OCAS Updates on COVID-19
Updated: June 4, 2020
At OCAS, we’d like to assure our college and ecosystem partners that we are continuing to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation, and are adhering to best practices and recommendations for health and safety.
This page provides the most recent information on the steps we are taking to maintain our business operations. We will continue to make updates as new information arises.
Note: Information regarding impacts to the college application can be found on the ontariocolleges.ca website. For information on how Ontario’s public colleges are managing COVID-19, please refer to each college’s website. A full list of college websites can be found on the ontariocolleges.ca Contact the Colleges page.
OCAS Office Closure
The OCAS office is currently closed. Our team continues to deliver all services remotely, including support via telephone, chat, or email. To keep our connections strong and respect the needs of our partners, we are also making arrangements to move planned meetings online or reschedule to more convenient times.
OCAS Systems and Services
All of OCAS’ systems and services, including the OCAS Partner Portal and eTMS, are available to users remotely. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it using the ‘Forgot Password’ link found on the login page of each system.
Mail Courier Delivery
We are continuing to receive mail during our office closure, however the reliability of package deliveries is at the subject of individual couriers. We are recommending all mail be sent via Canada Post, and advise that you do not courier items to us until further notice.
2020 OCAS Conference
For the safety of all individuals, the 2020 OCAS Conference, set to occur in June, has been cancelled. We look forward to fostering new opportunities to connect and engage virtually in the coming months.
Mid-Year Marks for Graduating Students
As a result of further discussion and collaboration with the College sector, marks for graduating students can be submitted by boards to OCAS between April 23rd and May 1st.
Final Grades for the 2019-2020 School Year
We have carefully reviewed the changes to high school report cards and transcripts shared by the Ministry of Education in the Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting memo from May 27.
Our SSLOAD file specifications and process will fully support these changes when high schools send grades to OCAS and when OCAS transmits grades to the colleges.