Admission Requirements

You must have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 - 3.9/ 4.0 (varies by program/major) from a regionally accredited high school.

In response to the pandemic, University of Guelph is going SAT/ACT optional for the Fall 2022 admission cycle. We will consider the results (if submitted), if they benefit the student and make their application stronger however students who do not submit a score will not be penalized.

We are looking for prerequisite courses at the senior level and they should include specific subjects that are required for admission to your degree program and major of choice. Your school profile with grading scale should be included with documents, and all sent through Parchment/Naviance/Docufide whenever possible, or emailed directly by the school to

Possessing the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission.

If you wish to include a Personal Statement, please use our Student Profile Form.

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you have completed Advanced Placement Final Examinations with a minimum grade of 4, you will be eligible to receive university specific transfer credits, where applicable, to a maximum of 2.00 credits. You may request a change to unspecified credit on an individual basis within the first 30 days of your first semester.

Please arrange for an official score report to be sent directly to Admission Services. Transfer credit will be assigned once this has been received in Admission Services.

To request an official final AP exam score report, please contact the College Board, AP Services:

AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: (609) 771-7300 or (888) 225-5427
(toll-free in the U.S. or Canada)

Please note: The University of Guelph College Board identification code is 0892.

The University of Guelph mailing address is:

Admission Services, University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, Canada  N1G 2W1

Applying to U of G

Students should ensure that senior year final grades from first semester and second semester interim grades, along with grades 9-11, are submitted by the March 1 document deadline date (or February 1 for early consideration)

While we may continue to accept applications and documents after the deadline, we cannot guarantee availability of space in programs or scholarships. Offers of admission will be made on a rolling basis as files become complete whenever possible.

If you are an international applicant from another curriculum or country, please consult the Country Specific Admission Requirements.


Transfer Students

If you are an American curriculum applicant who has previously attended college or university and will receive more than 2.00 credits upon admission, please consult our International Transfer Students Admission Requirements.