Frequently Asked Questions: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS)

How will my GPA for my foreign institutions be calculated?

Grades from institutions outside of Canada and the United States are not included in the GPA calculations.

How will the OUAC convert my GPA from institutions that are in the United States?

We must first review your transcript to determine the applicable scale. Once this is done, you will be able to view your application data online. This typically occurs in November for OMSAS, December for OLSAS and February for ORPAS. We will email you when this information is available. We created application-specific conversion charts in collaboration with…

I am applying to Audiology and/or Speech-Language Pathology and want to submit more than 1 clinical reference, but there is only space for 1 in the application. How can I enter more clinical referees?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

You may only enter 1 person on the application in the R4 (Confidential Clinical Referee) position. For any additional clinical references, please send a message via Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM) and select the subject, “Request for Additional Clinical Reference” from the subject drop down list. You will be required to give us the name and…

I am not sure who I should choose as a referee. Can you help me?

The OUAC cannot advise on the selection of referees. Please review the requirements for each school listed in the application guide. If you still require more information, you will need to contact the universities directly.

I cannot locate the forms to give to my references, can you help me?

If your referee prefers to not use the online referee system, don’t fill out the “referee email address” field. Omitting an email address will create a reference form, which you can manually download. In the Referee section, once you’ve added the names and mailing address of your referee and pressed “Save”, a download button will…

I have forgotten my login information. What can I do?

If you have misplaced/forgotten your username, select “Recover your username” on the Log In page. You will be prompted to enter your date of birth and email address. Your username will then be emailed to you.

I see a section for adding Volunteer Experience but I cannot locate an area to enter this information. How can I enter my volunteer experience?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

The Volunteer Experience section is only for applications to Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. You can access this section from the Personal Submissions section of the application.

I’m not sure if my course(s) will satisfy the prerequisite requirement. Can you tell me?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

ORPAS does not review prerequisites. You will need to contact the Rehabilitation Schools directly for more information.

I’ve entered some prerequisites but it still says “No” for submission entered. Why is it not changing to “Yes”?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

The submission entered will only change to “Yes” once you’ve entered a prerequisite course for each prerequisite category.

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.