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Mature Applicant: How to Apply

Missed the Jan. 12 deadline? We've got good news—you can still apply to select programs!

To find out which ones, visit the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

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Mature Applicant: How to Apply

Our 4 Step Admission Process

To be considered for admission, you must:

  • Have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent),
    and
  • Be unable to present six completed 4U/M courses (or equivalent),
    and
  • Be out of high school for more than two years,
    and
  • Not have completed any postsecondary studies (i.e., never attended a college or university)

Please note: If you have been out of high school for more than two years but have completed six 4U/M courses (or equivalent) then you are considered a High School Graduate with all applicable admission requirements.

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Before Applying

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Applying

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After Applying

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After Accepting

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Admission Requirements

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.

OUAC Code

GDB

Subject Requirements:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Any 4U math
  • One additional 4U/M course

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

OUAC Code

GHF

Subject Requirements:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

OUAC Code

GHE

Subject Requirements:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

OUAC Code

GMP

Subject Requirements:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

OUAC Code

GHK

Subject Requirements:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Any 4U math
  • Any two from SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U or PSK4U

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

OUAC Code

GMT

Subject Requirements:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

OUAC Code

GMA

Subject Requirements:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or EFE4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Business

OUAC Code

GDB

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Any 4U math
  • Four additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Community Social Services

OUAC Code

GHF

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Early Childhood Studies

OUAC Code

GHE

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Justice Studies

OUAC Code

GMP

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Kinesiology

OUAC Code

GHK

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Any 4U math
  • Any two from SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U or PSK4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Media and Communication Studies

OUAC Code

GMT

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.

Psychology

OUAC Code

GMA

Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • One of ENG4U, EAE4U or FEF4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Estimated Cut-Off Range

75-80%


All applicants must be completing or have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Note: (a) The non-academic component of 4U/M co-op courses is not considered for admission requirements. (b) Courses valued at 1.5 credits or greater will be considered equivalent to one credit. (c) The University will only accept courses approved by the Ministry of Education. We also accept online courses approved by the Ministry of Education.


Estimated cut-off range

Estimated cut-off ranges are based on the admission averages from previous years and are provided 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 for grade 12 courses taken at a Ministry-approved institution school prior to June 2023, regardless of format.

Transcripts

Please refer to the Required documents section in the "Applying" tab above for more information.

English language requirements

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. Please check our English language requirements to ensure you will meet all admission requirements.

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: The University reserves the right to deny admission to you if you do not demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in English, regardless of academic qualifications.

Apply online

Apply now

All applications are done online through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), ouac.on.ca. You will create a user profile on the OUAC site to start the application process. They also provide you with video tutorials about how to apply, FAQs and other resources.

After you submit your application, you must submit transcripts and may be asked for other required documents to support your application. Please review the "Send in required documents" section in the "After Applying" tab.

Deadline

The January 12, 2023 deadline to submit your application to be considered for all rounds of offers through the admission cycle has passed.

Select programs remain open to applications, but may close at anytime.

Choose your program

You can use the program codes listed below to search for a program on the OUAC website. University of Guelph-Humber programs are listed under the University of Guelph. If you apply to more than one program at the University of Guelph-Humber and you have never attended postsecondary studies, you will be considered for all programs to which you apply.

  • Business - GDB
  • Community Social Services - GHF
  • Early Childhood Studies - GHE
  • Justice Studies - GMP
  • Kinesiology - GHK
  • Media and Communication Studies - GMT
  • Psychology - GMA

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.

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Required documents

All applicants: Please refer to the "After Applying" tab to get full details about submitting all documents.

Ontario and British Columbia applicants, please note: You can request high school transcripts online through the OUAC during the application process, however we strongly recommend that you wait until after your application is submitted and you receive an email from Admission Services regarding required documents to ensure you request the correct documents. A service fee does apply for transcript requests. You can request transcripts after you have completed the online application. 


Optional documents

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 (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 (separate from the OUAC) and are due May 1, 2023.

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) on the University of Guelph website.

If you have an admission average of 70–74.9%, or if your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you have applied, it is strongly recommended that you submit a SIF-D. Your SIF-D may be considered in May if your admission average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off (up to 5%). Deadline is May 1, 2023.

For more information, visit our Student Profile webpage.

Please note: 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.

Check your email! And start using WebAdvisor

Shortly after you apply, you will receive an email from the University acknowledging your application.

You will get an email with a user ID and password to WebAdvisor and Gryph Mail.

  • It is important to use WebAdvisor, our online student administration system, because it lists your required documents and you can see what documents have been received.
  • Set up your Gryph Mail to receive official emails from the University regarding your application and documents. Instructions for how to set up your email can be found on our New Student Guide web pages.

Submit required documents by April 15

Official transcripts

A transcript is an official record of your academic performance at an educational institution. A transcript is considered official if it is produced by and bears the seal of the issuing institution. You must declare all educational institutions attended.

Check your WebAdvisor account to see what transcripts are required.

How to submit transcripts

You must arrange to have your high school transcript and any in-progress course transcripts sent to Admission Services. Certain high schools in Ontario and British Columbia allow you to request your official high school transcript electronically through the OUAC. If your high school is not included in this service, you need to contact your school board to arrange for your official transcript to be emailed directly to Admission Services. Please ask to have your OUAC Reference Number included on your transcript.

Other required documents

Check your WebAdvisor account to see what other documents are required (if any). Documents may include the following:

  • Education Declaration: You will be notified on your WebAdvisor account if we require this form. You can access the Education Declaration through your WebAdvisor account. It is a form provided by the University to document your academic history.
  • Proof of English proficiency: If the University notified you that you must provide proof of English proficiency then please ensure you request your documents be sent to Admission Services. Test results must be less than two years old prior to your application.

    IELTS and Duolingo results can be emailed to Admissions for verification. All other test results can be sent to the University via the testing institution.

    The University reserves the right to deny admission to you if you do not demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in English, regardless of academic qualifications.

Check on your documents

You can check to see if your documents have been received by using our student administration system, WebAdvisor. Learn more about WebAdvisor in the video above.

If you have any questions, please contact Admission Services at admissions@guelphhumber.ca or 416.798.1331 ext. 6056.

Please note: Documents submitted in support of an application become the property of the University and will not be returned.


Submit other documents

Profiles

Student Profiles and/or the Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities can be submitted to support your application by May 1, 2023. Learn more.

Other documents

You are also encouraged to write a letter explaining your activities since your last academic semester to be considered by the Admission Committee with your application. Please submit this letter via email to Admission Services.

Document review

Once all documents are received, your application will be reviewed for admission. Applications and documents received after the deadline will be considered if space is available.

Please note: 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.


Get an admission decision

Your offer of admission is conditional on the successful completion of your secondary school diploma, subject requirements, minimum final admission average as outlined in your offer of admission, in addition to any outstanding documents noted on your WebAdvisor account.

All applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 29, 2023.

You can refer to your WebAdvisor account for your admission status. Our definitions page can assist you with understanding some of the terminology used on WebAdvisor.

Timeline

We use your top six completed 4U/M courses (or equivalent), including required subjects. If you are currently enrolled in grade 12 high school coursework for academic upgrading, please ensure your grade is upload to your OUAC account (where applicable, such as Ontario and BC applicants), or your school administrator emails an official mid-term transcript to admissions@guelphhumber.ca by April 15 to be considered in our final round of admissions.

Offers are issued according to the timeline below.

DEC TO LATE FEB

Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average exceeds the estimated cut-off.

EARLY MARCH TO MID-MAY

Early March to Late April: Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admissions average is near the top of the estimated cut-off range.

Mid-May: Offers in this round are made to applicants whose admission average is within the estimated cut-off range.


Accept your offer

If you receive an offer of admission, the offer will appear on your OUAC and WebAdvisor accounts, 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, 2023

About your offer

Your offer of admission is conditional on the successful completion of your secondary school diploma, subject requirements for your degree program, minimum final admission average as outlined in your offer of admission and any outstanding documents noted on your WebAdvisor account. 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. You must first accept your offer of admission. For further instructions, please read the "After Accepting" section.


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 first-year placement/internship begins. Check the New Student Guide for more information and visit our Get Ready for Placement page for timelines.


Apply for residence by June 1, 2023

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). Learn more about residence.

Applications for fall residence open 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.

Humber is responsible for residence facilities at UofGH, please check their information for current updates and application information.


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Continue to learn about the University of Guelph-Humber

The best way to learn more is to participate in one of our events or webinars.

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 futurestudent@guelphhumber.ca.

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Fulfill the conditions of your offer

Your offer of admission is conditional upon completion of your secondary school diploma, program specific subject requirements and final average noted in your offer letter. All conditions must be fulfilled by August 11, 2023. You can check your WebAdvisor account to see what documents are outstanding. You will have received an email from the University with your WebAdvisor user ID and password soon after you applied.


View our New Student Guide web pages

Use the New Student Guide to learn how to:

  • course select in July
  • pay tuition
  • set up your student ID
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Hear from your Academic Advising Team

After accepting, you'll receive information on next steps from your Advisor/Student Services office in the late spring.

Discover the advising supports available to you, how to navigate WebAdvisor (our student administration system), and key upcoming dates.

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To request a deferral

If you want to defer your offer of admission

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 in fall 2023. 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 June 1 deadline (or as otherwise 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 through WebAdvisor.
  • 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 28 through WebAdvisor under the “Applicant” menu. To access WebAdvisor, you will need your central login information (sent to you via email).
  2. You must submit the application form and the $90 fee by July 28.
  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 submit a deferral application and later choose to withdraw that application to begin classes in 2023, please email Admission Services.
  5. If you are granted a deferral, you will receive a new Offer of Admission by the following February.

Get Involved Before Class Starts

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