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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

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 that 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.

Please note: If you are offered admission to Ontario Tech University and you will require academic accommodations, please complete the Intake and Registration process with Student Accessibility Services. Applying for consideration on the basis of a disability does not automatically register you with SAS. Please visit their website to learn more about the process for registering with SAS to receive academic accommodations at Ontario Tech University.

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.

Please 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 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 a member of the Student Accessibility Services Team will contact the you.

How to submit your application

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, student number and OUAC ID.
 

If you have any questions, please contact Student Accessibility Services by emailing studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca.

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