policies, programs and funding mechanisms.
and submitting the admission application form, applicants authorize and
agree to the following:
university verification of all information provided as part of this
application for admission;
2) That an
admission granted on the basis of this application or supporting documents
will be revoked if the information given is untrue in any material
information about falsified or incomplete documents is shared with the
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and its institutional