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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,
    and
  • Have not attended any postsecondary institution,
    and
  • Have completed six or more 4U/M courses (or equivalent)

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Before Applying

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Applying

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After Applying

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After Accepting

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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

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.

Admission average

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 Canadian 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 2022, regardless of format.

Grades

Please refer to the transcript section in the "Applying" tab above for more information.

English language requirements

English proficiency is a requirement for admission. Please check our English language requirements to ensure you will meet all admission requirements.

The University reserves the right to deny admission to you if you do not demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in English, regardless of academic qualifications.

You will receive an email with detailed instructions (after you apply) if you are required to demonstrate English proficiency as part of your application.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Please visit our Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) page for full requirements.

Apply online

Apply now

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.

Deadline

The application deadline of January 13, 2022 is for applicants to be considered for all rounds of offers through the admission cycle. Applications did remain open until May 1, however, they are now closed.

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

Application fees

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.

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Required documents

Official transcripts (required)

You must arrange to have your high school transcript and any other transcripts for in-progress courses sent to Admission Services. Certain high schools in Ontario allow you to request your official high school transcript electronically from the Transcript Request section in the 105 OUAC online application. 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 sent directly to us. Please ask to have your OUAC Reference Number included on your transcript. Submit required documents by April 15, 2022.

Education Declaration (if required)

You will be notified on your WebAdvisor account if we require this form. WebAdvisor is our student administration system (more information on this in the "After Applying" section). You will access the Education Declaration through your WebAdvisor account. It is a form provided by the University to document your academic history. Submit required documents by April 15, 2022.

English proficiency results (if applicable)

You will be required to provide proof of English proficiency if your first language is not English, or if you have completed less than four years of studying in English at the secondary level. Test results must be less than two years prior to your application.

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: 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.


Optional documents

Student Profile

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, 2022.

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, 2022.

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

You must arrange to have your high school transcript, any in-progress course transcripts and any other required documents (e.g., English proficiency) sent to Admission Services by April 15, 2022. Certain high schools in Ontario allow you to request your official high school transcript electronically from the Transcript Request section in the 105 online application. 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 sent directly to us. Please ask to have your OUAC Reference Number included on your transcript.

You will receive an email with detailed instructions (after you apply) if you are required to demonstrate English proficiency as part of your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Admission Services at admissions@guelphhumber.ca or 416.798.1331 ext. 6056.


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, 2022. 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 high school graduate applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 27, 2022.

You can refer to your WebAdvisor account for your admission status. WebAdvisor will show you:

  • FFWD = your application has been forwarded for a decision
  • FIR = further information is required
  • ADM =  you are admitted
  • ADC = admitted conditionally 

Timeline

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 upload to your OUAC account (where applicable, such as Ontario and BC applicants), or your school administrator emails an official mid-term transcript to admissions@guelphhumber.ca 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 range.

MAR TO MID-MAY

Early March-Late April: Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admissions average is near the top of the estimated cut-off range or above.

Mid-May: Offers in this round are made to applicants whose admission average is within or above 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, 2022.

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.

Deferrals

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 for one year.

To be considered for a deferral you must:

  • accept your offer of admission on the OUAC website by the June 1 deadline (noted in your offer letter)
  • meet all conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission
  • submit the deferral application
  • not attend any other postsecondary institution during the deferral period

Deferral application process:

  1. Complete the application. The deferral application is available June 1 to July 30, 2022 through WebAdvisor under the 'Student' menu. To access WebAdvisor, you will need your central login information (sent to you via email upon receipt of your university application). You must submit the application by July 30, 2022.
  2. 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.
  3. If you are granted a deferral, you will receive a new Offer of Admission by the following December, provided that all conditions of the offer are fulfilled.
  4. If you submit a deferral application and later choose to withdraw that application, please notify Admission Services by email.

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, 2022

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 are now open. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2022.

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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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.

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