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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.

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Frequently asked questions

In this section you will be able to find quick answers to the most common inquiries students have about issues related to academic standing, courses, midterms and final examinations.

Course and program-related questions

  • What courses does the Faculty of Science offer?

    All Ontario Tech University courses with a code designation of BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, ENVS, FSCI, MATH, PHY, SCIE or STAT are run through the Faculty of Science.

  • Where do I find information regarding my program map and course descriptions?

    Please refer to the program maps and undergraduate course descriptions of the Academic Calendar to find information pertaining to program maps and course descriptions, respectively.

    If you have questions regarding course selection or your progression through your program, contact the Academic Advising office for an appointment.

  • How do I register for a course?

    Normally, all course registration is completed through MyCampus. Please contact the Academic Advising office if you receive a restriction notice when trying to register for courses.

  • I am having difficulty registering for a course. What do I do?

    Ensure you are registering simultaneously in all necessary components of a course (lecture, laboratory and tutorial, if applicable). Attempting to register for sections that are full or are in conflict with other registered courses in your schedule will prevent successful registration. If you are unable to register, check MyCampus frequently for registration number fluctuations. If you haven’t been able to register successfully by the week prior to the start of the academic term, come to the Academic Advising office for assistance.

  • Can final laboratory grades be carried forward?

    Students repeating a first-year course that has a laboratory component, or CHEM 2020U - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and CHEM 2120U - Organic Chemistry, may apply for a Laboratory Carry Forward.

    Laboratory Carry Forward requests must be submitted to the Faculty of Science Academic Advising office no later than two weeks after the start of the course for the Fall and Winter terms, and five working days for the Spring/Summer term. For an application to be considered, all laboratory work must have been completed and a passing grade obtained (50 per cent for first-year courses; 65 per cent for Organic Chemistry courses). Laboratory marks can only be carried forward once. Laboratory grades will be held for no longer than one year from the original offering of this course, and must be carried forward to the next offering of the course. If you are repeating the course more than one year after the original offering, you do not have the option of requesting a Laboratory Carry Forward. The application for a Lab Carry Forward can be found on the Faculty of Science forms page.


Coursework, midterm and final exam-related questions

  • I missed a midterm exam due to illness. What do I do?

    A licensed practitioner must fill out a Medical Statement within 24 hours of the missed midterm examination. The completed Medical Statement must be submitted to the Faculty of Science Academic Advising office within three working days to be considered. If the Medical Statement is approved, the midterm examination will be re-weighted to the final examination. You can access the Medical Statement form through your MyCampus account under the Documents tab.

  • I missed a final exam due to illness. What do I do?

    Two forms must be completed: a Medical Statement and an Application for Deferred Final Examinations. A licensed practitioner must fill out the Medical Statement within 24 hours of the missed final examination. Both forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar within three working days to be considered. If the documents are approved, a new examination will be scheduled during the deferred examination dates. You can access the Medical Statement and Application for Deferred Final Examinations forms through your MyCampus account under the Documents tab.

  • I missed a laboratory/tutorial session or an assignment/report deadline due to illness. What do I do?

    licensed practitioner must fill out a Medical Statement within 24 hours of the missed work. To be considered, the completed Medical Statement must be submitted directly to the course Instructor or Senior Laboratory Instructor within three working days. Consideration regarding the missed work is at the discretion of the Instructor of Senior Laboratory Instructor. Please refer to your course syllabus for further instructions. You can access the Medical Statement form through your MyCampus account under the Documents tab.

  • I missed a midterm due to extenuating circumstances. What do I do?

    Please write a formal letter explaining the circumstances surrounding the missed midterm and complete the Academic Consideration Form. This should be submitted to the Academic Advising office within three working days of the missed exam. In addition to the letter, please include any supporting documentation with your submission. You can access the Academic Consideration form through your MyCampus account under the Documents tab.

  • I missed a final exam due to extenuating circumstances. What do I do?

    Please write a formal letter explaining the circumstances surrounding the missed final examination and complete the Academic Consideration Form. This should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar within three working days of the missed final examination. In addition to the letter you must submit an Application for Deferred Final Examinations form. Include any supporting documentation with your submission. You can access the Academic Consideration form and Application for Deferred Final Examination through your MyCampus account under the Documents tab..

  • I missed a laboratory/tutorial session or an assignment/report deadline due to extenuating circumstances. What do I do?

    Please write a formal letter explaining the circumstances surrounding the missed laboratory/tutorial or assignment/report deadline and complete the Academic Consideration Form. Include any supporting documentation with your submission. This should be submitted to the course Instructor or Senior Laboratory Instructor within three working days. Consideration regarding the missed work is at the discretion of the Instructor or Senior Laboratory Instructor. Please refer to your course syllabus for further instructions. You can access the Academic Consideration form through your MyCampus account under the Documents tab.

  • A scheduled midterm falls on the same day as a religious observance. What do I do?

    You must fill out the Academic Consideration Form and submit it to the Academic Advising office. For midterm examinations, the forms must be submitted no later than seven working days prior to the date of the midterm examination. You can access the Academic Consideration form through your MyCampus account under the Documents tab.

  • A scheduled final examination falls on the same day as a religious observance. What do I do?

    You must fill out the Academic Consideration Form and Application for Deferred Final Examination Form and submit them to the Office of the Registrar. For final examinations, the forms must be submitted 15 working days prior to the start of the final examination period. You can access the Academic Consideration Form and Application for Deferred Final Examination Form through your MyCampus account under the Documents tab.


Academic standing-related questions