Applying to OCAD U

Admission to OCAD U is based primarily on a portfolio or writing submission but strong academic skills are essential for your overall success. All offers of admission are conditional on meeting the minimum academic entrance requirements.
Guide to Admissions
Learn more about the application process to OCAD U.
Link to Guide to Admissions
Preparing a portfolio
Your portfolio is an important part of your application.
Link to Preparing a portfolio
Academic Requirements
Learn more about the undergraduate academic entrance requirements.
Link to Academic Requirements
Late Applications

Some undergraduate programs are accepting late applications for fall 2022. Start your application today at the Ontario University Application Centre. 

The following programs are now closed:  

  • Upper Year and Articulation Agreements to all programs 

  • Advertising

  • Drawing & Painting 

  • Environmental Design  

  • Experimental Animation

  • Graphic Design 

  • Illustration 

  • Industrial Design

  • Material Art & Design

Connect with us

Interested in applying to OCAD University this year or perhaps another year? Tune into an online information session that best suits your needs. All sessions are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Link to Online Information Sessions

Want to learn more about our programs, events, portfolio building opportunities, dates and deadlines coming up? Join our mailing list.

Link to Join the OCAD U Mailing List
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Explore our programs and get details on applications and requirements!

Link to Read our undergraduate viewbook!
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