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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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Letter of Permission

If you wish to take a course at another institution you must first apply for and receive a Letter of Permission (LOP) from Ontario Tech University. An LOP ensures the courses to be taken at the host institution will be recognized for credit at Ontario Tech and are applicable to your program of study.

Please note: Failure to obtain a Letter of Permission prior to taking the course will result in the credit not being transferred.

In addition:

  • A minimum four-week processing time is required following the submission of complete documentation.
  • You must register for the approved course(s) at the host institution during the academic term you specify on your LOP form. If you do not take the approved course in the term specified, you will be required to reapply for LOP.
  • LOPs are granted on the approval of the Dean in consultation with the Office of the Registrar. 
  • For equivalency, the course(s) content from the host institution must contain a majority overlap with an Ontario Tech course. The appropriate faculty makes this determination of equivalency.
  • Students must achieve a minimum mark of 60 per cent to have the course transferred for credit.
  • The LOP credit(s) will be indicated by a T on the student's transcript and will not be used in the GPA calculation.