Common Questions: Law (OLSAS)

How do I respond to an offer of admission?

Log in to your online application and select “Choices” in the “Application 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 2016 and winter 2017 marks?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: After Applying

First-year applicants who complete courses in December 2016 are required to send their fall 2016 grades to OLSAS by February 1, 2017. 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…

What is the deadline date for supporting documents for upper year applicants?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: Before Applying

The deadline date is May 1 for all law schools except for Osgoode and Queens, which have a deadline of June 30.

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

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: After Applying

As of August 2016 (for entry in 2017), you can monitor when your processed documents (e.g., transcripts, online references) are received with the “Document Tracking” feature in your OLSAS application. After the OUAC receives a document, it may take 2-4 business days for the document to be processed. Do not contact the OUAC to check…

What should I include in the Sketch/School Submissions/Verifiers sections?

Applications: Law (OLSAS), Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Applicants must decide for themselves which information to include in the autobiographical sketch, the individual school submissions, and the verifiers list. We are unable to advise you on the sketch, as the universities want to see how applicants choose to present their information. Please use your own discretion. Note: Changes and/or corrections to the autobiographical…

I have forgotten my login information. What can I do?

If you have misplaced/forgotten your username, select “Recover your username” on the Log In page. You will be prompted to enter your date of birth and email address and your username will then be emailed to you.

I have asked more than 3 referees to write an assessment for me. If all of the referees send their assessments, which assessments will be used toward my application? Can I pick which references I want sent to the law schools?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

Only the ones you have indicated as R1, R2 and R3 will be distributed. If OLSAS receives more than 3 references or additional letters of reference, the additional documents will not be forwarded to the law schools.

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.

What is the difference between a provisional and a firm acceptance?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: After Applying

A provisional acceptance means that you can indicate that you want your applications to other programs to remain active. All provisional acceptances automatically become firm in early July (date TBA). A firm acceptance means that you will be removed from the wait lists of all other choices on your application.

I am confused about which components of the application require verifiers, and how to link verifiers with a stated activity.

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

Verifiers are required for each item on the autobiographical sketch. In order to link a verifier with an activity, place a number in brackets beside the stated activity. This number should correspond with the number on the verifiers list. Please note: Items that can be verified by consulting official documentation (e.g., formal education, awards) do…