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Applying for consideration with a disability

If you were not accommodated for all or part of high school, previous diploma or degree program, or believe there are extenuating circumstances—such as the accommodations you received were inappropriate—that negatively impacted your grades, you may be eligible for consideration on this basis. We expect the marks for students with disabilities who received disability-related accommodations in high school or during a previous degree or diploma program will accurately reflect their academic ability.

Important deadlines

  • If you are applying to the Faculty of Education, your application for consideration on the basis of a disability and supporting documentation must be received by December 8 of the application year.
  • For all other applicants (OUAC 101 and 105), your application for consideration based on a disability and supporting documentation must be received by February 28 of the application year.

How to apply

If you meet the minimum published admissions average and program-specific prerequisites for the program you want to enroll in and wish to be considered for admission based on your disability, please submit the following four (4) documents. Note: This is not a special program, nor alternate program pathway, but rather a process aimed at removing systematic barriers students with disabilities face through traditional admission pathways. Ontario Tech University is committed to removing these barriers and develop practices that are more inclusive for all students. As such, students will not see any indicator on their application package suggesting special consideration.

You must download and save the documents before completing them.

To be completed by the student:

To be completed by the attending health care professional:

To be completed by your most recent educational institution:

  • verification of accommodations form indicating whether or not you received disability accommodations (e.g. accommodation plan, IEP, IPRC, etc.). This form must be completed by an authorized professional and can be submitted either directly by the institution or by you.

We will only review your application package once we have received all documentation. If applications are deemed incomplete, an admissions officer will contact the student.

Options to submit your application

  1. Email all of your documents to studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca with the subject line Admissions Consideration. In the body of your email include your full name and OUAC ID number OR
  2. Print and mail your package to:

Student Accessibility Services
Ontario Tech University
RE: Admissions Consideration
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 0C5

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Accessibility Centre at 905.721.3266 or studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca.
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