What is the deadline for OMSAS to receive references?
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.
- NOSM: December 1, 2020
- Ottawa: December 1, 2020
- Queen’s: November 1, 2020
- Toronto: October 1, 2020
- Western: December 1, 2020
- McMaster: December 1, 2020
OMSAS will forward all references and transcripts to the medical schools after the October 1 deadline. It is up to the medical schools to decide how to evaluate late documentation. You are responsible for reviewing the referee requirements for each program you apply to.