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Out of Province High School Applicant: How to Apply

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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.

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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 2022, regardless of format.

Grades

Grades need to be sent to us after you apply. Please refer to the Grades 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

English proficiency is a requirement for admission. Please check our English language requirements to ensure you will meet all admission requirements.

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

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

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 application deadline of January 13, 2022 is for applicants to be considered for all rounds of offers through the admission cycle. Applications did remain open until May 1, however, they are now closed. 

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

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, 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.

English proficiency results (if applicable)

English proficiency is a requirement for admission. Please check our English language requirements to ensure you will meet all admission requirements.

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

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: 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.


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, 2022.

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, 2022.

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!

Shortly after you apply, 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

Your transcripts are due by April 15, 2022. 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, 2022. 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.

Please refer to your OUAC account for your admission status; we do not have an admission portal for this purpose.

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


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 range.

MAR 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-Late April: Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admissions 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.


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 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 December, 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. Check the New Student Guide for more information and visit our Get Ready for Placement page for timelines.


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). Learn more about residence.

Applications for fall residence have been delayed and will be accepted starting February 22, 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.

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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Check your email!

Once you've accepted your offer of admission, you'll receive information on your next steps as a UofGH student from your Advisor/Student Services office in the late spring.


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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