Schedule of Dates 2021

Secondary School Application (OUAC 101)
2020-2021 Schedule of Dates

Last updated: June 26, 2020

Late August

The OUAC:

  • Circulates Ontario Universities’ Info (OUInfo) postcards and launches OUInfo.
  • Starts distributing 101 application materials to Ontario high schools and school boards.

November 5, 2020

Deadline for the OUAC to receive all electronic student data files from Ontario high schools.

November 20, 2020

Deadline for the OUAC to receive all midterm grades for first-semester courses for 4U/M courses from Ontario high schools. Schools may report interim grades for full-year courses as soon as they are available.

November 27, 2020

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all midterm grades for first-semester courses for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.

January 15, 2021

Deadline for Ontario high school students to submit their completed application to the OUAC.

Note: The OUAC still processes applications received after this date and distributes them to the universities; however, specific university deadlines will apply.

The initial application includes all final grades from completed Grade 11 and 12 courses and a list of all current-year courses in progress.

January 21, 2021

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for applications submitted by January 15, 2021.

February 11, 2021

Deadline for the OUAC to receive all final first-semester grades and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from Ontario high schools.

February 25, 2021

Target date for Ontario universities to receive all final first-semester grades and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.

April 22, 2021

Deadline for Ontario high schools to report midterm grades for second-semester courses and interim grades for full-year courses to the OUAC. Grades the OUAC receives earlier than the deadline will be sent to Ontario universities when received.

May 4, 2021

Target date for Ontario universities to receive second-semester midterm grades and interim grades for full-year courses from the OUAC. Grades the OUAC receives earlier than the deadline will be sent to Ontario universities when received.

May 27, 2021

The latest date all high school applicants who submitted their application by the January application deadline 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 1, 2021

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.).

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. Therefore, a student may accept these other offers before June 1, 2021, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier than this date.

July 6, 2021

Deadline for the OUAC to receive final grades for current semester/year courses from Ontario high schools.

July 13, 2021

Target date for the OUAC to send all remaining final grades to the universities. The OUAC will attempt to contact all schools that have not provided their grades.

August 1 to 31, 2021

The OUAC collects summer school grades from Ontario high schools and boards.