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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Review requests and appeals

  • Review of academic standing (review of suspension, dismissal, etc.)
    Students may request a faculty-level review of their academic standing if their academic performance was affected by significant extenuating circumstances beyond their control. Such requests must be submitted in writing to the appropriate faculty within 10 working days of the notification of the student's academic standing. The request must include the grounds upon which the review is requested and any relevant supporting documentation. If the outcome of the faculty-level review is favourable to the student, the student's academic standing will be adjusted appropriately and the student may be required to satisfy certain academic conditions. It is expected that the student will normally receive the faculty's decision in writing within 10 working days of filing the request for review. 
  • How to submit a review of academic standing

    You are able to submit a review of academic standing through your MyCampus account. Access the online form found on the OT Undergraduate tab, under the student records heading, within the helpful links section.

    Decisions will be sent to your student email account. Please be advised, reviews of academic standing can only be submitted within 10 working days of your latest notification of academic standing.

  • Final grade reappraisal/reconsideration

    You may make a formal request to the Office of the Registrar to have a final grade in a course reappraised.

    Requests for reappraisal must be submitted in writing and must include:

    • Any relevant supporting documentation.
    • The remedy being sought.
    • The specific academic grounds on which the request for reappraisal is based.

    Requests received more than 10 working days following the release of final grade reports for the relevant term will not be processed. Grade appeals of academic work for which there is no tangible record, such as an oral presentation, a performance, an internship, placement or practicum, will normally not result in a change of grade. If the instructor or reappraiser is persuaded that there is some doubt about the accuracy or fairness of the grade in such work, the only available remedy may require the student to repeat the work.

    Once all supporting documents and details are received, the Office of the Registrar will contact the relevant dean who will determine if the academic grounds relied upon by the student are sufficient and, if so, will commence the reappraisal process. The dean will be responsible for ensuring that the work is reappraised by an appropriate faculty member and for ensuring anonymity of both the student and the reappraiser. Prior to commencing the reappraisal, the dean will provide the reappraiser with information regarding the nature of the assignment and the rationale for the original grade. The student's request will be acknowledged by his or her faculty upon receipt. The dean will communicate the results of the reappraisal (including the reappraiser's comments) in writing to the student, the course instructor and the Office of the Registrar.

    You will normally be informed of such results within 20 working days of the reappraiser having received the work, via your student email account.

  • How to submit a final grade reappraisal/reconsideration

    If you have met with the instructor who assigned the mark and were unable to resolve the issue(s), you may submit a reappraisal/reconsideration request via your MyCampus account. Complete the final grade re-appraisal or reconsideration form located in the OT Documents tab. The completed form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Please be advised the form must be submitted within 10 working days of the final grade. 

  • Consideration for late withdrawal

    If you wish to be considered for late withdrawal from a course due to extenuating circumstances beyond your control (such as medical reasons, death in the family, etc.) you must complete the consideration for late withdrawal form located in the OT Documents tab of MyCampus. All relevant supporting documentation must accompany the request. Requests must be submitted in writing no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the subsequent semester (including fall, winter or spring/summer) in which you are enrolled. 

    Incomplete forms will not be accepted. If late consideration is based on medical reasons, you must submit a medical statement form along with the late withdrawal form.

    If the late withdrawal is based on a death, you must provide a copy of the newspaper notice, death certificate or documentation provided by the funeral director. You must clearly state on the form the reasons for the late withdrawal including the term and each of the course codes involved.

    Once complete, the form—along with any necessary supporting documentation—must be submitted via email to the Office of the Registrar or in-person. Due to privacy, a decision email will only be sent to your student email account.

    Note: The university has the ability to audit all online course registration (both add and drops). It is your responsibility as a student to be familiar with all deadlines and procedures to be followed in order to drop a course. Claiming to not understand these procedures or not be familiar with drop dates is not grounds for late withdrawal consideration.

  • Appeals to the Academic Appeals Committee
    Decisions eligible for appeal

    A list of formal decisions eligible for appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee is set out below. All other decisions shall be deemed final.

    • Decisions of the dean/delegate relating to:
      • Academic standing (review of academic standing)
      • Grade reappraisals and appeals
      • Time limits
      • The imposition of disciplinary penalties during an appeal
    • Decisions of the Academic Integrity Committee relating to academic conduct/misconduct or professional suitability.
    • On the basis of procedural irregularity only, any other decision for which the Academic Appeals Committee grants leave to appeal.
    Process for submitting an appeal

    Appeals submitted to the Academic Appeals Committee must be submitted within 10 working days of the original faculty-level decision and must contain all of the following:

    • A summary of the evidence in support of these grounds.
    • The specific decision which is being appealed.
    • The form of redress requested.
    • The specific grounds on which the appeal is made.
    • The complete text of the decision being appealed.
    • The text of the relevant procedural regulations (if any) allegedly violated or otherwise deemed applicable to the case.

    Appeals to the Academic Appeals Committee will be permitted only on the grounds of:

    • New evidence, i.e., evidence relevant to the decision made at the faculty level, but through no fault of the appellant not presented at that level. Generally speaking, events or performance subsequent to the faculty-level decision are not to be construed as new evidence; or
    • Evidence of procedural irregularity in the original consideration of the case.
  • Deferred final exams

    For more information regarding deferred exams, please visit the deferred final exams site.