What you need to know


Most university courses have prerequisites, therefore registering as a special student does not exempt you from such registration conditions. Which means that if you'd like to register to a specific course, but it has a prerequisite, you must successfully complete the prerequisite prior.

If you have completed the prerequisite with another institution, we will ask that you provide an official transcript to prove it.

To view which courses have prerequisites, please consult our DCC courses.

Prepare your schedule

To make sure you're available when the course is offered, and also avoid conflicts, check out the timetable tool to help you view the course schedule.

  • Select the term
  • Enter the course code or select Law (Certificate) to have a complete list of all DCC courses offered

When to register

To find out when you can register, check out our Important Dates and Deadline webpage under Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements.

How to register?

Since you will not be able to register online, you'll need to fill out our Special Student registration form (provide supportive documentation, if needed) and submit it either by email, in person or by mail directly at the undergraduate secretariat office of the faculty of Law - Civil Law section:

57 Louis-Pasteur Street
Fauteux Hall, room 201
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 6N5


Please note that it will take a minimum of 10 business days, from the day the faculty receives your registration form, to proceed with the evaluation of your request received by email, mail or by fax. Incomplete forms will be denied.

Reasons why your registration request was denied
  1. No more available seats in the course.
  2. Schedule conflict within your choices.
  3. You do not meet the requirements of the course - did not complete the prerequisite.
  4. Selected too many courses.
  5. You have a financial condition with the University of Ottawa.

Important: When submitting your registration form, it's important to have a backup plan, therefore make sure to clearly indicate other choices in case the courses you're interested into are full.

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