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Can I submit my application if not all references have been received?

Yes, you can submit your OMSAS application even if your references have not been received.

You can check whether your documents have been received 1-3 business days after you submit your application.

Note: We will not notify you when we receive a reference. You are responsible for ensuring that we have received all supporting documentation by the deadline date.

Does it matter how I number my university or program choices?

For the most part, no. Whether you list a university or a specific program as first, second, third or higher on the application is not normally a factor in the universities’ admissions decisions. A university must make its policy clear in its own information where there are exceptions to the policy of using the numbered list of choices. Your numbered list of choices does provide valuable information to the university admission offices. This is particularly true for limited enrollment programs. Admission officials use this data to project the number of applicants who are likely to accept offers of admission, so the university can plan its resources accordingly…

How do I cancel my application?

If you wish to cancel your application, you may log in to your account and withdraw all of your choices. Be sure to submit your changes by clicking “Review and Submit”. Remember that all processing fees are non-refundable…

How is my sub-GPA calculated?

The sub-GPA is based on the 10 most recent undergraduate courses, the equivalent of 20 ORPAS course lengths, even if: the courses did not count toward a degree, the courses were not taken at the university where a degree was awarded…

How many universities and programs can I choose to apply to in my application?

You may apply to as many Ontario universities and programs as you wish; however, you are limited to a maximum of 3 program choices at any 1 university (including affiliates). Some universities may further limit the number of programs you may apply to. Make sure that you carefully read the details and instructions offered by each institution. Consult the individual university websites or contact the universities directly for more information.

I am applying to the University of Toronto as an MD/PhD applicant. What additional materials do I need to submit and how do I submit them?

You are required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) via Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM), as outlined on the University of Toronto’s information page in the OMSAS Application Guide.

If you apply to the MD/PhD program, you must also submit 3 additional letters of reference, along with the accompanying MD/PhD Reference Form.

MD/PhD reference letters are confidential and must be either mailed directly to OMSAS or submitted via the online reference system, through your OMSAS application. They will not be accepted via SAM.

I want to apply to an admission point other than fall but only fall admission is listed. What should I do?

The universities have supplied the OUAC with the admission points available for each program. You will need to contact them directly to verify whether they offer admission points other than those listed. If they offer other admission points, they will either indicate to you that they will change your file once they have received your application information or they will contact the OUAC to have their university-specific information changed to include the other admission points…

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