Guidance counsellors' zone

At the University of Ottawa, we understand that you play a major role in your students’ decisions to pursue postsecondary education. We hope you’ll find the following information useful and clear, and that it will assist you in helping your students.

Feel free to send us your feedback or suggestions to help us serve you better

Join us for Guidance Counsellor Information Day

Every fall, the Liaison Office welcomes guidance counsellors on campus for the annual Guidance Counsellor Information Day. This event is designed for guidance counsellors and other academic advisors who help students with their academic and career paths. It serves as the ideal setting to brief counsellors on what’s new at the University of Ottawa and on any changes to our undergraduate programs or admission procedures. The University will also be hosting information sessions on topics that are relevant to counsellors.

Join us in 2017: registration will open in September.

News and changes

Winter 2017 admissions

  • The deadline to apply for admission in January 2017 is October 1, 2016, and all supporting documents must be submitted before October 15, 2016.

Fall 2017 admissions

On November 7, 2016, the University of Ottawa will replace its current student information system. This will result in a few changes:

  • Candidates for admission will not receive any acknowledgement of receipt, or any other communication from the University of Ottawa, before November 7, 2016. They will, however, receive acknowledgement of receipt from the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC).
  • Candidates for admission will now need to log into uoZone to track the status of their application for admission. Instructions on how to log into uoZone are included in the acknowledgement of receipt the University of Ottawa will send to its applicants.
  • There may be delays in sending out offers of admission; they may not be issued until February 2017.
  • The word “session” will soon be replaced by the word “term”.
  • The University of Ottawa will no longer be sending offers of admission by regular mail. All students will need to check uoZone to see their admission decision.

More reminders and news

  • The deadline for Ontario high school students to submit an application through OUAC for admission in September 2017 is January 11, 2017. For applicants from other Canadian provinces and territories, and for international applicants, check the deadlines and available programs page.
  • All students admitted into first year (or second year if they are Quebec students arriving from CEGEP) are guaranteed a place in residence if they are admitted before June 1, 2017. They no longer need to request housing in advance through OUAC. Students will need to complete the process with the University's Housing Service.

Information for future students

Check our website on undergraduate admissions to find out everything your students need to know to apply for admission as undergraduates at the University of Ottawa, specifically: admission requirements, deadlines, study programs, events and contact information.

The Liaison Office: for students and counsellors

The Liaison Office is in charge of recruiting undergraduate students across Canada, from Francophone, Anglophone and French immersion students. Its liaison officers travel the country to meet with future students in their schools, introduce them to the University of Ottawa, and discuss their plans with them. The Office also hosts several events, such as open houses, and coordinates campus tours.

The Office’s mission also includes assisting guidance counsellors in their work, either by hosting training events, such as Guidance Counsellor Information Day, informing them of changes at the University of Ottawa, or answering their questions.

Feel free to contact the Liaison Office to obtain copies of any of our publications, arrange for a liaison officer to visit your school, or find answers to any of your questions.

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