Accepting the Offer of Admission to a JD Combined Program

Updated: March 16, 2020

Admission decisions for the JD program and the combined partner program are made independently, in accordance with each program’s selection procedures and timelines.

Consequently, you will receive notification of the admission decision from one of the programs first, then you will await the decision from the other program. 

An offer of admission to the Combined program can only be created after the JD Admissions Office has been notified that the partner program has also offered admission, and after the JD tuition deposit has been processed by Student Accounts. Therefore, you must notify the JD Admissions office by email of your offer of admission to the partner program.

In accordance with the timing of offers, accept both offers of admission by deadlines specified in the respective offer packages.

Please proceed as follows:

Initial Offer of Admission to one of the programs

First Offer Received
Send Notification
Accept the Offer
JD only
Without delay, email the partner program with notification of your offer to the JD.
 
Await the outcome of your partner program application.
Accept the JD only program by the JD acceptance deadline.
Do not try to accept the JD Combined program.
  • Log into your OLSAS account
  • In the left side menu of Application Links, select Choices/Offers
  • Select the link to the Offer for the JD only program 
  • Select your one Response to Offer, from among these two options:

    • RECOMMENDED: Provisional Accept
      (option available until July 2 for admits to first-year; and Aug 4 for admits to upper-year)
      This option makes it easier technically, to accept U of T Law, then later on, if offered, also return seamlessly to your OLSAS account to accept the combined program.

      Note that with a Provisional Accept to UofT you will still be considered for all other Ontario law schools that have active offers, or have yet to make admission decisions.

    • Not Recommended: Firm Accept
      Accept U of T Law, and not be considered further for all other Ontario law school program choices, regardless of where those law schools are in their admission selection process. Note that this also ends consideration of the UofT JD combined program, which is why we recommend to accept provisionally.

  • Pay the JD tuition deposit as per the instructions on the tuition deposit form.
Partner program only
Without delay, email the JD Admissions Office with notification of your offer to the partner program.
  
Await the outcome of your JD application.
By the method specified in the partner program offer package.

 

Offered admission to both of the Combined programs

DO THIS FIRST

  1. After you have been offered admission to BOTH programs, notify the JD Admissions Office by email that you have been offered admission by the partner program.

  2. Pay the tuition deposit for the JD program by the instructions on the tuition deposit form.
     
  3. After May 1st, please await an email confirmation of admission to the Combined program by the JD Admissions Office, which may include further instructions.

  4. Two business days after receipt of the confirmation email, the new offer to the Combined program should be active at OLSAS.


RESPOND TO THE OFFER(S) AT OLSAS

Log into your OLSAS account and in the left side menu of Application Links, select Choices/Offers to perform the following actions.

You want to Accept the Combined program
You want the JD only, and no longer want the Combined program
You do not want the JD
Combined Program:
Accept the Combined program only, either with a Firm Accept or a Provisional Accept

 

 
Inform the partner program that you'll proceed with the JD Combined program.

 

Combined program:
Decline the offer to the Combined program, do not drop/cancel/withdraw the combined program choice.

JD-only program:
If not yet responded to, accept the JD only offer, either with a Firm Accept or a Provisional Accept

Inform the partner program that you only want the JD.

Combined Program:
Decline the offer to the Combined program, do not drop/cancel/withdraw the combined program choice.
 
JD-only program:
If not yet responded to, decline the offer to the JD-only program, do not drop/cancel/withdraw the JD-only program choice.
 
Inform the partner program that you no longer want the JD.