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Home-Schooled Applicant: How to Apply

If you have been home schooled 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.

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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 home-schooled 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 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. 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 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). You must submit the required scores in one of the tests in the chart below. Test results must be less than two years prior to your application.

Test Score

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)

Minimum overall band score of 70.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

Minimum overall score of 85, including composition score of 83 and oral score of 3.

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Internet based minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21. Computer based minimum score of 250. Paper based minimum score of 600. Test of Written English (TWE) with a score of 5. Institutional code is 0892.

Information for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate applicants.

Applying

  • Apply online by January 16, 2019  
    You must apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website and complete your application by the respective deadline. The OUAC website provides you with videos showing you how to apply, FAQs and other resources. You will use the 105 application.

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.

Rank your preference
If you apply to more than one program at the University of Guelph-Humber, you can expect to receive only one offer of admission from the University. The highest ranked choice will be considered first. Only in the event that you are not admissible to your highest choice will your next choice be considered. If you wish to change the order of your UofGH application choices after submitting your application, you must do so through the OUAC before April 15, 2019.

  • 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, 2019.

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 will 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, 2019.
  • 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. 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, 2019.

Find 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 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.

  • Send in required documents
    It is important that we receive your transcripts and any other requested documents for admission consideration by April 15, 2019. 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 contact Admission Services at admissions@guelphhumber.ca or 416.798.1331 ext. 6056.

  • 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, 2019. Learn more.
  • Accept your offer!
    All students will be notified of an admission decision by May 29, 2019. 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 3, 2019.
  • 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 3, 2019
    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). See your Offer Package for more details.