You must have an Ontario high school diploma with at least six 4U-4M or DU-level courses to be eligible for admission to the first year of university. Please note:
- All the courses that are prerequisites for your chosen program must be 4U-level courses, unless otherwise indicated.
- We use your top six interim or final grades in 4U, 4M, or DU courses, including the prerequisites for your chosen program, to calculate your admission average.
- Please note that the requirements listed are minimum requirements only and are subject to change. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
Good to know
- Ontario Grade 12 students can apply as early as mid-October for the following fall term. While most programs accept applications for admission until June 1, some programs have different deadlines. Check the .
- Grade 12 CO-OP courses do not count towards the required six 4U-4M level courses.
- We accept the following English 4U or Français 4U courses as language prerequisites: ENG4U, EAE4U, EAL4U, ETS4U, EAC4U, EWC4U, FRA4U and FLO4U.
- We accept international language courses at the DU level.
- If you repeat a course, we will include your best mark when calculating your admission average, regardless of when you took the course.
- Summer courses, online courses and private school courses are acceptable if taken in a recognized institution that grants credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
- For some programs, you may have to provide additional supporting documents or pass an audition or exam.
- We also use your admission average to determine your eligibility for admission scholarships.
- If you have been studying in Canada for less than three years, you might have to provide us with your official results in one of the following University-approved . We reserve the right to request the result of a language test at any time, if necessary.
- In some programs, you can apply to the or . Just indicate your choice on the application form.
- At the University of Ottawa, we believe that grades don’t always tell the whole story. Maybe your academic history is unusual or you’ve faced personal challenges. You can now improve your chances of admission by filling out a if your academic average is below the minimum average listed for the program that interests you. A declaration can only be submitted by Canadian citizens, permanent residents or those having refugee status.