Alternate Offers

Did you receive an alternate offer? This page is for you!

1. You applied to Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science or Human Kinetics.

You have so many options!

One of your options is to accept the alternate offer now, and then work with your program counsellor in the fall when you are a U of G student and choose one of 14 biological science majors, or one of 10 physical science majors!

Bachelor of Science, Biological Science majors to choose from:

  • Animal Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Biomedical Toxicology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Food Science
  • Marine and Freshwater Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
  • Plant Sciences
  • Wildlife Biology and Conservation
  • Zoology

Visit our alphabetical list of majors to learn more about biological science majors.

Bachelor of Science, Physical Science majors to choose from:

  • Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Biological and Medical Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Geoscience and Geomatics
  • Mathematical Science
  • Nanoscience
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Theoretical Physics

Visit our alphabetical list of majors to learn more about physical science majors.

*If you choose a physical science major and lack calculus at the grade 12 level, you may have take a replacement course in your first semester at U of G.

2. You applied to Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice and Public Policy.

You have so many options!

One of your options is to accept the alternate offer now and then work with your program counsellor in the fall when you are a U of G student and choose from 24 arts majors!

Bachelor of Arts majors to choose from:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Classical Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Governance
  • European Studies
  • Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • French Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Development
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Mathematical Science
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Hispanic Studies
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre Studies

Visit our alphabetical list of majors to learn more about arts majors.

Let’s recap!

If you applied to Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science or Human Kinetics…and are not admissible in this round of offers, you may receive an alternate offer to Biological Science.

What does that mean?

It means, right now with the grade information we have, we are not able to offer you admission to your first choice of Biomedical Science or Human Kinetics. But, we will continue to reconsider you for your first choice throughout the next rounds of offers (they run until May).

What can you do?

  1. You can wait for the subsequent rounds of offers and see if you get admitted to your first choice of Biomedical Science or Human Kinetics.
  2. You can accept your current offer of admission to the alternate program, knowing that we will continue to consider your first choice program in our subsequent rounds of offers.
  3. You can work with your program counsellor once you are a student here (in the fall) to switch to another major within the Bachelor of Science – check out the list above!
  4. Don’t worry, changing your major in the fall will not affect how you choose your courses (Course Selection takes place May – July) because all first year Bachelor of Science students have to take the core science courses.

If you applied to Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice and Public Policy…and are not admissible in this round of offers, you may receive an alternate offer to Bachelor of Arts, General Arts.

What does that mean?

It means, right now with the grade information we have, we are not able to offer you admission to your first choice of Criminal Justice and Public Policy. But, we will continue to reconsider you for your first choice throughout the next rounds of offers (they run until May).

What can you do?

  1. You can wait for the subsequent rounds of offers and see if you get admitted to your first choice of Criminal Justice and Public Policy.
  2. You can accept your current offer of admission to the alternate program, knowing that we will continue to consider your first choice program in our subsequent rounds of offers.
  3. You can work with your program counsellor once you are a student here (in the fall) to switch to another major within the Bachelor of Arts – check out the list above!
  4. Don’t worry, changing your major in the fall will not affect how you choose your courses (Course Selection takes place May – July) because the Bachelor of Arts program gives first year students the flexibility to choose from a range of courses.
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