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Important admissions information

  • How to accept your offer

    Congratulations on your offer of admission to Ontario Tech University. You've made a great choice!

    To become our newest student, complete these steps:

    Step 1:

    Browse the information on this website to learn more about your offer of admission and life at our university. If your offer is conditional, please ensure you review and understand the conditions.

    Step 2:

    Accept your offer through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) by the date specified in your offer of admission.

    Step 3:

    To reserve your seat, submit your $500 non-refundable tuition deposit to the university by the date specified in your offer of admission. For instructions on how to pay your tuition deposit and information about course registration, visit the pay your tuition deposit web page.

    Please note: You must wait two to three business days after accepting your offer of admission on OUAC before paying the deposit.

    Welcome to our community! We look forward to welcoming you on campus. Check your email often to ensure you receive valuable information about us—your university.

  • What is a conditional offer of admission?

    The offer of admission is conditional upon satisfactory completion of all courses currently in progress, including program prerequisites, English language proficiency requirements (if applicable), an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and the minimum final average stated in your offer of admission.

    The latest date for all admission requirements to be met is Friday, August 9, 2024. Failure to meet the admission requirements by this date will result in the withdrawal of your offer. The conditions of your offer are listed in your offer of admission which is available in your Applicant Portal.   

  • What are my conditions?

    Every applicant must complete all courses currently in progress, English language proficiency requirements (if applicable), and an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. In addition to this you must also:

    • Complete all prerequisite courses with the required minimum grades (if applicable).
    • Maintain the minimum final admissions average as outlined in your offer of admission. This is based on your best six 4U/M courses including prerequisites.

    Below is an example of an offer letter. The highlighted areas are the conditions of your offer.

    Offer of Admission

    Feb 21, 2017

    Maryanne Long
    28 Maggs St
    Ajax, Ontario L1T4C4

    Student Number: 100999999

    Dear Maryanne,

    Congratulations on your admission to Ontario Tech University. The details of your offer(s) are outlined below.

    Program: Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    Faculty: Business & Information Tech
    Entry Term: Fall 2017
    Type of offer: Conditional Offer of Admission
    Accept your offer no later than: June 1, 2017
    Minimum final admissions average: 70 per cent
    Prerequisites/equivalent courses: ENG4U (minimum 60 per cent) and one of MHF4U, MCV4U or MDM4U (minimum 60 per cent).

  • When is my offer finalized?

    The majority of offers are finalized in mid- to late July after we have received your final transcript from your school. In order to finalize your offer we must have the following:

    • Your final high school transcript with proof of OSSD completion.
    • English language proficiency (if applicable).
    • The required minimum final admission average as outlined on your offer of admission.
    • Any other documents listed in your Applicant Portal.
  • Alternative offers of admission

    If you do not meet the admission requirements for the program you applied to, or your average was below the cut-off, we may extend an offer of admission to a different program which you are eligible for. 

    Should you later become eligible for your original program choice, your application may be reconsidered if there is space in the program at that time. 

    If you have received an alternative offer and require more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar

  • English language proficiency requirements

    All applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. This requirement can be satisfied with one of the following criteria:

    • Your first language is English.
    • You have completed at least three years of formal, full-time study (no less than three courses per semester) at a secondary or post-secondary institution where the language of instruction and examination is English.
      Note: The minimum three-year requirement does not include time enrolled in an English as a Second Language program.
    • You have achieved the required proficiency in one of the English language tests acceptable to the university.
  • Glossary of terms

    Admission average - Average grade calculation based on six grade 12 U or M courses, or equivalent, including prerequisites, for a current Canadian secondary school applicant.

    Advanced standing - Applicants who have completed university-level courses (such as AP or IB) while in high school may be eligible to earn credits toward their degree.

    Alternate offer - Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements or whose application cannot be accommodated due to reasons outlined by the Admission office may receive an offer to another closely related program.

    Conditional offer - Applicants may be given conditional offers of admission based on current academic standing. To maintain an offer of admission, an applicant must successfully complete the outstanding requirements as detailed in the offer of admission. Applicants who hold conditional offers of admission and paid their deposit are able to register for courses in July. 

    Deferral of application - When a student with a firm offer is approved to start the program at a later date. Applicants who are offered admission may apply to defer their application or their offer of admission by one year. Where an application is deferred, the applicant will not have to re-apply but will be reassessed for admissibility on a competitive basis in the relevant admission period. 

    FIPPA - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    Firm/Final offer - All requirements for admission have been met and the offer is confirmed.

    GPA - Grade Point Average. A semester GPA is the weighted average of the grade points awarded on the basis of academic performance during a single semester. A cumulative GPA is the weighted average of the grade points awarded in all courses completed by a student at the university.

    Letter of Acceptance for Study Permit Purposes - A key document for international students to apply for a study permit. This letter is included in your offer letter if you do not have status in Canada.

    Prerequisite - Required course(s) needed to be considered for a program of study.

    Registration - The process of selecting, enrolling in and being assessed fees for courses.

    Rescind - The university may withdraw an offer of admission when an applicant does not meet the requirements of his or her offer.

    Scholarship average - Average grade calculation based on an applicant's top six grade 12 U or M courses, or equivalent, from a current Canadian secondary school; it does not include upgrading marks.

    Student Number - The nine-digit unique identification number (100xxxxxx) for all students at the university. Your Student Number can be found on any letter sent to you from the university.

    Transfer credit - Academic credit granted for coursework completed at an institution other than the university.

    Tuition deposit - A $500 non-refundable fee, payable to the university when you accept your offer of admission. The fee confirms your intention to enrol and is required prior to registering for courses. Please note: This payment is separate from the residence deposit. For any residence payments, please log into your Housing Portal.

  • Application status

    To view your application status, follow the steps below:

    Step 1: Visit the Applicant Portal login page to access your student account.
    Step 2: Log in using your student number (100xxxxxx) as the username and your date of birth as the password (MMDDYY format).
    Step 3: Select the applicant tab at the top of your screen.
    Step 4: Select the Applicant Portal link.

    If you are unable to log into your Applicant Portal, please contact IT Services at 905.721.3333.

    Any requests for additional documentation will be listed in the admissions portal. All outstanding documentation should be sent to:

    Admissions - Office of the Registrar
    Ontario Tech University
    2000 Simcoe Street North
    Oshawa, Ontario  L1G 0C5

    Once documentation has been processed, the date of receipt will appear in the admissions portal.

    Updates are posted to the applicant portal regularly so make sure to check your account often.

    Please feel free to contact the Office of the Registrar regarding any questions you may have.

  • Book an admission advising appointment

    If you would like to speak with an admissions officer about your application, you can request an appointment online.