The University of Ottawa is committed to assisting students achieve their goals in regards to academic success.
To this end, the University has put into place a support network to help throughout a student's studies; however, students must assume certain responsibilities.
Graduated Students must:
- choose a program of study best suited to their personal goals and plan course selections that will satisfy the requirements of their chosen program;
- enrol, re-enrol, or withdraw prior to the published closing dates;
- pay, within the prescribed deadlines, any fees associated with their program of study. The fees accruing from enrolment remain due unless the student withdraws in writing by the deadline;
- attend classes;
- understand what constitutes academic fraud and plagiarism;
- consult academic advisors, whose role is to help students reach their academic goals and to provide guidance in the interpretation of academic regulations and program requirements;
- be familiar with, and respect important dates, academic regulations, and procedures;
- be familiar with the regulations of their program and of the applicable regulations of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies;
- be aware of and meet deadlines for assignments, scholarship applications, and all other important deadlines;
- maintain clear lines of communication with the administration of the program and keep frequently in touch with the thesis supervisor(s);
- convey any change of status (e.g. illness, withdrawal, etc) to the proper authority (e.g. chair or program director) as soon as possible;
- comply with instructions from individuals of the University concerning safety and security in certain classes and laboratories;
- regularly consult uoZone to confirm enrolment, final grades and grade reports produced at the end of each term;
- respect the policy on computer and network use;
- regularly consult their email at the address assigned (@uottawa.ca), which the University will use in all communications with students;
- consult with Access Services in order to make any necessary accommodations for special needs based on established policies;
- conduct themselves in a manner that respects the rights of other members of the University community, the regulations and protocol of the University, and the laws of Canada.