Frequently Asked Questions: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS)

How will my GPA for my international institutions be calculated?

We do not include grades from institutions outside of Canada and the United States 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 and your transcript is processed, you can 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…

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

Note: For the 2022 cycle, clinical references are not required. For more information, review the ORPAS Application Guide. You may enter only 1 person on the application in the R4 (Confidential Clinical Referee) position. For any additional clinical references, send a message via Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM) and select the subject “Request for Additional Clinical…

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

We cannot advise you on the selection of referees. 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 forgot my login information. What can I do?

If you misplaced/forgot your username, select Recover your username on the Log In page. You will be prompted to enter your date of birth and email address. We will then email you your username.

I see a section for adding Volunteer Experience but I cannot find where 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 change to “Yes” only once you have entered a prerequisite course for each prerequisite category.

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.