Choosing a program

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All FSS programs are designed to help you get involved in Canadian society, or internationally, by supporting you in acquiring the tools and skills required to be a positive change agent in the lives of the people and communities you care about.

If you are not sure which program to choose from, we recommend you get as much information as you can about what interests you, and that you base your decision on facts. Speak to current students and profs, visit the campus, understand what sets our programs apart from other institutions. That may sound like it’s a lot of work, but we’ve been helping students like you make those decisions for years. So, here are 4 hacks we’ve prepared to make the decision process easier on you:

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4 Hacks for choosing a program:

  1. Check out the various programs described in this guide. Once you find a program you like, follow the associated URL to access more relevant content online (take a virtual tour, watch student testimonials, etc.).
  2. Download our free app. Head over to the App Store or Google Play to find the uOttawa FSS app. You’ll be able to access program info anytime and anywhere, and in the months ahead, you’ll get to take part in exclusive contests!
  3. Come to uOttawa’s Fall Open House on Saturday, October 28, 2017. It’s a relaxed and effective way to get more info on the programs you’re thinking about. Bring along a friend or some family members, visit the uOttawa campus in person, and chat with students and professors who currently study and teach in the very programs that interest you.

    It’s a great way to confirm your program choice. If you miss the Fall Open House, you can always catch uOttawa’s 2018 Spring Open House on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
  4. Be a Student for a Day and get answers in-person! Attend a real class, meet with a student, speak with an academic advisor, discover our facilities, or take part in a campus tour.

    It’s really the closest you can come to actually being a university student while still being in high school or CEGEP. Our main campus is in the heart of downtown Ottawa so it’s also a great way to visit the nation’s capital.

    Plus… It’s free! Just register.
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