Frequently Asked Questions: Law (OLSAS)

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

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 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 whether we received a miscellaneous document, send us a message via Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM). If you attended or…

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

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

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 received an offer of admission, it will be displayed on this screen. To respond to an offer, click the offer, which will lead you to the Response to Offer page.

How do I submit my fall 2021 and winter 2022 marks?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: After Applying

First-year applicants who complete courses in December 2021 are required to send their fall 2021 grades to OLSAS by February 1, 2022. All applicants submitting fall grades must provide an official transcript. Sessional grade reports or online printouts are not acceptable. Read more about requirements for current academic transcripts for first-year applicants. Final, official transcripts…

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 international institutions be calculated?

We do not include grades from institutions outside of Canada and the United States 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 and your transcript is processed, you can 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…

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

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: Before Applying

If you are an internationally 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?

We cannot advise you on the selection of referees. 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.