OLSAS – Applicant Responsibilities and Requirements


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Applicant Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with and observe the application procedures for each law school/program you apply to.
  • Submit your application and all supporting documents before the deadlines:
    • OLSAS must receive your first-year English program(s) application by November 1, 2017.
    • OLSAS must receive your first-year French program(s) application by March 1, 2018.
    • OLSAS must receive your Windsor Dual JD application by April 15, 2018.
    • OLSAS must receive your upper-year applications (including transfer, Letter of Permission, advanced standing and/or National Committee on Accreditation) by May 1, 2018.
  • Submit only 1 OLSAS application for 2018. Additional programs can be added after your initial application is submitted by following the amendment process, as long as the deadline has not passed.
  • Ensure that you give your referees sufficient time to complete their reference, and submit to OLSAS by the deadline.

You will receive an OUAC/OLSAS Reference Number (2018-88xxxx) when you successfully submit your application, or a confirmation number when you successfully submit changes to your application and/or respond to offers of admission.

Reminders

  • Failure to comply with the admission requirements and deadlines may result in your application being cancelled.
  • Unsolicited application materials and information will generally not be considered for admission purposes.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.
  • Faxed documentation will not be accepted.

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Supporting Documents

You are required to submit a personal profile/statement for all law schools and a supplemental form for some schools. These forms are completed in the online application.

The application process may be delayed until all required documentation and transcripts are received, as specified by the law schools you apply to.

Supporting documentation received after the deadline will be forwarded to the applicable law schools; however, OLSAS cannot guarantee that the law schools will consider these documents.

Provide your OUAC/OLSAS Reference Number to ensure proper tracking. If you provide tax return or credit card information to substantiate financial hardship, remove your Social Insurance Number and credit card number before sending copies to OLSAS.

If you have a criminal record, or have questions about your eventual accreditation by the various legal professional regulatory bodies in Canada, you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate governing body in your province prior to applying for admission to an Ontario law school.

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