Frequently Asked Questions: Law (OLSAS)

I cannot locate the forms to give to my references, can you help me?

If your referee prefers to not use the online referee system, don’t fill out the “referee email address” field. Omitting an email address will create a reference form, which you can manually download. In the Referee section, once you’ve added the names and mailing address of your referee and pressed “Save”, a download button will…

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. Your username will then be emailed to you.

If I submit on the deadline date and order a transcript from an Ontario institution online, will my transcript be considered on time?

Yes, receipt of an online transcript request (that forms part of the application) by the stated deadline satisfies the transcript deadline requirement.

My most recent LSAT test date has changed now that I have taken the test. I can’t change this date on my application. What can I do?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: After Applying

The most recent test date cannot be changed because this was the most recent date at the time you submitted your application.

What are the accepted characters that I can use in my school submissions?

The following accents and characters are accepted: Àà Ââ Çç Èè Éé Êê Ëë Îî Ïï Ôô Ùù Ûû Üü ~!@#$%^&*()_+{}|:””? « » ” ” ‘ ‘ The following characters will be converted as specified: ’ will be converted to ‘ ` will be converted to ‘ ‘ will be converted to ‘ ’ will…

What do I do if I don’t have enough space to include the details of an activity in the Autobiographical Sketch section of the application?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

The Autobiographical Sketch is meant to give the law schools a brief overview of what you have been doing since you left high school. If the law schools want more information than what you have been able to provide for any specific activity, they will contact the verifier for that activity.

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.

What is the difference between a provisional and a firm acceptance for law school?

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 on July 3, 2020. A firm acceptance means that you will be removed from the wait lists of all other choices on your application.