ORPAS – Fees

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All fees are non‑refundable. Applications will not be forwarded to the universities until the OUAC receives full payment.

Partial payments will not be accepted. Fees for withdrawn university choices are not refunded.


ORPAS Application Service Fee: $190

University Fee: $90
For each university you select.

ORPAS collects the university fees and remits them to the universities to cover a portion of the costs associated with the admissions assessment. Fees are determined by the number of universities you apply to, not by the number of programs selected at each university. This fee is payable to the OUAC.

Note: McMaster University has an additional supplementary fee, depending on the programs selected. Read more details about McMaster’s fees.

Transcript Requests: $12
View transcript fee exceptions.

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Fee Deadlines

ORPAS must receive all payments by January 12, 2018.

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Payment Options

Payment is part of the final “Submit” process and is accepted by the following methods:

  • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express). Prepaid credit cards and VISA debit cards are not accepted.
  • Online banking through selected Canadian banks and credit unions only (this normally takes 2-5 business days). All payments must be made in Canadian funds.
  • Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only). You can pay the Canadian dollar fees in the currency of your choice.

Fraudulent use of credit cards or demanding/obtaining unauthorized application fee reimbursement is considered unethical.

Find more information about payment options.

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