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Mature Applicant: How to Apply

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To be considered for admission, you must:

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

Before applying

  • Get to know the University of Guelph-Humber
    Research your program of interest and bursaries. It’s about finding the right fit for you. Participate in an event or webinar, take a virtual tour and/or book a one-on-one appointment with a University rep: find it all on our Visit & Connect page. Check out our YouTube videos and follow us on Instagram for fun tips, admission info, contests and more!
  • Check that you meet the 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.

Admission Requirements

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

Business

GDB

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

75–80%

Early Childhood Studies

GHE

  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

Family and Community Social Services

GHF

  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

Justice Studies

GMP

  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

Kinesiology

GHK

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

75–80%

Media and Communication Studies

GMT

  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

Psychology

GMA

  • ENG4U
  • Two additional 4U/M courses

75–80%

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. 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 2021, 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). Test results must be less than two years prior to your application.

Applying

  • Apply online
    Go to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website to complete your application. The OUAC website provides you with video tutorials about how to apply, FAQs and other resources. You will use the 105 application. University of Guelph-Humber programs are listed under the University of Guelph. Application deadline: January 15, 2021

    The application deadline of January 15, 2021 is for applicants to be considered for early offers and throughout all rounds of the admission cycle. Applications will remain open after the January 15, 2021 deadline, however, can close any time after that date. Please refer to the OUAC and our website to view which programs are still accepting applications.

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.

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. You can use the OUAC program code to help you find a program on the OUAC website, also.

Program codes:

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

If you apply to more than one program at the University of Guelph-Humber, you will be considered for all programs to which you apply.

 

  • Submit required documents by April 15, 2021

Official transcripts (required)
You must arrange to have your high school transcript, any in-progress and any other required documents sent to Admission Services. Certain high schools in Ontario allow you to request your official high school transcript electronically from the transcript request section in the 105 online application. If your high school is not included in this service, you need to contact your high school to arrange for your official transcript to be sent directly to us in a sealed envelope from the originating institution. Please ask the school to include your OUAC Reference Number on your transcript.

Education Declaration (may be required)
You can find the Education Declaration online. It is a form provided by the University to document your academic history. You will be notified on your WebAdvisor account if we require this form.

English proficiency results (if applicable)

If submitting hard copy documents, then 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.

  • Complete supplemental information (optional)

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 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, 2021.

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 at the University of Guelph website. If your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you have applied, your SIF-D may 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 SIF-D to be considered for admission. The deadline is May 1, 2021

For more information, visit our Student Profile webpage.

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.

    Find instructions on how to use WebAdvisor and set up Gryph Mail on our New Student Guide pages.

  • Send in required documents
    You must arrange to have your high school transcript and any other required documents sent to Admission Services by April 15, 2021. Certain high schools in Ontario allow you to request your official high school transcript electronically from the Transcript Request section in the 105 online application. If your high school is not included in this service, you need to contact your high school to arrange for your official transcript to be sent directly to us. Please ask the school to include your OUAC Reference Number on your transcript.

    Sealed transcripts from the originating institution should be delivered to:
    Admission Services
    University of Guelph-Humber
    207 Humber College Blvd
    Toronto, ON M9W 5L7

  • 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, 2021. Learn more.
  • Other documents (optional)
    You are 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.
  • Get an admission decision
    Your offer of admission is conditional on the successful completion of your secondary school diploma, completion of all required courses for entry into your degree program and a minimum final admission average as outlined in the offer of admission. All applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 27, 2021.
  • Accept your offer!
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.

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. 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 for one year. 

To be considered for a deferral you must:

  • accept your offer of admission on the OUAC website by the June 1 deadline (noted in your offer letter)
  • meet all conditions outlined in your offer of admission
  • submit the deferral application and application fee
  • 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 30, 2021 through WebAdvisor under the 'Student' menu. To access WebAdvisor, you will need your central login information (sent to you via email once you have accepted your offer of admission). You must submit the application by July 30, 2021.
  2. Submit payment. An $80 deferral application fee must be submitted by July 30, 2021.
  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 are granted a deferral, you will receive a new offer of admission by the following February, provided that all conditions of the offer are fulfilled.
  5. If you submit a deferral application and later choose to withdraw that application, please notify Admission Services by email.
  • 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 placement/internship begins. More details will be provided with an offer of admission.
  • Continue to learn about the University of Guelph-Humber
    Our small size works to your advantage. You have easy access to people and services that support your success. The best way to learn more is to participate in one of our events. 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 info@guelphhumber.ca.

  • Make a financial plan for your education
    Check out our bursaries and resources that can assist you with managing the financial side of university.
  • Apply for residence by June 1, 2021
    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 fall residence open online on February 1, 2021. 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.