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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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Deferral application - graduate programs

Applicants to graduate programs may apply to defer their application or offer of admission for up to one year from their initial application.

  • Deferral of application: You must have applied to a graduate program at Ontario Tech University and will only qualify to apply to defer if no final decision has been made on your file. Unsuccessful applications will not be considered for deferral. If approved, you will not need to re-apply to the program, your file will be moved to the relevant term and will be reassessed for admissibility on a competitive basis. Admission is not guaranteed. A request for deferral must be made no more than two weeks after the application deadline.
  • Deferral of offer of admission: You must have received and accepted an offer of admission to a graduate program at Ontario Tech University. If approved, you will not need to re-apply to the program; the former offer will be cancelled, and a revised offer of admission will be released. Conditions and funding may change on the revised offer. Deferred offers must be approved by the graduate program director, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS), and the academic supervisor (if applicable). A second deposit may be required. A request for deferral must be made by the deadline specified by SGPS for the given entry term.

You are not responsible for contacting the graduate program directors, SGPS or supervisors for approval. The final decision will be communicated to you via email.

If you wish to apply to defer your application to an undergraduate program, visit the Undergraduate Admissions website.

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act, SO 2002, c. 8, Sch. O. and will be collected, protected, used, disclosed and retained in compliance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31. This information will be used to process applications for deferral. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5, 905.721.8668, ext. 6209 or by email at