Common Questions: Medical (OMSAS)

If I accept an offer from one university, do I remain on the wait lists for my other choices?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: After Applying

No, if you accept firmly, you will be removed from all wait lists.

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?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Yes, receipt of the online Transcript Request (that forms part of the OMSAS application) by October 2, 2017, 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. 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.

My MCAT scores show as “Pending”. What does this mean?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: After Applying

MCAT scores are not loaded into the application until after the OMSAS deadline date. Prior to this date, all scores will show as “pending”. If, after the second week of October, your scores show “Not Received”, you will need to do 1, or both, of the following: Log in to the Secure Applicant Messaging tool…

The credit values and weights on my Queen’s University transcript are different than those presented in the online application. What should I do? How can I input my grades?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

In May 2011, Queen’s University made a significant change to their transcripts and grading system. Applicants with older transcripts (i.e., prior to May 2011) should contact Queen’s to obtain a new, updated version of their transcript to facilitate the process of entering their grades. As always, OMSAS will review the information that you enter to…

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 do I do if I don’t have enough space to include the details of an activity in the Sketch section of the application?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

The sketch is meant to give the medical schools a brief overview of what you have been doing since age 16. If the medical schools want more information than what you have been able to provide for any specific activity, they will contact the verifier for that activity.