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MyStart provides new students with a head start in their university career. At MyStart, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about Ontario Tech University and participate in faculty-specific online modules and live workshops. The online modules will review foundational knowledge and study strategies to help students prepare for university. The learn-at-your-own-pace modules are combined with live, online workshops that connect students with academic support staff and peers in their program. 

What to expect

  • Connect with academic support staff and other students in your program.
  • Discover the many programs and services in place to support student success.
  • Engage with fellow first-year students and learn about the experiences of upper-year students.
  • Find out what you need to know before starting classes in September.
  • Learn how you can cultivate a unique university experience.
  • Participate in faculty-specific online modules and live workshops.

MyStart includes academic transition content to give you the foundational academic skills you need to be successful in your classes. Content includes an introduction to:

  • Active study strategies.
  • Common assignments.
  • Learning online.
  • Managing university expectations.
  • Math and chemistry* review.
  • Mindset and resilience strategies.
  • Navigating the library website and accessing library resources and tools.
  • Planning and time management.
  • Writing and research skills.

*For students in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, or Faculty of Science Faculties, MyStart: Academic will focus on practicing math skills required for entry-level university math and science courses. Students will have the opportunity to review algebra, equations, inequalities, trigonometry, functions, and vectors as well as meet their math professors.  Faculty of Business and Information Technology students will also review business math skills.

Learn more about services and supports available to students through Student Life.