United States of America

Each year, many students from the United States come to the University of Ottawa for a Canadian degree. They come because of the reputation the Canadian education system enjoys, and in particular, because of the University of Ottawa’s unique multicultural and bilingual (English and French) environment.

Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, the University of Ottawa offers the best of both worlds: students can live and study in French or English and still have the opportunity to become fully bilingual. 

In USA, you say… At the University of Ottawa and in Canada, it's…

High School Diploma

High school diploma

Associate Degree

2 years of post-secondary studies

Bachelor’s

Bachelor’s

Master’s

Master’s

Doctorate or PhD

Doctorate or PhD

  • Have completed (or be in the process of completing) Grade 12.
  • Meet the minimum average required for your chosen program of study. Generally, a minimum average of 75% is required, but requirements may be higher for some University programs.
  • Have passed the prerequisites (see “1. Prepare to apply”) for your chosen program of study.

Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites at the senior (Grade 12) level. They can be at a lower grade level if they are Advanced Placement or honours courses.

If your chosen program of study requires three or more prerequisites, we might consider Grade 11 (junior level) courses as prerequisites.

Space is limited and admission is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to reject applicants even if they meet all admission requirements.

If you are currently studying in a French lycée or studying another recognized curriculum such as the International Baccalaureate, GCE curriculum, see our information specific to your situation

If you have taken postsecondary courses (whether or not you have received a degree) and you meet the following conditions, you can be considered for admission to an undergraduate program. You must:

  • Have a minimum average of 70% (requirements might be higher depending on the program of study you choose).
  • Have passed the prerequisites (see “1. Prepare to apply”) for the program of study (minimum of 10/20 required). Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites in your final year of high school or at the postsecondary level.

You must ensure that you meet the minimum admission requirements before applying. If you have any questions about these admission requirements, contact InfoAdmission.

 

If you are currently in your senior year (Grade 12), please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Transcripts for Grade 10 and 11
  • Transcripts for your first term of Grade 12

If you have already received your high school diploma, please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Results for your last three years of high school

If you have taken postsecondary courses (whether or not you have received a degree), submit the following documents through uoZone:

  • Transcripts for your postsecondary studies
  • Results for the last three years of high school

If you have taken Advanced Placement courses, we might grant you advanced standing for courses where you have achieved a score of at least 4 on your Advanced Placement exam. We can grant you up to 30 units (credits), depending on the requirements of your chosen university program. You must ensure that your results are sent electronically to the College Board.

If you are applying for an undergraduate program and you have completed some university studies, you will be evaluated based on them.

We might grant you advanced standing (i.e., transfer your credits), depending on the program to which you apply. Faculties that grant advanced standing will base their decision on the discipline, the courses you have completed and the length of your studies.

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.