Frequently Asked Questions: During Application

How do I submit my resumé to ORPAS?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

This year, applicants must upload their resumé in the Personal Submissions section of the application. Before attaching this document, you must review the resumé requirements for each university, as requirements vary. To upload your resumé, save the document as a PDF, and use the browse function to select your PDF from your computer. The file cannot be larger than 5 MB. Word documents will not be accepted. Do not mail your resumé to ORPAS…

How is my sub-GPA calculated?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

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 copies of my reference forms are required?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

Only one copy of a reference form is required from each referee. ORPAS will make all necessary copies for the schools…

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

First, we 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 happens in November for OMSAS, December for OLSAS and February for ORPAS. We will email you when this information is available…

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 contact information of the additional clinical referee in the message…

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 am in the process of selecting programs and I am confused about the Previous Year Registered field. What does this mean?

Applications: Teacher (TEAS) Categories: During Application

If you previously registered in any faculty at the university that you are now selecting as a choice, you must record the last year of registration (including the current year) in the “Previous Year Registered” column…

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 am trying to sign up for my Casper test, but I don’t have an OMSAS Reference Number yet. What number can I use instead?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

You can use your application number from any Canadian medical school that uses Casper to sign up.

If you are applying only to Ontario schools, you can write Casper only on the Ontario dates. Spaces are unlimited so it is not a concern to wait…

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…