Frequently Asked Questions: Law (OLSAS)

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

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

The Autobiographical Sketch is meant to give the law schools a brief overview of what you have done since you left high school. If the law schools want more information than you provided an activity, they will contact the relevant verifier.

What happens if my international transcripts do not arrive by the deadline?

We will send all transcripts to the universities, regardless of the date the transcripts arrive. It will be at the discretion of each university as to how they wish to proceed with late documents.

What is the deadline 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 1, 2023.

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

What should I include in the Autobiographical Sketch (ABS), School Submissions and/or Verifiers sections?

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

You must decide for yourself which information to include in the ABS, the individual School Submissions and the verifiers list. We are unable to advise you on the ABS, as the universities want to see how you choose to present your information. Use your own discretion…

Where do I complete personal statements/submissions for law schools?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

Once you have selected your law school choices, click “School Submissions” in the Application Links menu in your OLSAS application. Then, select the desired university to complete your submission for that school.

Why was my exchange institution added? I did not add this institution since the credits appear on my home university transcript.

All postsecondary institutions you attended should be disclosed within your Academic Background and all transcripts must be provided from each institution.