Common Questions: During Application

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?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

ORPAS cannot advise on the selection of referees. Please review the requirements for each school listed in the ORPAS Application Guide. If you still require more information, you will need to contact the Rehabilitation Schools directly.

I am trying to sign up for the CASPer test but when I enter my OMSAS IT number in the User ID, it says that the OMSAS ID can only be 6-digits long. What ID do I use to sign up for my CASPer test?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

You cannot use your IT number to sign up for the CASPer test. Once you submit your OMSAS application you will receive a 6-digit reference number which you will use for the CASPer test. Note: Please use your current 2018 reference number to sign up for the CASPer test. You cannot use a previous year’s…

I cannot locate the forms to give to my references, can you help me?

Applications: Rehab Sciences (ORPAS) Categories: During Application

If your referee prefers to not use the online referee system, don’t fill out the “referee email address” field. Omitting an email address will create a reference form, which you can manually download. In the Referee section, once you’ve added the names and mailing address of your referee and pressed “Save”, a download button will…

I have asked more than 3 referees to write an assessment for me. If all of the referees send their assessments, which assessments will be used toward my application? Can I pick which references I want sent to the law schools?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

Only the ones you have indicated as R1, R2 and R3 will be distributed. If OLSAS receives more than 3 references or additional letters of reference, the additional documents will not be forwarded to the law schools.

I have some Pass/Fail grades on my transcript. Should I enter these grades as I do my other grades?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Yes, enter all of your Pass/Fail courses into the online application.

I have taken two degrees concurrently. How do I enter my courses?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Applicants with a dual concurrent degree should enter only one of the two degrees, and list all courses under that one. The schools will be aware of the second degree from your transcript, and you can also enter both degrees as part of your autobiographical sketch.

I see a section for adding Volunteer Experience but I cannot locate an area 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.

I’m confused about the deadline for references.

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

The Confidential Assessment forms should be received by October 2, 2017. Failure to meet this deadline will delay the first evaluation and your application will be sent to the medical schools without these forms. For more information about individual reference deadlines, please review the OMSAS Application Guide.

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.