Ontario students, applying to any of the listed Canadian universities outside of Ontario, can authorize the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) to transfer their academic data to the listed out-of-province university.

The applicant must sign the release authorization and record the OUAC Reference Number on the out-of-province university application form as applicable.Use the following links to explore universities in Canada, outside of Ontario:

Provincial Links:

American Universities

There is no equivalent of the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) for American universities, so each university requires a separate application.

Always check that your American university is fully “accredited” (Does it offers degrees that are recognized both in the United States and internationally – Canada?).

Credits from two-year American colleges may not be transferable.

  • The ACT (American College Testing) assessment, or “A-C-T” as it is commonly called, is a national admission examination that is required by many American colleges and universities. Check the admissions section on your university’s website to see if the ACTs are an admissions requirement.
  • The SAT Assessment, or “S-A-T” as it is commonly called, is the other national admission examination that is required by many American colleges and universities.  Grade 11 students can write a PSAT (Preliminary SAT) to become familiar with the format of the test.  Go to www.collegeboard.org to find out how to register.
  • The College Board has a Find a College feature that may help you to explore and narrow your choices.
  • Google maintains a list of American Universities.
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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