Policies and regulations


Academic regulations

As of January 1, 2010, the following academic regulations will replace faculties' regulations on the respective topics. However, links are provided to those faculties' regulations that will continue to apply. Students are encouraged to consult their faculties' calendars for any other regulation specific to their faculty.


New academic regulations take effect May 1.

New courses take effect either May 1 or September 1, as decided by the faculty concerned.

Information IconNote: The University of Ottawa has made extensive changes to several academic regulations, which have come into effect on September 1, 2016. A grandfather clause applies to academic regulations 11. Academic standing, probation and mandatory withdrawal for undergraduate programs and 12. Conditions for obtaining a degree, a certificate or a diploma.


Administrative policies

University of Ottawa policies are guiding principles or broad statements on courses of action to be consistently followed under specific conditions. Exceptions require the prior consent of an approving authority, very often the Administrative Committee.

Human resources


Administrative procedures

University of Ottawa procedures detail specific courses of action or explain how to apply specific policies.

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