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Mature Applicant: How to Apply

You have graduated from a Canadian high school more than two years ago and have not completed any postsecondary studies.

Some of our programs are currently accepting applications. Please go to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre website to apply.

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Before applying

  • Check that you meet the admission requirements:
    If you have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) and cannot present six completed 4U/M courses (or equivalent) and have been out of high school for more than two years, then you are considered a Mature Applicant and your admission average will be calculated using a minimum of three 4U/M courses (or equivalent), including program-specific requirements noted in the Admission Requirements chart below.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
Program OUAC Code Subject Requirements Estimated Cut-off Range



  • ENG4U
  • Any 4U math
  • One additional 4U/M courses


Early Childhood Studies


  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses


Family and Community Social Services


  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses


Justice Studies


  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses




  • ENG4U
  • Any 4U math
  • Any two from SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U or PSK4U


Media Studies


  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses




  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses


Estimated cut-off range
Estimated cut-off ranges 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 for grade 12 courses taken at a Ministry-approved institution school prior to June 2019, regardless of format.

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.

Minimum required score for different tests
Test Minimum Required 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.


  • Apply online
    You must apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website. The OUAC website provides you with videos showing you how to apply, FAQs and other resources. You will use the 105D 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
  • Official high school transcripts (required)
    • Some Ontario high school transcripts can be requested online through the OUAC and/or you may request the originating institution(s) send your official transcripts in a sealed envelope directly to the University at the address provided.
    • Submit all official high school transcripts by April 15, 2019 in addition to any other documents that may be requested.
  • Education Declaration (if required)
  • English proficiency results (if applicable)

Documents should be delivered to:
Admission Services
University of Guelph-Humber
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 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 transcripts by April 15
    It is important that we receive your transcripts 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 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 the deadline in your letter.
  • 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.