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International Secondary School Applicant - After Applying

Thank you for applying to join the University of Guelph-Humber community!

International secondary school applicants are assessed throughout the admissions cycle, and you are encouraged to explore the pathways below to ensure your application is on-track. 

  • 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 all documents
    Log in to WebAdvisor to check your list of required documents and monitor what has been received. Please check this account often. Send in all required documents by the deadline indicated in your WebAdvisor account. If you have received an offer of admission and have questions about documents, please review our FAQ page for international students.

    Secondary School Applicants

    Official transcripts (required)
    For us to consider your application for admission, please have your School Counsellor or Administrator send your official secondary school transcript and any other required documents to by the deadline indicated in your WebAdvisor account. Your transcript must include all completed and in-progress courses and results at the senior level.

    You will need to arrange to have your final official transcript sent by email from your school or through a credential verification organization, where applicable (e.g., Parchment, World Education Services), to Admission Services.

    English language requirements (may be required)
    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. Test results must be less than two years prior to your application. Please refer to our chart of accepted tests/scores.

    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 that all 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.

  • If you receive an offer of admission

    Accepted international secondary school applicants will receive an email (with a PDF of your offer documents) and an offer package in the mail from the University.

    To hold your spot in the program, accept your offer on the OUAC site, or complete the Admissions Response Document found in your offer package (if applicable), by the deadline indicated. If you do not accept your offer by the deadline, you can lose your spot in the program. If you have questions about documents, study permits and other common concerns, please review our FAQ page for international students.

    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. Once you have fulfilled the conditions of your offer you will receive a communication confirming that you have met all requirements.

    Don't hesitate to contact us, with any concerns.

    You may request a deferral if you have accepted your offer of admission into a University of Guelph-Humber program but are unable to begin your studies for your entry semester. A fee applies.

    As an alternative, you may consider studying part-time by taking a reduced course load and enrolling in less than 2.00 credits (four courses). Before doing so, we recommend you contact:

    To be considered for a deferral you must:

    • Accept your offer of admission by the deadline noted in your offer letter.
    • Meet all conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission by the deadline noted on your offer letter.
    • Submit the deferral application by the deadline.
    • Not attend any other postsecondary institution during the deferral period.

    Deferral application process:

    1. Complete the application. For applicants who applied for fall entry, the deferral application is available June 1 to July 28 through WebAdvisor under the “Applicant” menu. To access WebAdvisor, you will need your central login information (sent to you via email). You must submit the application form and the $90 fee by July 28.
      For applicants who applied for winter entry for Business, you have until December 15, 2022 to request a deferral application from Admission Services via email. You have until December 15, 2022 to submit the deferral application.
    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 submit a deferral application and later choose to withdraw that application to begin classes in 2023, please email Admission Services.
    4. If you are granted a deferral, you will receive a new Offer of Admission for your new entry point.
  • Authorization required to study in Canada
    In your offer package, you will receive an official offer letter and visa information sheet that will support your application for Canadian Immigration Documents. It is important that you apply for your Study Permit and Co-op Work Permit as soon as you receive your digital offer package. More information can be found on our Study Permit page.
  • Vulnerable Sector Check/Screening
    If you are entering into first-year Early Childhood Studies or are a transfer applicant that has a placement/internship starting in your first semester at the University, 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.
  • Make a financial plan for your education
    The International Student Entrance Scholarship is now renewable! This means more funding for your education. Get all the new scholarship details and find more resources that can assist you with managing the financial side of university.
  • Apply for residence by November 4 (January start - Business only) or June 1 (September start - All programs)
    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 spring residence open online in October 2022 and for fall residence in February 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. Please check your offer package for more details.