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University Applicants:

Please read over this message from the OUAC:

The OUAC implemented a completely new application system this fall for the applications that we process for Ontario universities.  For the most part, the system is functioning well and applicant data is moving through from the OUAC to the universities.  As with anything new, however, there is a learning curve for the staff and new processes being needed and enhanced as we understand the system better.

There are a few delays that are affecting the speed of transfer of files as they make their way from the OUAC to universities.  We are in daily contact with the universities so that they are aware of the situation and of possible delays.  They have assured us that no applicants will be disadvantaged due to our new system implementation.

We understand that our processing delays cause stress and concern for the applicants.  We are working as quickly as we can and will be working over the holidays to ensure that applications continue to flow.

Please assist us by informing students that there may be up to a two week delay before they hear from universities to acknowledge receipt of their applications.  Applicants are quick to reach out if they have questions about their application but we need them to wait at least two weeks so that we can ensure that we have time to do the work required.

Please encourage your students to apply well before the January 11 deadline.

The OUAC is officially closed for the holidays from December 24, 2016 to January 2, 2017, inclusive. The OUAC website will remain available during this time.

Applicant Services Extended Hours Prior to Application Deadline:

Monday, January 9 - Wednesday, January 11 - 10:30 am - 7:00 pm (ET)

Applicant Services Phone: (519) 823-1063

Thank you,
The OUAC Secondary School Division

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To help with your research for your post-secondary plans, you can use the Transition Resource Guide that you will find at this website.​

College and university rep visits to O.S.S.

Grade 12 students who are considering college or university next year may be interested to hear presentations by college and university reps who will discuss things like:  campus life, scholarships, programs, residence, etc.  Look through the calendar and, if you are interested in attending any presentations, sign up in Guidance.


Be sure to read over the Grade 12 Planning 2016-17 - Graduation and Post-Secondary handout which Mrs. Gagnon recently distributed to grade 12 classes.  If you did not receive a copy, you can get one in Guidance or click on the PDF version below:


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Find all of the information you need to apply to an Ontario university, including the online application, here:


Fee Schedule and Payment Options

Payment Details

All fees are non-refundable.  Your application will not be forwarded to your university choice(s) until you submit full payment to the OUAC.  Fees for withdrawn university choices are not refunded.

Specific instructions for paying application fees are available at

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The best way to decided if a university is right for you is to visit the campus.  Check the universities' website to see if when they are holding an Open House or Fall Preview Day.  You should also be able to book a campus tour.


Important dates to remember

September 23 - 25, 2016 - Ontario Universities' Fair

All 21 Ontario universities in one place.  Just for you!  Faculty, academics and knowledgeable representatives are ready to answer your questions.  Click here for more information.


Thursday, October 20, 2016 - University Information Program

Visit Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary Schooll on the evening of October 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The UIP allows you to gather information about Ontario’s 21 universities, including programs, campus life and other important information that may help you decide which Ontario university to choose. No fee or pre-registration is required to attend the UIP in your area.  If you are unable to attend, click here for the dates and locations of other UIPs across the province.


January 11, 2017 - Apply online through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) by this date. 


February 3, 2017 - Recommended last date to submit all information to the OUAC to be considered for early admission.  This information includes:

  • university and program changes
  • additional choices

Note:  This is a recommended deadline; the OUAC will still accept and process changes at any time.


May 26, 2017 - You can expect an admission response from an Ontario university by this date.


June 1, 2017 - The earliest date you may be required to respond to an offer of admission.


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Visit eINFO to search for your ideal program and find out the information you need to apply, like prerequisites, grade requirements, and more.  You can also rate and compare your choices.

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Campus Vibez

This educational tool gives a well-rounded view of all major Canadian universities and colleges through videos (both staff and student curated).

The videos:

  • Show the student perspective on each university/college
  • Provide in depth campus tours for students who are unable to visit campuses
  • Reduce student anxiety about the “unknown” as they can now experience university/college life beforehand
  • Are a great tool for parents