OUAC and Graduation Process
All students applying to university via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre should be aware of a number of important deadlines. Those provided by the OUAC can be found here: Ontario Universities’ Application Centre Dates. These dates have been integrated below with Blyth Academy Online’s own deadlines in order to ensure all grades are submitted on time.
Students are encouraged to stay on track as they work through their courses and to avoid submitting the majority of work at the last minute before deadlines, as teachers will have a lot of work to grade at this time.
The dates listed below are designed mostly for 101 applicants; however, 105 applicants would be well-served to follow them as well.
Please note: Midterm grades will only be sent to OUAC once the mid-point has been reached in the course. Students can find the mid-point in their course by viewing the Welcome to your Course section of their course or by asking their teacher.
Final grades will be sent to OUAC upon completion of the entire course, including the final exam.
Please download the BAO Student Handbook for more details on the OUAC process. All OUAC and OCAS requests need to be communicated to BAO via the Post-Secondary Transmission Form.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
|End of November 2019||Students will receive their Application Access Code Letter from their guidance counsellor, which will include their PIN.|
|January 15 2020||Deadline to submit completed application to the OUAC.|
*At this time, students should check their OUAC profiles to ensure that all Blyth Academy Online courses they have completed previously or are in the process of completing are listed. If any courses are missing, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
|January 17 2020||Deadline to submit all work and write exams for Blyth Academy Online courses for semester one upload.|
*This only applies to students that want their Blyth Academy Online course included in the final first-semester upload February 13th. Students are able to upload their final course marks later in the year but should be aware of all OUAC deadlines.
Students that complete their courses (including the exam) by January 17th will have their grades uploaded by February 13th, if not earlier. Blyth Academy Online’s deadlines are earlier due to processing times in the OUAC office. At peak times, it can take OUAC up to 10 business days to upload grades that have been sent in. The only way to upload grades directly to OUAC in real-time is to have the student’s home school guidance counsellor upload them directly; Blyth Academy Online does not have direct access to student profiles unless the student is a full-time Blyth Academy student.
|January 23 2020||Target date for Ontario universities to receive all application data and grades from the OUAC for all applications submitted by January 15th, 2020.|
|February 4 2020||Recommended last date for students to submit university and program changes and additional active choices to the OUAC to be considered for early admission.|
Note: This is a recommended deadline. The OUAC will still accept and process application changes at any time.
|February 28 2020||Deadline for the OUAC to receive all final first-semester grades and current full-year grades for 4U/M courses from Ontario high schools.|
|April 3 2020||Deadline to submit all work up to the mid-point for Blyth Academy Online courses.|
*Students that would like midterm grades for their Blyth Academy Online courses uploaded by the May 5th deadline (below) should have reached the mid-point of their course by April 3rd to allow time for grading and uploading. Midterm grades should be uploaded at this time in order to be given equal consideration against other applicants. The majority of the larger high schools in Ontario will be uploading these grades for their students in late April. Students should contact their teacher if the mid-point in their course is not clear to them.
|May 5 2020||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 27 2020||The latest date all high school applicants 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 2020||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, 2020, but Ontario universities will not compel a student in any way to make a decision earlier than this date.
|June 5 2020||General deadline to submit all work and write exams for Blyth Academy Online courses that students require for graduation.|
*Many schools have different deadlines as per when they need to have proof of course completion; it is your responsibility to inform Blyth Academy Online of when your homeschool requires this. Please ensure your exam is written at least 10 days before your school’s due date in order to account for grading and mailing time (report cards can be couriered overnight at the student’s expense).
|June 15 2020||Deadline to submit all work and write exams for Blyth Academy Online courses|
*This deadline applies to students that would like their Blyth Academy Online course included in the July 13th deadline (below). It is recommended that students complete courses by this deadline in order to be given equal consideration against other applicants.
|July 13 2020||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 – 31 2020||The OUAC collects summer school grades from Ontario high schools and boards.|