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Out of Province High School Applicant: How to Apply

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To be considered for admission, you must:

  • Be completing your secondary school diploma, and
  • Meet the respective admission requirements for your province/territory, including subject requirements

Requirements for Provinces/Territories

Before applying

  • To be considered for admission, you must:

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 at the time we send you an offer of admission. 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
The estimated cut-off ranges for all of our seven programs is 75-80%. They 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 school prior to June 2022, regardless of format.

English language requirements
You will be required to provide proof of English proficiency if your first language is not English, or if you have completed less than four years of studying in English at the secondary (or postsecondary) level. Test results must be less than two years prior to your application.

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

Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement exam results of four or more may qualify for university credit to a maximum of 2.0 credits (four courses). Official transcripts are required.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
If you are applying with an IB diploma, you should present a minimum academic score of 24. Reported bonus points will be taken into consideration. You should complete the diploma with six subjects: three Higher Level and three Standard Level. You should also include the specific subject requirements for the program to which you are applying among your Higher and Standard Levels. Please note that any Higher Level or Standard Level mathematics course is an acceptable prerequisite for programs that require math. You should ensure that your predicted scores are submitted using the seven-point scale. You are eligible to receive a maximum of 2.0 credits for grades of 5 or better on Higher Level courses.

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 13, 2022.

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 ouac.on.ca 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, too.

Program codes:

  • Business - GDB
  • Community Social Services - GHF
  • Early Childhood Studies - GHE
  • 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 and you have never attended postsecondary studies, you will be considered for all programs to which you apply.

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

  • Complete supplemental information (optional)

Student Profile (optional)
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 Student Profile 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 Student Profile to be considered for admission. Profiles must be completed online and are due May 1, 2022.

Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities (optional)
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 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 if your average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off (up to 5%). The deadline is May 1, 2022

For more information, visit our Student Profile webpage.

  • Arrange to have your most current transcripts sent to the University
    Please have your high school Guidance Counsellor or School Administrator email your official transcript by April 15, 2022 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.

    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.

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 transcripts by April 15
    Please have your high school Guidance Counsellor or School Administrator email your official transcript by April 15, 2022 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.

    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, 2022. Learn more.
  • 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.

    Please refer to your OUAC account for your admission status as we (UofGH) do not use an admissions portal for this purpose.

    Basis of Calculation

    Admission Average Calculation & Timing of Offers

    Who Receives an Offer

    December to Late February

    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. 
     

    December to Late February: Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average exceeds the estimated cut-off range. 

    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 admission average is near the top of the estimated cut-off range or above.

     

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

    All high school applicants will receive a decision on their application by May 27, 2022.

  • 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, 2022.

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 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
  • 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, 2022 through WebAdvisor under the 'Student' menu. To access WebAdvisor, you will need your central login information (sent to you via email upon receipt of your university application). You must submit the deferral application by July 30, 2022.
  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 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.
  4. 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 first-year placement/internship begins. More details will be provided.
  • 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 1, 2022
    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, 2022. 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.

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

Next Steps (After Accepting)

  • Check your email!
    After accepting, you'll receive information on next steps from your Advisor/Student Services office.
  • View our New Student Guide
    Course selection will take place in July but you can prepare for it by checking out our video-based New Student Guide. The guide also includes details on tuition payment, student ID, UofGH email, residence, and more! 
  • Hear from your Academic Advising Team
    Discover the advising supports available to you, how to access WebAdvisor (our student administration system), and key upcoming dates. View New Students 101 video.
  • Register for Kick Start
    Kick Start is an event made for new students, parents and supporters. Hear from staff and students about preparing for your start at UofGH. Learn more.