You must declare all studies you’ve attempted or completed on your OUAC application to qualify for advanced standing. Failure to do so is considered academic fraud.
If you’ve taken university courses in Canada
If you’re seeking advanced standing for a specific course, you must submit a detailed course syllabus.
You must have a minimum grade of 60% to be granted advanced standing. This doesn’t apply to students transferring from Carleton University or Saint Paul University (who require 50%).
Please note that you require a minimum grade of 65% for Nutrition (NUT) and Nursing (NSG) courses.
If you’ve taken university courses outside of Canada
You must submit detailed course descriptions for us to assess your advanced standing. If you don’t submit course descriptions (when required) by the end of your first term, you’ll be considered to have declined the credits (units).
Your course syllabus or outline must include the following information:
- University name where you took the course
- University subject
- Course code (if applicable)
- Credit value and/or number of hours
- Academic year the course was taken
Have you completed a BTS outside of Canada prior to attending uOttawa?
You may be eligible for up to 30 units of advanced standing for the courses you’ve completed depending on your program requirements.
Are you currently a student at uOttawa switching faculties?
Current uOttawa students transferring from one program to another have the courses related to the new program transferred automatically.
All courses you’ve passed at uOttawa, as well as any advanced standing you had received related to this program, are automatically applied towards your program requirements, subject to University and/or faculty policies.
You can explore the My Academic Requirements application in uoZone before the enrolment period.
Are you currently a student at uOttawa wishing to take a course at another institution?
To take one or more courses at a university with which the University of Ottawa has no formal agreement, you must have a letter of permission from your faculty. You can find more information about the general policy on credit (unit) transfers.
Are you completing a second degree?
To receive a degree from the University of Ottawa, you must complete at least 50% of your program requirements at uOttawa. You must also meet all specific program requirements.