Frequently Asked Questions: Medical (OMSAS)

If I accept an offer from 1 university, do I remain on the wait lists for my other choices?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: After Applying

No, if you accept an offer, 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 my application on the deadline date and order a transcript from an Ontario institution online, will my transcript be considered on time?

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

My institution uses Digitary to send transcripts electronically. Are these considered official?

Yes, we work with Digitary to accept and process official electronic transcripts. If your institution is from outside of Ontario and elects to send their transcripts electronically through this platform, you will need to complete the appropriate request through your institution and/or the Digitary system. Do not select “email” as the delivery method. Instead, select…

My institution uses the National Student Clearinghouse to send transcripts electronically. Are these considered official?

Yes, we work with the National Student Clearinghouse to accept and process official electronic transcripts. If your institution from outside of Ontario chooses to send their transcripts electronically through this platform, you will need to complete the appropriate request through your institution and/or the National Student Clearinghouse system. Do not select “email” as the delivery…

My MCAT scores are not displayed in Document Tracking. What should I do?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS)

We will not upload MCAT scores until after the application deadline. You must release your MCAT scores electronically to OMSAS from your AAMC account. For more information, review the MCAT requirements.

My postsecondary institution cannot produce a hard-copy transcript at this time. What should I do?

The process for transcripts from Ontario universities/colleges does not change. You must request your transcript using the Transcript Request feature in your application. Your transcript will be sent electronically. Due to COVID-19, many non-Ontario or international institutions cannot produce a hard-copy transcript to mail to us. Therefore, we accept PDFs via email, as long as…

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?

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