Counsellors’ zone

At the University of Ottawa, we recognize that you are an essential part of your students’ journey to postsecondary education. We hope the information you find here is clear and helpful, and that it will help you support your students.

Feel free to give us your feedback or suggestions in order for us to better assist you.


  • OUAC changes: For disciplines offering both an honours bachelor’s with specialization and a major, students apply through OUAC only to the honours with specialization (rather than to the major, as was done in the past).

  • Applications are not being accepted for the following programs in September 2014:

    •   Arts Administration
    •   Canadian Studies
    •   Ethics and Society / Applied Ethics
    •   General Sciences
    •   Journalism
    •   Physical Geography
    •   Science and Education

  • French immersion is now an option in Computer Science (CSI) and Software Engineering (SEG).

  • CO-OP is now mandatory in Software Engineering (SEG).

  • Admission averages are used to allocate scholarships: Beginning in the fall of 2014, a student’s admission average will be used to determine eligibility for both a program and admission scholarships.

Information for our future students

Preparing to apply to uOttawa

Visit our website for future undergraduate students where you’ll find everything students need to know about applying for undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa. The site includes information on admission requirements, links to our programiks, application deadlines, information on scholarships and financial aid, event dates and details as well as our contact information.

Getting a head start on their studies

Find out about our Head Start program, which gives high achievers in grade 12 the opportunity to enroll in one or two courses at the University of Ottawa.

Be sure to bookmark these important links!

Annual Guidance Counsellor Information Day

Every fall, the Liaison Office welcomes guidance counsellors on campus for the annual Guidance Counsellor Information Day. This event is a perfect opportunity to learn about what’s new at the University of Ottawa, connect with other guidance counsellors and voice your opinions, comments or concerns.

Registration for this event is now closed. We hope to see you in 2014!

Liaison Office

Our liaison officers are available to answer any questions you may have about the University of Ottawa, and its programs and services. They also make visits to schools as well as attend a number of fairs across the country. You can meet some of our liaison officers at different events, such as Regional Dialogue (English), OSCA and AQISEP (Quebec).

Contact the Liaison Office
613-562-5800, Ext. 5779
1-877-uOttawa (1-877-868-8292), Ext. #5779



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613-562-5800, Ext. 5779
1-877-uOttawa (1-877-868-8292), Ext. #5779