Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the Schedule of Dates?

Categories: General

You can find the current Schedule of Dates under “Counsellor Resources”. We typically post the schedule for the next cycle in the spring.

I have students who graduated with their OSSD last year and are returning to high school to upgrade some of their courses. Do they apply using the 101 application? If so, will they receive new application access codes (i.e., PINs)?

Categories: Application Process

They may complete the 101 application if they meet all the following requirements: They are attending your high school during the day (this includes students returning for second semester and graduated students returning to upgrade 1 or more courses). They have not, at some point, been out of high school for more than 7 consecutive…

I have a student with several out-of-province and/or international courses. How do I indicate these equivalencies on their academic record?

Categories: Grades

You can add a comment using the Academic Information option in COLS. Note: Not all universities collect “Comment” information from the OUAC. If a student was granted equivalency credits for course work outside of the Ontario school system and you believe this information will affect the student’s admission decision, a hard-copy transcript from the out-of-province…

What can students do if they are refused admission to all their choices?

Categories: General

Beginning in June, Ontario high school students can search for openings at Ontario universities. To begin their search, students can visit the OUAC 101 page and click “Search Open Programs”. Once they find an open program they would like to apply to, they can add it to their 101 application. We also encourage students to…

I have a student who will be attending high school in second semester. Should they apply using the 101 application or the 105 application?

Categories: Application Process

Applicants should use the 101 application if they meet all the following requirements: They are taking courses during the day at an Ontario high school (this includes students returning for second semester and graduated students returning to upgrade 1 or more courses). They have not, at some point, been out of high school for more…

I have students who were missed in our school’s November data transmission, so they did not receive their application access codes (PINs). How can I get access codes for them?

Categories: PIN Information

You can get access codes for them in COLS, using the “Create a PIN” option under “PINs”. This option allows you to provide the OUAC with each student’s: Secondary School Student Number (SSSN), Ontario Education Number (OEN), first and last names and date of birth. You can then immediately view and print their access codes…

What documents should students upload in the Document Upload section of the 101 application?

Categories: Application Process

Students may upload documents to support their application, like proof of status in Canada, proof of extenuating circumstances, English-language test scores, etc. These documents are not mandatory. Not all universities accept the same types of documents. For some universities, students can upload documents in their application. For others, students send them directly to the university.…

I have created a PIN for a student. Is there a way to get their PIN sooner instead of waiting for it to arrive at our school by mail?

Categories: PIN Information

Yes. School officials with access may obtain the assigned PIN by: Selecting “PINs” in COLS. Selecting “PIN Checklist”. Searching for the student. School officials can then select “View/Print PIN Letter” and print the letter using their browser’s print option or, if your school has opted to receive PINs in a data file, they can download…

I have a student who attended another school and received a PIN but did not apply. The student has now transferred to our school. Should I create a new PIN for them?

Categories: PIN Information

No, the student should apply using the original PIN from their previous school. After the Ontario Student Record (OSR) is transferred to your school and the student has completed and submitted their application, you must complete the Student Transfer Between Schools form and email it to the OUAC. Or, if the student is now attending…

What process should we follow when students who transfer to our school from another school already applied to university from the other school?

Categories: Application Process

You must complete the Student Transfer Between Schools form and email or fax it to the OUAC. You should do this as soon as the student’s Ontario Student Record (OSR) is transferred to your school. If the OUAC does not receive this notification, correspondence will continue to be forwarded to the other school and your…