Frequently Asked Questions: During Application

Am I able to have more than 3 Confidential Assessment Forms for my application?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

No, the medical schools require applicants to submit a maximum of 3 references.

Am I able to use the same verifier numerous times for different sketch entries?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Yes, you may use the same verifier for multiple sketch entries.

At the end of the application I see a warning and/or an error. What do I do?

Please read any errors or warnings carefully. If you have a warning, you can proceed with submitting your application. If you have an error, you must correct it before you can submit. Return to the screen mentioned in the error message and correct the error.

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

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Yes, the OMSAS application can be submitted if your references have not been received. Applicants can check the receipt of their documents within 1-3 business days after submitting their application. OMSAS does not email notifications to applicants when a reference has been received. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the OUAC has received all supporting…

Can my reference letters be submitted in French?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

If you are applying only to the University of Ottawa, your reference letters can be in French. If, however, you have any of the other schools on your application, your reference letters must be in English.

How can I find out which documents the OUAC has received to support my application?

You can monitor when your processed documents (e.g., transcripts, online references) are received with the “Document Tracking” feature in your application. Receipt of miscellaneous documents is not displayed in Document Tracking. If you are concerned about receipt of a miscellaneous document, send a message via Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM). After the OUAC receives a mailed…

How do I enter a prerequisite course that is currently in progress?

If you are currently enrolled in a course that you are using as a prerequisite, input the grade as “IPR” to indicate that the course is in-progress. Note: You must arrange for a transcript to be sent to ORPAS to prove you are enrolled in this course.

How do I enter course numbers for my chosen prerequisites?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

The course number should consist of three or four letters of the course name followed by the numeric code. For example, Chemistry 020 should be entered as CHEM 020.

How do I pay for my application and transcript requests?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Once you click “Submit”, you begin the final submit process. As you follow the steps required to submit your application, your application fees and transcript request fees will be totalled, and you will be given the option of paying by credit card only.

How do I submit my course descriptions to ORPAS for the Queen’s Physical Therapy program?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

You can upload documents using the Secure Applicant Messaging tool (SAM) within your ORPAS application. To do this, save your course descriptions document as a PDF and use the “Browse” function to select the PDF from your computer and upload it to SAM. The file cannot be larger than 5 MB. Word documents are not…