Our Admission Plan

All students with an average of 75% and higher will be considered for admission to all programs at the University of Guelph. Offers of admission will be sent as follows (except Landscape Architecture, Veterinary Medicine and Turfgrass Management).

Note: Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice and Public Policy; Bachelor of Science, Bio-Medical Science or Human Kinetics; and to all Co-op majors will automatically be considered for an alternative offer

Offer Date How We Calculate Your Admission Average
(required subjects are always included – see the Specific Subject Requirements for your province for more information)
Estimated Cut-offs
Late January to Late February We use the top six completed 4U/M (or equivalent) courses, including required subjects. Where not available, we use a combination of the top six completed 4U/M and 3U/M courses, including required subjects. Should no 4U/M courses be completed, the top five 3U/M courses (including required subjects) will be used. Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average exceeds the estimated cut-off range.
Early March to Mid-April We use the top six completed 4U/M (or equivalent) courses, including required subjects. Where not available, we use a combination of the top six completed or in-progress 4U/M and completed 3U/M courses, including required subjects. Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average is near the top of the estimated cut-off range.
Late April to Mid-May We use the top six completed or in-progress 4U/M (or equivalent) courses, including required subjects. Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average is within the estimated cut-off range.

*Estimated cut-off ranges 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 program. 

Offers of Admission

If you are currently enrolled full-time in an Ontario secondary school, and you meet the minimum requirements, you will be considered for admission on an ongoing basis beginning January 2018. Some offers may be extended in December to a limited number of programs. In most cases, early offers will be sent to applicants whose admission average exceeds the estimated cut-offs. There are two other main rounds of offers in the months of March and May.

If you are not currently enrolled full-time in an Ontario secondary school, and you meet the minimum requirements, you will be considered for admission on an ongoing basis as soon as all required documentation is received. All documents must be received no later than April 15, 2018.

Applicants presenting an admission average of 75% and higher will be considered for admission to the programs to which they’ve applied. Possession of an admission average within the estimated cut-off range does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Note: If you fill out the Student Profile Form (SPF), offers may be made to you if you fall within a discretionary 5% band below the determined cut-off range. Although not required, you are encouraged to complete the SPF.

All offers of admission are conditional upon the following:

  • completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; and,
  • completion of six 4U and/or M courses, including required subjects, or equivalent; and,
  • a minimum final average as outlined in the offer letter.

*If you have studied outside of Ontario, please review the admission requirements for all other provinces

*Mature students should review Admission Requirements specific to them.

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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
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