Official transcripts are required for each university, college, CEGEP, junior college, graduate school or other postsecondary institution at which applicants have been registered. This includes transcripts for work taken on letter of permission, for transfer credit or on an exchange program. OLSAS does not require International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) transcripts. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the Registrar’s Office to OLSAS and be printed on the institution’s official transcript paper with the school seal and/or bear the appropriate signatures. Photocopies are not acceptable. OLSAS cannot accept undergraduate transcripts provided by graduate departments or sent directly from applicants.
Applicants who have attended or are attending a university/college that does not issue transcripts must arrange with the Registrar to provide OLSAS with an official statement of attendance and degree granted.
Applicants should arrange with the Registrar’s Office(s) of each university, college or CEGEP that they have attended to send complete official transcript(s) of all course work completed to date directly to OLSAS, 170 Research Lane, Guelph ON N1G 5E2, by November 1, 2012 (first year) or by May 1, 2013 (upper year). Only one copy is required. Please note: It is not possible to notify applicants of any outstanding transcripts at the time of the deadline.
OLSAS is prepared to receive transcripts before receiving a candidate’s application, but not before August 1, 2012.
Transcripts from an Ontario University or College:
Applicants who have attended, or are currently enrolled at, an Ontario university must use the OUAC Transcript Request Form (TRF) in the application. Applicants who have attended, or are currently enrolled at, an Ontario college may use the TRF. By completing the TRF and forwarding the appropriate fees, applicants authorize the OUAC to arrange for their official transcripts to be sent to OLSAS; applicants need not contact the Registrar’s Office directly.
- Applicants cannot use the TRF to order transcripts from the Royal Military College of Canada.
- Requests for transcripts from the following divisions or programs at the University of Toronto must be made directly to that division: Additional Qualifications Program (AQ) at OISE; Continuing Studies; Toronto School of Theology; and Woodsworth Pre-University Program. If you attend/have attended one of these departments or programs, and require assistance with your online transcript request, please contact OLSAS at 519‑823‑1063.
- Requests for the following York University transcripts must be made directly to that department: York
University English Language Institute (YUELI) and Schulich Executive Education. Requests for transcripts from either Continuing Studies or Continuing Education must be made to the Division of Continuing Education. Requests for Additional Qualification (AQ) courses taken after 1993 must be made to Research and Field Development, Faculty of Education. If you attend/have attended one of these departments or programs, and require assistance with your online transcript request, please contact OLSAS at 519‑823‑1063.
Note: Algoma University is a former affiliate campus of Laurentian University. If you are a Laurentian-Algoma student or graduate, please request transcripts from Laurentian. All students admitted during or after 2009 are Algoma University students.
Receipt of the TRF by the appropriate deadlines satisfies the transcript deadline requirement.
Transcripts requested at the time of application will not include the current year’s results.
Transcript fees are $12 per transcript except for transcripts requested from the following institutions that do not charge a fee:
|Carleton University||McMaster University|
|Algonquin||La Cité collégiale|
Transcript fees are collected by the OUAC on behalf of the institutions. The transcript fees are non-refundable.
The OUAC will not be responsible for the refusal of any institution to provide transcripts (e.g., delinquent accounts, incorrect identification). Should an institution not provide the transcript, the OUAC will notify the applicant. If applicants do not resolve such issues in a timely manner, the law schools will not consider these transcripts upon their release.
Assessment of International Academic Credentials
Applicants who have undertaken undergraduate studies outside of Canada and the United States must have their transcript assessed by World Education Services (WES) or an equivalent service. Applicants who have undertaken graduate studies outside of Canada and the United States are not required to have their transcript assessed by WES or an equivalent service, although such assessment may be requested. Candidates from the National Committee of Accreditation will not be required to have their transcripts assessed by WES or an equivalent service. Credentialing assessment means converting academic credentials into their Ontario educational equivalents. If the WES assessment includes a copy of the official transcript, the applicant is not required to request this transcript from their registrar.
Applicants should request that a course-by-course evaluation be reported for their grades. The assessment will not be valid without an overall GPA. However, the admissions committees of the law schools reserve the right to apply their own evaluation. WES evaluations must be sent directly to OLSAS by WES, and must be received by the application deadline, November 1, 2012.
Please note: OLSAS will continue to convert grades of courses taken at accredited universities in the United States and applicants do not require a WES assessment. In addition, applicants are not required to obtain a WES assessment for courses taken as part of an exchange program, as long as transfer credits for these courses appears on the home university transcript.
To contact WES by telephone, call 416-972-0070 or toll-free 1-866-343-0070, or visit their website at www.wes.org/ca/.
Transcripts for Course Work for the Current Academic Year for First-Year Applicants
First-year applicants who complete courses in December 2012 are required to send their fall 2012 marks to OLSAS by February 1, 2013. All applicants submitting fall grades must provide an official transcript using the methods indicated above.
Final, official transcripts (which should include all current-year course work and degree conferral details) must be submitted by those who have received an offer of admission or who have a decision pending, by June 30, 2013.
Please note that applicants who attend an Ontario university must use the OUAC Transcript Request Form (TRF) – Professional Division – to order transcripts. Applicants can access this form by logging in to their submitted application using their user ID and password, and then selecting the
No admission decisions will be made until a final, official transcript is received. These transcripts are required by June 30, 2013. If a transcript is not available at that time, applicants should advise the law schools to which they have applied.