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Out of Province High School 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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Out of Province High School Applicant:
How to Apply

Our 4 Step Admission Process

To be considered for admission, you must:

Select the tabs below to access step details.

1

Before Applying

2

Applying

3

After Applying

4

After Accepting

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Admission Requirements

Admission average

Your admission average is calculated using the respective admission requirements for your province/territory, including subject requirements. This average is calculated using the most current grade data available to us through the admission process. Offers are conditional based on your admission average until final grades and all conditions are met.

Final admission average

Your final admission average is calculated using final grade data sent to us. Renewable entrance scholarships are based on final admission average.

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 school prior to June 2023, regardless of format.

Grades

Grades need to be sent to us after you apply. Please refer to the Transcript information in the "Applying" tab above for instructions for your province/territory.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Please visit our Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) page for full requirements.

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.

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, 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

Check the admission requirements for your province/territory for the program(s) you are interested in.

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

Official transcripts (required)

Please have your high school Guidance Counsellor or School Administrator email your official transcript by April 15, 2023 to admissions@guelphhumber.ca for admission consideration. Your transcript must include grades for all completed and in-progress grade 11 and 12 courses.

British Columbia has automatic electronic submission of grades via the OUAC, therefore we will receive grade data from BC schools on an ongoing basis. The OUAC acts as an agent for Ontario universities to collect grades and course information electronically for current-year BC students through the Ministry of Education in BC. Students must provide their Personal Education Number (PEN) in their 105 application and authorize the Ministry to release their academic record to the OUAC.

English proficiency results (if applicable)

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.


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.

Check your email!

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

You will receive another 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 the documents the University needs submitted to consider you for admission. WebAdvisor will show you what documents are required and will indicate when those 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.
  • Your application will be reviewed upon receipt of all official transcripts and supporting documents.

Send in transcripts

Your transcripts are due by April 15, 2023. Please have your high school Guidance Counsellor or School Administrator email your official transcript to admissions@guelphhumber.ca for admission consideration. Your transcript must include grades for all completed and in-progress grade 11 and 12 courses.

British Columbia has automatic electronic submission of grades via the OUAC, therefore we will receive grade data from BC schools on an ongoing basis and do not require a counselling summary/grades from BC applicants. The OUAC acts as an agent for Ontario universities to collect grades and course information electronically for current-year BC students through the Ministry of Education in BC. Students must provide their Personal Education Number (PEN) in their 105 application and authorize the Ministry to release their academic record to the OUAC.

We recommend checking your WebAdvisor account regularly. Through WebAdvisor, you can see when your file is complete and has been forwarded for an admission decision.

If you have any questions, please contact Admission Services at admissions@guelphhumber.ca 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, 2023. Learn more.


Submit proof of English proficiency (if required)

You will receive an email with detailed instructions (after you apply) if you are required to demonstrate English proficiency as part of your application. Learn more about English language requirements.


Get an admission decision

If you receive an offer of admission, the offer you receive is based on interim transcripts and is conditional on the successful completion of your high school diploma, meeting admission requirements (e.g., completion of all required courses for your degree program), and a minimum final admission average as outlined in your offer of admission.

All high school 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.


Admission decision timeline

DEC TO LATE FEB

We use your top completed courses based on admission requirements for your province/territory, including required subjects. Where grade 12 courses are not available, we use completed or in-progress grade 12 and completed grade 11 courses, including subject requirements.

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

EARLY MARCH TO MID-MAY

We use your top completed courses based on admission requirements for your province/territory, required subjects. Where grade 12 courses are not available, we use completed or in-progress grade 12 and completed grade 11 courses, including subject requirements.

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 account and you will receive an email and offer package in the mail from the University. To accept your offer, do so on the OUAC website by June 1, 2023.

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. Because the offer is conditional on your final grades, many people expect to receive another final non-conditional offer from the University later on in July — this does not happen. Once final grades are received in July, the University will review final conditions and will outreach to any students whose offer may be in jeopardy. You should review your OUAC account to ensure the grade information reported is complete and correct.

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 online 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.

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
  • get your student ID card and more!
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Hear from your Academic Advising Team

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

Discover the advising supports available to you 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.

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