Alternate Offers

What is an alternate offer?

If you’ve received an alternate offer of admission it means that with the grade information we have to date, we are not able to offer you admission to your first choice program.  We will continue to consider your first choice program as well as any other program choices in our subsequent rounds of offers (they continue until May!). 

What programs have alternate offers?

There are a few programs where we will consider you automatically for an alternate program.

  1. Not admitted to a co-op program? You'll be automatically considered for admission to the regular program.
  2. If you don't possess the admission average for BA, Criminal Justice and Public Policy, we'll automatically consider you for BA, Justice and Legal Studies.
  3. If you don't possess the admission average for BA, Honours Psychology, we'll automatically consider you for BA, Honours Sociology.
  4. If you don't possess the admission average for B.Sc., Animal Biology or Bio-Medical Science, we'll automatically consider you for B.Sc., Biological Science.

What are my options?

  1. You can wait for the subsequent rounds of offers and see if you get admitted to your first choice program.  Remember, the deadline to accept your offer of admission through the OUAC is June 1stNote: You can only accept one offer of admission to the U of G.
  2. You can accept your current offer of admission to the alternate program, knowing that we will continue to consider you for admission to your first choice program and any other program choices through each round of offers (until May).  If you are admitted to another program in a subsequent round of offers, you can still accept that offer.  It’s important to note that by accepting a new offer of admission, you will be declining your original offer (e.g. your first acceptance to the University of Guelph becomes void).
  3. You can work with your program counsellor once you are a student here (in the fall) to switch to another major within your degree program.

* Don’t worry, changing your major in the fall will not affect how you choose your courses this summer as most programs have a common first year – this means students across all majors within a degree program are taking very similar courses in first year allowing for lots of flexibility!