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

Guidance Counsellor Information Day

Every fall, the Liaison Office welcomes guidance counsellors for the annual Guidance Counsellor Information Day. This event is a perfect opportunity to learn about what’s new at the University of Ottawa, connect with other guidance counsellors and voice your opinions, comments or concerns.

Last fall's events in Ottawa took place on October 15, 2018 (for counsellors working in French-language schools) and on October 16, 2018 (for counsellors working in English-language schools). Our event in Montreal took place on February 7, 2019.

Details about our 2019 events will be available by early September. Thank you for your interest. Stay tuned and we’ll be in touch!

News and changes

Winter 2019 admissions

  • The admissions period for the Winter 2019 term begins on September 20, 2018.
  • The deadline to apply for admission for the Winter 2019 term is October 25, 2018. We must receive supporting documents by October 31, 2018.

Fall 2019 admissions

  • The deadline for submitting an application via OUAC for the Fall 2019 term for Ontario high school students is January 16, 2019. Students from other provinces and territories and international students can check the deadlines and available programs.
  • The deadline for applying to the Visual Arts program is now April 1, 2019.
  • The deadline for applying to the certificate in Civil Law program is now June 1, 2019.

Declaration of personal experience

Beginning in the Winter 2019 term, a new form will be available for Canadian students and students with permanent resident or refugee status whose admission average is below the average required for the program they’re applying for and who wish to strengthen their application file.

Visit our website for information on who can use the declaration of personal experience and instructions on how to complete and submit it.

Please feel free to share any comments or suggestions you have by email at

Other reminders and updates

  • The Telfer School of Management is offering a new option called Healthcare Analytics.
  • The Physics and Electrical Engineering program at the Faculty of Science is now offering CO-OP placements.
  • The Faculty of Arts is offering a new program in Ethics and Political Philosophy.
  • The Faculty of Arts is offering a new program in Acting (BFA).
  • The Faculty of Arts is offering a new certificate in Traduction anglais-français
  • The University of Ottawa no longer sends offers of admission by mail. All admissions decisions are posted in uoZone. Applicants receive an email every time the status of their application changes. They are thus invited to check uoZone for further information.

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 following links will allow you to quickly find the information you’re looking for on the different sections of our website.

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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