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Student Self-Help guide to Attending University

Ontario’s universities are at your fingertips! With links to resources such as eINFO and the online application, the Ontario Application Centre (OUAC) website is a valuable tool for planning your postsecondary education. eINFO is the comprehensive guide to Ontario universities for secondary school students.Your journey to an Ontario university begins here: www.electronicinfo.ca

You can use eINFO to:

  • search for university programs by keyword, area of study, degree or university location;
  • compare programs at different universities;
  • save your searches and return to them later;
  • search for financial aid using criteria such as grade range required and monetary amount provided; and
  • search for residence information and campus tour dates.

Visit eINFO to see what each university has to offer.

Once you have made your program selections,complete your application here: www.ouac.on.ca/101

The OUAC website for secondary school applications has all the resources you need to apply to an Ontario university. From this site you can:

  • link to the online application and view tutorials on how to complete it;
  • view the COMPASS.101 Companion Booklet;
  • get the most up-to-date program information and addenda;
  • review and change your completed application;
  • respond to universities and their undergraduate calendars; and
  • link to “Have a question? We have the answer!”.

Applications to Ontario Universities are traditionally due in January. The base application fee is $115 for three university/program choices and $38 for each program choice beyond the initial three Application Tutorials for SJAM students are usually held each November where the application process is fully explained. Online access codes (PIN numbers) which are required to complete an online application are distributed to students in November. Students should consult brochures, calendars, the “University Fair”, school visits, university web-sites and school tutorials to make sure that their secondary school course selections meet post-secondary requirements.

University Links

Laurentian University Brock University AUCC Hearst
Algomau Lakehead University Laurier Nipissing University
Ontario College of Art and Design uOttawa Queen's University University of Western Ontario
Trent University University of Windsor York  University University of Guelph
University of Waterloo Ryerson University U of Toronto McMaster University

Updated on Friday, May 25, 2018.
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