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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

Registration FAQs

  • Who is my advisor and how can I book and appointment with them?

    All Academic Advisors can be reached via email at If you wish to book a virtual appointment with your academic advisor, please use the appropriate link below:

    Credit hours
    Academic Advisor
    Google Meet Appointment Link
    IT and Commerce 24+ Cyndi Hillis Google Meet with Cyndi Hillis
    IT and Commerce 24+ Yasmin Abdulla Google Meet with Yasmin Abdulla
    IT and Commerce 0-23 Desiree Saunders Google Meet with Desiree Saunders
  • What year level am I?

    A student’s year level is based on credit hours successfully completed and their current in-progress credit hours. For instructions on how to confirm your year of study, please visit this page for more info.  For a quick glimpse of what year level you may be in, see below:

    Year Level
    Credit Hours Earned
    1 0-23 
    2 24-53
    3 54-83
    4 84-113
    5 114+
  • How do I know which courses to register for?

    Year one students: check out the course registration guide

    Year 2-4+ students: refer to the email sent to you in early June from for your program map, or visit for your program map.

  • When is the last day I can register?

    The last day to add courses for the Fall 2021 term is September 20, 2021 and the Winter 2022 term is January 21, 2022. The full academic schedule, including all important academic dates, can be found on the academic schedule page within the 2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Registration is completed via Add/Drop Classes on MyCampus.

  • When is the last day I can drop classes?
    Fall Term 
    Winter Term
    Last day to drop & receive a 100% refund of tuition.  September 20, 2021 January 21, 2022

    Last day to drop and receive a 50% refund of tuition and without academic consequence

    (Courses dropped after this date will be recorded on the transcript with a grade of W to indicate withdrawal)

    October 4, 2021 February 4, 2022
    Last day to drop classes.  November 15, 2021 March 18, 2022
  • What is an elective?
    General Elective
    Open Elective
    BUSI Elective
    Technical Elective
    Tech. Management Elective

    Any course that is not related to or required for your program

    ie. PSYC 1000U Into to Psychology 

    A suggested list is available

    Any general or BUSI elective Any business (BUSI) course that is not a required course for your program A technical course - must be chosen from the approved list each team
    IT Any general or technical elective A business (BUSI) course - must be chosen from the approved list each term An upper-year technical course - must be chosen from the approved list each term  A technical management specialized course - must be chosen from the approved list each term
  • Where can I find a list of electives for my program?
    Electives lists can be found on the FBIT Electives Page.
  • What if the general elective course I want is full?
    Students must pick another general elective from the list that has available seats.
  • Where can I find course descriptions?

    Course descriptions can be found on the course description page within the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

  • What if a lecture and tutorial section that I want to register in is full but there is space in other sections?

    Students must choose a lecture and tutorial section where seats are open. If prior to the add/drop deadline of the semester, you see a seat become available in the section you desire more, you can drop your current section and add the new section via Add/Drop Classes on MyCampus. Please be aware Advisors can not overfill full sections of courses where open sections exist.

  • What if the core course is required for my program is full?

    Students should contact for assistance with registration in this instance. 

  • How do I find important dates throughout the academic year (i.e. graduation application deadline, last day to drop, study week, etc.)?

    Important dates can be found in the Academic Schedule of the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

  • I missed an assignment deadline, midterm exam or final exam. What should I do?

    Coursework worth less than 25% of the final grade: refer to the course outline for the Missed Coursework Policy and contact your professor directly via the indicated contact method (email or Canvas message) and if noted as required, provide the relevant supporting documentation (i.e. Medical Statement, Academic Consideration Form) within three (3) days of the missed assignment deadline.

    Midterm exams and coursework worth 25% or more of the final grade: refer to the course outline for the Missed Midterm/Coursework Policy. After review, if the student falls within the allowable reasons, please submit one of the following forms for academic consideration for a missed midterm exam to

    • Academic Consideration form
      • Submission deadline:
        • Seven (7) working days prior to the coursework due date/midterm examination date for religious observances
        • No later than three (3) working days after the missed coursework due date/midterm examination date for all other reasons
    • Medical Statement form
      • Submission deadline:
        • No later than three (3) working days after the missed coursework due date/midterm date
        • Must be completed by the treating licensed practitioner (i.e. doctor) within 24 hours of the missed deadline or scheduled examination


    Final Examinations: if a final examination is missed due to extenuating circumstances, please submit an Application for Deferred Final Examinations form with the accompanying documentation to support your application (i.e. Medical Statement, Academic Consideration, etc.).

    • Deadlines for deferred final exam applications:
      • No later than fifteen (15) days prior to the first final examination date for religious observances
      • No later than three (3) working days after the final examination date for all other reasons (i.e. medical)

    IMPORTANT: Academic Consideration forms, Medical Statement forms, Application for Deferred Final Examinations forms, etc., are not granted automatic approval and will be subject to review of the faculty (midterms and coursework) and the Registrar’s office (final exams).

    Please note: Submission deadlines for each form differs based on the reason for the request. Forms received after the deadline may not be considered. Also, if an Application for Deferred Final Examination is approved, students must make themselves available during the final exam deferment period (to be announced each term).

  • What happens if I retake a course?

    Students may retake a course, but please note that while their latest attempt will go towards their grade point average (GPA) calculation, both attempts will appear on their academic transcript.

    For example, if a student received a “B” in BUSI 1600U and retakes the course to improve their GPA, then received a “C” after the second attempt, the student’s academic transcript will show both grades. However, only the “C” would go towards your GPA calculation.

    Students may take the same course a maximum of three (3) times. For more information, please see section 8 Repeating Courses in the Registration and Course Selection Policy.

  • How do I apply to change my program?

    Any FBIT student that has completed courses at Ontario Tech University that wants to apply to change programs (i.e. Accounting to Game Development OR Networking & I.T. Security to Engineering) can apply to change programs within Ontario Tech University via  MyCampus > OT Documents > Change of Program.

    Note: If you are changing degrees, all courses will remain on the transcript, but those with a D grade or lower from the former program will be excluded from the grade point average.

    Change of Program Application Deadlines
    Fall Term Start May 31, 2020
    Winter Term Start October 31, 2020
    Spring/Summer Term Start February 28, 2021
  • How do I change my major/minor (Applies to Bachelor of Commerce students only -Bachelor of commerce students only)?

    Bachelor of Commerce students can apply to change their majors/minors via MyCampus > OT Documents > Change of Program.

    The minor application can be found via MyCampus > OT Documents > Declaration of specialization or minor form that will need to filled out and submitted to the Registrar’s office at

    Information about major/minor requirements (i.e. minimum CGPA, major requirements, etc.) can be found under the “Academic requirements to major/minor in a Bachelor of Commerce program” section in the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

    You can apply to do both a major and a minor, or each independently.

    If you do not meet the conditions for a major and/or a minor, you will be considered a General Commerce student.

    BComm - Change of Major Application Deadlines
    Fall Term Start May 31, 2020
    Winter Term Start October 31, 2020
    Spring/Summer Term Start February 28, 2021