Admission for uOttawa students

This page is for University of Ottawa students who:

  • have registered for courses as a special student and now wish to be admitted to a undergraduate program;
  • have graduated or expect to graduate soon and wish to apply to a 2nd undergraduate program;
  • were required to withdraw from their faculty and have since met the upgrading requirements;
  • have interrupted their studies at the University of Ottawa for more than six consecutive terms.

1.Make sure you’re ready to apply.

  • Check the admission requirements for the program(s) you’re interested in, as well as the prerequisite courses you must have passed in high school. The college or university equivalents of these courses can also count as prerequisites.
  • If you were required to improve your academic standing after being withdrawn from a faculty, make sure you have met the upgrading requirements.
  • Please note that the requirements listed are minimum requirements only and are subject to change. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • Admission averages
    Faculty of Arts Admission average
    All programs 63% or more
    Faculty of Social Sciences Admission average
    Social Work (offered in French only) 74% or more
    Economics and mathematics 65% or more
    All other programs 63% or more
    Faculty of Science Admission average
    Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) 70% or more
    Physics & Electrical Engineering 70% or more
    Biomedical Science 78% or more
    All other programs 65% or more
    Faculty of Health Sciences Admission average
    Human Kinetics, Health Sciences, Food and Nutrition Sciences, Integrated Food sciences 70% or more
    Nursing 75% or more
    Faculty of Engineering Admission average
    All programs 70% or more
    Telfer School of Management Admission average
    All programs 70% or more
    Certificates 70% or more
    Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section Admission average
    Certificate 70% or more
    Licentiate in Law (including LL.L & International Development and Globalization). Offered in French only 78%
    National Program 4.0 (grade point average at the University of Ottawa)
    Prerequisite courses by province or territory
    • While most programs accept admission applications until June 1, some programs have different deadlines. It’s important for you to check application deadlines and available programs before applying.
    • We reserve the right to stop accepting applications before the deadline.

2. Log into uoZone to apply and track your status

  • Submit your new application through uoZone. Go to the Application form for new admission section.
  • You should receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application within one week of applying. Keep an eye on your junk mail inbox just in case. If you do not receive it within two weeks, email
  • Be sure to save the acknowledgement of receipt email. It tells you how to log into the uoZone student portal to track the progress of your application. It also includes your student number, user ID and password.
  • Once you have logged into uoZone, check your Admission file for the list of supporting documents you need to submit to complete your application.

3. Obtaining a second diploma from the University of Ottawa

Students holding a first bachelor’s degree or honours bachelor’s degree (honours, honours with double major, honours with major and minor) from the University of Ottawa may obtain a second one by completing at least 30 units beyond the normal requirements of their first degree. All program requirements must be met.

Please refer to Academic regulation 12.5 for additional information.

4. Know about advanced standing

  • We can only grant you advanced standing for less than half the units you have completed in a program at another postsecondary institution. You must complete more than half the units for your program here to receive a University of Ottawa bachelor’s degree.
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