Frequently Asked Questions

I won’t be finished by the June 30th deadline; can I withdraw from my graduate program if I get an offer? My supervisor says that it is okay.

No. The application would not be considered.

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 been selected for a research award, but decided not to accept it due to certain conditions, can I include it on my ABS?

Yes. Please provide a brief explanation for why you decided to decline the award.

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.