Frequently Asked Questions

If a letter arrives at OMSAS one day after the deadline, will it be accepted?

Any materials submitted after the deadline will be considered late and the application will be marked as incomplete so it will not proceed to file review.

If I am completing a second degree with the purpose of improving my GPA, can I request to include Winter 2020 grades?

No, the same policy applies to all Winter 2020 grades.

If I am completing a second degree with the purpose of improving my GPA, can I request to include Winter 2020 grades?

No, the same policy applies to all Winter 2020 grades.

If I don’t meet the minimum MCAT marks, should I apply?

We are adhering to the minimum MCAT requirements due to application numbers.

If I have completed my graduate program am I still considered a graduate applicant?

Yes. You are required to submit the contact information of a verifier for your program as part of your OMSAS application. Without this information your application would be incomplete and may not be considered.

If the MCAT is written in September, the scores will not be available by the OMSAS deadline. Can I still apply?

Yes.

In addition to Chemistry & Physics, what other courses are not acceptable as prerequisites?

Musical Performance or Theory, Dance, Theatre, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geology, Business, Commerce and Statistics.

Is preference given to Canadian citizens/Permanent Residents who are Ontario residents over Canadian citizens/Permanent Residents who are not Ontario residents?

No. 

Is preference given to U of T students?

No. All universities across Canada are treated equally in the application process.

Is the cut-off GPA of 3.6 for undergraduates and cut-off GPA of 3.0 for graduate applicants cumulative or weighted GPA?

The GPA of 3.6 for undergraduate applicants and 3.0 GPA for graduate applicants are not cut-offs, but the minimum GPA requirements. The possession of the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee acceptance. Applications that do not show evidence that an applicant achieved the minimum academic requirements at the time of application will not screened. File screening is the first step in the evaluation process, before they are sent for detailed file review. The cut-off changes each year, depending on the pool of applicants.