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Ontario High School Applicant: How to Apply

You are currently attending a high school in Ontario on a full-time basis and have not completed any postsecondary studies.

Applications to the University for fall 2019 have now closed. Please check back in the fall for applications to open for fall 2020.

Before applying

  • To be considered for admission, you must:
  • Be completing or have completed your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and
  • Be completing six 4U/M courses, including the subject requirements noted in the chart below.



Subject Requirements

Estimated Cut-off Range



  • ENG4U
  • any 4U math
  • four additional 4U/M courses


Early Childhood Studies


  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses


Family and Community Social Services


  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses


Justice Studies


  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses




  • ENG4U
  • any 4U math
  • any two from SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U or PSK4U
  • two additional 4U/M courses


Media Studies


  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses




  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses


Please note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Admission average
Your admission average is calculated using your top six 4U/M courses, including your subject requirements. This average is calculated using the most current grade data at the time we send you an offer of admission. Offers are conditional based on your admission average until final grades and all conditions are met.

Final admission average
Your final admission average is calculated using final grade data upon your high school completion, sent to us by the OUAC. 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 solely 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. Admission to the University of Guelph-Humber can be competitive. 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 U/M courses taken at a Ministry-approved school prior to June 2019, regardless of format.

Your grades will automatically be sent to the University as data is received by the OUAC.

English language requirements
You will be required to provide proof of English proficiency if English is not your first language and you have studied less than four years in an English language school (minimum high school level). Please refer to the chart below for acceptable tests and scores. Test results must be less than two years prior to your application.


Minimum Required Score

Cambridge English: C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency Minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)

Minimum overall band score of 70.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

Minimum overall score of 85, including composition score of 83 and oral score of 3.

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Internet based minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21. Computer based minimum score of 250. Paper based minimum score of 600. Test of Written English (TWE) with a score of 5. Institutional code is 0892.

Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement exam results of four or more may qualify for university credit to a maximum of 2.0 credits (four courses). Official transcripts are required.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
If you are applying with an IB diploma, you should present a minimum academic score of 24. Reported bonus points will be taken into consideration. You should complete the diploma with six subjects: three higher level and three standard level. You should also include the specific subject requirements for the program to which you are applying among your higher and standard levels. Please note that Math Studies is an acceptable prerequisite for programs that require math. You should ensure that your predicted scores are submitted using the seven-point scale. Once we have received your official final IB transcript, we will assign transfer credit.

Ontario high school students registered in an IB program will automatically have their IB courses converted into Ontario U- and M-level equivalents. IB scores will be converted into percentage grades by your high school. You are eligible to receive a maximum of 2.0 credits for grades of 5 or better on higher level courses. Admission and scholarships will be determined using the conversions as submitted.


  • Apply online
    Go to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website, to complete your application. The OUAC website provides you with video tutorials about how to apply, FAQs and other resources. You will use the 101 application. University of Guelph-Humber programs are listed under the University of Guelph.

    Application fees
    You will pay an OUAC application fee of $150 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.

    Getting started
    You will be given an OUAC PIN from your guidance counsellor to use when applying online.

    Choose your program
    University of Guelph-Humber programs are listed under the University of Guelph section of the OUAC application.

    Rank your preference
    If you apply to more than one program at the University of Guelph-Humber, you can expect to receive only one offer of admission from the University. The highest ranked choice will be considered first. Only in the event that you are not admissible to your highest choice will your next choice be considered. If you wish to change the order of your UofGH application choices after submitting your application, you must do so through the OUAC before April 15, 2019.

  • Complete supplemental information (optional)

    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 if your average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off range (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 and are due May 1, 2019.

    Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities (optional)
    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) online at the University of Guelph website. It will be considered along with your marks in determining admission. If you have an admission average of 70–74.9%, it is strongly recommended that you submit a SIF-D to be considered for admission. The deadline is May 1, 2019. Documentation is processed at the University of Guelph Student Accessibility Services.

    Find 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 the provincial privacy legislation.

After Applying

  • Check your email!
    Shortly after you apply, you will receive an acknowledgement email from the University acknowledging your application and linking you to more information about what comes next.
  • Get an admission decision
    Conditional offers of admission are made based on interim transcripts (showing grades at the midpoint of the current academic year) whenever possible. Your offer of admission is conditional on the successful completion of your high school diploma and a minimum final admission average as outlined in your offer of admission.
    Date Basis of Calculation

    January to February 

    Top six completed 4U/M, including subject requirements. Where six 4U/M courses are not available, completed 3U/M courses, including subject requirements, will be used.

    March to April

    Top six completed 4U/M, including subject requirements. Where not available, a combination of the top six completed or in-progress 4U/M and completed 3U/M courses, including subject requirements, will be used.


    Top six completed or in-progress 4U/M courses, including subject requirements, will be used.

    All high school applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 29, 2019.

  • Accept your offer!
    If you receive an offer of admission, the offer will appear on your OUAC account and you will receive an email and offer package in the mail from the University. To accept your offer, do so online by June 3, 2019.

    If you need to defer your offer, please contact admission services. Deferrals are done on a case-by-case basis.

  • Make a financial plan for your education
    Check out our scholarships and resources that can assist you with managing the financial side of university.
  • Apply for residence by June 3, 2019
    If you have received an offer of admission, you are eligible to apply for residence. Build your independence and meet new people. Residence operates on a first come, first served basis; therefore, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible (after you receive an offer). Please check your offer package for more details.