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High School Graduate
High School Graduate: How to Apply
Our 4 Step Admission Process
To be considered for admission, you must:
Have graduated from a Canadian high school,
Have not attended any postsecondary institution,
- Have completed six or more 4U/M courses (or equivalent)
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If you have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) and have completed six or more 4U/M courses (or equivalent), then your admission average will be calculated using your top six 4U/M courses (or equivalent), including subject requirements, similar to an applicant currently attending high school.
Your admission average is calculated using the respective admission requirements for your province/territory, including subject requirements. This average is calculated using your final grades presented in your high school diploma. If you are currently enrolled in additional coursework, please ensure your school counsellor/administrator emails your in-progress/mid-term marks to Admission Services by April 15. Should you be admitted, a final official transcript will be required.
Final admission average
Your final admission average is calculated using final grade data sent to us. Renewable entrance scholarships are based on final admission average.
Estimated cut-off range
Estimated cut-off ranges are based on the admission averages from previous years and are provided as a point of reference. Exact cut-offs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of places available in the respective program. Possession of an admission average within the estimated cut-off range does not guarantee an offer of admission.
Repeated courses, summer school, night school and correspondence
The University will use the highest grade reported for grade 12 courses taken at a Ministry-approved school prior to June 2023, regardless of format.
Please refer to the Required documents section in the "Applying" tab above for more information.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, or if you have completed less than four years of study in English at the secondary (or postsecondary) level, then you are required to submit proof of English proficiency. Please check our English language requirements to ensure you will meet all admission requirements.
You will receive an email with detailed instructions (after you apply) if you are required to demonstrate English proficiency as part of your application.
Please note: The University reserves the right to deny admission to you if you do not demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in English, regardless of academic qualifications.
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)
Please visit our Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) page for full requirements.
All applications are done online through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), ouac.on.ca. You will create a user profile on the OUAC site to start the application process. They also provide you with video tutorials about how to apply, FAQs and other resources.
After you submit your application, you must submit transcripts and may be asked for other required documents to support your application. Please review the "Send in required documents" section in the "After Applying" tab.
The January 12, 2023 deadline to submit your application to be considered for all rounds of offers through the admission cycle has passed.
Select programs remain open to applications, but may close at anytime.
Choose your program
You can use the program codes listed below to search for a program on the OUAC website. University of Guelph-Humber programs are listed under the University of Guelph. If you apply to more than one program at the University of Guelph-Humber and you have never attended postsecondary studies, you will be considered for all programs to which you apply.
- Business - GDB
- Community Social Services - GHF
- Early Childhood Studies - GHE
- Justice Studies - GMP
- Kinesiology - GHK
- Media and Communication Studies - GMT
- Psychology - GMA
You will pay an OUAC application fee of $156 for your first three program choices. Each additional program choice is $50. If you remove a program choice and add a new one at the same university, there is no additional fee.
All applicants: Please refer to the "After Applying" tab to get full details about submitting all documents.
Ontario and British Columbia applicants, please note: You can request high school transcripts online through the OUAC during the application process, however we strongly recommend that you wait until after your application is submitted and you receive an email from Admission Services regarding required documents to ensure you request the correct documents. A service fee does apply for transcript requests. You can request transcripts after you have completed the online application.
The Student Profile (SP) is your opportunity to tell us about factors that may have impacted your grades. If your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you have applied, your SP may be considered in May if your average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off (up to 5%). If you have an admission average of 70–74.9%, it is strongly recommended that you submit a SP to be considered for admission. Profiles must be completed online (separate from the OUAC) and are due May 1, 2023.
Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities
The University of Guelph-Humber strives to provide equal opportunity for academically qualified students with disabilities. If you believe that your admission average does not reflect your true academic ability as a result of a disability, you are encouraged to complete the Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities (SIF- D) on the University of Guelph website.
If you have an admission average of 70–74.9%, or if your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you have applied, it is strongly recommended that you submit a SIF-D. Your SIF-D may be considered in May if your admission average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off (up to 5%). Deadline is May 1, 2023.
For more information, visit our Student Profile webpage.
Please note: Documents submitted in support of an application become the property of the University and will not be returned. Documents are protected under Ontario provincial privacy legislation.
Check your email! And start using WebAdvisor
Shortly after you apply, you will receive an email from the University acknowledging your application.
You will get an email with a user ID and password to WebAdvisor and Gryph Mail.
- It is important to use WebAdvisor, our online student administration system, because it lists your required documents and you can see what documents have been received.
- Set up your Gryph Mail to receive official emails from the University regarding your application and documents. Instructions for how to set up your email can be found on our New Student Guide web pages.
Send in required documents
A transcript is an official record of your academic performance at an educational institution. A transcript is considered official if it is produced by and bears the seal of the issuing institution. You must declare all educational institutions attended.
Check your WebAdvisor account to see what transcripts are required.
How to submit transcripts
You must arrange to have your high school transcript and any in-progress course transcripts sent to Admission Services. Certain high schools in Ontario and British Columbia allow you to request your official high school transcript electronically through the OUAC. If your high school is not included in this service, you need to contact your school board to arrange for your official transcript to be emailed directly to Admission Services. Please ask to have your OUAC Reference Number included on your transcript.
Other required documents
Check your WebAdvisor account to see what other documents are required (if any). Documents may include the following:
- Education Declaration: You will be notified on your WebAdvisor account if we require this form. You can access the Education Declaration through your WebAdvisor account. It is a form provided by the University to document your academic history.
Proof of English proficiency: If the University notified you that you must provide proof of English proficiency then please ensure you request your documents be sent to Admission Services. Test results must be less than two years old prior to your application.
IELTS and Duolingo results can be emailed to Admissions for verification. All other test results can be sent to the University via the testing institution.
The University reserves the right to deny admission to you if you do not demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in English, regardless of academic qualifications.
Check on your documents
You can check to see if your documents have been received by using our student administration system, WebAdvisor. Learn more about WebAdvisor in the video above.
If you have any questions, please contact Admission Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.798.1331 ext. 6056.
Please note: Documents submitted in support of an application become the property of the University and will not be returned.
Send in Student Profile (optional)
Student Profiles and/or the Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities can be submitted to support your application by May 1, 2023. Learn more.
Get an admission decision
Your offer of admission is conditional on the successful completion of your secondary school diploma, subject requirements, minimum final admission average as outlined in your offer of admission, in addition to any outstanding documents noted on your WebAdvisor account.
All applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 29, 2023.
You can refer to your WebAdvisor account for your admission status. Our definitions page can assist you with understanding some of the terminology used on WebAdvisor.
We use your top six completed 4U/M courses (or equivalent), including required subjects. If you are currently enrolled in grade 12 high school coursework for academic upgrading, please ensure your grade is uploaded to your OUAC account (where applicable, such as Ontario and BC applicants), or your school administrator emails an official mid-term transcript to email@example.com by April 15 to be considered in our final round of admissions.
Offers are issued according to the timeline below.
DEC TO LATE FEB
Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average exceeds the estimated cut-off.
EARLY MARCH TO MID-MAY
Early March to Late April: Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admissions average is near the top of the estimated cut-off range.
Mid-May: Offers in this round are made to applicants whose admission average is within the estimated cut-off range.
Accept your offer
If you receive an offer of admission, the offer will appear on your OUAC and WebAdvisor accounts, and you will receive an email and offer package in the mail from the University. To accept your offer, do so online by June 1, 2023.
About your offer
Every offer of admission is conditional. When you accept your offer it is with the assumption that all conditions of that offer will be met by a deadline outlined in your offer letter.
Your offer of admission is valid unless you fail to meet the conditions of the offer or you decline the offer. If you are not contacted by the University, then your offer of admission stands as outlined in the original offer (i.e., we do not send out a final offer letter). In this case, NO NEWS MEANS GOOD NEWS.
Don't hesitate to contact us with any concerns.
If you have been admitted to a program at the University but are unable to begin your studies in the fall, you may request to defer your offer. You must first accept your offer of admission. For further instructions, please read the "After Accepting" section.
Vulnerable Sector Check/Screening
If you are entering into first-year Early Childhood Studies, you may be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check/Screening before your first-year placement/internship begins. Check the New Student Guide for more information and visit our Get Ready for Placement page for timelines.
Apply for residence by June 1, 2023
If you have received an offer of admission, you are eligible to apply for residence. Residence operates on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible (after you receive an offer). Learn more about residence.
Applications for fall residence open February 2023. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2023.
The application process is a two-step process that can take a few days to complete because you need to wait for step 1 to be processed before you can complete step 2. Please do not leave applying for residence to the last minute.
Humber is responsible for residence facilities at UofGH, please check their information for current updates and application information.
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Check your WebAdvisor Account!
After you accept your offer, you may have required documents to submit in order to meet the offer conditions. You can check to see what documents are required and if they have been received by using our student administration system, WebAdvisor. You will have received an email from the University with your WebAdvisor user ID and password soon after you applied.
View our New Student Guide web pages
Use the New Student Guide to learn how to:
- course select in July
- pay tuition
- set up your student ID card and more!
Hear from your Academic Advising Team
After accepting, you'll receive information on next steps from your Advisor/Student Services office in the late spring.
Discover the advising supports available to you, how to navigate WebAdvisor (our student administration system), and key upcoming dates.
To request a deferral
If you want to defer your offer of admission
You may request a deferral if you have accepted your offer of admission into a University of Guelph-Humber program but are unable to begin your studies in fall 2023. A fee applies.
As an alternative, you may consider studying part-time by taking a reduced course load and enrolling in less than 2.00 credits (four courses). Before doing so, we recommend you contact:
- Your Academic Advisor to understand the impact of course selection and course sequencing.
- Student Financial Services to discuss the potential impact to the conditions of your scholarship, OSAP and other funding.
To be considered for a deferral you must:
- Accept your offer of admission by the June 1 deadline (or as otherwise noted in your offer letter).
- Meet all conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission by the deadline noted on your offer letter.
- Submit the deferral application through WebAdvisor.
- Not attend any other postsecondary institution during the deferral period.
Deferral application process
- Complete the application. The deferral application is available June 1 to July 28 through WebAdvisor under the “Applicant” menu. To access WebAdvisor, you will need your central login information (sent to you via email).
- You must submit the application form and the $90 fee by July 28.
- Applications are considered on a rolling basis for students who satisfy the conditions of their offer. Once we have considered your application, we will communicate the decision to you by email.
- If you submit a deferral application and later choose to withdraw that application to begin classes in 2023, please email Admission Services.
- If you are granted a deferral, you will receive a new Offer of Admission by the following February.