Frequently Asked Questions: Medical (OMSAS)

If I am using my Advanced Placement (AP) classes as prerequisites for medical school, how do I send my AP transcript to OMSAS?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

If your AP transcript contains grades for prerequisite courses, you will have to mail or fax your request to the AP College Board. The College Board will then mail your transcript to OMSAS. Note: OMSAS is unable to receive the electronic AP transcripts and does not have a 4-digit institution code.

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

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

My credit card statement shows “OUAC Guelph”. I did not apply to the University of Guelph. Is there a problem?

“OUAC Guelph” refers to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). We are located in Guelph, Ontario. The OUAC processes all applications and payments. The specific universities you applied to will not be listed on your credit card invoice.

What are error messages? Can I still submit my application?

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.

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…

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

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

OMSAS will send all transcripts to the medical schools, regardless of the date they arrive. It will be at the discretion of each medical school as to how they wish to proceed with late documents.

What is the deadline for OMSAS to receive references?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

The deadline for OMSAS to receive your references is October 1, 2019. Some of the medical schools have alternate referee deadlines printed in their section of the OMSAS Application Guide. Requests for references should be sent to your referees by September 15 to allow enough time for them to submit their reference by the deadline.…

What should I include in the Sketch/School Submissions/Verifiers sections?

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

Applicants must decide for themselves which information to include in the autobiographical sketch, the individual school submissions, and the verifiers list. We are unable to advise you on the sketch, as the universities want to see how applicants choose to present their information. Please use your own discretion. Note: Changes and/or corrections to the autobiographical…

When entering my MCAT information, I am required to input my AAMC ID number. Where do I find this?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Your AAMC ID number is an 8-digit number that can be found on the MCAT THx page of the AAMC website, located in the upper right hand corner, beside your name and above your date of birth. There is a link to this website in the MCAT section of the online application. If you are…