Our admission officers handle over 60,000 applications every year. Processing documents, calculating admission averages and evaluating applications can take a few weeks after you’ve sent us all your required documents.

Log into uoZone to track your status

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 [email protected].

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.

Your grades don’t tell the whole story?

At the University of Ottawa, we believe that grades don’t always tell the whole story. So, if you’re a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident or refugee status, your average is below the average required for the program you’re applying for and you would like to strengthen your application file, you can tell us about challenges you’ve faced that may have affected your grades by completing a declaration of personal experience.

Use of this declaration is optional.

Exceptions – This declaration is part of a pilot project for Canadian students and students who have permanent resident or refugee status except for those applying to programs in the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Education, programs leading to a Juris Doctor designation or graduate studies.

Make changes to your application if necessary

If you’re eligible, you can add the CO-OP program or French immersion to your application, or even change your program choice, if the program you want is still open and accepting applications.

If you’ve applied online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), you can open a session on the OUAC website to make changes to your application.

If you’ve applied directly to the University of Ottawa, email us at [email protected].

Explore scholarship and bursary opportunities

You can apply for scholarships and bursaries as soon as you've applied to the University of Ottawa and have received your uoAccess ID and password.

Explore all of your opportunities through the Online Scholarships and Bursaries search engine, also available in uoZone, on the Applications tab.

Read your University of Ottawa email messages

We will be in touch with you regularly to update you on the status of your application.

We will also contact you to invite you to our events, so you can learn more about our faculties, programs and campus. Take part in a campus tour or one of our admission events to get to know us even better. You can participate in a number of activities even if you haven’t received an offer yet.

Contact information

InfoAdmission

Tabaret Hall  (map)
75 Laurier Avenue East, Room 109
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Canada

See wait times and secure a spot in our virtual line for in-person services. 

Send us a request

Tel.: 613-562-5700
Toll free: 1-877-868-8292

Office hours

September 1 to May 31:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 1 to August 31:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For admission to Common Law or Medicine, contact the faculties offering these programs. For graduate studies, contact the academic unit of the faculty offering the program you are applying to.