Frequently Asked Questions: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS)

My institution uses Digitary (which includes CORE, MyCreds | MesCertifs, My eQuals) to send transcripts electronically. Are these considered official?

Yes, the OUAC is working 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…

My institution uses Parchment (including Credential Solutions and eSCRIP-SAFE) to send their transcripts electronically. Are these considered official?

Yes, the OUAC is working with Parchment to accept and process official electronic transcripts from postsecondary institutions outside of Ontario. If your institution chooses to send their transcripts electronically, you will need to complete the appropriate request through your institution and/or the Parchment system…

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

Yes, the OUAC is working 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…

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

For transcripts from Ontario universities/colleges, the process has not changed. 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 be mailed to us. Therefore, we are accepting PDFs via email, as long as they are emailed to us directly from the registrar’s office…

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 happens to my wait list position for other disciplines if I accept an offer?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: After Applying

If you firmly accept, you will be removed from the wait lists of all other choices on your application for the same discipline. You will still, however, remain on the wait list for any other discipline…

What is the difference between a provisional and a firm acceptance for a rehabilitation sciences program?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: After Applying

A provisional acceptance means that you can indicate that you want your applications to other universities (within the same discipline) to remain active. However, if you accept an offer for 1 discipline and receive an offer for a second, you have to choose between the 2. You cannot hold 2 acceptances (firm or provisional) at 1 time. A firm acceptance means that you will be removed from the wait lists of all other choices (in the same discipline) on your application…

When do provisional acceptances become firm?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: After Applying

All provisional acceptances for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology programs automatically become firm on April 30, 2022. All provisional acceptances to Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy programs automatically become firm on June 7, 2022.

Where can I find information about CASPer® test dates?

The OUAC does not administer the CASPer, which is required by: OMSAS: McMaster University, the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University. ORPAS: University of Ottawa, Queen’s University – Physical Therapy, University of Toronto – Physical Therapy, Western University – Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy…