Frequently Asked Questions: Medical (OMSAS)

Am I able to have more than 3 Confidential Assessment Forms for my application?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

No, the medical schools require applicants to submit a maximum of 3 references.

Am I able to use the same verifier numerous times for different sketch entries?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Yes, you may use the same verifier for multiple sketch entries.

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.

Can I submit my application if not all references have been received?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Yes, the OMSAS application can be submitted if your references have not been received. Applicants can check the receipt of their documents within 1-3 business days after submitting their application. OMSAS does not email notifications to applicants when a reference has been received. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the OUAC has received all supporting…

Can my reference letters be submitted in French?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

If you are applying only to the University of Ottawa, your reference letters can be in French. If, however, you have any of the other schools on your application, your reference letters must be in English.

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

You can monitor when your processed documents (e.g., transcripts, online references) are received with the “Document Tracking” feature in your application. Receipt of miscellaneous documents is not displayed in Document Tracking. If you are concerned about receipt of a miscellaneous document, send a message via Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM). After the OUAC receives a mailed…

How do I make changes (e.g., an address change, a new transcript request, etc.) to my application after it has been submitted?

If you changed your application information or responded to an offer, the following steps are required in order to submit your changes: Scroll to the end and click “Save & Continue” to save your changes. Click “Review & Submit” in the Applications Links menu. Review your application information to ensure that your changes/responses were saved…

How do I pay for my application and transcript requests?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Once you click “Submit”, you begin the final submit process. As you follow the steps required to submit your application, your application fees and transcript request fees will be totalled, and you will be given the option of paying by credit card only.

How do I respond to an offer of admission?

Log in to your application and select “Choices/Offers” in the “Applicant 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 much does it cost to request an Ontario university/college transcript?

Universities and colleges can set their own transcript request fee amounts. As a result, they vary by institution. Check Transcript Request Fees for up-to-date university and college transcript request fees.