Admission Requirements

Admission is to the Fall entry point only.

Applicants who do not possess the regular requirements for admission consideration may be considered for direct admission to degree programs if, prior to the first day of classes in September they:

  • have completed their secondary school diploma
  • have been out of full-time secondary school for at least two years
  • present the specific 4U/4M Subject Requirements
  • meet current academic standards based on calculation of an admission average

Any attempted or completed post-secondary studies will be taken into consideration. Students who have completed community college or university level study are typically considered as Transfer Students.

Note: In most cases three 4U/4M credits (or equivalent) are required. Please contact Admission Services for more details.

Please also consult the instructions on the Mature Student Application Forms page before submitting your applications.

For more information regarding Mature Student Admission, please consult Undergraduate Calendar - Admission Information, Section 3.

General Studies program

Applicants who do not possess all of the above requirements for admission as a mature student may be eligible to apply to the General Studies program. The objective of General Studies is to provide you with the opportunity to take university courses before registering in a specific degree program. It also allows you to take university courses for continued learning with no immediate intention of registering in a degree program. Admission is to the Fall entry point only. All applicants must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.

Applicants to the General Studies Program should meet the following criteria:

  • have not previously registered at a university
  • have completed O.S.S.D. or equivalent and
  • have been out of full-time secondary school for at least three years
  • are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents

Applicants to General Studies must submit a General Studies Student Profile Form to provide their intended study objectives, including courses and program. General Studies is a category for part-time study in the first semester only. 

For more information regarding Mature Student admission, please consult Undergraduate Calendar - Admission Information, Section 3.

Please also consult the instructions on the Undergraduate Calendar - Admission Information page before submitting your applications.

For further information on General Studies, please contact:

Nicole Gazzola, Admission Counsellor for General Studies
ngazzola@uoguelph.ca
519.824.4120 Ext. 56056
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada
519-824-4120