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2023-2024 Important Dates
College Application Dates
Early October 2023: 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.
November 1, 2023: 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.
February 1, 2024: 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.
Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications well before the Equal Consideration Date, as website volumes on the online application are at their highest at this time.
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.
May 1, 2024: 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.
June 2024: Tuition Deposit Due at the Colleges
The colleges require payment of a tuition deposit in June to secure your spot in your program. Each college sets its own tuition deposit amount and payment deadline. This information will be communicated to you by the college.
University Application Dates
New for fall 2023:
PINs will be discontinued. The new Undergraduate Application will be PIN-less.
Grades will be auto-matched with submitted applicants who have been identified as current Ontario high school students.
Grades will be matched by Ontario Education Number (OEN), first and last name, and school MIDENT (the applicant must indicate the school reporting the grades in their application).
The OUAC will manually process grades that error in the auto-match process and regularly query for applicants with no grades and follow up with schools to see if grades are available. If the school is not able to send grades for the student – i.e., the school doesn’t consider them as meeting the criteria for a current Ontario high school student – the OUAC will switch the student’s application to not a current Ontario high school student.
January 15, 2024
Deadline for Ontario high school students to submit their completed applications to the OUAC.
Note: The OUAC will continue to process applications received after this date and distribute them to the Ontario 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 23, 2024
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for applications submitted by January 12, 2023.
February 22, 2024
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all final grades available for 4U/M courses and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from the OUAC.
May 2, 2024
Target date for Ontario universities to receive all midterm/final grades available for 4U/M courses and interim grades for full-year courses from the OUAC. The OUAC will send grades received earlier than the deadline to Ontario universities when they are received.
May 29, 2024
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 3, 2024
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 admission-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, 2023, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier than this date.
June 5, 2024
The date the Admission Information Service (AIS) opens. The AIS allows you to determine which Ontario universities still have spots available in first-year undergraduate programs.
July 11, 2024
Target date for the OUAC to send all remaining final grades to the Ontario universities. The OUAC will attempt to contact all schools that have not provided their grades.
August 1 to 30, 2024
The OUAC collects summer school grades from Ontario high schools and school boards.
Ontario Law Schools (OLSAS)
- November 1, 2023 (11:59 pm ET):
- Deadline for applications to first-year programs.
- Transcripts and reference forms are also due.
- April 15, 2024 (11:59 pm ET): Deadline for applications to the Canadian & American Dual JD Program at Windsor.
- May 1, 2024 (11:59 pm ET): Deadline for applications to upper-year programs.
Ontario Medical Schools (OMSAS)
- September 15, 2023 (4:30 pm ET): Recommended date for references to be sent to your referees to ensure they have enough time to complete and submit their references by the deadline.
- October 2, 2023 (4:30 pm ET): Deadline to submit applications. There are no exceptions.
Ontario Rehab Sciences (ORPAS)
January 6, 2023 (11:59 pm ET):
- Deadline for applications to all programs.
- Reference forms are also due.
Teacher Education (TEAS)
December 1, 2023 (11:59 pm ET):
- Deadline for TEAS to receive applications and program choice amendments.
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