Offers of Admission
Basic Requirements for Admission
Some programs have a minimum required admission average of 75%; however, many programs require a greater admission average.
For programs in Science and in Engineering, a combined average of 70% is required in the prerequisite subjects. If you apply to Science but lack only 1 prerequisite credit in mathematics, you may be considered for admission depending on your academic average. The missing course can be taken at the University either the summer before or during your first term of studies.
Failed and Repeated Courses
uOttawa uses the highest mark. Therefore, if a course is failed and repeated, uOttawa takes the higher of the 2 marks.
Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
In December 2019, the University of Ottawa will issue conditional offers of admission for fall 2020 to highly qualified applicants. The University will continue to issue offers of admission to qualified applicants until the end of May.
Early offers are based on the average of 3U/M marks or a combination of 3U/M and available 4U/M final marks. No early offers are extended for programs with additional requirements, such as language tests, portfolios, audition, etc.
All offers of admission are conditional. You must successfully complete a minimum of 6 eligible 4U/M courses, including prerequisite subjects of the requested program, obtain a specific admission average and present proof of your Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent before September.
Details regarding offers of residence and scholarships will be sent with the offer of admission. You must respond before the date indicated in your offer of admission.
Note About Programs
The programs listed on OUInfo are entry programs only. The University of Ottawa offers several areas of study within these programs. For a complete list of degree majors and minors, options, specializations and interdisciplinary programs, visit programs and courses.