Important information regarding recommendation letters for admission applications.

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Please note that the recommendation letters for graduate studies admission applications are no longer entered on the online Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) university application. You must first submit the OUAC application and once the application is transferred to the University of Ottawa, you will receive a confirmation e-mail explaining how to access your uoZone portal. The uoZone portal is where you will enter the names and e-mails of your referees which will generate an electronic request to them to fill out a reference form for your admission application.

Should your referees experience serious technical difficulties with the online form, they may exceptionally submit their reference letters using the three options listed below:

  1. Submit their letter in a signed and sealed envelope by mail to the
    Graduate Studies Office, Faculty of Social Sciences
    Room 3021
    120 University Private
    Ottawa, ON
    K1N 6N5
  2. Submit their reference letter by e-mail using their university e-mail address directly to: [email protected]
  3. You may write to us to request a PDF version of the reference form that you can send to your referee.  The referee can either submit this PDF form by mail or e-mail to: [email protected] or by mail to the address listed above.

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