Important Dates and Deadlines for Ontario University Applications 2016-2017
September 2016: Regular information mailing to secondary schools.
October 2016: Mailing of application materials to secondary schools including sufficient copies of the Companion Booklet for all on-line applicants.
January 11th, 2017: Deadline for students to submit on-line applications to the OUAC. As applications are submitted on-line, applicants are provided with an OUAC reference number. As applications are processed to the OUAC, acknowledgements are sent to schools and applicants.
February 3rd, 2017: RECOMMENDED last date for students to submit all information to the OUAC, including university and program changes, as well as additional choices to be eligible for consideration for early admission.
NOTE: This is not a deadline, changes will be accepted and processed by the OUAC at any time.
Feb 15th, 2017: Deadline for receipt (by OUAC) from Ontario secondary schools of all mid-term grades for full-year courses.
March 1st, 2017: Target date for Ontario universities to receive (from OUAC) all mid-term grades for full year courses. After receipt of these grades universities MAY begin to issue offers of admission to qualified candidates. The majority of candidates will receive offers in late May after receipt of the April marks.
April 27th, 2017: Deadline date for non-semestered schools to report interim grades for full-year courses to the OUAC.
May 26th, 2017: The latest date by which all secondary school applicants shall expect a response from an Ontario university. Such a response will be one of: 1)an offer of admission, 2)a refusal, or 3) a deferral, pending the receipt of specific additional information.
June 1st, 2017: The earliest date by which Ontario universities may require a response to an offer of admission from an Ontario secondary school student. All other admissions-related elements including scholarships, other forms of student assistance or financial incentives and offers of residence are considered part of the offer of admission. It is understood that students who choose to respond by this deadline may subsequently amend their confirmations to another university or program without penalty until June 1st, 2017, at which time a financial commitment may be required. The earliest date at which an Ontario university may require a financial commitment of any kind (i.e. registration deposit; residence deposit;)