Why do I apply internally to be accepted into the MKTU program?
The MKTU program includes university courses. Ontario Tech University requires students to apply and meet a minimum grade requirement for admission to their courses.
How do I apply internally to be accepted into the MKTU program?
An information session is planned where we provide details about the program and mandatory Ontario Tech application. There is a enforced due date for the Ontario Tech application and it is typically submitted online. Every student interested in the embedded program must submit the application.
Can I apply for credit transfer?
If you have studied previously at Durham College or another recognized post-secondary institution, you may be eligible to receive credit for Durham College courses, however; Ontario Tech will not accept any credit transfers for any embedded course, students are required to complete all five embedded courses with Ontario Tech. Application and further information is available on MyCampus or by using this link, www.durhamcollege.ca/credittransfer.
What is the grade requirement to be in the program?
We recommend that students have a 4.0 or ‘A’ (85 to 89 per cent) average in their Semester 1, Year 1 DC courses before they apply to the MKTU program for semester two; however, the requirement is a ‘B+’ (75 to 79 per cent) or 3.5 GPA in the DC courses.
You must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in all DC courses and receive a minimum ‘C’ (60 to 66 per cent) grade in each of the Ontario Tech courses. Each institution has different grading systems. Please see each of the institutional charts.
Can I repeat a Ontario Tech course if I fail it?
Yes, but only one time and you will need to pay the full university fee to retake the course. If you are required to retake an Ontario Tech course you would request to meet with your Durham College Student Advisor to complete the course registration forms prior to the registration deadline. Students do not register themselves for any of the Ontario Tech courses.
What are the five embedded Ontario Tech courses that I need to take?
The embedded Ontario Tech courses you take are
- Critical Thinking & Ethics,
- Financial Accounting,
- Organizational Behaviour,
- Finance I and
- Business Math.
*Courses and program of studies are subject to change by DC and Ontario Tech.
What diploma will I graduate with?
DC diploma will indicate: Marketing – Business (two year).
Can I major at Ontario Tech?
Yes, as an additional opportunity, you can major in marketing at Ontario Tech.
If I complete the two-year MKTU diploma, but don’t want to continue to Ontario Tech can I enter Year 3 of the Marketing – Business Administration program at DC?
Yes, but not directly. You would need to complete the missing Year 2 Marketing courses prior to entering Year 3. You would need to take these courses as a part-time student or through the School of Continuing Education. It could delay a year of studies due to the outstanding courses and the fact that Year 3 only begins in September.
Can I make schedule (timetable) changes?
This is occasionally possible for DC courses but not for Ontario Tech courses.
It is preferred that you remain in the scheduled block so you are together as a cohort. This makes it easier to plan sessions for you and get important information to you in person. Be prepared to be in class at DC for 14 weeks (the length of a semester) anywhere between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and in class at Ontario Tech anywhere between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. throughout the week.
Are there differences when learning at two institutions?
Yes, there are many. You are at two separate institutions with varying expectations, procedures and policies. You are required to adhere to both institutional policies. There can also be different break weeks and varying exam schedules (i.e. a Ontario Tech exam on a Saturday night). MKTU is a unique program and some services will require more attention. If you experience a delay in service or response time, please be patient.
What Learning Management System (LMS) does Ontario Tech use?
Ontario Tech uses Blackboard. Your embedded Ontario Tech courses will not appear on DC Connect; you will need to access Blackboard for the Ontario Tech course information.
For more information about Blackboard, please use this link, https://itsc.uoit.ca/services/blackboard.php.
Do I still use MyCampus?
Absolutely. MyCampus is for administrative records, final grades, registration, fees and important messages and should be checked on a regular basis. Both institutions use MyCampus as a primary system but with different tabs.
Where, how and when do I pay the Ontario Tech fees?
Your account will be updated with the fees you owe through MyCampus (Ontario Tech tab). Please check your account and ensure you have paid all course fees. You may pay these fees through a bank transfer or bank draft. Bank drafts can be submitted in person in the Software and Informatics Research Centre located across the street at 40 Conlin Road West.
If you have applied for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and it is delayed, you will need to make an appointment in Student Awards and Financial Aid at Ontario Tech to make payment arrangements. You cannot have an OSAP deferment of fees for your Ontario Tech courses.
For information regarding payment and refund deadlines, please visit: https://www.uoit.ca/current-students/academics/finances/tuition-and-fees/payment-and-refund-deadlines.php.
Please use this link for a list of payment options, methods of payment, acceptable and non-acceptable options: https://www.uoit.ca/current-students/academics/finances/tuition-and-fees/payment-options/index.php.
What happens after Semester 2?
When your Semester 2 final grades are available from both institutions (Ontario Tech final grades are typically posted shortly after DC), they will be reviewed to determine if you can proceed into Year 2 of the MKTU program or if you will be transferred into the Marketing – Business program. You are required to have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum ‘C’ grade in the Ontario Tech course(s). If you are continuing with the MKTU program you will be invoiced and will need to pay your fees (DC fees are paid through DC; Ontario Tech fees are paid to Ontario Tech directly).
What happens after Year 2?
You are required to have successfully completed all Year 1 and 2 courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a minimum ‘C’ in the five embedded Ontario Tech courses to apply to enter Year 3 of the four-year Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree at Ontario Tech. Admissions staff at Ontario Tech in conjunction with DC, will schedule an information session (typically in March of Semester 4) to respond to questions and explain the application process for Ontario Tech. Please attend this session.
Are there additional fees for the Ontario Tech courses?
Yes, students will also be required to pay an additional tuition fee to Ontario Tech for one course in semester 2, two courses in semester 3 and two courses in semester 4. Ontario Tech tuition will be charged at the beginning of each semester starting in Semester 2. Fees are based on each academic year and are required to be paid by the Ontario Tech fee deadline. If you are receiving OSAP you are required to inform OSAP of the additional fees for the university courses.