Admission FAQs

Admission FAQs - Canadian High School students

For detailed information about our admission procedures, please visit our Admission Information webpage

I’ve accepted my offer of admission.  What are my next steps? 

Enrolment Services will send your personal central login information as well as the Registration Guide for New Students via e-mail.  The Registration Guide is your first stop for information about course enrolment, academic advising and finances for your first semester as a U of G student. 

Student Housing Services

Student Financial Services

Enrollment Services

START Online Orientation Program

I received a conditional offer of admission. What does that mean?

If you were admitted to the U of G directly from high school, your offer of admission is conditional on the following:

1: Graduate with your high school diploma (OSSD or equivalent)

2: Complete the six required 4U/M courses (or equivalents) for the program you’ve chosen.

3: Achieve a minimum final admission average of 75%.

4: If specified in your offer of admission, you must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements as described on our website.

All conditions must be fulfilled by August 13, 2021.

I’m concerned I won’t fulfill conditions of my offer.  What do I do?

We recommend that you enroll in summer school in order to satisfy conditions of your offer (e.g. complete required courses, improve admission average).  It is your responsibility to ensure your final grades are updated in your OUAC account, or received in Admission Services by August 13, 2021.

I can’t enroll in a summer school course at a regular high school.  What do I do?

You may enroll in online courses offered by an Ontario distance education provider, accredited by the Ministry of Education, such as Independent Learning Centre (ILC) or Virtual High School. It is your responsibility to ensure your final grades are updated in your OUAC account, or received in Admission Services by August 13, 2021.

Where can I send my official documents?

In order for us to consider documents to be official, we must receive them directly from the issuing institution (e.g. your school). 

Please have your documents sent to, or to the address below:

Admission Services - Level 3 University Centre

University of Guelph

50 Stone Rd E

Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

How do I defer my offer of admission?

If you have been admitted to the University of Guelph directly from high school and are unable to begin degree studies in the Fall, you may request to defer your offer of admission for one year. Please note that deferrals are usually considered for the Fall entry point only.  In order to request a deferral you must accept your offer of admission to your program of choice.  Deferrals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  

The deferral application is accessible through WebAdvisor under the ‘Student’ menu.  To access Web Advisor you will need your central login information that will be sent via e-mail from Enrolment Services once you have accepted your offer of admission.  The deadline to submit a deferral application is July 30, 2021.

You can find more information about deferrals on our website.

I didn’t receive an offer of admission but I’m still interested in the U of G. Can I apply as a transfer student?   

If you complete at least one semester of a degree program or one year of a college diploma program, you may be eligible to apply to the University of Guelph as a transfer applicant. Review our College Transfer Students website for more information about admission requirements and application procedures.

Questions about transferring? Visit our new Transfer FAQ page!