Frequently Asked Questions: Law (OLSAS)

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

If your referee does not want to use the online referee system, do not fill out the “referee email address” field. This will create a reference form that you can manually download. In the Referee section, once you add the names and mailing address of your referee and click “Save”, a download button will appear…

I forgot my login information. What can I do?

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

I have asked more than 3 referees to write an assessment for me. If all 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 referees you 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.

If I submit my application on the deadline date and order a transcript from an Ontario institution 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.

My institution uses Digitary to send transcripts electronically. Are these considered official?

Yes, we work with Digitary to accept and process official electronic transcripts. If your institution is from outside of Ontario and elects to send their transcripts electronically through this platform, you will need to complete the appropriate request through your institution and/or the Digitary system. Do not select “email” as the delivery method. Instead, select…

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 institution from outside of Ontario chooses to send their transcripts electronically through this platform, you will need to complete the appropriate request through your institution and/or the National Student Clearinghouse system. Do not select “email” as the delivery…

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

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.

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

The process for transcripts from Ontario universities/colleges does not change. You must request your transcript using the Transcript Request feature in your application. Your transcript will be sent electronically. Due to COVID-19, many non-Ontario or international institutions cannot produce a hard-copy transcript to mail to us. Therefore, we accept PDFs via email, as long as…

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…