Transfer from College or University

As a transfer student we would like to help you set the stage for a truly exceptional education! At Guelph, you are offered a variety of specializations that are as unique as your interests, and U of G is home to some of the world's leading researchers and academics.

We welcome you to explore the application process, our programs and our campus.

We've mapped out the journey as a Transfer Applicant. Download the PDF from our website and stay tuned for an updated version.  

Transferring from a College

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year of study in an appropriate two or three-year College diploma will be considered for admission. In addition to presenting the minimum cumulative average from college, applicants must also present the high school subject requirements (or equivalent) for their program of interest.

Transferring from a University

Applicants who have completed a minimum of 2.0 credits (one semester) of study will be considered for admission. Those with less than 2.0 completed credits are typically considered for fall entry only.  In addition to presenting the minimum cumulative average from university, applicants must also present the high school subject requirements (or equivalent) for their program of interest.

Note: Transfer students are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for co-op will be considered for the regular program. Once you are a student at the U of G you can connect with your Program Counsellor to determine whether you are eligible for co-op. For more information, visit  Co-operative Education and Career Services.

Important Deadlines for Transfer Applicants
I want to apply for: Submit your application by: Submit your documents by:
Winter 2022 semester November 15, 2021 December 1, 2021
Summer 2022 semester March 15, 2022 April 1, 2022
Fall 2022 semester May 1, 2022 June 1, 2022

Admission requirements vary by program. In addition to presenting the minimum cumulative average from previous post-secondary studies, applicants must present the specific subject requirements, or equivalents, for their program of interest.

Note: Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Space in some programs is limited and admission is dependent on the quantity and quality of applications received as well as space availability.

Majors

  • Applied Human Nutrition (Admission to this major is competitive)
  • Child Studies
  • Family Studies and Human Development

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • Applied Human Nutrition: 75%
  • Child Studies: 70%
  • Family Studies and Human Development: 65%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • Applied Human Nutrition: 80%
  • Child Studies and Family Studies and Human Development: 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • Applied Human Nutrition: 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, 4U English, and any 4U Mathematics (or equivalent)
  • Child Studies and Family Studies and Human Development: 4U Biology or 4U Chemistry (Biology is preferred), 4U English, and any 4U Mathematics (or equivalent)

Entry Points

  • Applied Human Nutrition and Child Studies: Fall Only
  • Family Studies and Human Development: Fall and Winter

Deadlines

  • Fall: Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Winter: Application Deadline: November 15, Document Submission Deadline: December 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Supplementary Documentation:

Applied Science Personal Letter: To assist the Bachelor of Applied Science Admission Committee in selecting the most qualified applicants, you are encouraged to submit a support letter. The committee is interested in learning about your background and motivation as it pertains to the study of applied science. There is an option to write or copy and paste a personal letter when completing the internal transfer/readmission application online.

Majors

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

There is no direct entry for transfer students to Criminal Justice and Public Policy.  Those who apply will be considered for Bachelor of Arts, Justice and Legal Studies.

Transfer students are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for co-op will be considered for the regular program.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 65%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 70%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Points

  • Fall, Winter, and Summer

Deadlines

  • Fall: Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Winter: Application Deadline: November 15, Document Submission Deadline: December 1
  • Summer: Application Deadline: March 15, Document Submission Deadline: April 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 70% or two consecutive semesters of full-time studies immediately prior to the semester applied for with a minimum average of 70% in each semester
  • All course attempts in at least two of the pure math and science (i.e., BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, MATH) at the university level must have minimum averages of 60%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U Advanced Functions, two of 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and 4U Physics, and 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Points

  • Fall, Winter, and Summer

Deadlines

  • Fall: Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Winter: Application Deadline: November 15, Document Submission Deadline: December 1
  • Summer: Application Deadline: March 15, Document Submission Deadline: April 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Majors

  • Environmental Management
  • Equine Management
  • Food Industry Management

Transfer students are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for co-op will be considered for the regular program.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 65%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • Environmental Management and Equine Management: 4U Biology and 4U English (or equivalent)
  • Food Industry Management: 4U Advanced Functions, 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Point

  • Fall Only

Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Majors

  • Accounting
  • Food and Agricultural Business
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management*
  • Management
  • Management Economics and Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Government, Economics and Management
  • Real Estate
  • Sport and Event Management

Transfer students are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for co-op will be considered for the regular program.

* The University of Guelph's long-standing major in Hospitality and Tourism Management is undergoing a transformative revision to realign with market needs.  As a result, admission to Hospitality and Tourism Management major has been suspended for Fall 2022.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 70%, or two consecutive semesters of full-time studies immediately prior to the semester applied for, with a minimum average of 70% in each semester

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management and Government, Economics and Management: 4U Advanced Functions and 4U English (or equivalent)
  • All other Commerce majors: 4U Advanced Functions, 4U English, and an additional 4U mathematics course (or equivalent)

Entry Points

  • Sport and Event Management: Fall Only
  • All other majors: Fall, Winter, and Summer

Deadlines

  • Fall: Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Winter: Application Deadline: November 15, Document Submission Deadline: December 1
  • Summer: Application Deadline: March 15, Document Submission Deadline: April 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Admission to this program is competitive.

Majors

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

Transfer students are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for co-op will be considered for the regular program.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 70%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U Calculus and 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Point

  • Fall Only

Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Admission to this program is competitive.

Majors

  • Biological Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Systems and Computing
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Transfer students are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for co-op will be considered for the regular program.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 65%
  • Courses attempted in the disciplines of mathematics, engineering and sciences must have minimum average 70%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U Advanced Functions, two of 4U Chemistry and 4U Physics, 4U Calculus, and 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Points

  • Fall, Winter, and Summer

Deadlines

  • Fall: Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Winter: Application Deadline: November 15, Document Submission Deadline: December 1
  • Summer: Application Deadline: March 15, Document Submission Deadline: April 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Supplementary Documentation

Engineering Personal Letter: To assist the School of Engineering Admissions Committee in selecting the most qualified applicants, you are encouraged to submit a support letter. The committee is interested in learning more about your background and motivation as it pertains to the study of engineering. There is an option to write or copy and paste a personal letter when completing the internal transfer/readmission application online.

Transfer students are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for co-op will be considered for the regular program.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 70%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U Advanced Functions, 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Point

  • Fall Only

Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Admission to this program is competitive.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are considered based on academic performance and an evaluation of a Background Information Form (BIF)

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Point

  • Fall Only

Deadlines

  • Application Deadline (including BIF): May 1, Document Submission Deadline : June 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Supplementary Documentation

The BLA Background Information Form is required for all applicants to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program. It must be received by May 1 for your application to be considered.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 70%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U Advanced Functions, two of 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and 4U Physics, and 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Points

  • Fall Only

Deadlines

  • Fall: Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Majors

Biological Sciences

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

Physical Sciences

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

There is no direct entry for transfer students to the Biomedical Science major.  Those who apply will be considered for Bachelor of Science, Biological Science.

Transfer students are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for co-op will be considered for the regular program.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 70%
  • A minimum overall final average of 75% in the 4U level pre-requisite subjects
  • A minimum overall final average of 70% is required in all math/science courses at the university level

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%
  • A minimum overall final average of 75% in the 4U level pre-requisite subjects

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • Biological Sciences majors: 4U Advanced Functions, two of 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and 4U Physics (or equivalent)
  • Physical Sciences majors: 4U Calculus, two of 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and 4U Physics (or equivalent)

Entry Points

  • Fall, Winter, and Summer

Deadlines

  • Fall: Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Winter: Application Deadline: November 15, Document Submission Deadline: December 1
  • Summer: Application Deadline: March 15, Document Submission Deadline: April 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Majors

  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Honours Agriculture
  • Horticulture

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 65%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U Advanced Functions, two of 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and 4U Physics (or equivalent) (Biology and Chemistry are preferred)

Entry Points

  • Fall, Winter, and Summer

Deadlines

  • Fall: Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Winter: Application Deadline: November 15, Document Submission Deadline: December 1
  • Summer: Application Deadline: March 15, Document Submission Deadline: April 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Majors

  • Ecology
  • Environment and Resource Management
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences

Transfer students are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for co-op will be considered for the regular program.

Minimum Admission Requirements - UNIVERSITY

  • 70%

Minimum Admission Requirements - COLLEGE

  • 75%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U Advanced Functions, two of 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and 4U Physics (or equivalent)

Entry Point

  • Fall Only

Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Admission to this program is competitive.

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Entry Point

  • Fall Only

Application Deadlines – Canadian Students

  • Application Deadline: December 1
  • Background Information Form (BIF) Deadline: February 1
  • References/Transcript Deadline: March 1
  • Casper Score Deadline: March 1

Application Deadlines – International Students/VMCAS Applicants

  • Application Deadline: September 15
  • Document Submission Deadline (BIF, References, Casper Score, Transcripts): November 1

Note: International students currently attending the U of G should contact Admission Services at admdvm@uoguelph.ca for application instructions.

Note: The Casper CSP-10201 Canadian Professional Health Sciences test is required for admission consideration

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Supplementary Documentation

The DVM Background Information Form is required for all applicants to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Available: December. Deadline: February 1

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants are advised to contact Admission Services directly for admission criteria.

Entry Point

  • Fall Only

Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: May 1, Document Submission Deadline: June 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well in advance of published deadlines.

Supplementary Documentation

The Turfgrass Background Information Form is required for all applicants to the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management program. Forms and other required documents received after February 17th will be considered, space permitting. Deadline: February 17.

Transfer credits are assessed upon admission and are typically outlined in an offer letter. Transfer credit assignments will vary depending on the degree program and specialization you are admitted into.

 

To view external courses that previously been reviewed and approved for transfer credit, please view Course Equivalencies.

 

For more detailed information please visit the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

  • College Transfer Students: Normally, applicants who have completed a two-year college diploma can receive up to 5.0 credits (1 year), while applicants who have completed a three-year college diploma program can receive up to 10.0 credits (2 years).
  • University Transfer Students: Normally, applicants will be eligible to receive transfer credit for each successfully completed degree-level course. A maximum of 10.0 credits (2 years) can be transferred from a previously completed degree program.

If you have previously attended a college or university you will apply using the 105 Application available through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

If you are a full-time permanent employee of the U of G, or a senior citizen (65+), please contact us at admission@uoguelph.ca to request a separate application form.  The same application and document deadlines apply.

  • Once your application has been received, Admission Services will send an acknowledgment e-mail to your personal e-mail account.
  • You will receive a second email with your Central Login information. You will use this username and password to access your @uoguelph.ca account and WebAdvisor.  
  • Next steps outlining how to complete the application process (e.g. how to submit required documents and important deadlines) will be sent to your @uoguelph email account.

Email Account

We will use your @uoguelph email account as our primary method of communicating with you throughout the application process. Please ensure you check this email account regularly. 

WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor is the University's online registration system and a tool that will allow you to monitor the status of your application. Check WebAdvisor regularly to keep track of all required documents and your application status. When you become a student at Guelph, WebAdvisor will be your primary tool for course selection (adding/dropping courses), viewing your class schedule, grades, and accessing your financial statements. 

 

Submit your Documents

 

Your application will be reviewed upon receipt of all official transcripts and supporting documents.

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended (examples below). A transcript is an official record of your academic performance at an educational institution.  

  • high school (including summer school)
  • university
  • college
  • night school
  • online courses taken at a provincially approved high school or learning centre 
  • an accredited private school or organization officially recognized or authorized as an institution of learning. 

A transcript is considered official if it is produced by and bears the seal of the issuing institution. Official transcripts must be sent from the issuing institution directly to Admission Services.

Note: The OUAC provides an electronic transcript service for applicants who have attended High School, College, or University in Ontario. When completing the 105 application, you can pay the OUAC to contact your former school(s) and request electronic transcripts from the issuing institution to be sent directly to Admission Services at the University of Guelph. This is recommended. 

If your former high school, University, or College is not one of the schools that the OUAC can contact on your behalf, you will have to contact each institution to arrange to have your transcript(s) sent to Admission Services. 

Note: If you are submitting transcripts or other official documents in a language other than English you must also submit notarized legal literal translations of these documents in English. 

Contact information:

Undergraduate Admission Services
50 Stone Road, East
Level 3, University Centre
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON
N1G 2W1

applicant@uoguelph.ca

Applicants who are having difficulties requesting and obtaining official transcripts can submit unofficial transcripts for the 2022 application cycle. Please submit documents using the OUAC 105 Document Upload. Unofficial documents will be used for initial review and admission decision purposes. If you are granted a conditional offer of admission and decide to accept that offer, we will require final, official transcripts by the deadline specified in your offer of admission.

If you're currently enrolled in your first semester at university (i.e.: fall) and are applying to transfer for the winter entry point, we will require unofficial midterm grades. Transfer applicants with courses in progress will be considered for a conditional offer of admission based on available grade data.

You will be required to submit a final official transcript when your final grades are available.

A support letter is your opportunity to tell Admission Services more about why you want to transfer to the University of Guelph. If your average is below the minimum admission requirements, your support letter should address your previous academic performance and explain the steps you’ve taken to ensure future academic success.

Support letters can be e-mailed directly to Admission Services at applicant@uoguelph.ca

Note: Submitting a support letter does not guarantee admission.

It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents are received in Admission Services by the document deadline. Prompt and early submission of documents is highly recommended. Space in some programs is limited and individual programs may fill and close earlier, depending on the quality and quantity of applications, as well as space available.

If you want to make changes to your application after it’s been submitted, please use the "Account" option via the OUAC website to amend your application. All changes must be made by the appropriate application deadline.

  • Application Received: Your application has been received but isn’t complete quite yet. Check the Documents section of your WebAdvisor account to see which document requests are outstanding.
  • Forwarded for Decision: Documents and transcripts required for preliminary review of your application have been received, and your file has been forwarded to an Admission Counsellor for review. Additional information may be requested.
  • Decision Pending Final Grades: The Admission Committee needs final grades from your in-progress courses to make an admission decision.
  • Further Information Required: The Admission Committee requires additional information to consider your application. They might need additional documents, transcripts, forms, or a personal support letter. Check the Documents section of your WebAdvisor account to see what information has been requested.
  • Committee Decision: Your application will be reviewed by the full Admission Committee at the next Committee meeting.
  • Admitted Conditionally: You’ve been admitted, but there are conditions you need to meet. Conditions and the deadline date that you need to meet them by will be outlined in your offer of admission letter. Usually, conditions are to maintain a certain average or to submit final transcripts from in-progress courses once they are completed.
  • Admitted: You’ve been admitted! An offer of admission letter explaining next steps is on its way to you.
  • Refused, External and Refused (Requirements): We are not able to offer you admission because you are not currently meeting the minimum admission requirements
  • Refused (No Space): Although you meet minimum admission requirements, we are unable to offer you admission. Space in some programs may be limited.

  • Education Declaration Form: This form is requested when our application processing team notices a gap in your educational background and we are unsure of your activities (working, traveling, studying, etc.) during that time. The form is required to confirm that you have not enrolled at any other schools/institutions other than what you have indicated on your application. If required, the Education Declaration Form will appear in the Documents section of your WebAdvisor account. You can complete and submit it directly through your WebAdvisor account.
  • Letter of Intent: This form is requested of post-degree applicants. It is used to inform the Admission Committee of your reasons for wanting to continue your studies after you have already graduated from a degree program. It is also called the Supplementary Information Form for Degree Holders
  • Support Letter: In some cases, the Admission Committee may request a support letter.  If a Support Letter is required it will appear in the Documents section of your WebAdvisor account.Your application will be reviewed once it has been received.

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