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High School Applicants - Your Next Steps

We are here to help you every step of the way in your application journey. After applying for admission to the University of Guelph-Humber, there are a few important steps to follow. Take a look at what you can expect next.

Save the date for Next Steps on May 26

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Step 1: Check your email

Shortly after you submit your application through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), you will receive an acknowledgement email from the university stating your application has been received.

Our offers of admissions are released from January through the end of May, and we will continue to review applications as we receive grade data from your high school counsellors. For more information, visit our Admissions webpage.

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Step 2: Wait for your admission decision

Waiting to hear about your application can be a nail-biting time. From the moment you apply (as early as October) to when you receive your admission decision (as late as May 27) can seem like a long time, but rest assured we receive data regularly and consider applicants throughout the process.

Continue to monitor the status of your application through your OUAC account. 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.

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Step 3: Learn more about UofGH

Join one of our live or recorded GH Talks: High School Applicants webinars. We have sessions for everything you need to know more about—programs, finances, student services and next steps. Sessions run until mid-May.

You can also take a virtual tour to get a sneak peak of how our campus can offer you more opportunities.

To chat with a university representative about any questions you may have, book an appointment to speak one-on-one with our Liaison Outreach Coordinator or give our Liaison Communications Coordinator a call (416.798.1331 ext 6056).

Stay connected with us by following the University of Guelph-Humber on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) @guelphhumber

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Step 4: Apply for a bursary and make a financial plan

Browse through our generous scholarships to see how the University of Guelph-Humber helps make your post-secondary education more accessible. Learn about applying for OSAP and take a look through our financial resources.

The deadline to apply for the Registrar’s Need-Based Entrance Bursary is May 1, 2021. Every dollar counts to funding your future. You can also look for other scholarship opportunities online! Check our Money Matters webinar for suggestions.

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Step 5: Submit a Supplemental Form (optional)

Students who have an average between 70.0 – 74.9% are encouraged to submit a Student Profile or Supplemental Information Form for Students with Disabilities. The deadline to submit supplementary information is May 1, 2021. Learn more

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Step 6: Receive your admission decision

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. Keep in mind that no news is still good news. All high school applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 27, 2021.

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Step 7: Accept your offer

We are excited to welcome you to the University of Guelph-Humber! Accept your offer online via the OUAC. Check out this video tutorial on how to respond to your offer of admission.

If you have been admitted to a program but are unable to begin your studies in the fall, you may request to defer your offer for one year

Remember to accept your offer by June 1, 2021.

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Step 8: Apply for residence

We strongly recommended that you apply for residence as soon as you receive an offer of admission. Remember to apply for residence by June 1, 2021

Priority for residence spaces for the 2021-22 Academic Year will be given to students who have courses delivered on site or students who have been deemed to have exceptional circumstances. Students are encouraged to apply for residence as soon as possible, as our system tracks the order in which students submit their application, and spaces will be offered to eligible students in that order.

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Step 9: Check out the New Student Guide

Our New Student Guide will give you a look ahead at what’s to come after you accept your offer of admission. You will find information on:

  • Activating your GH email account
  • Registering for courses
  • Creating your student ID
  • Parking and lockers
  • Paying tuition and fees
  • Online learning and the university experience
  • Preparing for placements and internships
  • Residence

The application process is an exciting journey. We know it can also seem overwhelming at times, but our team is here to help! If you have questions at any step, we are happy to respond to your inquiries by phone or email at info@guelphhumber.ca or 416.798.1331 ext. 6056.