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Ontario High School Applicant: How to Apply

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To be considered for admission, you must:

  • Be a full-time student completing your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in 2020-21, and
  • Be completing six 4U/M courses, including the subject requirements noted in the chart below. These will be used to calculate your admission average.

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.
Programs and Subject Requirements

Program

OUAC Code

Subject Requirements

Estimated Cut-off Range

Business

GDB

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

75–80%

Early Childhood Studies

GHE

  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

Family and Community Social Services

GHF

  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

Justice Studies

GMP

  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

Kinesiology

GHK

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

75–80%

Media and Communication Studies

GMT

  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

Psychology

GMA

  • ENG4U
  • five additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

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. We accept online courses approved by the 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 Ontario Universities' Application Centre. 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 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. 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 (U/M) taken at a Ministry-approved school prior to June 2021, regardless of format.

Grades
Your grades will automatically be sent to the University as data is received by the Ontario Universities' Application Centre. Please inform your Guidance Counsellor at your home institution (full-time Ontario high school) if you are enrolled in coursework at another Ministry-approved institution to ensure all of your course and grade updates are submitted to the OUAC. Later, you can check your OUAC account to see the grades and subjects that have been submitted.

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). Test results must be less than two years prior to your application.

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)
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. Admission and scholarships will be determined using the conversions as submitted. You are eligible to receive a maximum of 2.0 credits for grades of 5 or better on higher level courses.

Applying

  • 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. You can use the program codes listed under "Choose your program" below to search for a program on the OUAC website. Application deadline: January 15, 2021.

The application deadline of January 15, 2021 is for applicants to be considered for early offers and throughout all rounds of the admission cycle. Applications will remain open after the January 15, 2021 deadline, however, can close any time after that date. Please refer to the OUAC and our website to view which programs are still accepting applications.

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. You can use the OUAC program code to help you find a program on the OUAC website, also.

Program codes:

  • Business - GDB
  • Early Childhood Studies - GHE
  • Family and Community Social Services - GHF
  • Justice Studies - GMP
  • Kinesiology - GHK
  • Media and Communication Studies - GMT
  • Psychology - GMA

If you apply to more than one program at the University of Guelph-Humber, you will be considered for all programs to which you apply.

Grades
Your grades will automatically be sent to the University as data is received by the OUAC from your school. Please inform your Guidance Counsellor at your home institution (full-time Ontario high school) if you are enrolled in coursework at another Ministry-approved institution to ensure all of your course and grade updates are submitted to the OUAC. You will be able to check your OUAC account to see the grades and subjects that have been submitted.

 

  • 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 (in May) 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, 2021.

    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. If your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you have applied, your SIF-D 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 SIF-D to be considered for admission. The deadline is May 1, 2021

    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.

After Applying

  • Check your email!
    Shortly after you apply, you will receive an acknowledgement email from the University acknowledging your application.
  • 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, 2021. Learn more.
  • 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, completion of six 4U/M level courses including program-specific subject requirements and a minimum final admission average as outlined in your offer of admission.
    Basis of Calculation for Admission
    Date Basis of Calculation

    December

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

    Some applicants may receive an offer in December. In most cases, offers in December will be sent to applicants whose admission average far exceeds the estimated cut-offs.  

    January/February 

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

    Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average exceeds the estimated cut off range.

    March/April

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

    Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average is near the top of the estimated cut off range.

    May

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

    Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average is within the estimated cut off range.

    All high school applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 27, 2021.

    We recommend that you check your OUAC account to see your grades and subjects that have been submitted. This shows you the data the University has received to date.

  • 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 on the OUAC website by June 1, 2021.

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. Because the offer is conditional on your final grades, many people expect to receive another final non-conditional offer from the University later on in July—this does not happen. Once final grades are received in July, the University will review final conditions and will outreach to any students whose offer may be in jeopardy. You should review your OUAC account to ensure the grade information reported is complete and correct.

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 and application fee
  • 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, 2021 through WebAdvisor under the 'Student' menu. To access WebAdvisor, you will need your central login information (sent to you via email once you have accepted your offer of admission). You must submit the application by July 30, 2021.
  2. Submit payment. An $80 deferral application fee must be submitted by July 30, 2021.
  3. 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.
  4. If you are granted a deferral, you will receive a new Offer of Admission by the following February, provided that all conditions of the offer are fulfilled.
  5. If you submit a deferral application and later choose to withdraw that application, please notify Admission Services by email.
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