During your studies you may want or have to make changes to your program. For example, you may add or drop French Immersion Studies or the Extended French Stream, or change your specialization or discipline.

Period to request a program change

The program change period runs from February 25 to August 31 for Fall/Winter registration and, in a limited number of programs, from October 1 to November 30 for Winter registration. We strongly encourage you to make your request between February 25 and March 31 so that you will be able to register for courses in your new program during the next registration period.

Period to request a program change - OPEN for 2016-2017

Information IconThe period for making changes to your program for the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 sessions is now open. It will close on August 31, 2016.

Information fair on program changes

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Jock Turcot University Centre (UCU), concourse level


At some point during your studies, you’ll have the chance to discover different fields and personalize your program. You can create your own academic path and get a made-to-measure degree based on your choices and program requirements. To discover the possibilities your program offers and see whether your need to make any changes to it, stop by the information fair on program changes.

The fair will include representatives from all six direct-entry faculties (Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and the Telfer School of Management), as well as academic advisors, regional mentors and representatives from CO-OP, the Career Development Centre and French Immersion Studies. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet resource people, ask questions, discuss your program options and even request a change to your program on the spot.

Visit our booths

Ask questions and get information on your program’s possibilities. Each faculty and service will have a booth to offer you information on its programs and services and answer your questions.

Meet an academic advisor or assistant on site

You can meet academic advisers and assistants on site on the day of the fair, or make appointments with them. Take advantage of this if you’re at a booth and you need assistance or have questions about your own academic path.

Request changes to your program

If you’re ready, request a change to your program on the spot. Computers and iPads will be provided. Staff will be there to help you fill out the form and complete your transaction.

Who is this process for?

This process is for undergraduate students who want to make changes to their current bachelor’s or are considering transferring to a bachelor’s program offered in a direct-entry faculty (Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences or the Telfer School of Management).

This process doesn’t apply to the following situations
  • You’re applying to a professional program offered by the faculties of Education, Law or Medicine. If so, follow the Admissions Office process.
  • You want to apply to a graduate program. If so, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies can provide you with more information.
  • You’re currently registered at the University of Ottawa, expect to graduate soon and would like to apply to an undergraduate program to complete an additional degree in a faculty other than your current one. If so complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission.
  • You’re not currently registered in the Co-operative Education Program (CO-OP) and would like to add CO-OP to your main study module. If so, check if CO-OP is offered, then open a session in uoZone and follow the steps in the COOP Navigator. Find out more about CO-OP.
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