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Step 5: Submit your documents

To complete the application process, you must upload all required documentation to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the deadlines listed in Step 2.

Please note that unnecessary documents, including extra letters of recommendation, will not be added to your file. Any extra documentation will be discarded and will delay the processing of your file.

Once your application is received by our office, you will receive an email with your Student Number and PIN, a link to the Admissions Portal where you will upload your documents and link to forward to your referees. Monitor your junk email folder to ensure that you receive emails from us (

Uploading documents:

  • Unofficial transcripts will be considered for initial assessment purposes.
  • Documents must be submitted as separate files in the format: Student Number - Document Type. Example: 100123456 – Undergraduate Transcript.
  • Both the front and back of the transcript are required.
  • A grading scale must be present on the transcript. If it is not, your file may not be accepted.
  • Documents must be in PDF format; we do not accept any other format.
  • Each document must not exceed 5 MB.
  • The file you select must represent the item requested on your admission checklist. Files that contain additional documentation other than what is requested will not be accepted and you will be required to re-submit.
  • Unofficial transcripts printed from a university student system will not be accepted and we will not use external links to view your transcript.
  • If the document is in a language other than English, the translated version and official version should be uploaded as one PDF document. 

If you've requested an EDI transcript (Ontario residents only) or submitted your Statement of Academic Intent directly on your OUAC application, the checklist will be updated automatically and an upload is not required. This may take up to 10 business days. 

Do not upload letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are only accepted via the online letters of recommendation form. It is your responsibility to forward the link to each referee. Be sure to provide your referee with your Ontario Tech University student ID number, program applied to and start term, as they will be required to indicate this information on the form. Referees must have a business/institutional email address in order to submit the form.  Please see letters of recommendation for additional submission instructions.

If you are offered conditional admission, you will be required to provide official transcripts (sent to us by mail in a duly sealed envelope directly by the issuing institution/examining authority), by the given deadline. You will be issued an additional letter once your conditions are cleared. Please familiarize yourself with our official transcript submission procedures ahead of time so you can make the necessary arrangements quickly and by the deadline(s) indicated.

If an official transcript is requested, please have the document sent to:

School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Ontario Tech University
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5

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Applicants are responsible for submitting all necessary documents and information in support of their application to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) by the specified deadlines. All supporting documents (transcripts, letters of reference, etc.) must be received before any application can receive formal consideration. Any supporting documents that need to be hand-delivered must be submitted directly to a member of the SGPS staff during office hours.

Note: Please allow 5 to 10 business days for receipt of documents to appear within your Admissions Portal.

SGPS will officially notify each applicant of the action taken on their application.

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