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):

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 (see chart below for ranges)
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.

The above applies to students who have been educated in Canada. Students educated outside of Canada will have their eligibility assessed on an individual basis.

*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.

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.

Admission to the University of Guelph can be competitive. Possession of the admission average within the estimated cut-off range does not guarantee an offer of admission.

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.

Estimated Cut-off Ranges

Regular Program Major Cut-off Range
Bachelor of Applied Science Applied Human Nutrition
Child, Youth and Family
Adult Development
81-85%
76-80%
76-80%
Bachelor of Arts

All majors except for:

Criminal Justice and Public Policy (79-83%)*

Psychology Co-op (84-89%)

76-80%

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences   78-81%
Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management All majors 75-78%
Bachelor of Commerce All majors 76-81%
Bachelor of Computing All majors 78-82%
Bachelor of Engineering All majors 83-86%
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture   N/A
Bachelor of Science

All majors except for:

Bio-Medical Science (84-89%)***

Human Kinetics (79-84%)*** 

78-83%

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture All majors 76-80%
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences All majors 76-80%

*If you are not admitted to Criminal Justice and Public Policy, you will be automatically considered for Bachelor of Arts, General Arts. 

***If you are not admitted to Bio-medical Science or Human Kinetics, you will be automatically considered for Bachelor of Science, Biological Science.

Co-operative Education

Admission averages for co-op programs may be higher than those for the regular programs. They are determined on the basis of the number of places available and the number and quality of applicants. You will be automatically considered for the regular program if you are not admitted to co-op. Check all the latest information at Co-operative Education and Career Services.

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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
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