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Admissions timeline

Application timeline of dates and deadlines

Dates and Deadlines

Find a list of important dates and deadlines for applicants. (Additional dates may be added, please check often)

October 2, 2023 – Applications for admission opens through the OUAC (Ontario Universities Application Centre).

Early December, 2023 – Access to SlideRoom (for portfolio submission) will be made available for all applicants.

January 15, 2024 – OUAC application deadline for Ontario highschool applicants. OCAD U will continue to accept applications from all applicants until February 1, 2024. 

February 1, 2024 – Application deadline for all applicants for all programs. Apply through the OUAC by 11:59 pm EST. Some programs may continue to accept applications after this deadline if space is available. Information about late applications will be made available after this deadline.  

February 8, 2024 – Deadline to submit portfolio or supplemental items through SlideRoom. Late applicants will be given specific deadlines.  

March 1, 2024 – Deadline to submit interim/midterm transcripts for all applicants who are currently enrolled in school. Applicants who have completed their studies by this deadline should provide all final official transcripts by this date.  

March 29, 2024 – OCAD U will begin to send out results of applications to applicants.  

May 29, 2024 – Latest date an applicant (who applied by February 1, 2024) can expect to receive results of their application.  

June 3, 2024 – Deadline to accept an offer of admission through the OUAC.  

June 10, 2024 – Deadline to pay admissions confirmation deposit.

July 15, 2024 – Recommended deadline to submit all final official transcripts and any other required documentation to satisfy any conditions of the offer of admission.  

August 1, 2024 – Final deadline to submit all final official transcripts and any other required documentation to satisfy any conditions of the offer of admission. 


How it works

All applications for admission are made online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). The only entry point is in September each year. The recommended deadline to apply for all programs at OCAD University is February 1. Applications may be considered after this deadline if space is available. Offers of admission to OCAD U’s programs are based primarily on the strength of the applicant’s portfolio or writing sample. All offers are conditional upon meeting the minimum academic requirements and supplying all required documentation.

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