Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19

My school changed to the quadmester/octomester system for this year. I will not have a midterm grade for some of my courses in April. Will this jeopardize my application?

Applications: COVID-19 Categories: During Application

Most universities will make conditional offers of admission on a rolling basis using a combination of Grade 11 and available Grade 12 marks. Contact your university choices directly for more information.

My school changed to the quadmester/octomester system for this year. Will this affect my acceptance into university programs?

Applications: COVID-19 Categories: During Application

The universities will work to be as responsive and flexible as possible with respect to admission processes. Most universities will make conditional offers of admission on a rolling basis using a combination of Grade 11 and available Grade 12 marks.

Undergrad (101): There are mistakes on my transcript, and I am concerned this will negatively affect my application. What should I do?

Applications: COVID-19, Undergrad (101)

Contact your guidance counsellor. They can make any necessary corrections to your transcript.

Undergrad (101): Will universities honour offers to students who have not written the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or not completed their community service/volunteer hours?

Applications: COVID-19, Undergrad (101)

Due to the extraordinary circumstances facing the province, the Ministry of Education has cancelled all Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments for the 2019–2020 school year. As a result, the successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, which is a requirement to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, has been waived for…

Undergrad (101, 105): I didn’t pass my English-language proficiency test. Since most universities have an April deadline for this requirement, is there another way I can provide proof of my English-language proficiency?

The universities will assist applicants who have been unable to take an English proficiency test due to the closure of English-language testing centres as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific information related to your application is available on the universities’ websites.

Undergrad (105): How and when do I need to send my high school midterm and final grades and/or supporting documentation to the universities?

Applications: COVID-19, Undergrad (105)

Specific information related to your application, including deadlines for submitting transcripts and other documents, is available on the universities’ websites.

Undergrad (105): I am a first-year university student and I want to apply to transfer to another university. I can’t obtain my official transcript because the offices at my current university are closed. What should I do?

Applications: COVID-19, Undergrad (105)

The universities will be as flexible as possible in their admission processes and will consider adjusting timelines for submitting documentation, including transcripts, as required by individual circumstances. Contact your university choices directly for more information.

Undergrad (105): I was recently accepted to an Ontario university and need final transcripts to be sent to the university from my high school, but my high school is closed. What should I do?

Applications: COVID-19, Undergrad (105)

The universities will be as flexible as possible in their admission processes and will consider adjusting timelines for submitting documentation, including transcripts, as required by individual circumstances. Contact your university choices directly for more information.

Undergrad (105): Is it possible to defer my application for September 2020 admission to January 2021 admission? If not, can I receive a refund for the cost of the application and re-apply for January 2021 admission?

Applications: COVID-19, Undergrad (105)

The universities will be as flexible as possible in their admission processes. The approach to deferrals and refunds will vary by university. If you wish to defer your application to 2021 or receive a refund, contact your university choices directly.

What is the GPA COVID Course Summary?

Applications: COVID-19, Medical (OMSAS)

OMSAS has been asked by some medical schools to flag courses that were taken during the winter of 2020, during the COVID pandemic. Note: Some institutions do not indicate the semester in which a course was taken, so we cannot flag courses for those specific institutions. Please consult with the individual medical schools regarding how…