Special students

Definition of a Special Student (Undergraduate level)

Special students are students allowed by the University to register for undergraduate courses, for credit or as auditors, without seeking a degree, diploma or a certificate from the University.

Please visit the general regulations for additional information regarding:

  • Admission requirements
  • Special student categories
  • Restrictions
  • General regulations
  • Registration procedures
  • Course changes or cancellation of registration
  • Academic Records
  • Student identification card

Where to register?

Students who wish to register to courses of the Faculty of Science as special students must present themselves at the following locations, according to the special student categories to which they will be requesting:

  • Personal interest and Improving academic standing: On April 20, registration will take place at Tabaret Hall, room 129, 75 Laurier Avenue East
  • Transfer of credits, upgrading, professional certification or Carleton University Exchange: Register in person at the Office of Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Science, Gendron Hall, 30 Marie-Curie, room 172.

BE READY: Steps to follow in order to accelerate your registration

  • Prepare a list of courses you wish to register for; the course code and section must be included (each section corresponds to a specific schedule);
  • Verify the schedule of courses to prevent conflicts;
  • Ensure that you have completed or are currently completing prerequisite courses;
  • Have with you all pertinent documents (official transcript, letter of permission, etc.);
  • If you are a new special student at uOttawa (you have never registered for a course at uOttawa or Saint-Paul University, nor have you studied at either university), please begin the registration process by filling out the personal identification form for special students (undergraduate);
  • Have completed and signed the appropriate form Registration (PDF).
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