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Frequently asked questions

In this section you will be able to find quick answers to the most common inquiries students have about issues related to academic standing, courses, midterms and final examinations.

Course and program related questions

  • What courses does the Faculty of Science offer?

    All University of Ontario Institute of Technology courses with a code designation of BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, ENVS, FSCI, MATH, PHY, SCIE or STAT are run through the Faculty of Science.

  • Where do I find information regarding my program map and course descriptions?

    Please refer to the program maps and undergraduate course descriptions of the Academic Calendar to find information pertaining to program maps and course descriptions, respectively.

    If you have questions regarding course selection or your progression through your program, please contact the Academic Advising office for an appointment.

  • How do I register for a course?

    Normally, all course registration is complete through MyCampus. Please contact the Academic Advising office if you receive a restriction notice when trying to register for courses.

  • I am having difficulty registering for a course. What do I do?

    Ensure you are registering simultaneously in all necessary components of a course (lecture, laboratory and tutorial, if applicable). Attempting to register for sections that are full or are in conflict with other registered courses in your schedule will prevent successful registration. If you are unable to register, please check MyCampus frequently for registration number fluctuations. If you haven’t been able to register successfully by the week prior to the start of the academic term, come to the Academic Advising office for assistance.

  • Can final laboratory grades be carried forward?

    Students repeating a first-year course that has a laboratory component, or CHEM 2020U - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and CHEM 2120U - Organic Chemistry, may apply for a Laboratory Carry Forward.

    Laboratory Carry Forward requests must be submitted to the Faculty of Science Academic Advising office no later than two weeks after the start of the course for the Fall and Winter terms, and five working days for the Spring/Summer term. For an application to be considered, all laboratory work must have been completed and a passing grade obtained (50 per cent for first-year courses; 65 per cent for Organic Chemistry courses). Laboratory marks can only be carried forward once. Laboratory grades will be held for no longer than one year from the original offering of this course, and must be carried forward to the next offering of the course. If you are repeating the course more than one year after the original offering, you do not have the option of requesting a Laboratory Carry Forward.


Coursework, midterm and final exam related questions

  • I missed a midterm exam due to illness. What do I do?

    A UOIT Medical Statement must be filled out by a licensed practitioner within 24 hours of the missed midterm examination. The completed Medical Statement must be submitted to the Faculty of Science Academic Advising office within three working days to be considered. If the Medical Statement is approved, the midterm examination will be re-weighted to the final examination. You can access the Medical Statement form through the student forms page.

  • I missed a final exam due to illness. What do I do?

    Two forms must be completed: a UOIT Medical Statement and an Application for Deferred Final Examinations. The Medical Statement must be filled out by a licensed practitioner within 24 hours of the missed final examination. Both forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar within three working days to be considered. If the documents are approved, a new examination will be scheduled during the deferred examination dates. You can access the Medical Statement and Application for Deferred Final Examinations forms through the student forms page.

  • I missed a laboratory/tutorial session or an assignment/report deadline due to illness. What do I do?

    A UOIT Medical Statement must be filled out by a licensed practitioner within 24 hours of the missed work. To be considered, the completed Medical Statement must be submitted directly to the course Instructor or Senior Laboratory Instructor within three working days. Consideration regarding the missed work is at the discretion of the course Instructor of Senior Laboratory Instructor. Please refer to your course syllabus for further instructions. You can access the Medical Statement form through the student forms page.

  • I missed a midterm due to extenuating circumstances. What do I do?

    Please write a formal letter explaining the circumstances surrounding the missed midterm and complete the Academic Consideration Form. This should be submitted to the Academic Advising office within three working days of the missed exam. In addition to the letter, please include any supporting documentation with your submission. You can access the Academic Consideration form through the student forms page.

  • I missed a final exam due to extenuating circumstances. What do I do?

    Please write a formal letter explaining the circumstances surrounding the missed final examination and complete the Academic Consideration Form. This should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar within three working days of the missed final examination. In addition to the letter you must submit an Application for Deferred Final Examinations form. Include any supporting documentation with your submission. You can access the Academic Consideration form and Application for Deferred Final Examination through the student forms page.

  • I missed a laboratory/tutorial session or an assignment/report deadline due to extenuating circumstances. What do I do?

    Please write a formal letter explaining the circumstances surrounding the missed laboratory/tutorial or assignment/report deadline and complete the Academic Consideration Form. Include any supporting documentation with your submission. This should be submitted to the course Instructor or Senior Laboratory Instructor within three working days. Consideration regarding the missed work is at the discretion of the course Instructor of Senior Laboratory Instructor. Please refer to your course syllabus for further instructions. You can access the Academic Consideration form through the student forms page.

  • A scheduled midterm falls on the same day as a religious observance. What do I do?

    The Academic Consideration form must be filled out and submitted to the Academic Advising office. For midterm examinations, the forms must be submitted no later than seven working days prior to the date of the midterm examination. You can access the Academic Consideration form through the student forms page.

  • A scheduled final examination falls on the same day as a religious observance. What do I do?

    The Academic Consideration form and Application for Deferred Final Examination form must be filled out and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. For final examinations, the form must be submitted 15 working days prior to the start of the final examination period.  You can access the Academic Consideration form and Application for Deferred Final Examination through the student forms page.


Academic standing-related questions