Requirements for re-admission

Admission requirements following mandatory withdrawal from a faculty or not being admitted

If you were asked to withdraw from your faculty or were not admitted and you wish to re-apply, you must first meet the faculty's conditions to improve your academic record, in addition to current admission requirements.

For more information about re-admission following mandatory withdrawal, see Regulation 11.3 on academic standing, probation and mandatory withdrawal for undergraduate programs.

If you need to, you can enrol for courses at the University of Ottawa as a special student or at another university. 

If you were asked to withdraw from your faculty, you can take up to 12 units per term (four courses) as a special student, but no more than 30 units in total.

If you were not admitted, you can take up to six units (two courses) per term but no more than 30 units in total.

  • You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units (we suggest eight one-term undergraduate university courses), whether or not you passed the courses.
  • You must have the admission average required by the faculty (scroll to “Admission averages”). Averages can change without notice.
  • The courses you take to raise your average can’t be at a lower level than the courses you’ve already passed. For example, you can’t complete Calculus 1 to raise your average if you’ve already completed Calculus 2. 
  • You can’t take university courses equivalent to high school-level courses to raise your average. 
  • All courses you complete while raising your average are included in the calculation of your admission average. If you have repeated a course, we only count the second grade you receive. See the academic regulation on repeating a course (scroll down to section 5.6).
  • If you have met the requirements, you must submit a new application for admission by the application deadline.
  • Admission is not guaranteed.

Faculty

Academic upgrading conditions

Arts

  • At least 24 units attempted

Civil Law

  • At least 30 successfully completed units

Engineering

  • At least 24 units attempted:
    • 12 successfully completed units in mathematics or science from the list of courses to upgrade standing approved by the Faculty of Engineering
    • 12 successfully completed units from any faculty, except Science and Engineering

Telfer School of Management

If you have been required to withdraw from the Telfer School of Management and wish to reapply, you must have:

  • taken at least 24 units of courses since your withdrawal
  • passed at least six units of quantitative courses (for example, MAT, ECO or ADM) chosen from the list of courses approved by the Telfer School of Management. For the full list, email [email protected].

If you have been required to withdraw from another University of Ottawa faculty and wish to apply for admission to the Telfer School of Management, you must:

  •  continue to take university-level courses to achieve the required average of 6.0. All courses you take are included when calculating your admission average.

 

If your application for admission to a Telfer School of Management program has not been accepted and you wish to reapply, you must:
  • continue to take courses to achieve the required admission average. All courses you take are included when calculating your admission average.

Science

  • At least 24 units attempted:
    • 12 successfully completed units in mathematics or science
    • 12 units from any faculty

Health Sciences

Bachelor in Health Sciences
  • At least 24 units attempted

Bachelor of Human Kinetics – Emphasis on Social Sciences (BHK)

  • At least 24 units attempted

Bachelor of Sciences in Human Kinetics – Emphasis on Biophysical Sciences (BScHK)

  • At least 24 units attempted:
    • 12 successfully completed units in mathematics or science
    • 12 units from any faculty

Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences

  • At least 24 units attempted:
    • 12 units in mathematics or science
    • 3 units in psychology
    • 9 units from any faculty

Students who have been required to withdraw from the Honours Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences program are eligible for upgrading if they have not failed a clinical or practicum placement course.

Bachelor of Nursing

  • At least 24 units attempted:
    • 9 units in anatomy and physiology and/or pharmacology and/or microbiology and immunology (ANP, PHS, PHA, HSS1100)
    • 9 units in psychology and/or sociology and/or philosophy (PSY, SOC, PHI)
    • 6 units from any faculty  

Students who have been required to withdraw  from the Bachelor of Nursing program at uOttawa are eligible for upgrading if they have not failed a clinical or practicum placement course.

Students who have been refused admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program are not permitted to pursue upgrading; if these students wish to reapply, they must continue to take courses until they meet the admission average. Every course they take counts towards their admission average.

Social Sciences

  • At least 24 units attempted

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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.