Application Guides

ORPAS – How to Apply

Step 1: Research your university options and the application process Check out university publications, universities’ websites, etc. Review the: ORPAS Application Guide Common Questions Essential Skills and Attributes Required for the Study of Rehabilitation Sciences. Anyone considering a program in the rehabilitation sciences should be aware of the guidelines developed by the Ontario Council of…

ORPAS – Document Tracking

You can monitor your document tracking as soon as you create your application. It is your responsibility to ensure that ORPAS receives your application and all required supporting documentation by the required deadline. Referees Ensure you give your referees sufficient time to complete their references, and submit them to ORPAS by the deadline date. It…

ORPAS – Undergraduate Grading System Conversion Table

Notes: This chart is used for converting individual grades only. The scales are applicable only to current grading schemes. Refer to the Institution Scale Chart to see which scale applies to each university.  Type Numeric  Percentage  Alpha Scale  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 ORPAS value 4.00  9  8  90–100  93–100  94–100…

ORPAS – Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM)

You can access SAM to upload the following supplementary documentation, as required by the universities you apply to: Proof of citizenship Proof of Aboriginal status Course description You can also submit a message to ORPAS regarding the following: Questions about references Request for Additional Clinical Reference Other

ORPAS – Offers of Admission

First‑round offers of admission for SLP and AUD programs are sent on March 30, 2018. First‑round offers of admission for OT and PT programs are sent on May 18, 2018. You may hold only 1 acceptance of an offer of admission to an Ontario rehabilitation sciences program at any time. However, if you provisionally accept…

ORPAS – Review and Make Changes to Your Application

You can make changes to your online application once you submit your application and pay all required fees. You will require your OUAC username and password to access your application. After submitting changes, you will be locked out of your application for 1 business day. Note: Your changes will not be submitted until you click “Review and Submit” and…

ORPAS – Test Scores

English-Language Proficiency Certification If your first language is not English, you may be required to provide certification of English-language proficiency through 1 of the examinations listed in the application (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS). Refer to each university/program requirements section for complete information about English‑language proficiency certification requirements. Enter the examination taken, the date and the score(s), if…

ORPAS – Personal Submissions

Some of the universities/programs require you to answer additional questions, submit an essay or submit a resumé. In addition, you may be required to submit prerequisite course information. All of these requirements are found in the ORPAS application. Note: There are limits to the length of the answers.

ORPAS – Transcripts

Quick Links Transcript Requirements Transcript Arrangements Transcripts from an Ontario University or College Transcript Fees Transcripts from Outside Canada and the US Assessment of International Academic Credentials Final Transcripts Important: ORPAS must receive transcripts by January 30, 2018. Transcript Requirements Official transcripts are required for each university, college, CEGEP, junior college, graduate school or other postsecondary…

ORPAS – Postsecondary Education

Quick Links Undergraduate Academic Record Cumulative Average Sub-GPA Graduate Academic Record Applicant Questions Tips: Record all postsecondary institutions you have registered at. This includes the following: community colleges/CEGEPs; universities; junior colleges; graduate schools; and work taken on Letter of Permission, for transfer credit or on an exchange program. Select the institution from the “Institution Name” drop‑down…