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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

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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Academic advising frequently asked questions

What is a GPA?

GPA stands for grade point average. It is an average of the grade point values that have been earned in completed credit courses. Learn more about grading


What is academic standing?

Academic standing is a statement of a student’s overall academic performance. It is calculated and recorded on academic transcripts at the end of each semester for every full-time student. Academic standing regulations are applied to part-time students after completion of nine credit hours. Learn more about academic standing 


What is the Dean’s list?

Students in clear standing with a semester GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 on at least 80 per cent of a full course load at the end of a semester will receive the designation Dean’s Honours List on their transcripts.


What is the President’s list?

Students in clear standing with a semester GPA of 3.8 or higher on at least 80 per cent of a full course load will receive the designation President’s List on their transcripts.