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Important notice

Spring/Summer 2024

Applications for Spring/Summer 2024 are now closed.

Fall 2024

Applications for Fall 2024 open for Canadian applicants, Permanent Residents and International applicants who already hold a valid study permit and who have an address in Canada.

Applications for Fall 2024 closed for International applicants who require a study permit. However, applications for Fall 2024 are open for International applicants who are applying to a program of studies offered remotely.

Applications: A step-by-step guide

STEP 1 : Choose a program of study
STEP 2 : Learn about admission requirements
STEP 3 : Submit your application

You have two options.

Option 1

If you are applying for an undergraduate program at Saint Paul University only, or if you are applying for a master’s or doctoral program:

Option 2

If you are applying for admission to an undergraduate program at more than one Ontario university, including Saint Paul University: Complete the application form available at the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because Saint Paul University is federated with the University of Ottawa, you will find programs offered by Saint Paul University listed under the University of Ottawa. Click here for more information.

Admission Application Deadlines

Click here to consult admission application deadlines specific for each level of study.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The application fees are non-refundable.

STEP 4 : Gather the documents needed for the assessment of your application
STEP 5 : Assessment of your application

Once the Office of Admissions receives all the required documents, it will begin to assess your application. One of the following decisions will be sent to you at the email address you gave us, as well as to your postal address.

Possible decisions

  • Offer of admission
    The Office of Admissions will send you an offer of admission (unconditional).
  • Conditional offer of admission
    The Office of Admissions will make you a conditional offer of admission, with specific conditions that you must meet by a certain deadline. You can still proceed to registration (course selection).
  • Deferred decision
    The Office of Admissions can inform you that some information is missing and therefore the University is unable to make a decision regarding your eligibility. If applicable, the Office will tell you which documents to send and by what date.
  • Refusal
    The Office of Admissions will inform you of the reasons for the refusal.
STEP 6 : Accept your offer of admission

To accept an offer of admission, you must sign the form entitled Admission Acceptance Form that accompanies your offer of admission and send it to Saint Paul University by email, before the deadline, to, or mail it to:

Saint Paul University
Office of Admissions and Student Services
223 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 1C4

STEP 7 : Choose your courses

With your offer of admission, you will receive all the information you will need to choose your courses. You will also receive the contact information for our academic advisors; you can meet with them one on one or during information sessions for guidance and to help you finalize your course selection.