101 – Ontario Tech University
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- About Ontario Tech University
- Admission Requirements
- English-language Requirements
- Financial Assistance
- Scholarships and Awards
- Deferral Policy
- Residence Accommodations
- Connect With Ontario Tech University
- Contact Information
About Ontario Tech University
Our innovative and unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market-driven requirements of employers. Upon graduation, you will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world’s leading employers.
Professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas that include:
- automotive design and engineering,
- business and information technology,
- computer science,
- alternative and sustainable energy,
- nuclear engineering,
- law enforcement,
- manufacturing and
- community/public health.
Our unique, technology-enriched teaching and learning environment challenges you to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery. We prepare you to excel in the global, knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. At Ontario Tech, the possibilities are endless.
- Designed by award-winning architects, our 2 beautiful, student-centred campus locations include brand new facilities and academic buildings, a residence village and welcoming outdoor spaces, including our outdoor skating rink.
- You have many opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-world settings. Ontario Tech has more than 300 industry and community partner organizations, including the Durham Region Police Service, Ontario Power Generation and SickKids.
- There are a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities available, such as Capstone projects, practicums, co-ops, internships and undergraduate research opportunities.
Regardless of educational background, all applicants to undergraduate programs must have specific prerequisite subject knowledge for their intended program of study.
The specific grade average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. We select students by considering a wide range of criteria, including school marks, distribution of subjects taken and relevance to the academic program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. We will give preference to applicants with the best qualifications.
You must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum of six 4U/M credits or equivalent, including credits and courses that satisfy the academic prerequisites of specific programs. You must also present a competitive admission average.
We will use the highest grade obtained in a course to calculate your admission average.
Faculties may also require additional assessment of the suitability of a student for admission. This may include, but is not limited to: Personal and professional characteristic assessment, supplemental application documents and admission interviews.
If your grades are affected by extenuating circumstances that you can document, we encourage you to contact the Office of the Registrar with the appropriate information.
You must provide proof of English-language proficiency.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
The EAP program, offered through our English Language Centre, provides a language pathway if you meet the academic requirements for admission but require additional English-language training. When you enter the EAP program, you will receive conditional admission to your degree program.
We are committed to educating students who reflect the diversity of Canada. We believe that a campus that is equitable, diverse and inclusive drives innovation and excellence, enhances quality and integrity, and helps us to achieve our potential as a university community.
We understand there are systemic barriers and limitations that impact some students’ ability to achieve their full potential; we are invested in increasing access for Indigenous, BIPOC, women, LGBTQ2S, immigrant, low-income students, students with disabilities and/or students with extenuating circumstances.
If you identify as BIPOC, a woman, LGBTQ2S, having a disability, a religious minority and/or low income (or other equity-deserving communities), we encourage you to submit for an additional assessment conducted by our Equity Admissions Committee. The assessment will be done by a member of the faculty you are applying to, the Admissions office and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Engagement.
If you do not meet the competitive grade point average (GPA) for the program you are interested in studying – but meet our required minimum 70% GPA – we will consider you for admission based on your:
- Student history
- Work experience
- Educational goals
- Community involvement
- Other applicable achievements
We acknowledge that equity is a concept that governs all people and a declaration of membership in a certain group will not be the sole determinant of admissibility. We will measure the information contained in the consideration form alongside other factors, including possession of program prerequisites and achievement of the university’s minimum GPA.
If you self-identify as Indigenous (Status or Non-Status First Nation, Métis and/or Inuit) and do not meet our competitive GPA for admission, but still meet a minimum 70% admission average, you may apply to have our Indigenous Admissions Committee conduct a separate Indigenous admission assessment. Our committee includes a member from the faculty of application, the Admissions office and the Indigenous Education and Cultural Services office.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers valuable services to students with all types of disabilities, including students who are blind or have low vision, are deaf or hard of hearing and have a physical, mental health, medical or learning disability as defined in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
When you complete an OSAP application, both the federal and provincial governments automatically assess you for loan assistance.
If you are a Canadian student applying from provinces outside of Ontario, you should contact the financial assistance agencies in your home province.
There is also a substantial bursary program to aid students facing financial hardships. From emergency funds to long-term assistance, we work with you to find solutions through bursaries and/or on-campus employment opportunities suited to your individual circumstances.
Read more about financial assistance or call 905-721-3190.
Scholarships and Awards
Awards of Recognition
We acknowledge the accomplishments of many students admitted to the university through the presentation of awards of recognition for outstanding academic achievement (85% or higher). We give these awards to students entering directly from a Canadian high school. An application is not required.
Women for STEM Scholarship Program
We automatically award 20 scholarships of $5,000 to women with high averages entering STEM programs. The program includes mentorship, special events and a $2,000 upper-year award for eligible students.
We offer scholarships that require completion of an application. We award the Founder’s, President’s and Chancellor’s scholarships based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and community involvement. These scholarships are renewable and are valued from $24,000 to $36,000.
The Founder’s, President’s and Chancellor’s scholarships require 1 application to be considered for all 5 awards.
We offer the FIRST Robotics Canada (FRC) Scholarship valued at $12,000. We award this scholarship to a student participating on their high school’s FRC team, in their final year and entering an Engineering program at Ontario Tech.
Applications for these scholarships are due on Thursday, February 24, 2022.
Tribute Communities Success Scholarship
Twenty-five scholarships of $10,000 each, allocated over 4 years. If you have an average between 75 and 84.9% in your final year of high school and are entering full-time studies, you are eligible to apply.
Award recipients must commit to becoming an active member of our university community by taking part in the ambassador program, peer mentoring, joining a club or other collaborative opportunities.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||$1,000||$2,000||$3,000||$4,000|
Applications for this scholarship are due on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
We recognize your academic achievements during your undergraduate program. If you achieve a minimum 3.7 GPA (on a 4.3 scale) during the previous year and are returning to full-time study, we automatically award you a scholarship.
If we offer you admission, you may apply to defer your application for 1 year, provided you accept your offer and meet all the conditions of your offer of admission.
When you defer your application, we re-assess you for admissibility on a competitive basis in the relevant admission period. You must submit your deferral request online to the Office of the Registrar. You must make your deferral request before the end of the regular registration period for the specific application term. Competitive programs may have earlier deadlines.
If you are a first-year student, we guarantee you a place in residence, provided you accept your offer of admission and apply to residence by the June 1, 2022, deadline.
Our residence offers 3 styles of suites for accommodation. Every suite has cable television, high-speed internet, a work area and telephone. We also provide modern on-site laundry facilities and light housekeeping services.
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Office of the Registrar
Ontario Tech University
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa ON L1G 0C5