Frequently Asked Questions: Law (OLSAS)

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.

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

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

If more than 3 referees write an assessment for me, which assessments will be used toward my application?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

Only the referees you indicated as R1, R2 and R3 will be used.

If OLSAS receives more than 3 references or additional letters of reference, we will not forward the additional documents to the law schools.

My institution uses Digitary (which includes CORE, MyCreds | MesCertifs, My eQuals) to send transcripts electronically. Are these considered official?

Yes. We work with Digitary (which includes CORE, MyCreds | MesCertifs and My eQuals) to accept and process official electronic transcripts.

If your university or college is in Ontario, you must request your transcript through your application, unless otherwise noted in the Exceptions for Online Transcript Requests, in which case you will need to use the Digitary system…

My institution uses Parchment (including Credential Solutions and eSCRIP-SAFE) to send their transcripts electronically. Are these considered official?

Yes. We work with Parchment (including Credential Solutions and eSCRIP-SAFE) to accept and process official electronic transcripts.

If your university or college is in Ontario, you must request your transcript through your application, unless otherwise noted in the Exceptions for Online Transcript Requests, in which case you will need to use the Parchment system…

My institution uses the National Student Clearinghouse to send transcripts electronically. Are these considered official?

Yes. We work with the National Student Clearinghouse to accept and process official electronic transcripts.

If your university or college is in Ontario, you must request your transcript through your application, unless otherwise noted in the Exceptions for Online Transcript Requests, in which case you will need to use the National Student Clearinghouse system…

My postsecondary institution cannot produce a hard-copy transcript at this time. What should I do?

The process for transcripts from Ontario universities/colleges stays the same. You must submit an online transcript request in your application. Your transcript will be sent electronically…

What are error messages? Can I still submit my application if I receive one?

Error messages are problems within the online application that must be corrected. You will not be able to submit your application until these are corrected…