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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 2019-20, 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.

Applications to the University for fall 2020 are due January 15, 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.
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 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.

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. 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. 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 2020, regardless of format.

Grades
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). 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)
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 any Higher Level or Standard Level mathematics course is an acceptable prerequisite for programs that require math. You should ensure that your predicted scores are submitted using the seven-point scale. You are eligible to receive a maximum of 2.0 credits for grades of 5 or better on higher level courses.

Ontario high school applicants: 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.

    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 will be considered for all programs to which you apply. You are encouraged to list your program choices in order of preference. If you wish to change the order of your UofGH application choices, you must do so through the OUAC before April 15, 2020.

  • 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, 2020.

    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, 2020. Documentation is processed at the University of Guelph Student Accessibility Services.

    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 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.
    Basis of Calculation for Admission
    Date Basis of Calculation

    January/February 

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

    March/April

    Top six completed 4U/M (or equivalent) courses, 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.

    May

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

    All high school applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 27, 2020.

  • 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 OUAC by June 1, 2020.

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

    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 placement/internship begins. More details will be provided.

  • 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 1, 2020
    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.