Admission-related FAQs during the COVID-19 pandemic
Q: Are campus tours cancelled? Until when?
A: Yes, all campus tours are currently cancelled. At this time, we’re planning to have tours resume on July 2nd and they will run until August 14th. To see a full listing of available tour dates and times, please visit our Tours website page.
The above dates are subject to change as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation.
Q: How can I see residence while the University is physically closed?
A: Student Housing has floorplans, photos 360° views and YouTube videos of many of the residence buildings and room types. Visit housing.uoguelph.ca to see all of these!
Q: Do you have a virtual tour available online?
A: We have a Visit U of G Virtually page where you can find all sorts of ways to see and learn about the University of Guelph, including videos.
Q: Will Campus Day be rescheduled?
A: We do not currently have plans to reschedule Campus Day, but we encourage you to visit us virtually to learn more about life as a Gryphon!
Q: Are you still processing applications?
A: Yes - Admission Services is continuing to process applications as usual!
Q: If my school remains closed and I can’t provide updated grades and/or finish in-progress courses, can I still be admitted?
A: We want to assure you that we are here to support you through the admission process! While we don’t have specific answers at this time, the OUAC and Ontario universities are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on all application(s). We will continue to review deadlines and procedures to offer flexibility throughout the admission cycle and limit any impact on your application(s). Please continue to monitor the University of Guelph and OUAC websites for updates from all Ontario universities.
Q: Will my offer of admission be revoked if the current situation prevents me from fulfilling conditions of my offer?
A: Don’t stress! At the present time we don’t anticipate that any school situations, including extended school closures and exam delays, will prevent students from enrolling at the U of G. We want to be as flexible as possible to ensure your application(s) are not impacted and will share information as it becomes available.
Q: Have there been any changes to deadlines for Fall 2020?
A: At this time, there have been no changes to published deadlines for the Fall 2020 admission cycle.
Q: Will COVID-19 affect classes starting in September?
A: At this time, there is no impact to the Fall 2020 semester. We're closely monitoring the situation and can assure you that any updates will be communicated widely via email, the University of Guelph website, and social media.
Q: What if I am unable to get official documents sent to the University of Guelph because my school is closed?
A: We understand that due to school closures and/or COVID-19, some of you may have difficulty obtaining supporting documents required to complete your application. Transfer students applying for the Summer 2020 entry point can submit unofficial documents. For Summer 2020 we will make conditional offers based on unofficial documents.
At this time, no changes to application procedures and required documents have been made for Fall 2020. We will continue to closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Fall applications and will review procedures and deadlines to offer as much flexibility as possible throughout the admission cycle.
Q: Transfer Students: How will 'pass' grades from the Winter 2020 semester impact transfer applications?
A: The University of Guelph has implemented a revised grading structure (optional 'pass'), and extended drop date for the Winter 2020 semester. A number of other institutions have also implemented similar grading structures.
Post-secondary courses with a 'pass' vs. numeric or alpha grade, will be excluded from the calculation of your admission average. Courses with a final grade of 'pass', will be considered for credit. Note: Students applying to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering program are advised to present numeric/alpha grades as there are specific grade requirements for transfer credit in this program.
To be considered a transfer applicant for admission purposes you must have completed a minimum of 2.0 credits at a university, or a minimum of one year of studies in a college diploma program. Applicants who are in their first semester of university studies or first year of a college diploma program should contact Admission Services for more information.
Q: I have specific questions and want to speak with someone. Who can I contact?
A: Currently enrolled and graduated Ontario high school students can email Admission Services at email@example.com.
- High school students from provinces outside of Ontario can connect with Jessie Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students studying outside of Canada can email our International Admission team at email@example.com.
- Students wishing to transfer from college or university to the University of Guelph can email our transfer admission team at firstname.lastname@example.org. From there, we can put you in touch with the appropriate Admission Counsellor.
Note: Additional information for international applicants can be found on our International COVID-19 info webpage.
For additional COVID-19/U of G-related questions please visit the main University of Guelph-dedicated COVID-19 website.