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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 our university. If your offer is conditional, please ensure you review and understand the conditions.

    Step 2:

    Accept your offer and pay your deposit by selecting the button labelled Accept/Decline Offer and Pay Deposit located within your Applicant Portal, under the Applicant tab.

    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 when we are still awaiting any documentation listed in your Applicant Portal.

  • What are my conditions?

    Since you met the conditions of your offer before deferring your application, usually the only condition you need to fulfil is to submit an activities letter, which outlines your academic and professional activities during the deferral period. You can check your Applicant Portal to see if any other documentation is required.

  • 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

    Advanced standing - Applicants who have completed university-level courses taken while in secondary or post-secondary 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.

    Confirmation 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 Ontario Tech 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.

    Deferral of application - This is 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. 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. For more information, please contact the Registrar's office.

    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.

    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.

    Scholarship average - Average grade calculation based on an applicant's top six 4 U or M courses, or equivalent, for Ontario Secondary School graduates. For average grade calculation for out-of-province applicants please see our out-of-province equivalencies

    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 from the university.

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

  • 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 applicant 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 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 admission officer about your application, you can request an appointment online