Frequently Asked Questions: Law (OLSAS)

At the end of the application I see a warning and/or an error. What do I do?

Please read any errors or warnings carefully. If you have a warning, you can proceed with submitting your application. If you have an error, you must correct it before you can submit. Return to the screen mentioned in the error message and correct the error.

How can I find out which documents the OUAC has received to support my application?

You can monitor when your processed documents (e.g., transcripts, online references) are received with the “Document Tracking” feature in your application. Receipt of miscellaneous documents is not displayed in Document Tracking. If you are concerned about receipt of a miscellaneous document, send a message via Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM). After the OUAC receives a mailed…

How do I make changes (e.g., an address change, a new transcript request, etc.) to my application after it has been submitted?

If you changed your application information or responded to an offer, the following steps are required in order to submit your changes: Scroll to the end and click “Save & Continue” to save your changes. Click “Review & Submit” in the Applications Links menu. Review your application information to ensure that your changes/responses were saved…

How do I respond to an offer of admission?

Log in to your application and select “Choices/Offers” in the “Applicant Links” menu. If you have received an offer of admission, it will be displayed on this screen. To respond to an offer, click on the offer, which will lead you to the “Response to Offer” screen.

How do I submit my fall 2019 and winter 2020 marks?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: After Applying

First-year applicants who complete courses in December 2019 are required to send their fall 2019 grades to OLSAS by February 1, 2020. All applicants submitting fall grades must provide an official transcript. Sessional grade reports or web printouts are no longer acceptable. Final, official transcripts (that should include all current-year course work) must be submitted…

How much does it cost to request an Ontario university/college transcript?

Universities and colleges can set their own transcript request fee amounts. As a result, they vary by institution. Check Transcript Request Fees for up-to-date university and college transcript request fees.

How will my GPA for my foreign institutions be calculated?

Grades from institutions outside of Canada and the United States are not included in the GPA calculations.

How will the OUAC convert my GPA from institutions that are in the United States?

We must first review your transcript to determine the applicable scale. Once this is done, you will be able to view your application data online. This typically occurs in November for OMSAS, December for OLSAS and February for ORPAS. We will email you when this information is available. We created application-specific conversion charts in collaboration with…

I am a foreign trained lawyer but want to practice law in Canada. What procedure should I follow?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: Before Applying

If you are a foreign trained lawyer, you must apply for an assessment of the equivalency of your legal studies. Applications of this nature are made to the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA). Refer to the NCA Applicants section of the OLSAS Application Guide.

I am not sure who I should choose as a referee. Can you help me?

The OUAC cannot advise on the selection of referees. Please review the requirements for each school listed in the application guide. If you still require more information, you will need to contact the universities directly.