Frequently Asked Questions: During Application

The application did not charge me for supplemental fees and I am worried my application will not be processed.

Some applicants are exempt from paying supplemental fees. The system will automatically exempt you if you qualify.

The TEAS Application Guide states that I must request my transcript(s) using the Transcript Request Form (TRF). Where can I find this form?

Applications: Teacher (TEAS) Categories: During Application

The TRF is mandatory for transcripts from Ontario universities, and optional for Ontario college transcripts. When requesting Ontario transcripts as part of the online application, there is no actual form to print off. You must complete the “Institutions Attended” section, then click on the “Transcript Requests” section of the online application. Ensure that you enter…

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 do I do if I don’t have enough space to include the details of an activity in the Autobiographical Sketch section of the application?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

The Autobiographical Sketch is meant to give the law schools a brief overview of what you have been doing since you left high school. If the law schools want more information than what you have been able to provide for any specific activity, they will contact the verifier for that activity.

What is the deadline for OMSAS to receive references?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

The deadline for OMSAS to receive your references is October 1, 2020. Some of the medical schools have alternate referee deadlines printed in their section of the OMSAS Application Guide. Requests for references should be sent to your referees by September 15 to allow enough time for them to submit their reference by the deadline.…

What should I include in the Sketch/School Submissions/Verifiers sections?

Applications: Law (OLSAS), Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Applicants must decide for themselves which information to include in the autobiographical sketch, the individual school submissions, and the verifiers list. We are unable to advise you on the sketch, as the universities want to see how applicants choose to present their information. Please use your own discretion. Note: Changes and/or corrections to the autobiographical…

When entering my MCAT information, I am required to input my AAMC ID number. Where do I find this?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Your AAMC ID number is an 8-digit number that can be found on the MCAT THx page of the AAMC website, located in the upper right hand corner, beside your name and above your date of birth. There is a link to this website in the MCAT section of the online application. If you are…

Where can I find information about the CASPer™ test dates?

The OUAC does not administer the CASPer™, which is required by: OMSAS: McMaster University and the University of Ottawa ORPAS: University of Ottawa, Queen’s University – Physical Therapy, University of Toronto – Physical Therapy, Western University – Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy For more information, visit the CASPer™ test dates and fees website.

Where can I find the supplementary forms required by the Faculties of Education?

Applications: Teacher (TEAS) Categories: During Application

Supplementary forms can be downloaded from the TEAS website. You will need Adobe Reader in order to download and print the PDFs. Include your OUAC Reference Number and send all completed forms directly to the appropriate Faculties of Education by the appropriate deadlines.

Where do I complete the personal statements/submissions for the law schools?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

Once you have selected your law school choices, you can click “School Submissions” and then the specific university to complete your submission.