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Important admissions information

  • How to accept your offer

    Congratulations on your offer of admission. 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 the university. If your offer is conditional, please ensure you review and understand the conditions.

    Step 2:

    Option 1:  If you applied through the  Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), then you will need to accept your offer through OUAC by the date specified in your offer of admission.

    Option 2: If you applied through the internal application, then you will need to accept your offer directly on your applicant portal.

    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 2 to 3 working days after accepting your offer of admission on OUAC to pay the deposit. Once you have decided to accept an offer of admission, it is recommended that you start your study permit and visa application. For more information, please visit our immigration information page or contact your nearest Canadian consulate, embassy or visa office.

    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?

    An offer of admission can be extended to an applicant who will need to satisfy conditions in order to attend the university.

    A conditional offer of admission is an official offer of admission that has been made on midterm or in-progress grades, outstanding English language proficiency requirements (if applicable), and/or unofficial documentation.

    The offer of admission is finalized upon the satisfactory completion of all courses currently in progress, including program prerequisites, meeting the English language proficiency requirements (if applicable), and attaining the minimum final average stated in your offer of admission.

  • What are my conditions?

    The general conditions for all offers of admission are:

    • Complete all courses currently in progress.
    • Complete all prerequisite courses with the required minimum grades (if applicable).
      • Prerequisite courses can be fulfilled through high school, college or university coursework.
      • Maintain the minimum final admissions average as outlined in your offer of admission.
    • Provide sufficient proof of English language proficiency (if applicable).
    • Submit all final, official documentation as outlined on your Applicant Portal checklist.

    For your specific conditions and document requirements, please refer to your offer of admission letter and your Applicant Portal checklist.

  • When is my offer finalized?

    To finalize your offer, we must have the following:

    • All documentation listed in your Applicant Portal.
    • The required minimum final admission average as outlined on your offer of admission.

    Note: We do not re-issue offer of admission letters once conditions have been met. If you have accepted a conditional offer, when your conditions have been met, an official email will be sent stating that you have satisfied all conditions.

  • English language proficiency requirements

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

    • 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 on one of the approved English language tests.
    • You have completed an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at the university's English Language Centre or through one of our EAP Partners.
  • Glossary of terms

    Admission average: Average grade calculation based on the top five or six courses including prerequisites for secondary school applicants, or just on the prerequisite courses for all other applicants.

    Advanced standing: Applicants who have completed university-level courses while in secondary or post-secondary school may be eligible to earn credits toward their degree.

    Confirmation/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 at the university 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.

    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 have paid their deposit are able to register for courses in June/July. 

    Deferral of application: When a student with a firm offer is approved to defer their application to a later date. Applicants who are offered admission may apply to defer their application by one year. When 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. For more information, please contact the Registrar's office.

    Document submission: To evaluate your admission eligibility in a timely manner, we need you to submit all documentation as outlined in your applicant portal.  Please see the document glossary to determine which documents are required and how to submit them. Please only submit what is outlined specifically in your Ontario Tech University Applicant Portal.

    FIPPA: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    Firm/final offer: All requirements for admission have been met and the offer is confirmed.

    Good academic standing: When a student meets the standards prescribed for continuing in the university and/or their program, they are in good academic standing.

    GPA: The abbreviation for 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.

    Official document/transcript: a document that has been issued directly from the issuing institution in a duly-sealed, institutionally-labelled envelope (that remains unopened). Official documents and transcripts must be sent directly to the university by the issuing institution in most cases.

    Original document: this is the original copy of a document that was issued upon completion. An original document that is submitted by the student or third party is not considered an official document.

    Prerequisite: Required courses needed to be considered for a program of study.

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

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

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

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

    Unofficial document/transcript: a document or transcript that has been submitted physically or electronically by the applicant or third party. Admission decisions can be made on unofficial documents.

  • 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 Ontario Tech 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 Applicant 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