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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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Requests for deferral of missed coursework or examinations

If you need to request a deferral of a final examination(s), mid-term examination(s), test(s) or coursework due to extenuating circumstances (i.e. bereavement, religious observances, medical reasons) you must follow the steps outlined below to apply for consideration.

 

Final examinations

  • How to Apply

    If you need to request deferral of a final examination(s), you must complete both the Request for a Final Examination Deferral form and the Academic Consideration form.

    • If your extenuating circumstance(s) affect courses from more than one faculty, you must fill out a separate Academic Consideration form for each faculty. Only the course(s) pertaining to one specific faculty should be included in each Academic Consideration form.

    The Request for a Final Examination Deferral form and Academic Consideration form are located in the MyCampus portal, under the OT Documents tab.

  • Important Deadlines

    Applications for deferred final examinations must be submitted by the below deadlines:

    Religious observances

    • The online Request for a Final Examination Deferral form with the completed Academic Consideration form must be submitted 15 business days prior to the first final exam date.

    All other reasons

    • The online Request for a Final Examination Deferral form with the completed Academic Consideration form must be submitted no later than three business days after the scheduled exam date.

    It is your responsibility to know when the exam periods are for all semesters and not book anything that will conflict with your exam schedule. Visit the Academic Calendar for exam dates.

  • I am registered with Student Accessibility Services

    If you are registered with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and you are requesting a deferred final examination as a part of your accommodation plan, you must submit the online application and upload the Application for Alternate Exam Date form, found on the SAS website, that you sign with your SAS advisor.

    You must submit your application no later than three business days after the scheduled exam date.

  • Fees

    A $45 non-refundable, per exam administrative fee will be placed on your tuition account when you apply for a deferred examination.  It is your responsibility to pay this fee immediately. If your request is not approved, you will be issued a refund.

    Note: You will not be charged the fee if you submitted an application for bereavement, religious observances or if you are rescheduling exams as part of an accommodation plan.


Coursework, test(s) or mid-term examination(s)

  • How to Apply

    If you need to request deferral of coursework, tests or mid-term examinations due to extenuating circumstances (bereavement, religious observances, medical reasons) you must follow the steps provided below, according to the weight of the final grade and type of the missed work.

    Coursework worth 25 per cent or less of your final grade.

    • Contact your course instructor directly to request consideration for missed coursework worth 25 per cent or less of your final grade.

    Coursework worth more than 25 per cent of your final grade, any mid-term examination(s) or test(s).

    • Submit an Academic Consideration form to be reviewed by the faculty academic advising office. Note: If the affected course(s) are from more than one faculty, you must fill out a separate Academic Consideration form for each faculty. Only the course(s) pertaining to one specific faculty should be included in each Academic Consideration form.

    The Academic Consideration form is located in the MyCampus portal, under the OT Documents tab.

  • Important Deadlines

    Completed Academic Consideration form(s) and supporting documentation (if applicable), must be submitted by the following deadlines depending on the extenuating circumstance(s):

    Religious observances

    • Seven business days prior to the coursework, test or mid-term examination date, if for religious reasons.

    All other reasons

    • No later than three business days after the missed coursework, test or mid-term examination date for all other reasons.
  • Fees
    There is no fee for submitting an Academic Consideration request in response to missed coursework, tests or mid-term examinations due to extenuating circumstances.