Important Post-Secondary Information & Dates
University - Secondary School Application (OUAC 101)
By the end of November 2018
You will receive your Application Access Code Letter from your guidance counsellor with your school number, student number and temporary PIN. Keep this letter for your records. You will need this information to apply.
January 16, 2019
Deadline for Ontario high school students to submit their completed application to the OUAC.
May 29, 2019
The latest date all high school applicants can expect a response from an Ontario university. This includes:
- an offer of admission;
- a refusal; or
- a deferral, once additional information is received.
June 3, 2019
The earliest date an Ontario high school student may be required to respond to an Ontario university offer of admission and give a financial commitment (e.g., registration deposit, residence deposit, etc.).
Early June to August 2019
The Admission Information Service (AIS) allows you to determine which Ontario universities still have spots available in first-year undergraduate programs.
Early October 2018: Online Application Opens
In early October, access to the online college application becomes available for programs beginning in the following academic year (August to July). You may create an account and begin your application.
February 1, 2019: Equal Consideration Date
Apply on or before this date in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs starting the following fall. After this date, colleges consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until programs are full.
Note that applications to Highly Competitive Programs must be received by this date in order to be considered. As these programs receive a high volume of applicants, all seats may be filled by February 1.
- Many programs continue to accept applicants after February 1. Use our Find a Program tool at any time to find programs that are still open.
February 1, 2019: Earliest Offer Date
This is the earliest date that colleges may begin to send offers of admission to programs for the upcoming academic year. Offers will continue to be issued until programs are filled or wait-lists are established.
May 1, 2019: Deadline to Confirm Offers of Admission
Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission by this date. Log in to your ontariocolleges.ca account to confirm your offer.
- Colleges may extend offers of admission after this date. Each college will set the deadline to confirm offers made after May 1, and this deadline will be communicated to you with your offer.