Frequently Asked Questions: Medical (OMSAS)

At the end of the application, I see a warning and/or an error. What do I do?

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 your application. Return to the section mentioned in the error message and correct the error.

Can I have more than 3 Confidential Assessment Forms?

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

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

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

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Yes, you can submit your OMSAS application even if your references have not been received.

You can check whether your documents have been received 1-3 business days after you submit your application.

Note: We will not notify you when we receive a reference. You are responsible for ensuring that we have received all supporting documentation by the deadline date.

Can I use the same verifier for different Autobiographical Sketch (ABS) entries?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

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

Can my references be submitted in French?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

If you are applying only to the University of Ottawa and/or NOSM University, your references can be in French. If, however, you have any of the other medical schools on your application, your references must be in English.

How can I find out which documents the OUAC 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 whether we received a miscellaneous document, send us a message via Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM)…

How do I make changes to my application after I submit it?

Log in to your application and navigate to the section you would like to make changes to using the Application Links menu. Make the desired edits, then follow these steps to submit your changes…

How do I pay for my application and transcript requests?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

You will pay for your application and your transcript request fees as part of the final process of submitting your application, once you click “Review and Submit”.

As you follow the steps required, your application and transcript request fees will be totalled and you will be required to pay by credit or debit card.

Read more about payment options for OMSAS.

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 fees. As a result, they vary by institution.

Check Transcript Request Fees for up-to-date university and college transcript request fees.