Common 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.

By which date should I submit my application in order for OLSAS to receive my Ontario university or Ontario community college transcript by the application deadline?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: Before Applying

The transcript request is part of your application. As long as you submit your application, including the transcript request, by the application deadline, you will have satisfied the deadline requirement for your transcript.

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

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: After Applying

As of August 2017 (for entry in 2018), 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…

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 2017 and winter 2018 marks?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: After Applying

First-year applicants who complete courses in December 2017 are required to send their fall 2017 grades to OLSAS by February 1, 2018. 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…

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 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 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.

My credit card statement shows “OUAC Guelph”. I did not apply to the University of Guelph. Is there a problem?

“OUAC Guelph” refers to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. We are located in Guelph, Ontario. The OUAC processes all applications and payments. The specific universities you applied to will not be listed on your credit card invoice.