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Home-Schooled Applicant

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.

Admission Details


Option 1

Complete six 4U/4M 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/4M via correspondence, on-line 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 Ontario 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 provincial 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 normally 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.

Option 2

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 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 ACT information can be found at 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

Estimated cut-off range

Estimated cut-off admission 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. 

Subject requirements

  • Business: Math (level 2) and two additional SAT's
  • Early Childhood Studies: Literature and two additional humanities or social science type courses (e.g. World History, French, etc.)
  • Family and Community Social Services: Literature and two additional humanities or social science type courses (e.g. World History, French, etc.)
  • Justice Studies: Literature and two additional humanities or social science type courses (e.g. World History, French, etc.)
  • Kinesiology: Math (level 2), Physics and Chemistry
  • Media: Literature and two additional humanities or social science type courses (e.g. World History, French, etc.)
  • Psychology: (Literature and two additional humanities or social science type courses (e.g. World History, French, etc.)

Repeated courses 

The University will use the highest grade reported from a Ministry-approved institution.

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 falls 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 by May 1, 2018.

Student Profile 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 Student Profile Form for Students with Disabilities. The form is considered along with your marks in determining admission. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.

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 listed here.

Information for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate applicants.

Home-schooled applicants must apply online on the Ontario Universities' Application Centre website using the 105D form by January 17, 2018. Official documents are due April 15, 2018 to Admission Services.

Some of our programs may still be open and accepting applications after the January deadline.  To verify which of our programs are currently accepting applications visit the OUAC website. Please note the University of Guelph-Humber programs are listed under the University of Guelph.