All You Need To Know About High School (Ontario) — Applying for Admission to the University of Ottawa.

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Are you a graduate from a high school in Ontario who wants to apply for admission to the University of Ottawa? Please, this article is for you.

If you can stay with me throughout this article, you won’t be lacking any information on how to go about your applications, and most especially the requirements necessary for each of the courses.

1. Ensure that you are prepared to apply

Before you proceed to apply, make sure that you have an Ontario high school diploma with a minimum of six 4U-4M or DU-level courses for you to be qualified for admission to the first year of university. 

Also, note the following please:

  • Unless stated otherwise, it is expected that all the courses that are necessary for your chosen program must be 4U-level courses.
  • In calculating your admission average, they employ your highest six interim or final grades in 4U, 4M, or DU courses, and also the Preconditions for your program.
  • Finally, it is pertinent you note that the aforementioned requirements are just the minimum requirements only and can be changed anytime. That being said, meeting these minimum requirements is not an assurance that you will gain admission. Before applying, make sure you meet the admission requirements.
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You may be wondering what the prerequisite courses for your program are, we have listed them comprehensively below:

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For Arts

Acting (BFA)Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4ULetter of motivationAuditions Average (high school students): Mid 70s
Animal StudiesMinor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Applied EthicsMinor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Arabic Language and CultureMinor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Art History
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (3 or 4 years)
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Asian study is a minor discipline. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Celtic studies is a minor discipline and are only offered in English. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Communication
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Communication and Political Science (BA)
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Communication and Sociology (BA)
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Communication et Lettres françaises
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sOffered only in the French language
Creative Writing
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sMinor and certificate, offered only in the English language. You must submit your application for the certificate directly to the University of Ottawa via the Application for undergraduate admissions form. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Digital humanity is a minor discipline. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Digital Journalism
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sJoint program with Algonquin College. To fulfill the degree requirements, you can either start by finishing 60 credits i.e four semesters in the Honours bachelor’s degree at the isa Ottawan University, then move to Algonquin College to complete the journalism diploma or you go about it the other way round. At the end of the four years duration, you will be issued both an Honours BA and a College Diploma.
English
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sOffered only in the English language.
English as a Second Language
Preconditions and other requirements
Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sOffered only in English to non-Anglophones.
Environmental Studies
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4U
If you are yet to complete Biology 4U, you are required to sit for a replacement course at the University during your first term. Average (high school students): Mid 70s
Ethics and Political Philosophy
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Études des francophones
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sThe certificate is offered in the French language only. You must submit your application for the certificate directly to the University of Ottawa via the Application for undergraduate admissions form. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
French as a Second Language
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sOffered only in the French language to non-francophones.
For Geography
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Geomatics and Spatial AnalysisMinor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
German Language and CultureMinor only.  Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Greek and Roman Studies
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
History
Preconditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
History and Political Science (BA)
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Indigenous Studies
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Italian Language and CultureMinor only.  Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Latin American StudiesMinor only.  Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Lettres françaises
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sOffered only in the French language.
Lettres françaises (BA) et éducation (BEd)
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sOffered only in the French language.
Linguistics
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Music (BA)
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Music (BMus)
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAuditionAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Music (BMus) and Science (BSc)
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UPrerequisites for chosen major in scienceAuditionAverage (high school students): Low 80sYou must select a major in science from one of the following; Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Geology, Statistics.
Philosophy
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Philosophy and Political Science (BA)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Physical Geography and Geomatics
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UPhysics 4UBiology 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UChemistry 4U
For all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics, a minimum combined average of 70% is required. Average (high school students): Mid 70sYou have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have one of the science prerequisites (biology,  physics, or chemistry) or Calculus and Vectors 4U. 
Piano Pedagogy
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Certificate: You must submit your application for the certificate directly to the University of Ottawa via the Application for undergraduate admissions form. 
Professional Writing
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sMinor and certificate, offered in English only. You must submit your application for the certificate directly to the University of Ottawa via the Application for undergraduate admissions form. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible
Psychology and Linguistics (BA)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Public Relations
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sJoint program with Algonquin College. To fulfill the degree requirements, you can either start by finishing 60 credits i.e four semesters in the Honours bachelor’s degree at Ottawan University, then move to Algonquin College to complete the public relations diploma or you go about it the other way round. At the end of the four years duration, you will be issued both an Honours BA and a College Diploma.
Rédaction professionnelle et édition
Preconditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Certificate offered only in French. You must submit your application for the certificate directly to the University of Ottawa via the Application for undergraduate admissions form. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Religious Studies
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Russian Language and CultureMinor only.  Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Second Language Teaching
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4USecond-language teaching admission test average (high school students): Mid 70s
SpanishMinor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Theatre
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Translation (certificate)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UTranslation entrance examination average (high school students): Mid 70sCertificate: You must submit your application for the certificate directly to the University of Ottawa via the Application for undergraduate admissions form.
Visual Arts (B.F.A.)
Condition and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UPortfolioAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Visual Arts (BA)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
World Languages and Cultures
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s

For Education 

Teacher EducationProfessional programs requiring prior university studies. See admission requirements :Teacher Education – Full TimeEduTek – Formation à l’enseignement en Éducation technologiqueFormation à l’enseignement – Full Time.Formation à l’enseignement – Part Time.

For Engineering

Biomedical Mechanical Engineering (BASc)

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U,

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

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Biology 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Mid to high 80s

Biomedical Mechanical Engineering (BASc) and Computing Technology (BSc)

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Biology 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Mid to high 80s

Chemical Engineering

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Low 80s

Chemical Engineering (BASc) and Computing Technology (BSc)

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Low 80s

Civil Engineering

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Low 80s

Civil Engineering (BASc) and Computing Technology (BSc)

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Low 80s

Computer Engineering

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%

Average (high school students): Low 80s

For Computer Science (BSc)

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): High 80s

Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc)

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): High 80s

Computer Science for Scientists

Minor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.

Data Science

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): High 80s

Electrical Engineering

Prerequisites and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Low 80s

Electrical Engineering (BASc) and Computing Technology (BSc)

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Low 80s

Mechanical Engineering

Prerequisites and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Low 80s

Mechanical Engineering (BASc) and Computing Technology (BSc)

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.

Average (high school students): Low 80s

Software Engineering

Conditions and other requirements

English 4U or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

One of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Computer Science 4U, Physics 4U

The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70% and CO-OP is mandatory.

For Health Sciences 

Food and Nutrition Sciences
Conditions and other requirements.
English 4U or Français 4UBiology 4UChemistry 4UOne Mathematics 4U course
The least combined average required in the chemistry prerequisite course is 65%.Average (high school students): High 70sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate.
For Health Sciences
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UBiology 4UChemistry 4UOne of the following: Advanced Functions 4U, Calculus and Vectors 4U, Physics 4UAverage (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate.
Human Kinetics (BHK) — Emphasis on social sciences
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UOne Mathematics 4U course two of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Physics 3U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Mathematics prerequisites. Average (high school students): High 70sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate.
Human Kinetics (BHK) — Emphasis on social sciences with options in Education, Physical Activity, and Coaching
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UOne Mathematics 4U course two of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Physics 3U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have a mathematics prerequisite. Average (high school students): High 70s According to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate.
Human Kinetics (BHK) — Emphasis on social sciences with an option in Recreation and Sport Management
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UOne Mathematics 4U course two of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Physics 3U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have a mathematics prerequisite. Average (high school students): High 70sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate.
Human Kinetics (BScHK) — Emphasis on biophysical sciences
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UBiology 4UOne of the following: Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Physics 3U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate.
Human Kinetics (BScHK) — Emphasis on biophysical sciences with an option in Applied Studies in Kinesiology.
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UBiology 4UOne of the following: Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Physics 3U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate.
For Integrated Food Sciences
Conditions and other requirements, English 4U or Français 4UBiology 4UChemistry 4UAdvanced Functions 4U
The least average required for the chemistry prerequisite course is 65%. Average (high school students): Low 80sOffered in partnership with Le Cordon Bleu. Offered only in the English language.
For Nursing — Algonquin College (Pembroke Campus)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UBiology 4UChemistry 4UOne of the following: Functions 3M or Functions 3U or one Mathematics 4U course
The least average needed for each prerequisite course is 65% is required. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Nursing — Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UBiology 4UChemistry 4UOne of the following: Functions 3M or Functions 3U or one Mathematics 4U course
The least average needed for each prerequisite course is 65% is required. Average (high school students): Mid 80s
Nursing — Ottawa Campus
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UBiology 4UChemistry 4UOne of the following: Functions 3M or Functions 3U or one Mathematics 4U course
The least average needed for each prerequisite course is 65% is required. Average (high school students): High 80sThree different campuses offer the Nursing program and each of the campuses has its admission averages.The Nursing – Second Entry program is under review presently so they are not accepting applications. According to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate.
Nursing (bridging program in partnership with Algonquin College for registered practical nurses)
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UBiology 4UChemistry 4UOne of the following: Functions 3M, Functions 3U, or one Mathematics 4U course
The least average needed for each prerequisite course is 65%.
Ontario College Diploma (or the equivalent) in practical nursing and one year of work in a related field
You must complete Algonquin College’s Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (Phase 1)You have to apply to Algonquin College and not to the University of Ottawa for admission. You must submit your application to phase 2 directly to the University of Ottawa via the Application for undergraduate admissions form. 
Sciences des aliments et de la nutrition – Diététique
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UBiology 4UChemistry 4UOne Mathematics 4U course A language proficiency test
The least average needed in the chemistry prerequisite course is 65%. Average (high school students): Mid 70s Offered in French only to bilingual students. According to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate.
Studies of Social Issues in Sport, Physical Activity, and LeisureMinor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.

For Civil Law 

Civil Law (LLL) is Offered only in French and this program doesn’t admit high school applicants. Kindly consult the Faculty of Law Civil Law Section website for more information.
Civil Law (LLL) and International Development and Globalization (BSocSc) are Offered only in the French language and his program doesn’t admit high school applicants. Kindly consult the Faculty of Law Civil Law Section website for more information.
Civil Law (LLL) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) are Offered only in French. This program doesn’t admit high school applicants. Kindly consult the Faculty of Law Civil Law Section website for more information.

For Common-Law 

Common-Law Kindly see the requirements for admission on the Faculty of Law Common Law Section website.

For Management 

Accounting
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Business Technology Management
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Commerce (BCom) and Juris Doctor (JD)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U.Average (high school students): Mid 80sOffered only in the French language.
Finance
Conditions and other requirementsEnglish 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U.Average (high school students): Low 80s
Healthcare Analytics
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Human Resource Management
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80s
International Management
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Management
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Marketing
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U.

For Medicine 

Translational and Molecular MedicinePlease visit the Faculty of Medicine website to see admission requirements for Translational and Molecular Medicine.
Undergraduate Medical EducationPlease visit the Faculty of Medicine website to see admission requirements for Undergraduate Medical Education.

For Science

BiochemistryConditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Physics 4U, Chemistry 4UEarth, and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Biochemistry (BSc) and Chemical Engineering (BASc) (Biotechnology)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Physics 4U, Chemistry 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Mid 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Biology
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. 
Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Biomedical Science
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Physics 4U, Chemistry 4U,  Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Mid 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Biopharmaceutical Science
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
BiophysicsMinor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Chemistry
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Physics 4U, Chemistry 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.


You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. 
Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Environmental Geoscience
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
A minimum combined average of 70% is required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U.
Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Environmental Science
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. 
Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Financial Mathematics and Economics (BSc)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. 
Average (high school students): Low 80s
Geology
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Geology-Physics
Conditions and other requirementsEnglish 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Physics 4U, Chemistry 4U,  Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Life Sciences Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Mathematics
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Mathematics and Economics (BSc)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Ophthalmic Medical Technology
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U: Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Physics
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U: Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Physics (BSc) and Electrical Engineering (BASc)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UChemistry 4UPhysics 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Physics-Mathematics
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
Students who do not have Calculus and Vectors 4U can take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during their first term. Average (high school students): Low 80sAccording to previous experience, students with a strong background in biology, chemistry, and physics have an improved success rate. Please visit the Faculty of Science website to see the list of recommended high school courses in science.
Statistics
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have one of the science prerequisites (biology,  physics, or chemistry) or Calculus and Vectors 4U. Low 80s

Social Sciences 

Aging StudiesMinor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
Anthropology
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Anthropology and Sociology
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Communication and Political Science (BSocSc)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Communication and Sociology (BSocSc)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Conflict Studies and Human Rights
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Criminology
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Criminology and Feminist and Gender Studies
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Economics
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4U
Calculus and Vectors 4U came highly recommended. Average (high school students): Mid 70s
Economics and Political Science
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4U
We strongly recommend Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Mid 70s
Economics and Public Policy
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4U
We strongly recommend Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Mid 70s
Environmental Economics and Public Policy
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4U
We strongly recommend Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students).Average (high school students): Mid 70s
Feminist and Gender Studies
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Feminist and Gender Studies and Political Science
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Feminist and Gender Studies and Sociology
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Global StudiesMinor only. Please note that this discipline is only taken in addition to your main program and direct admission is impossible.
History and Political Science (BSocSc)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
International Development and Globalization
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
International Economics and Development
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4U
We strongly recommend Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Mid 70s
International Studies and Modern Languages
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Mathematics and Economics (BSocSc)
Conditions and other requirements English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UCalculus and Vectors 4U
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.
You have to take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during your first term if you don’t have Calculus and Vectors 4U. Average (high school students): Low 80s
Philosophy and Political Science (BSocSc)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Political Science
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Political Science (BSocSc) and Juris Doctor (JD)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 80sOffered in French only.
Political Science (certificate)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sYou must submit your application for the certificate directly to the University of Ottawa via the Application for undergraduate admissions form.
Psychology (BA)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Psychology (BSc)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAdvanced Functions 4UTwo of the following: Biology 4U, Physics 4U, Chemistry 4U, Calculus, and Vectors 4U
We strongly recommend Calculus and Vectors 4U.
The least combined average required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics is 70%.Average (high school students): Mid 70s
Public Administration
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Public Administration and Political Science
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Social Sciences (3-year program)
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s
Social Sciences of HealthMinor only. This discipline is taken in addition to the student’s main program. Direct admission is not possible.
Social Work
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70sOffered only in French.
Sociology
Conditions and other requirements
English 4U or Français 4UAverage (high school students): Mid 70s

Other important points you must note are:

  • Grade 12 students in Ontario are permitted to apply as early as mid-October for the subsequent fall term. Certain programs allow you to submit applications for admission until June 1 while others have various deadlines. 
  • Grade 12 CO-OP courses are not included in the needed six 4U-4M level courses.
  • The following English 4U or Français 4U courses are accepted as language prerequisites: EAE4U, ENG4U, EAC4U, EWC4U, ETS4U, FRA4U, EAL4U, and FLO4U.
  • International language courses are accepted at the DU level.
  • Your best mark will be included when calculating your admission average irrespective of when the course was taken.
  • Only summer courses, online courses, and private school courses underwent in a recognized institution that grants credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) are accepted.
  • There are certain programs where you will be required to provide extra documents to support your application or excel in an audition or exam.
  • One of the factors used to determine whether you are qualified for admission scholarships is your admission average.
  • You may be required to present your official results in one of the following University-approved language tests if you have been studying in Canada for less than three years. The results can be requested at any time if need be. 
  • In certain programs, it is either you choose to apply to the French Immersion Stream or Co-operative Education Program. All you need to do is to state your preference on the application form.

Applying to CO-OP

Have you heard of our CO-OP program? As you study, it is possible for you to gain hands-on work experience with top employers for 16 months by joining our CO-OP program which is known to be the fifth largest in Canada.

Please there are two important points we will like you to note concerning the CO-OP program and they are:

  • Whether you join a CO-OP program or not, it does not in any way affect decisions regarding your admission, and joining one is entirely up to you. 
  • Before you can gain admission to the CO-OP program, you’ll need to have an average of 80%.

2. Applying online

  • You can apply online through OUAC using the OUAC 101 formnorth_east if you’re a full-time secondary school student or have graduated within the previous seven months.
  • You will be issued a username and password by your guidance counselor which you will use to open a session on the OUAC website.
  • Ensure that you declare either completed or not on all your present and past postsecondary studies even if they are not connected to your present application. This is because if you fail to do this, it may lead to the withdrawal of your offer of admission or cancellation of your application at any time.
  • Also, ensure that you pay application feesnorth_east for all admission applications but before then, endeavor to visit the OUAC website to know which fees you are expected to pay.
  • Apply online if you finished secondary school more than seven months ago or if you’re studying in secondary school using the OUAC 105 formnorth_east part-time or evenings or in an adult Secondary school.
  • Lastly, you must note that OUAC is not part of the University of Ottawa, it only takes care of applications to Ontario universities and then transfers your application to the university.

3. Log into uoZone to track your status

  • Within a week you applied, it is expected that you should receive an email admitting receipt of your application. That being said, make sure you pay attention to your junk mail inbox just in case and if after two weeks, you did not receive it, email admissions@uOttawa.ca.
  • Another thing is this, make sure that you save the acknowledgment of receipt email because it is this email that tells you how to log into the uoZone student portal to keep you updated on the progress of your application. Therein, you will find your user ID, student number, and password.
  • The next thing to do after logging into uoZone is to check your Admission file to find out the list of supporting documents you need to submit to finish your application.
  • Contact our IT Service Desk for technical assistance that has to do with your uoAccess ID or uoZone password.

4. Submit the required documents

If you fall under the category of people presently studying in an Ontario secondary school, your results will be received from OUAC alongside your 101 application.

The school may ask for additional documents that are needed to access your file. Please note that any document you submit automatically becomes the property of the University and will not be returned to you. That being said, it is your responsibility to ensure that the school receives all required documents by the deadline.

5. Have knowledge of advanced standing

Head Start program

Any university course completed as part of the Head Start program offered by the University of Ottawa counts towards your degree.

International Baccalaureate program

You can be granted advanced standing for higher-level courses in which you have completed a grade of 5 if you are registered in the IB Diploma Programnorth_easu. Your chosen program determines the advanced standing you will be given. As for the fall term, you will be given your advanced standing upon receipt of your last IB scores in August or July.

Advanced Placement program

You can be given advanced standing for AP courses in which you’ve achieved a score of 4 (at least) in your AP exam if you have taken Advanced Placement program (AP) courses. In addition to this, you can be given up to 30 units depending on the requirements of the program you settled for. As for the fall term, you will be given your advanced standing upon receipt of your last AP scores in August or July.

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