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Accommodations for students with disabilities

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is committed to providing accessible and equal education so all students can succeed in their chosen fields. To support this commitment, the university offers a number of valuable services to students with all types of disabilities, including students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and those with a physical, medical, psychiatric or learning disability as defined in the Ontario Human Rights Code.

To serve students effectively, disability supports and academic accommodation are provided to students through Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

We expect the marks for students with disabilities, who received disability-related accommodations in high school or during a previous degree or diploma program, will accurately reflect their academic ability. If you were not accommodated for all or part of your high school or previous diploma or degree program, or believe there are extenuating circumstances related to disability which negatively impacted your grades, you may be eligible for consideration on this basis.

How to apply

If you meet the minimum published admissions average and program-specific prerequisites for the program you want to enrol in and wish to be considered for admission on the basis of your disability, please submit the documents as outlined below:

Step 1

Provide documentation related to your disability from an appropriate medical or psychological professional who is familiar with your circumstances. Visit the Student Accessibility Services website for information about required documentation.

Here are the documents you may need to complete your application:

Step 2

Send the required documents to Student Accessibility Services. Your package must include:

  1. Consent to Release Information form

  2. Consideration on the Basis of Disability form

  3. All medical or psychological documentation (e.g. medical note, psychological educational assessment, etc.)

  4. Letter from your most recent educational institution (e.g. accommodation letter or IEP, IRPC etc.).

Please include your first and last names as well as your UOIT student number on all documentation. We will only review complete application packages.

If you are applying to the Faculty of Education, your application for consideration on the basis of a disability and supporting documentation must be received by December 15 of the application year.

For all other applicants (OUAC 101 and 105), your application for consideration on the basis of a disability and supporting documentation must be received by February 28 of the application year.

Step 3

Mail your package to:

Student Accessibility Services
Re: Admissions consideration
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4
Canada

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