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Home-Schooled Applicant

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Home-schooled Applicant: How to Apply

Our 4 Step Admission Process

  • If you have been home-schooled or home educated for high school, you are a Home-Schooled Applicant.

Please note: The University of Guelph-Humber does not provide individual educational assessments for home-schooled applicants.

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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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Determine your admission pathway

There are two admission options for home-schooled applicants:

Applicant Option 1

Ontario applicants: Complete six 4U/M courses offered by an Ontario Ministry of Education inspected school, including subject requirements. You may pursue an independent curriculum to the grade 11 level. You can complete the 4U/M via online learning, night school, day school, or a combination of them. If you submit a letter indicating that you have been homeschooled until grade 11, the OSSD (Ontario High School Diploma) requirement will be waived. You are still expected to present the same admission average and prerequisites as other Grade 12 applicants.

You will be required to submit an official transcript including your home schooled and grade 12 course work.

More information on how to submit your documents can be found in the "After Applying" tab.

This option is the preferred choice as it best prepares you for entrance into our programs.

Out of province applicants: If you are completing equivalent qualifications from other Canadian provinces, you will be considered provided the courses satisfy specific subject requirements.

US applicants: If you are completing your studies in the United States, you will be considered if you're completing the courses through a high school that is recognized by an accrediting body acceptable to the University of Guelph-Humber. You are required to present the U.S. high school diploma with appropriate subjects, as well as SAT Reasoning Test or ACT scores. For details, see the respective section on our country-specific requirements.

Applicant Option 2

You can also present acceptable test scores from the SAT Reasoning Test/ACT and three SAT Subject Tests. The specific required SAT Subject Tests depend on what you intend to study.

With the test scores, you should also send an outline of the curriculum you followed to Admission Services, along with a letter of intent. More information on how to submit your documents can be found in the "After Applying" tab.

Information on testing dates and test centres for the SAT Reasoning Test and the SAT Subject Tests can be found on the College Board website. ACT information can be found on the ACT website. You should register well in advance for these tests! They are only offered on set dates, usually in the fall and spring.

Completed Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be considered in lieu of SAT Subject Tests (on a subject-by-subject basis). AP exams are only available in May, therefore you should write the exam the year before you apply. Details on the AP can be found on the College Board website.

Subject requirements (for applicant option 2)

Math (level 2) and two additional SAT's

Literature and two additional humanities or social science courses (World History, French, etc.)

Literature and two additional humanities or social science courses (World History, French, etc.)

Literature and two additional humanities or social science courses (World History, French, etc.)

Math (level 2), Physics and Chemistry

Literature and two additional humanities or social science courses (World History, French, etc.)

Literature and two additional humanities or social science courses (World History, French, etc.)

Business

OUAC Code

GDB

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Any 4U math
  • Four additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

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 Ministry of Education. We accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Community Social Services

OUAC Code

GHF

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

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 Ministry of Education. We accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Early Childhood Studies

OUAC Code

GHE

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

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 Ministry of Education. We accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Justice Studies

OUAC Code

GMP

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

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 Ministry of Education. We accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Kinesiology

OUAC Code

GHK

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Any 4U math
  • Any two from SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U or PSK4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

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 Ministry of Education. We accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Media and Communication Studies

OUAC Code

GMT

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

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 Ministry of Education. We accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Psychology

OUAC Code

GMA

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

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 Ministry of Education. We accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.


Other admission information

Estimated cut-off range

Estimated cut-off ranges (75%-80%) are based on the admission averages from previous years and are provided as a point of reference. Exact cut-offs for the current admission 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. If you have been educated outside of Canada, your eligibility will be assessed on an individual basis. Applicants are assessed on an individual basis.

Repeated courses, summer school and night school

The University will use the highest grade reported from a Ministry-approved school prior to June 2023, regardless of format.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or if you have completed less than four years of study in English at the secondary (or postsecondary) level, then you are required to submit proof of English proficiency. Please check our English language requirements to ensure you will meet all admission requirements.

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

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Refer to our information for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants 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.

After you submit your application, you must submit transcripts and may be asked for other required documents to support your application. Please review the "Send in required documents" section in the "After Applying" tab.

Deadline

Submit your application by January 12, 2023 to be considered for all rounds of offers through the admission cycle.

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
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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.


Required documents

Please refer to the "After Applying" tab to get full details about submitting all documents.


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, 2023.

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, 2023.

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 your documents

It is important that we receive your required documents for admission consideration by April 15, 2023. Log in to WebAdvisor, our online student administration system, to check your list of required documents and monitor what has been received.

Applicant option 1 documents:

  • Official transcripts for grade 12 4U/M (required).
  • Please submit final/interim transcripts (showing grades at the mid-term of the semester) by April 15, 2023.
  • A letter of intent.
  • Letter stating you have been homeschooled.
  • Student profile (optional).
  • English proficiency results (if applicable).

Applicant option 2 documents:

  • Official test scores from the SAT Reasoning Test/ACT and three SAT Subject Tests. The specific required SAT Subject Tests depend on what you intend to study or Completed Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be considered in lieu of SAT Subject Tests.
  • An outline of the curriculum followed.
  • A letter of intent.
  • Letter stating you have been homeschooled.
  • Student profile (optional).
  • English proficiency results (if applicable).

If you have any questions, please email Admission Services or book a one-on-one advising appointment.


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 secondary school diploma, completion of all required courses for your degree program, and a minimum final admission average as outlined in the offer of admission.

All high school (level) applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 29, 2023.

You can refer to your WebAdvisor account for your admission status. Our definitions page can assist you with understanding some of the terminology used on WebAdvisor.


Admission decision timeline

DEC TO LATE FEB

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

EARLY MARCH TO MID-MAY

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

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 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 1, 2023.

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.

 

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, 2023 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, 2023.
  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 February, 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 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, 2023

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).

Applications for fall residence open February 2023. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2023.

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.


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Check your WebAdvisor Account!

After you accept your offer, you may have required documents to submit in order to meet the offer conditions. You can check to see what documents are required and if they have been received by using our student administration system, WebAdvisor. You will have received an email from the University with your WebAdvisor user ID and password soon after you applied.


View our New Student Guide web pages

Use the New Student Guide to learn how to:

  • course select in July
  • pay tuition
  • set up your student ID and more!
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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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