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Guidance counsellors' zone

At the University of Ottawa, we understand that you play a major role in your students’ decisions to pursue postsecondary education. Here’s some useful information to help you to fully inform students who are interested in joining us at uOttawa.
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What your students need to know

Check our website on undergraduate admissions to find out everything your students need to know about how to apply for admission as undergraduates at the University of Ottawa, specifically: admission requirements, deadlines, study programs, events and contact information.

One of the most common questions we get from students is how they should submit documents to support their admission request. We ask applicants to upload all documents necessary to evaluate their application using uoDoc in their uoZone account. A list of required documents and instructions on how to submit them is available on the application.

If the student is admitted, we will ask for official documents to be sent by regular mail. Details will be included in the student’s offer.

At the University of Ottawa, we believe that grades don’t always tell the whole story. Maybe a student's academic history is unusual or they’ve faced personal challenges. Students can improve their chances of admission by filling out a Declaration of Personal Experience if their academic average is below the minimum average listed for the program that interests them. A declaration can only be submitted by Canadian citizens, permanent residents or those having refugee status.

Does your student have an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? If so, we invite you to consult our academic accommodation service.

Courses at the University of Ottawa are given in English, French or both languages. Students must master one of the two languages to be admitted. Consult our language test requirements.

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Contact information

Liaison Office

Tabaret Hall (map)
550 Cumberland Street, Room 088
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 1000
Toll free: 1-877-868-8292

Canadian applicants: [email protected]

International applicants: [email protected]

Office hours

September 1 to May 31:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

June 1 to August 31: 
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.