ORPAS – Referees

Review the requirements of each university/program choice as the number and/or type of reference required may vary.

Select referees who have extensive personal knowledge of you and are in a position to make statements concerning your character, personal qualities, academic capabilities and special circumstances, if applicable. ORPAS cannot advise you in selecting referees.

It is your responsibility to ensure that ORPAS receives your references by the deadline.

Once you add a referee, click ” Send Email” to notify them about completing their online reference in a secure environment. If you provide an email address for your referee, they are required to complete the reference online. Ensure that your reference is prepared to use the online form before entering an email address.

Your comments to the referee should include your contact information, so they will be able to reach you, if necessary.

If the referee does not have an email address, download the form and forward it to them. They must mail it with their accompanying letter directly to ORPAS when complete.


  • Only 1 version of the reference (online or paper) can be submitted.
  • Clinical references are required only for SLP and/or Audiology programs.

You cannot make changes to your referees once your referees are emailed or the forms are downloaded.