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Home-Schooled Applicant: How to Apply

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If you have been homeschooled or home educated (grade 11 and/or 12 in Canada), you are a Home-Schooled Applicant.

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

Before applying

  • Determine your admission pathway
There are two admission options for home-schooled applicants:
  • Applicant Option 1

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 correspondence, 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.

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

If you are completing equivalent qualifications from other Canadian provinces, you will be considered provided courses satisfy specific subject requirements.

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 SAT Subject Tests required 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.

Information on testing dates and test centers for the SAT Reasoning Test and the SAT Subject Tests can be found at the College Board website. ACT information can be found at the ACT website. You should register well in advance for these tests! They are only offered at 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 for subject basis). AP exams are available only in May, therefore you should write the exam the year before you apply. Details on the AP can be found at the College Board website.

Subject requirements

Program and Subject Requirements
Program Subject Requirements

Business

Math (level 2) and two additional SAT's

Early Childhood Studies

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

Family and Community Social Services

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

Justice Studies

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

Kinesiology

Math (level 2), Physics and Chemistry

Media Studies

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

Psychology

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

 

  • 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 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 from a Ministry-approved institution.

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.

Applicants with Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate
Refer to our informaton for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate applicants.

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 105 application. University of Guelph-Humber programs are listed under the University of Guelph. 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 $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.

Getting started
You will create a user profile on the OUAC website to start the application process.

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.

  • Submit required documents
Required documents are based on the applicant option you chose earlier.

Applicant option 1 documents:

  • Official transcripts for grade 12 4U/M (required)
  • Please submit interim transcripts (showing grades at the midpoint of the semester) by April 15, 2021.

Applicant option 2 documents:

  • Official test scores from the SAT Reasoning Test/ACT and three SAT Subject Tests. The specific SAT Subject Tests required 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.
  • Student profile (if applicable).
  • English proficiency results (if applicable)
  • Complete supplemental information (optional for Canadian high school applicants)

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
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.

For clarification of any details or documents required please contact us at info@guelphhumber.ca or 416.798.1991 ext. 6056.

All official documents must be sent in a sealed envelope from the originating institution.
Please send your official documents to:
University of Guelph-Humber
Admission Services
207 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7


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 Ontario provincial privacy legislation.

 

After Applying

  • Check your email!
    We’ll send you an acknowledgement email so you know your application has been received.

    You will get an email with a user ID and password to WebAdvisor and Gryph Mail. Use WebAdvisor, our online student administration system, to check your list of required documents and monitor what has been received. Set up your Gryph Mail to receive official emails from the University regarding your application and documents.

    Find instructions on how to use WebAdvisor and set up Gryph Mail on our New Student Guide pages.

  • Send in required documents
    It is important that we receive your transcripts and any other requested documents for admission consideration by April 15, 2021. Log in to WebAdvisor, our online student administration system, to check your list of required documents and monitor what has been received.

    If you have any questions, please email Admission Services, call 416.798.1331 ext. 6056 or book a one-on-one advising appointment.

  • 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 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.
    Basis of Calculation
    Date

    Basis of Calculation

    December

    Admission requirements based on your province/territory, including subject requirements. Where grade 12 courses are not available, completed or in-progress grade 12 and completed grade 11 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 

    Admission requirements based on your province/territory, including subject requirements. Where grade 12 courses are not available, completed or in-progress grade 12 and completed grade 11 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

    Admission requirements based on your province/territory, including subject requirements. Where grade 12 courses are not available, completed or in-progress grade 12 and completed grade 11 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

    Completed or in-progress courses based on admission requirements for your province/territory, 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 (level) applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 27, 2021.

  • 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, 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. 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.
  • 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 with an offer of admission.
  • Continue to learn about the University of Guelph-Humber
    Our small size works to your advantage. You have easy access to people and services that support your success. The best way to learn more is to participate in one of our events. You can also take a look through our website to learn about Academic Advisors, Career and Placement Services and campus life.

    Any questions? Call us at 416.798.1331 ext. 6056 or email info@guelphhumber.ca.

  • 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, 2021
    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 online on February 1, 2021. 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. Please check your offer package for more details.