Newly Admitted Students
Congratulations! You have received your offer of admission, you can now commence preparations to become one of our students. Here are the next steps.
Step 1 : Accept your Offer
Congratulations! You Have Received an Offer of Admission.
You will receive an email to let you know a decision has been made. You need to open a session in uoZone to check your admission file and view the details of your offer.
Log in to your uoZone, under Admission file > Download your Offer. Your admission file contains information on:
- your offer of admission
- conditions/requirements you must meet in order to be able to register
- steps to accept your offer
Follow the instructions in your admission file to accept your offer, and make sure you really understand all its conditions.
You must accept your offer of admission by the deadline indicated.
After you accept your offer, check that your personal information is correct, such as your current mailing address, your telephone number, your emergency contacts, etc. by accessing your uoZone account under Applications > Student Center > Names > Addresses.
Make sure to meet all the requirements indicated in your offer of admission.
Step 2 : Before registering
To avoid possible enrolment holds on your file, you must meet the conditions stipulated in your admission offer before enrolling in your courses (examples are proof of degree, an official transcript, etc.).
Step 3 : Understand your Program
Understanding your program and course requirements is an essential step.
You will be able to enrol online through your uoZone, but first get to know your program. You are responsible to follow all the program requirements in order to graduate within the time limit.
- Find out more about your program. It shows you the basic structure of your program, including the compulsory and optional courses needed to graduate.
- Find out more about the courses schedule.
- Familiarize yourself with your course sequence
- You may also want to check your current academic requirements by accessing your uoZone account under Applications > My Academic Requirements > Click “Expand All”.
- Once we assign you a supervisor, it is important to schedule a meeting with the professor in order to discuss expectations, and research needs.
Step 4 : Enrol in your Courses
Enrol online according to your course requirements.
In order to be able to access the Enrol application in uoZone as soon as your enrolment period starts, you must have accepted your offer of admission at least three working days before the enrolment date assigned to you.
- Consult this year’s course sequence available in the student guide before registration.
- New students-Enrollment information & support.
- You must enrol for all your courses online through uoZone.
- Make sure to register for the Fall and Winter terms at the same time.
- Fall and Winter terms: Enrolment starts in June. You will be emailed the date when you can first enrol about two weeks before enrolment opens. It is important to enrol on time – regardless of where you are located in the world – to secure a spot in your favourite classes.
- Spring/ Summer term: Enrolment starts in March and you will be emailed the date when you can first enrol about two weeks before enrolment opens.
- Consult the important dates and deadlines for more information.
- Once registered, you will be able to pay your tuition, get your student ID card, get your U-Pass and, new students: You will receive an email with instructions on how to access your uOttawa email account within 48 hours of your enrolment.
Step 5 : Plan your Finances
Make sure you pay your tuition fees on time.
It is important to plan a budget in order to make sure that you can cover all the costs related to your university life. We encourage you to develop a financial plan that includes university costs and living costs.
- Tuition varies according to your status and program.
- You must pay your tuition fees by the date indicated in the important academic dates and deadlines .
- You can view your statement of account through uoZone.
- You can consult the financial aid and awards website for an estimate of the costs you will have to assume during your studies.
Scholarships and Financial Aid Opportunities
- You may be eligible to apply for Scholarships or Financial support from the Faculty of Law.
- You may also be eligible to apply, on line, for scholarships offered by the University of Ottawa.
- You may also apply to the Work Study Program, to get a chance to gain valuable experience by working on campus part time.
- If you have more questions regarding financial aid, contact Financial aid and awards.
- If you have concerns about your methods of payment, payment plans and statements of account, please contact Financial Resources.
Step 6 : Orientation Session and other Resources
You will be invited, by email, to an orientation session at the beginning of the fall term, in September, to help you familiarize yourself with the Faculty of Law.
Student Academic Success Service (SASS)
- Academic Accommodations
- Academic Support ( Academic Writing Help Center and Student Mentoring)
- Counselling and Coaching
Here you will find a selection of the official campus maps
Step 7 : International Student
This step is for International students only
Unless you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you need a valid study permit to attend the program.
As a newly admitted international student, please visit the International Office website.
The Newly admitted section will guide you through the important steps to follow for a successful student experience at the University of Ottawa.
It can take several months to obtain the study permit, so we strongly recommend that you apply early. For all immigration questions we invite you to visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website (CIC).