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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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University Preparatory Program: Summer 2021

Overview

This specialized Ontario Tech University certificate program prepares you for the academic demands of university through three (3) pillars: numeracy, literacy and academic success. Along with the courses, you will receive specialized, one-on-one academic coaching. You will receive a university certificate upon completion of the University Preparatory Program (UPP).

 

Who should attend?

Note: This program and its courses is currently only available to those with a conditional offer to Ontario Tech University that requires successful completion of the University Preparatory Program.

Students will be notified by the Office of the Registrar of any conditional offers that include completion of this program.

This program allows students to upgrade their knowledge in key prerequisite areas prior to beginning an undergraduate degree program at Ontario Tech. You may use the knowledge and skills developed through this program to prepare you for success in undergraduate university studies.

Required courses

  • Mathematics

    Course code: MATH 100CL

    This course helps you develop a general understanding and knowledge of mathematical concepts for pre-calculus, including:

    • Calculate the rate of change, the slope of a line, secants and tangents, and line limits.
    • Use and verify graphically and algebraically, a variety of functions, including polynomial, trigonometric, and exponential functions.
    • Explain the limit of a function and make connections to the derivative of that function.
    • Verify graphically and algebraically the rules for determining derivatives.
  • Academic Writing

    Course code: WRIT 100CL

    This course helps you develop a firm understanding of oral, and written English, with a focus on academic literacy including:

    • Develop active reading, notetaking and comprehension strategies for critical thinking.
    • Improve reading and writing skills by understanding elements of style, academic vocabulary and text forms.
    • Develop an understanding of producing original content in academic writing by identifying audience, purpose and genre.
    • Organize ideas into cogent arguments by using active voice, and proper diction.
    • Develop problem solving skills needed to be a critical reader and writer.
  • Academic Success

    Course code: UNIV 100CL

    This course helps you develop an understanding of student academic readiness and success concepts including:

    • Synthesize and apply a personal plan for academic success.
    • Develop stronger self-efficacy and resilience in personal, academic and career choices.
    • Apply time management skills to university courses & planning.
    • Apply successful mental health strategies in university & beyond.
    • Achieve a higher level of intercultural communication competency and
    • Understand the core responsibilities of post-secondary student success, while developing coping mechanisms, study skills and student persistence strategies.

*Completion of the University Preparatory Program requires successful completion of all three (3) of the above listed courses except for learners with a conditional offer to the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

**Learners with a conditional offer to the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities that requires them to complete the University Preparatory Program must successfully complete the Academic Writing and Academic Success courses only.  

Academic Coaching

Students also receive Academic Coaching. Academic Coaching is a partnership between a student and coach focused on examining individual learning styles, study habits and barriers to success to determine and implement an individualized strategy for reaching the student’s academic goals.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Lectures start: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Lectures end: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Mathematics* Tuesdays  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Academic Writing Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Academic Success Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.

*Mid-term/quizzes may be scheduled outside of the standard course schedule. See course syllabus for details. Note: Mathematics is not required for those with a conditional offer to a program in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

Academic Coaching

Students also receive Academic Coaching. Academic Coaching is a partnership between a student and coach focused on examining individual learning styles, study habits and barriers to success to determine and implement an individualized strategy for reaching the student’s academic goals.

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

  • June 22, 2021—offer acceptance and $500 non-refundable deposit due
  • July 6, 2021—first day of classes
  • July 19, 2021—full payment* of program fees due; withdrawal deadline
  • August 26, 2021—last day of classes

Final grades are typically posted within two (2) weeks of the last day of classes.

*If full payment is not received by July 19, 2021 you will be removed from the program and refunded all program tuition fees with the exception of the $500 non-refundable deposit.

Removal from the program will void any conditional offer to an Ontario Tech University undergraduate program that requires successful completion of the University Preparatory Program.

 

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Students must attend the virtual class at specified dates and times. 

  • Computer/device with internet access
    • Minimum computer requirements for each of the Faculties can be found on the Information Technology Services website. If purchasing a computer, it is strongly recommended that those completing the University Preparatory Program as a part of a conditional offer to a program at Ontario Tech University follow the computer requirements for the Faculty/program their conditional offer is for.
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)
  • Additional software
    • A word processor 
    • Some courses in this program may require additional software. These will be listed in each course syllabus. Cost and procurement of additional required software is the learner's responsibility.
*To participate in video conferencing for courses, the device with internet access, microphone, webcam, and speaker/headphone capabilities can be the computer listed above or a different device.
Some courses in this program may require additional materials (example: textbook). These materials will be listed in each course syllabus. Cost and procurement of additionally required materials are the learner's responsibility.

Conditional offer for program in:

  • Faculty of Business and I.T.;
  • Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science;
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science;
  • Faculty of Health Sciences; or
  • Faculty of Science

3 required courses:

  • Mathematics
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Success
Domestic

$1500 Cdn + HST for 3 courses

(less the $500 Cdn non-refundable deposit) 

International

$4500 Cdn + HST for 3 courses

(less the $500 Cdn non-refundable deposit) 

Conditional offer for program in:

  • Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

2 required courses:

  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Success
Domestic

$1000 Cdn + HST for 2 courses

(less the $500 Cdn non-refundable deposit) 

International

$3000 Cdn + HST for 2 courses

(less the $500 Cdn non-refundable deposit) 

Please note that a $500 Cdn non-refundable deposit is due June 22, 2021. 

Remaining program fess are due July 19, 2021.

Please see the "Registration and payment" section and "Payments" policy of this webpage for more information.

To register for the program, learners must:

*Step 1: Accept the offer sent to them by the Office of the Registrar through the online form provided with the conditional offer.

Step 2: Pay the $500 non-refundable deposit by June 22, 2021.

Step 3: Pay all remaining program fees by July 19, 2021.

*Individuals who have completed Step 1 above will receive an email from Continuous Learning outlining next steps, including detailed payment instructions for Steps 2 and 3 above. 

Full payment for the program must be received by the university by July 19, 2021.  If payment is not received by July 19, 2021 you will be removed from the program and refunded all program tuition fees with the exception of the $500 non-refundable deposit. Removal from the program will void any conditional offer to an Ontario Tech University undergraduate program that requires successful completion of this program.


Policies

  • Payments
    To register for the program, learners must:

    *Step 1: Accept the offer sent to them by the Office of the Registrar through the online form provided with the conditional offer.

    Step 2: Pay the $500 non-refundable deposit by June 22, 2021.

    Step 3: Pay all remaining program fees by July 19, 2021.

    *Individuals who have completed Step 1 above will recieve an email from Continuous Learning outlining next steps, including detailed payment instructions for Steps 2 and 3 above. 

    Full payment for the program must be received by the university by July 19, 2021.  If payment is not received by July 19, 2021 you will be removed from the program and refunded all program tuition fees with the exception of the $500 non-refundable deposit. Removal from the program will void any conditional offer to an Ontario Tech University undergraduate program that requires successful completion of this program.
  • Withdrawal

    Withdrawal deadline: July 19, 2021

    Withdrawal from the University Preparatory Program will void any conditional offer to Ontario Tech University requiring successful completion of this program.

    Learners who wish to drop the program must send their request continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca on or before the withdrawal deadline (above). Withdrawal requests submitted by the withdrawal deadline are subject to a full refund of program fees with the exception of the $500 non-refundable deposit. 

  • Successful course and program completion

    For all required courses, a 70% or higher final grade is considered a pass. All final grades of 70% or higher will be recorded as PAS, indicating a "passing grade". All final grades lower than 70% will be recorded as FAL, indicating a "failing grade".

    For successful completion of the University Preparatory Program, learners must complete all required courses with a passing grade.

    *Note: Additional conditions may be required for successful completion of individual courses. These conditions will be noted in the course syllabus and must be met for successful completion of the course and, therefore, program. 

    Learners will receive a university certificate upon successful completion of this program. 

  • Academic Integrity
    Learners are expected to adhere to the conduct standards of Ontario Tech University. Information regarding student conduct can be found in the Student Conduct Policy in the University’s Policy Library.
  • Other
    Those completing the University Preparatory Program are subject the policies of Ontario Tech University and Continuous Learning. Ontario Tech policies can be found in the Policy library. Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing the University Preparatory Program are expected to adhere to the General and Open enrolment regulations.

 

Frequently asked questions

For those with a conditional offer to an Ontario Tech University undergraduate program that requires completion of the University Preparatory Program:

  • How long is this program?
    This program is 8 weeks in length.
  • What courses will I take?
    The courses in this program focus on academic preparedness and prerequisite knowledge. The curriculum will vary based on your intended program of study and after an assessment by an Academic Advisor.
  • Am I guaranteed admission into my undergraduate program of choice in September 2021?

    Yes, provided that you successfully complete the University Preparatory Program, you will seamlessly transition into one of the undergraduate programs to which you previously applied.

    Please note: You cannot transition into Collaborative Nursing, Computer Science and Medical Laboratory Science because they are competitive programs.


 Registration Status
Summer 2021: Coming soon!

Location
Ontario Tech University North campus location
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa*

*All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start of their courses. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 Date
Summer 2021: July 6, 2021, to August 26, 2021

Credential
Certificate

 Fees
With conditional offer to Faculty of Social Science and Humanities:

  • Domestic: $1000 Cdn + HST
  • International: $3000 Cdn + HST

With conditional offer to all other Faculties:

  • Domestic: $1500 Cdn + HST
  • International: $4500 Cdn + HST

 

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca