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The online application form will be available on the University of Ottawa’s Admissions page, on the uoCampus platform, in the fall of 2022. All applicants must complete the online application by January 15, 2023.
Grades earned in courses taken during the year in which the application is submitted will not be considered in the initial calculation of the cumulative grade point average. However, grades will be considered if the application is selected for the next steps in the admissions process.
No. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not provide feedback on the assessment of your application.
Yes, a minimum grade of B+ is required in all prerequisite courses.
There will not be any seats reserved for University of Ottawa students.
Full-time study (5 courses per term) in a bachelor's program at an accredited university is acceptable. A 4-course term followed by a summer term course is also acceptable.
Only the second grade earned is used in calculating averages. Where applicable, a failing grade will replace a passing grade.
No, there is no preference given to applicants enrolled in a graduate program. Graduate students must meet the same eligibility criteria as undergraduate applicants. All applications will be assessed in the same manner.
No exceptions will be made. Applicants must achieve the minimum average required to be eligible for the program.
No. You may apply after your first year of study. However, your admission will be conditional upon successful completion of the current year according to the specified requirements
Yes, as long as you can provide proof that the lab work has been completed (when required). Please note that we do not accept lab components done at home. You must take the labs on site, at the University. In addition, you must be engaged in full-time studies with an overall course load of 15 credits per term.
CÉGEP education is not recognized in the admission process. Two years of full-time study in a university bachelor's program must be completed. If equivalencies have been previously recognized for certain CÉGEP courses by a university program, they may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, credits earned through an APP and IB program will be accepted if they have already been credited by the university in which you are currently enrolled. However, they will not replace the full-time status requirement.
All applications are reviewed in the same manner. No preference or weight is given based on the program of study at a recognized university. The program’s level of difficulty is not assessed.
No, we do not accept applications from international applicants. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for the program. Citizenship or permanent residency must have been obtained prior to the application deadline.
The CASPer test is used to assess applicants’ behavioural tendencies such as empathy, communication, ethics, problem solving, etc. You will be asked to explain how you react and what you would do in certain scenarios based on real-life dilemmas. The test is approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length and must be taken before December 15, 2022 for all admission applications for the fall 2023 term.
CASPer test results are considered valid if they were obtained within the year prior to submitting your application for admission. However, the test must have been taken in French.
If the test was taken in French within the last year, the results can be considered for your application to the University of Ottawa’s pharmacy program.
No, the undergraduate Doctor of Pharmacy program will be offered in French only.
Tuition fees for the program have not yet been determined. They will be posted shortly in our fee calculator section so that you can estimate the cost of your university education.
No. Transfer requests are not permitted at this time.
No. Requests to transfer from a pharmacy program in another country are not permitted. However, years of study and prerequisite courses may be recognized in your application for admission.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, virtual labs will be exceptionally accepted only if in-person labs are not offered or accessible to students during this time.