U of G Internal Transfers and Readmission

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This section provides all the information you need to apply to transfer programs.

I should review this section if...

  • I am currently registered at the U of G and want to change programs.
  • I was previously registered at the U of G and want to pursue additional studies.
  • I'm registered at the University of Guelph-Humber or Ridgetown Campus and want to apply to a program at the U of G.
  • I was required to withdraw and am applying for readmission.

Admission is not guaranteed.

 

Changing Programs

To be eligible to transfer programs, you must have completed a minimum of 2.0 credits in a degree program. In addition, you must meet the minimum admission requirements, and have completed the high school subject requirements for your program interest. Admission requirements vary by program.

Note: Transfer applicants are not eligible for direct entry to co-op. To learn more about in-course admission to co-op, please contact Experiential Learning.

 

Readmission

If you have previously been required to withdraw from the U of G, please contact Admission Services at admission@uoguelph.ca for more information.

 

2023 Application Deadlines

I want to apply for: Submit your application by: Submit your documents by:
Winter entry November 1 December 1
Summer entry March 1 April 1
Fall entry May 1 June 1

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

Majors

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

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

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: one of 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, or 4U Kinesiology, 4U English, and any 4U Mathematics (or equivalent)

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. Once you've submitted your application, please email your personal letter to applicant@uoguelph.ca.

Entry Points

  • Fall

Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Classical Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • 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
  • Sexualities, Genders and Social Change
  • 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.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 60%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Points

  • Justice and Legal Studies: Fall and Winter entry
  • All other majors: Fall, Winter, and Summer entry

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative average of 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 courses attempted in mathematics, engineering and science subjects (see list of approved electives) must have minimum averages of 60%

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

Majors

  • Environmental Management
  • Equine Management
  • Food Industry Management

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 60%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • Environmental Management: 4U Biology and 4U English (or equivalent)
  • Equine Management: 1 4U Math, 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry and 4U English (or equivalent)
  • Food Industry Management: 4U Advanced Functions, 4U Biology, 4U Chemistry, and 4U English (or equivalent)

Entry Point

  • Fall

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

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative average of 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

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
  • All other majors: Fall, Winter, and Summer

Admission to this program is competitive.

Majors

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 70%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

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

Entry Point

  • Fall

Admission to this program is competitive.

Majors

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

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 65%
  • Courses attempted in the disciplines of mathematics, engineering and sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)must have a minimum average of 70%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

  • 4U Advanced Functions, 4U Calculus, 4U Chemistry and 4U Physics

Entry Points

  • Fall

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. Once you've submitted your application, please email your personal letter to applicant@uoguelph.ca.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 70%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

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

Entry Point

  • Fall

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

Supplementary Documentation

The BLA Background Information Form is required for all applicants to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program. IDeadline: May 1

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 70%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

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

Entry Points

  • Fall

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.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 70%
  • 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

Majors

  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Honours Agriculture
  • Horticulture

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 60%

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

Majors

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

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 70%

Pre-requisite Subject Requirements

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

Entry Point

  • Fall

Admission to this program is competitive.

Please see visit our website for admission information.

For detailed information on the academic and non-academic requirements needed, please visit the Ontario Veterinary College website.

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.

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

Supplementary Documentation

The Turfgrass Background Information Form is required for all applicants to the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management program.

Deadline: February 17. Forms and other required documents received after February 17th will be considered, space permitting.

Current or Previous University of Guelph students should apply using the Application for Internal Transfer and Readmission. You're eligible to apply using the internal application if you:

  • would like to apply to another program, e.g.: request to transfer from Bachelor of Science to Bachelor of Arts.
  • have been required to withdraw and are applying for readmission.
  • are registered at the University of Guelph-Humber or Ridgetown Campus and are applying to a program at the University of Guelph.
  • have previously been enrolled at the University of Guelph but have not registered in courses for six or more consecutive semesters.
  • have graduated or will be graduating from the University of Guelph and wish to return. 

You should not use the Internal Transfer/Readmission Application if you:

  • would like to switch to a different major within the same program, e.g.: change from History to Philosophy within the Bachelor of Arts. Contact your Program Counsellor for requirements and procedures.
  • are a University of Guelph student applying to a program at the University of Guelph-Humber. Please contact Guelph-Humber Campus directly at 416-798-1331 for the appropriate application.
  • intend to register in OpenEd courses only for professional development or personal reasons. Please contact OpenEd to register.
  • are completing four courses through OpenEd to qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Arts program. Please contact the OpenEd or Admission Services for the appropriate application.
  • have not previously registered at the University of Guelph

If you are a University of Guelph student applying to a program at the University of Guelph-Humber, please contact the Guelph-Humber campus at 416-798-1331 ext. 6207 or at admissions@guelphhumber.ca for application instructions.

A $50 application fee is required. Applicants to DVM are required to pay the $50 application fee as well as a supplemental fee of $100 for a total of CDN$150. You will be given the option of paying via cheque, money order, credit card or electronic banking.

Applicants who have attended another post-secondary institution since their last registration at the University of Guelph, must arrange to have official transcripts sent directly from the institution(s) to Admission Services. An additional $90 non-refundable evaluation fee is required. 

Note: Applicants who have completed OpenEd courses through the University of Guelph are not required to pay the evaluation fee.

Transcripts

  • If you have attended another post-secondary institution since your last registration at the University of Guelph, official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution(s) to Admission Services. 
  • If you have ever completed (or are completing) University of Guelph OpenEd courses while you were not enrolled as a degree student, please complete the relevant section under Institutions Attended on the application form.

Support Letter

  • If you have previously been required to withdraw, you must complete the support letter section of the application outlining the following:
    • explanation for reapplication
    • statement of reasons for past academic record
    • a summary of your activities since your last registration at the University of Guelph
    • the steps you have taken to ensure academic success in the future
  • All students applying to transfer degree programs are encouraged to complete the support letter section of the application to explain their intentions and interests. If you are deficient in specific required courses, or if you feel that you may not have the average required for admission to the program or specialization which you have chosen, please complete the support letter section of the application.

Supplementary Form for Post-Degree Applications

Transcripts, forms and other supporting documentation should be submitted by e-mail to applicant@uoguelph.ca or mailed directly to:

Undergraduate Admission Services
University Centre Level 3
University of Guelph

50 Stone Road, East
Guelph, ON
N1G 2W1

Documents pertaining to any previous applications, such as transcripts, will be retained for one semester after graduation, and for seven years after the last registered semester if you have not graduated.

Note: OpenEd transcripts do not need to be requested.  Admission Services will obtain them on your behalf.

The online Internal Transfer/Readmission application only allows one submission per student per calendar year.  If you want to change your choice of program or entry points after submitting your application, you can submit the Application Amendment Request. All amendments must be received by the appropriate application deadline.

Note: amendments will only be considered within the same calendar year.

You can monitor the status of your application as well as required documents through your WebAdvisor account.

Timeline: We do not have a standard timeline or final date by when transfer applicants will receive an admission decision. The Admission Committees for most programs review transfer applications and extend offers of admission on a continuing, rolling basis, as applications are completed. Some programs, such as those with limited enrollment and competitive applicant pools, will wait to review applications from transfer students until after the published deadlines. This is to ensure a fair and equitable admissions process where all qualified applicants are considered in competition for limited available space.

  • 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, Internal 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.
  • Supplementary Form for Post-Degree Applications: If you hold a degree and have applied to pursue additional studies, this form is required to confirm the intent of your future studies: Supplementary Information Form for Post-Degree Applications.

  • 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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